Browsing the net this Sunday night, I stumbled across something that I had completely overlooked. The K Street-based Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, which supports efforts to bring together “businesses and individuals to create partnerships with Africa with our ultimate goal being a peaceful, prosperous, and powerful Africa”, has closed.
The last I had heard from the Sullivan Foundation concerned a disastrous interview by the Foundation’s CEO, Hope Sullivan Masters, with a DC radio station (the transcript makes for hilarious reading material and is well worth checking out). The Foundation took a lot of heat for hosting its 9th summit in Equatorial Guinea, and the pressure had obviously gotten the best of Hope Sullivan Masters in the final days before it was to begin (in August 2012).
I promptly forgot about the Summit, however as Elizabeth Flock has brought to my attention, that was the last activity the Foundation has supported.
Very strange that there has not been any formal announcement concerning the closure.
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Hope Masters said:
There has been no closure… that’s why you have not heard of it.
Please do your research… All the Best.
Thank you for taking the time to comment Ms. Masters. Please note that I corrected this reporting about the closure on my recent post on Miss Africa USA, where I heard you speak about the Foundation’s ongoing work.
I apologize for relaying the incorrect article from Washington Whispers to my readers. It had appeared to me at the time that the reporter had done their due diligence in reaching out to the Foundation and the writer suggests that your daughter directly acknowledged the closure, hence my decision to relay their information on these pages.