Thursday, December 30, 2010

GCP Founder Wins International Prize from British Airways

British Airways selected Gulf Coast Philanthropy founder Shannon Prudhomme as a recipient of its international 2010 Face of Opportunity Event Prize. She is one of 250 organizations chosen based upon elevator-pitch style essay submissions and public votes.

Her award-winning essay demonstrated a focus on helping local businesses create socially responsible initiatives. Prudhomme learned about the competition through British Airway’s sponsorship of the Houston Black Professionals Meetup group, an organization to which she belongs.

On February 2, 2011, The Face of Opportunity nominees will participate in an exclusive British Airways Face-to-Face Global Entrepreneur Conference in New York City, which will focus on providing small businesses with information and resources to develop a global presence. Following the conference, British Airways will take the nominees to a private networking reception in London, where they will be presented with a complimentary roundtrip ticket to any destination serviced by British Airways. 

After participating in the events organized by British Airways, she plans to travel to Uganda to volunteer with the Uganda Village Project. Prudhomme plans to chronicle her experience on the site upon returning from the trip.

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