RENEW Strategies

I Had a Farm in Africa...

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Laura Davis
| August 20, 2015

RENEW and the Impact Angel Network lost a dear friend and member this week. Whitney Ball, the founder of DonorsTrust, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Her organization, DonorsTrust, is a donor-advised fund and community foundation that works on promoting “free society as understood in America's founding documents” according to the organization’s website. Whitney joined the Impact Angel Network in 2013 and participated in RENEW’s Econ-Tourism trip to Ethiopia that year. She later participated with the network in investing in several of our companies, including Metad, a specialty coffee farm in the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia.

Whitney once told us that one of her dreams in life was to be able to live out the well-known quote by Karen Blixen in her famous book, Out of Africa, "I had a farm in Africa…”

We miss you Whitney. We are honored to be part of fulfilling one of your life’s dreams.

Read more about the life and legacy of Whitney Ball on the DonorsTrust website.