As the Executive Director of David’s Hope International and a financial advisor at AOG Wealth Management, Scott Sweat was overjoyed to be selected as the winner of the Global Community Impact Award at the 2012 Community Leadership Awards. “This award was an award for our entire team,” Scott remarked. “It was an amazing and huge blessing. The recognition has provided numerous opportunities and provided tremendous joy to me and to our entire all-volunteer ministry team.”
David’s Hope is a non-profit organization determined to build long-term, sustainable solutions that address the educational, medical, and spiritual needs for Eburru, an extremely poor and rural community in Kenya.
Since winning the award, the non-profit has taken great strides towards accomplishing its mission, raising nearly $1 million dollars in four years. “The school and orphanage have both grown dramatically from 200 to over 350 students and from 20 to 31 orphans. We’ve recently completed the elementary school, which now has a maximum capacity of up to 600 students,” Scott described.
“We couldn’t have done it without the recognition from the Community Leadership Awards. Just from the attending the event, we were able to raise $200,000,” Scott said gratefully. “Invest in Others provided additional credibility to our non-profit.”
He also appreciates the chance to share his organization’s story with a broader audience. “The award has given me an opportunity to discuss David’s Hope in many additional venues as well as among our clients,” explained Scott.
Looking ahead, Scott commented, “our organization has matured and grown and we are on our way to bigger and greater impact.”