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Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2006/12/30 - The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Arizona Chapter, honored the Kearny Alliance with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for outstanding commitment to philanthropic leadership. NASDAQ: GSOL
The Kearny Alliance is a Scottsdale, Arizona based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that promotes aid through trade. It creates jobs and generates income for low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries.
One initiative, the Export Service Centre, helps small-scale producers in Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos sell handcrafted home products to global markets.
“Winning the Spirit of Philanthropy Award highlights the important role that skills development and exports play in helping create meaningful, lasting jobs for people in developing countries,” said Terry Koch, executive director of the Kearny Alliance.
“The Kearny Alliance’s focus is aid through trade. The small-scale entrepreneurs we work with create stunning handcrafted works of art – jewelry, home décor and fashion accessories – but lack direct access to international markets,” Koch said. “We fill that need, and in doing so create lasting jobs.
“By selling their products globally, small-scale producers develop a strong sense of pride in their work, ability to provide basic necessities for their families and education for their children.”
The Kearny Alliance’s first sales outlet for small-scale Asian artisans, Imports of Bali, is in Scottsdale, Arizona. “People will not only appreciate the fine craftsmanship of the one-of-a-kind products we carry, but also value the contribution they are making to the lives of economically-disadvantaged people,” Koch said.
About the Philanthropy Leadership Awards
The twenty-second annual Greater Phoenix Chapter Philanthropy Leadership Awards dinner was held on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, 2006, in Phoenix. The Awards recognize donors and volunteers for significant philanthropic contributions.
About The Kearny Alliance
The Kearny Alliance (kearnyalliance.org) is nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that supports innovative business education and training, applied research and other initiatives to promote international trade. While the foundation’s activities have global impact, its geographic focus is Asia.
The results of the Alliance’s efforts are the creation of lasting jobs, increased efficiencies in business and greater cross-cultural understanding. The Kearny Alliance accomplishes it mission through: International trade and commerce; Skills-based development and training; Global marketing and management; Information technology, and; Cultural exchange.
Key programs of the Kearny Alliance include the Export Service Centre with offices in Denpasar, Indonesia. The Centre assists low-income producers throughout Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos sell products to buyers worldwide. Imports of Bali is the nonprofit retail arm of the Kearny Alliance. The Imports of Bali retail store in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a direct sales outlet for small-scale producers in developing countries.
The Kearny Alliance is a recipient of the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for outstanding commitment to philanthropic leadership.