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We’re delighted to announce that Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings LLP, and Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD), will partner to support the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), and serve as corporate chairs at our New York City Gala. Paul Hastings LLP has also signed on as a corporate sponsor of the event. The “Education Changes Everything” Gala will take place on May 9 at 583 Park Avenue as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.

“The Campaign for Female Education’s model and data consistently prove that investing in women has the power to transform society. We’re proud to be involved with CAMFED and to partner with Carlos Brito on this event to encourage more people to help the organization realize its mission of eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of females and the empowerment of young women.” - Seth Zachary, Chairman, Paul Hastings LLP

Zachary has a long history of public service. He has served as a trustee of MedShare whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people, communities, and the planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. He is also a member of the independent foreign policy think tank the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former chair of the Lawyers Alliance for New York.

Paul Hastings LLP, leading global law firm, is a champion of equality, diversity and inclusion. It is consistently recognized for its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, including being named a “Best Firm for Diversity” by The American Lawyer, “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” by The Human Rights Campaign.

Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings LLP

Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings LLP

Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD)

Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD)

“I’ve seen firsthand what can happen when someone invests in not only you, but your education, and your future. Educating girls is the world’s best investment, with direct impacts on health, economic development and climate issues. We are excited to partner with CAMFED and the girls across Africa – tomorrow’s businesswomen, educators and leaders – whom they support.” - Carlos Brito, CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD)

Brito has been a champion of education for years. In 1987, the then 27-year-old Brazilian was accepted to Stanford University’s MBA program, but quickly realized he could not afford the tuition. It was then that he sought a scholarship - the only condition for the assistance was that Brito would do the same for other students in the future. It’s this kind of pay-it-forward mentality that Brito is happy to live by all these years later, and which he sees mirrored in CAMFED’s alumnae, who on average support three more girls through school after they graduate. Carlos’s wife Belinda Badcock is also a longtime supporter of girls’ education, and has recently joined the CAMFED USA Board of Directors.

Since its launch 25 years ago, the Campaign for Female Education has supported the education of 2.6 million children across Africa. Currently, more than 120,000 CAMFED graduates make up CAMFED’s rapidly growing Alumnae Association, CAMA. These inspiring women are mentoring, supporting and educating the next generation of girls through school and into careers as a means of improving the health and wealth of their communities and the world.

 Our CAMA Alumnae pay forward the benefits of their education.

Our CAMA Alumnae pay forward the benefits of their education. (Photo: Eliza Powell/CAMFED)

“With the Gala we are celebrating 25 years of a collective effort to educate the most excluded girls. We are pleased to join with other leaders to unlock the incredible multiplier effect of girls’ education. Together we can solve the world’s most pressing problems in our lifetime.” - Angeline Murimirwa, Founding CAMA Member and CAMFED’s Executive Director in Africa

Several CAMFED Alumnae are set to attend the Gala, to represent this network of audacious change-makers. Together with Zachary, Brito and other business leaders and VIPS, they will galvanize support for the next 25 years of powerful change through girls’ education.

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