Launch of the KGL Foundation: The new face of Philanthropy in Ghana

Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Friday, 1st April 2022, turned out to be a memorable day as the KGL Foundation, CSR wing of the larger KGL Group, was officially launched at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel.

The event, which had in attendance both the First and Second Ladies of the Republic, government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and traditional rulers, was climaxed with a fundraiser to support the initiatives undertaken by the Foundation over the past year.

The guest speaker for the event, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, lauded the Foundation for the significant impact made in the lives of Ghanaians in just a year of operation. In her speech, she stated the Foundation has really lived up to expectations as a foundation that is solely focused on the total development of the Ghanaian society.

She reiterated that as the Executive Director of the Rebecca Foundation; whose focus also falls in line with some key tenets of KGL Foundation’s key pillars, she wished to commend the Foundation on a holistically inclusive approach to philanthropy and assured that both Foundations will continue to collaborate to improve the well-being of the Ghanaian populace. Representing Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II as the chairperson of the event, Nana Susubribi Krobea Asante lauded the KGL Foundation for the opportunity in sharing its objectives and strides taken in philanthropy and tasked corporate Ghana and individuals to support the Foundation on the initiatives it’s embarked on.

The Executive Chairman of the broader KGL Group, Mr. Alex Dadey, reiterated that corporate responsibility is a bedrock of the KGL Group’s operations. He also stated the KGL Foundation reflects the commitment of the Group to providing sustainable social intervention programmes in the fields of health and sports, entrepreneurship and youth empowerment, culture and arts in Ghana and the foundation’s aim is to make a lasting difference, bring hope, joy and leave everything we touch better than it used to be.

Addressing the dignitaries in what all saw as a compelling speech, the CEO of the Foundation, Mr. Elliot Dadey, stated that the KGL Foundation is committed to achieving a healthy, innovative, and self-sufficient Ghanaian society with the goal being every marginalized community in Ghana having access to self-development and improvement opportunities, allowing them to be the architects of their own dreams. He went further on to state that the youth are the country’s most valuable resource, with their full potentials yet to be fully realized. He ended by saying there were many issues that persist in the country, but trusts if faced together, a stronger and more inclusive Ghana can be achieved.

The KGL Foundation is a corporate social responsibility initiative set up on behalf of the KGL Group. The Foundation focuses on youth empowerment, arts & culture and health & sports. Their approach is to collaborate, innovate and empower all local grassroots organizers working in these areas, ensuring they have the resources to improve and safeguard their own societies.