Mama Sarah Obama Benefit

Event Overview

Peace December International will be hosting a black-tie benefit for the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF) in New York City. The goal for this fundraiser is to secure support for MSOF, whose mission is to improve the education and welfare of disenfranchised children in order to help them successfully achieve their goals and have a better future.

Specifically, the monies raised will accelerate efforts to rehabilitate and refurbish as well as expand the primary school named Senator Barack Obama in Kongelo village in Kenya. The school will provide early, primary, and secondary education. The total amount for the completion of the school is an estimated $2.5 million (USD). Our goal is to secure a minimum of $250,000 so the Foundation can complete the rehabilitation and begin the expansion.

MSOF's vision is a world where children are nurtured and supported physically, educationally, and emotionally to thrive and succeed in life.

With the AIDS epidemic ravaging sub-Sahara Africa in the last three decades and leaving many children without parents, Mama Sarah Obama turned her attention to addressing the educational and welfare needs of orphans in Kogelo village. She used her own resources and relentlessly worked with community leaders to meet the dire needs of these orphans. In 2009, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation was formed.

Mr. Said Obama, President Barack Obama's uncle, will be the keynote speaker. We will be bringing together a variety of supporters as well as inviting a number of relevant dignitaries and officials of goodwill to make this event a special celebration in honor of Mama Sarah's achievements and goals for her community, country and Africa at large.

Event Details

Friday, September 28, 2018
Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF) Benefit
Hosted by Peace December

Black Tie Affair


Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society
12 W 122nd Street
New York, NY 10027

Host Hotel

Aloft Harlem
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 1-212-749-4000
Group rate available until September 9, 2018
Subject to availability

Celebrate in style at Aloft Harlem, in the center of New York City's most happening neighborhood! We're steps from the famous Apollo Theater, Central Park, and major express subway stations. Zip over to the bright lights of Times Square in minutes!