As Donor Appreciation Month continues, we’d like to introduce you to another one of our stellar donors–Mimi Gingold! Mimi took her 30+ years of experience as an educator and started CECE Global, a company that connects people from different cultures for greater awareness and understanding in the world. But CECE Global is no ordinary cultural exchange company; they donate ALL profits to charity! Can you see where this is going yet…? 🙂

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Mimi hands out pencils during a school visit in Guatemala

Mimi’s passion for education and her love for Guatemala make CoEd a perfect recipient for CECE Global’s profits. Thanks to the company’s success, Mimi has been able to sponsor the Culture of Reading Program at the entire Urbana Integral primary school in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. That is 24 classrooms of 698 students who are finally gaining the tools they need to truly excel in school, and it’s all thanks to Mimi and her vision of a world where cultures are shared and bridges are built to create a more just and peaceful society. Thank you, Mimi, for your zeal for education and learning. We couldn’t ask for a better advocate or friend of CoEd. You rock!