On November 29, 2008 Ashesi hosted a fun-filled fundraising event with alumni, students and staff. Dubbed "Coffee Morning" the event gathered old friends and new together for a morning filled with sunshine, smiles and storytelling. It was great to see old friends, talk about work and life and think of ways to support Ashesi.

The venue, Cuppa Cappuccino, was beautiful and relaxing. The cake was divine and juice was free. Coffee mornings are a great way to get old friends together and have them support a noble cause. Alumni and staff present made donations towards the Princess Awoonor-Williams Scholarship Fund.

The Awoonor-Willams Scholarship Fund was founded in 2006 to honor the late Prof. Princess Awoonor-Williams, Economics Lecturer and former head of Ashesi's Business Department. The Scholarship is awarded annually to students who experience financial hardship and show outstanding ethical character. According to Ms. Fatou Traore, “supporting the Princess Awoonor-Williams fund is supporting a legacy of concern for others.” The event managed to raise over GHc 100.

In addition, Ashesi Alumni have set up a "short code" on all the existing mobile phone networks in Ghana to allow alumni to make donations to the scholarship fund via their mobile phones. A donation of GHc .25 will be made to the scholarship fund every time someone sends the text "give heart print" to short code 1761 on all networks.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this fun event. Let us continue to grow Ashesi's impact in Africa together.