About Us

WHO WE ARE

The Shashamane Foundation is a certified non-profit organization established in 1998 to operate exclusively for charitable, educational and other non-profitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create awareness of, and 093e2f70garner developmental support for the Shashemene-Malkoda Land Grant Settlement Community in Ethiopia in particular and other charitable humanitarian causes throughout the world in general. We work with local Communities in helping them to address their educational, healthcare, housing, social welfare, Sports & Recreation and Economic Community development needs.

OUR VALUES

Our Foundation is committed to the core values of love, respect, honesty, integrity, responsibility and well-doing in caring for the needy.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Karl Phillpotts, President
  • Mumbi Carter, Vice President
  • Roy McPherson, Secretary
  • Zannabe Henry, Treasurer
  • Valerie Phillpotts
  • Crystal Pitman
  • Desmond Lee

Our annual Financial Statements are available upon request

History

Shashamene (pronounced Sha-sha-mene) is a town in the Southern Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Oromia State roughly 150 miles from the Capital City of Addis Ababa.  Located in the Rift Valley at an altitude of 2000 feet, the area is famous for its fertile land and lies on both sides of …

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