Trust in Education - Bud MacKenzie, Founder

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Joe Hackman interviews Bud MacKenzie founder of "Trust in Education". Education when combined with health care and economic development programs provide immediate relief and are the solutions to ending cyclical poverty. All programs are implemented in partnership with the community, thereby empowering Afghan communities with control over their lives. Trust in Education (TIE) is a grass roots, non-profit organization founded in May 2003 to provide health care, education and economic development programs in Afghanistan. An equal amount of time is devoted to educating Americans about our involvement in Afghanistan, past, present and future. TIE connects American communities and Afghan villages. Through these exchanges everyone discovers that we share more in common than not and experience the joy of making a substantial and long lasting difference in the lives of thousands. Professional Bio: Following a one-year transition period selling cheese and wine at "Curds and Whey", a retail store started with a friend, while in law school, Mackenzie opened a private law practice in 1971. He has provided legal and business counsel to entrepreneurs since. Community Service Bio: President of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce 2006 Lafayette's "Citizen of the Year" 2003-2004 Acalanes High School 2004 - Selected for the Su Stauffer Friends of Education Award Served as a coach and manager of baseball, basketball, soccer, roller blade hockey, and tennis teams for seven years, until his son could take no more President of Lafayette Little League for three years Mock trial advisor for three years - Acalanes High School Member of the Board of Directors of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for the past six years.

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