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Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation
October 18, 2012

I know that this charity was born out of a sincere desire to see things that were wrong and turn them around. Children from around the world need strong advocates to help them out of dire circumstances. In this instance, SASEF concentrates on education. So many children are not afforded the one escape route that can free them from poverty...i.e. education. I learned a great deal about this charity when I volunteered to help run a silent auction in the Atlanta, Ga. area. The event included many photographs taken by SASEF founder, Rhonda Staudt. The photos were of children in an area of Africa where SASEF made a huge difference. An idea was born shortly after that. The idea was to get colleges and universities to allow students that were worthy of furthering their studies, but, absolutely not able to pay, to have jobs within the school that ultimately paid for their tuition, room and board. A brilliant idea that caught on with the United Nations. This is one of the purest organizations I have come across in a lifetime. A donation to SASEF is money well spent. I changed my strategy of gift giving after discovering SASEF. I now give a donation in the name of the recipient of a gift from me, instead of a trinket. It seems to be much appreciated by those receiving that notification.

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Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation
September 28, 2010

Knowing the founder of this marvelous organization was all the impetus I needed to want to help educate the masses about the potential miracles SASEF can bring to underprivileged children around the world. Rhonda Staudt and I worked together for many years. She was amazingly skilled in finding resources and using them effectively. She had a dream about creating something that might change the world for the better. I instituted a new policy in my family. Instead of multiple gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., I now will donate funds in their names to SASEF. That is a gift we can all feel good about, and, best of all, they don't have to pretend to love it, all the while planning on returning it to the store. I'm a proud contributor to the look and sound of SASEF as well as adding to the fiscal needs.

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I'e Learned the educational opportunities made available to intelligent, underprivileged children. A SEAT IN THE CLASS AND A JOB TO PAY FOR IT was a genius plan to help kids that can succeed in college, but might not otherwise get the chance to go.

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Donor & I am both a donor and a volunteer. My expertise is in public relations. I have very proudly helped develope collateral material for SASEF.