Alumni Groupings

Calling all alumni of USAID/Kenya

Donatella Lorch writes that she is helping USAID Kenya organize and coordinate its 50th anniversary in Kenya. The plan is to make a 20 minute film recording USAID/Kenya’s history as well as its present and future. Donatella is eager to hear from USAID alumni who served in Kenya since operations began there in the 1960s. She is interested in oral histories as well as any pictures of people and projects. You can reach Donatella at or , or on her cell phone: +254 700718646.

ISO USAID/Korea alumni as well

Rie Yamaki has asked for help in reaching former USAID/Korea staff and others who served in Korea between 1950 and 1980 who may be able to donate photographs or other materials of interest to Korea’s new National History Museum. The former site of USAID/Korea in Seoul is being renovated to house the new National History Museum and Ambassador Stephens in Korea hopes to donate some materials relating to USAID’s past work in Korea to the museum’s collection. Rie notes that it’s a great opportunity to highlight USAID’s successful development cooperation with ROK, as Korea hosts the next High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in November 2011.

On a separate note, the Korea Development Institute (an influential NGO founded with USAID’s assistance) is holding a conference in October 2011 to commemorate its 40th anniversary. They would like to invite a USAID/Korea veteran from the 1970’s to this event, and would appreciate assistance in making contact. You can reach Rie at, USAID/Tokyo or John Beed (, USAID/Tokyo.

USAID alumni in West Florida

Gerry Cashion is now living in Venice, Florida, and would like to connect with other USAID alumni in the area. You can reach him at