“Do your little bit of good where you are;
it’s those little bits of good, put together,
that overwhelm the world.” 

Desmond Tutu

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Acacia Global

Acacia Global is a U.S.-based nonprofit that partners with non-governmental organizations and community leaders in South Africa to develop the next generation of leaders, meet basic human needs, and address social justice issues.

Founded in 2012, Acacia Global is led by a board of directors who have been involved for nearly 20 years with HIV/AIDS, nutrition, income-generation, education, and leadership development programs in the townships outside of Cape Town, South Africa.

Over the course of our work we have developed deep relationships with individuals and nonprofit organizations that make positive change in communities profoundly affected by poverty, disease, and a lack of educational and economic opportunities.

The places we work

South Africa has a population of 55 million people. Approximately 10 percent of these people control 90 percent of the country’s wealth. Despite the country’s reputation as an economic powerhouse on the African continent, fully one-half of all South Africans live in poverty. More than one in four people are unemployed and, in the townships, nearly seven in 10 young people are without a job. The lack of employment and quality education opportunities impacts daily life in the townships. Thousands of black Africans live in informal settlements. There is limited access to clean water and sanitation. Disease, mental health issues, and violent crime are major issues affecting poor communities.

The townships are also home to incredibly dedicated and talented community activists and leaders. The individuals and organizations with whom we partner are unwavering in their determination to improve the lives of the hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children who call townships like Khayelitsha and Guguletu home.


Join us for our fourth annual “Night of Ubuntu”

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Plans are underway for Acacia Global’s 4th Annual “Night of Ubuntu.” By becoming a sponsor, you will support critical programs in South Africa and local businesses in the Twin Cities.

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 Ubuntu Producing Sponsor

$12,000 ($1,000/month)

10 VIP tickets to the event with reserved table

Your name/logo on all signage and print and electronic communications

Bunny Chow –
Food & Drink Sponsor

$6,000 ($500/month)

6 VIP tickets to the event

Your name/logo on table tents and all print and electronic communications

For more information, or to set up monthly donations, contact Kevin Winge: kevin@acaciaglobal.org, 320.269.1046


Marketplace Sponsor

$3,000 ($250/month)

4 VIP tickets to the event

Your name/logo on the marketplace

Your name/logo on all print and electronic communications ($250/month)

Shebeen Queen (and King) Sponsor

$1,200 ($100/month)

2 VIP tickets to the event

Your name/logo on electronic communications

Shebeen Duchess (and Duke) Sponsor

$600 ($50/month)

2 general tickets to the event

Your name/logo on electronic communications


Contact us

Jane Letourneau, Board President & program director
jane@acaciaglobal.org • 612.720.2225

Kevin Winge, Executive Director
kevin@acaciaglobal.org • 320.269.1046

Acacia Global

PO Box 2128 • Ketchum, ID • 83340

4649 Minnehaha Avenue South • Minneapolis, MN • 55406

320.269.1046 • United States

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