Ethiopia & Eritrea Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (E&E RPCVs) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation formed by Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The stated purpose of E&E RPCVs reads as follows:
The Corporation is formed and shall be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes that include, to promote world peace and understanding, particularly among the peoples of the United States, Ethiopia and Eritrea; to inform and educate the general public about other countries, particularly Ethiopia and Eritrea; to promote opportunities for achieving sustainable economic development and the relief of poverty in Ethiopia and Eritrea, by providing volunteers, equipment, services and financial resources which are needed to further this purpose.
To read the documents pertaining to the establishment of E&E RPCVs see:
- The By-laws of E&E RPCVs
- The Certificate of Incorporation of E&E RPCVs
- The commentary that accompanied E&E RPCVs’ application for tax exemption.
Board Members of E&E RPCVs
Kristen Straw Barredo
Finote Selam [Gojjam] 2007–09 — G1
Rebecca Marie Beauregard
Motta, East Gojam 2009–11 — G2
Leo Cecchini vice president
Asmara, Eritrea 1962–64 — Ethiopia I
John P. Coyne
Addis Ababa 1962–64 — Ethiopia I
Asmara, Eritrea; Adi Quala, Eritrea; Debarwa, Eritrea 1962–64 — Ethiopia I
Karen Preskey Glover
Agaro, Oromiya 2007–09 — G1
Janet Danzl Lee newsletter editor
Emdeber [Shoa] 1974–76 — Ethiopia XX: Rural Jr Sec. Ed.
Randy Marcus treasurer
Asella [Arrusi] 1966–68 — Ethiopia VII: ATP
Amanda Sutker 55th celebration
Adaba, Bale 2012–14 — G7
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NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION
E&E RPCVs is an affiliate of the umbrella organization National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) — PeaceCorpsConnect.org
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization connecting and championing Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community. It provides service and education opportunities that build on the Peace Corps experience, and is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps.
RPCVs who served in Ethiopia and Eritrea are urged to support the NPCA through their membership dues.
For a listing of RPCV groups around the U.S. that you may be interested in also joining, CLICK HERE.
Contact (or visit!) the NPCA at:
1900 L St, NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036