Friends of ACT
Friends of ACT (FACT) champion the work and success of the Ayiti Community Trust. This group includes former ACT board members, Dessalines Society members, Ven Pou Ven ambassadors, and community partners who are aligned with ACT’s mission and vision and demonstrate their commitment with annual giving. Friends of ACT are invited to advocate on behalf of ACT, to serve on ACT board committees, and lend their names to ACT’s promotional efforts. The variety of opportunities to become a Friend of ACT allows individuals and groups to participate in a long-term path of meaningful impact.
The exclusive Dessalines Society, which is committed to ACT’s long-term success, includes former members ACT's board and individuals who make a two-year annual giving commitment. Dessalines Society members believe in preserving Ayiti’s heritage and are instrumental in the success of ACT’s vision to build a permanent endowment to support Ayiti’s long-term development. The Dessalines Society honors Jean Jaques Dessalines, Ayiti’s first emperor, who, after the 1803 Battle of Vertières, declared that all persons on Ayiti’s soil would inherit life and liberty. Members at this level are true allies and they enjoy a special relationship with one another and with ACT leaders.
- 2 VIP tickets to annual fundraising events including VIP receptions
- Invitations to a private dinner with ACT’s executive committee members
- Limited edition Taste of Ayiti gift package and ACT branded items
- Recognition on website and in select marketing materials (with permission)
Become a member of the Dessalines Society and help to bring ACT’s most important goals within reach, while inspiring others to support the work ACT.
Ven Pou Ven Ambassadors
The Ven Pou Ven (20/20) Ambassadors are young professional Haitians and Friends of ACT dedicated to rewriting the narrative about Ayiti. Ven Pou Ven Ambassadors are the 20/20 lens of Ayiti’s future. Building on the collective wisdom of past trailblazers, ambassadors are responding to the charge of ensuring Ayiti’s next 200 years of sustainable development.
- Invitations to receptions with members of ACT’s Executive Committee
- Discounted ticket pricing for all ACT-sponsored events
- Limited edition Taste of Ayiti gift package
Join this new generation of socially responsible Haitians and Friends of ACT who are transforming the future of Ayiti.
Community Partners & Sponsors
ACT is establishing partnerships with corporations, foundations, and businesses. We seek to align your company’s or foundation’s philanthropic interests with ACT’s mission and provide opportunities to support meaningful grants, event sponsorship, and other engagements. Your corporate responsibility is fulfilled by advancing ACT’s vision of building a permanent endowment to support Ayiti’s long-term development. Establishing a partnership with ACT improves your company’s public image, increases media coverage, attracts and retains new clients, and boosts company morale and employee engagement.
- Access to VIP reception at fundraising events
- Invitations to exclusive events, including a private dinner with members of ACT’s Executive Committee
- Company/brand recognition on select marketing and promotional materials
Contribute today and demonstrate your confidence in our mission to support and sustain development innovation in Ayiti in the areas of civic education, environment, and entrepreneurship. We invite you to join us and invest in the future of Ayiti.
ACT is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit and your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.
2020 Dessalines Society Members
Jonathan Vilma • Michele King Soffer • Anonymous Donor
Philippe Dodard • Ghislain Gouraige, Jr. • Dr. Guerda Nicolas • JP Michel • Hannah Brandes
Patrick Martin • Matt Anderson • Dannie Augustin • Bennet Rathbun • Jean Monestime • Pierre Jonas Imbert • Herb Brown • Dave Lawrence • Dr. Solanges Vivens • Edwidge Danticat
Trabian Shorters • Maryse Penette Kedar • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund • Kevin Lemke • Proser, LLC • Samuel Ludington • Natacha Janac • Beatrice Dalencour Turnier • Oswald Brandt II • Mireille Chancy Gonzalez • JP Trouillot • Richard Roy • Donald Soffer • Rock Soffer
Samuel Dameus • Nathalie Cadet James