Board of Directors

verttical logoChrist's Gift Academy is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization registered with the State of South Carolina. The board of CGA was established to help organize and oversee the raising of funds in the U.S. to support CGA. Though CGA is predominantly Kenyan-led as far as day-to-day operations and administration, it is not currently realistic to expect it to be funded from Kenyan sources. As such, nearly all of CGA's financial support is from generous donors in the U.S.. Initially, all fund-raising was done by U.S. missionaries Steve and Judi Cochran and Joe Peterson. However, as demands for funds increased, so did time demands in Mbita making it more logistically difficult for these missionaries to both serve on the ground in Mbita and oversee fund-raising. From this need the board was born. The board is composed of all volunteers. The only paid administrative personnel is a part-time accountant. Thus, over 99% of donated money is available for transfer to CGA operations. The board meets via Skype several times a year and receives monthly financial reports from our accountant.

The current board is:

Cliff Bennett, Board President (Nashville, TN)

Mick Antanaitis (Nashville, TN)

Sally Bennett (Nashville, TN)

Jeremy Black (Charleston, S.C.)

Steve Cochran (S. Sudan and Mbita, Kenya)

Brooks Duke (White Bluff, TN)

Paul Hansen (Great Falls, MT)

Gail McGlothlin (Laurel, MT)

Joe Peterson (Glendive, MT)