We are honored to welcome President Obama’s sister, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, as special guest speaker at our 7th Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony to honor the finalists and winners of our 2016 scholarship, as well as the winner of the Dunham/UW Anthropology Essay Contest.
Dr. Soetoro-Ng, the daughter of Stanley Ann Dunham, shares her mother’s passion for education and peacebuilding. She holds a Ph.D in Comparative Education and works at the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii. She teaches Peace Education and Leadership for Social Change and launched a national curriculum called “Ceeds of Peace” in schools around the country. and has also founded numerous inner city programs for youth to promote community service and community engagement.
- Saturday May 21 from 2-4pm
- The Congregational Church on Mercer Island at 4545 Island Crest Way
- Meet Dr. Soetoro-Ng at a Reception and Fundraiser following the award ceremony from 5-7pm at a private home on Mercer Island.
- Email us for more information and to RSVP to the Reception at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Suggested minimum donation of $150 (click on paypal button on this page to donate by credit card)
Both Dr. Soetoro-Ng and her brother, President Obama, were shaped by their mother’s powerful vision of what a worthy life looks like. “My mother was very determined to be remembered for a life of service and thought that service was really the true measure of a life,” says Soetoro-Ng. The title of her talk at the Ceremony will be “The Courage To Serve.”