MacDella Cooper

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"MacDella “Mackie” Cooper, a fashion model turned philanthropist, is the founding Chairman and President of the Board of Directors of the MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF) Inc., a not-for-profit charity that provides educational opportunities and basic necessities for abandoned children in her native Liberia.

"Born March 13, 1977 in Monrovia, Ms. Cooper came to America in 1992, one of countless thousands of refugees of the Liberian civil war. Today, Ms. Cooper has become known as Liberia’s Angel, attracting international investors to Liberian markets and creating awareness of the plight of the Liberian children through her humanitarian initiatives.

"Prior to founding MCF in 2004, Ms. Cooper was the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Jones Apparel Group, where she alongside the Creative Services team developed comprehensive marketing strategies for the Ralph Lauren, Anne Klein, Jones New York and several other fashion brands including Eredi Pisano and Duca Sartoria. She also directed the marketing and event planning initiatives for the New York Independent Film and Music Festival.

"Ms. Cooper has extensive business, political and diplomatic relationships in Africa, Europe and the United States. She sits on the board of directors of several charities and private foundations, including the Segal Family Foundation, and the Red Cross Tiffany Circle. She has received several awards for her philanthropic efforts, including the Victor E. Ward Humanitarian Award for community service and the Momentum Women’s award." [1]

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  1. MacDella Cooper, Segal Family Foundation, accessed February 4, 2011.