Marshall Direct Fund Events
Marshall Direct Fund’s 6th Annual Fundraiser
Please join us on Monday, July 1st, 2013 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Scanlan Ranch in Woody Creek. We are delighted to host New York Times Adam Ellick who produced the 2009 documentary “Class Dismissed: Malala’s Story” profiling the young courageous girl who was targeted and shot in the head by Taliban in 2012 for her efforts to advocate for girls’ education. Malala has survived and continues to demand human rights. She is proof that the biggest threat to extremist organizations is the mass education of girls. Please click here to view Adam Ellick’s video “Class Dismissed”.
Tickets are $275. Sponsorship and benefits available. For more information please contact us.
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We hope to schedule a trip to Pakistan and a trek in a neighboring country in May 2014.
Please visit the Klimb4Kashmir website and stay tuned.
A jewelry trunk show and champagne fete during Aspen Fashion Week!
An event that took place during Aspen Fashion Week was a huge success! Thank you to all that were able to attend the event at Distractions on March 18th – you helped us raise over $4,000 to support vocational training for mothers and older sisters of MDF students.
The Woods Fine Jewelry consists of bold pieces juxtaposing natural elements with exquisite diamonds. Their designs are worn by fashion trendsetters across the globe including celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Ashley Olsen, Charlize Theron, and Paris Hilton. Artist, Evan Hecox designed a piece loosely inspired by the MDF logo which Sam and Shawn translated into a charm. The charm can be attached to various necklaces and bracelets the sisters have within their jewelry line. 100% of the profit of these pieces benefit MDF.
Sam Hitchcock Terkun & Shawn Hecox of The Woods, along with Heidi Semrau of Distractions are role models for female entrepreneurs across the globe. This event was a fun way for fashionistas on this side of the world to support our female counterparts in Pakistan who are working hard to obtain better livelihoods for themselves and their families. Women everywhere love to feel beautiful and strong. Distractions and The Woods Fine Jewelry embody this mission. MDF is honored to have such intelligent and talented women standing by our side!
Beading choices pictured here. 100 percent of the proceeds of these pieces supports vocational training for mothers of children in the schools we operate. By providing mothers skills and business training in embellished, fabrics, clothing, and accessories, MDF helps women develop tools necessary to generate income, send their children to school, and lift their families out of poverty.
**The MDF logo was inspired by the shape of the sail that was displayed on the original Marshall Plan posters – symbolizing the worlds flags coming together sailing across the sea to help war ravished countries abroad. In addition, the curves of letters reflect the shape of Eastern languages including Urdu, one of the main languages of Pakistan. Lastly, the MDF logo resembles the modern architecture of Gehry – his works flow with the environment around him….just as MDF reflects the needs of the communities and the flow of their environment.