"I am energized about encouraging others to share AUSPF's excitement about changing lives through our support of entrepreneur capacity building projects in Africa. I have faith and I know that all men and women in every part of this world are my brothers and my sisters and I need to reach out to them in love and peace. This is one of the main reasons I con-founded AUSPF with my wife, Judith. I am passionate about AUSPF's focus on assisting the poor to positively effect their lives through successful entrepreneurship. AUSPF is committed to helping these entrepreneurs to build structures and systems that are culturally relevant, clearly defined and sustainable over the long run. I believe poverty can be alleviated by thinking smart, engaging others, acting fast and working hard. I learned this through a pioneering effort with the Tuskegee Institute Community Education program in twelve (12) black-belt counties in Alabama; through my work with the US Committee for UNICEF and through our initial AUSPF projects in South Africa. As an entrepreneur for over forty years, I know that AUSPF has the right model for entrepreneurial partnerships in Africa. I am humbled to be a part of AUSPF's vision and mission of change and achievement through entrepreneurial development partnerships"
- Bert Phillips