Friday, March 2, 2012

Echo Foundation Launches Young Affiliates Chapter

The Echo Foundation announces the launch of echoING, the new young
affiliates chapter of The Echo Foundation. Serving young professionals
ages 25-35, the mission of echoING is to provide unique social,
volunteer, and intellectual opportunities for members while working to
build a stronger, more tolerant community in the greater Charlotte

Members will support the work of The Echo Foundation by raising
awareness and funds for all aspects of the Footsteps Global
Initiative, a travel and leadership program for high school students.
Unique networking events and service opportunities will also provide
young professionals the opportunity to network with other globally-
minded individuals while furthering Echo's commitment to education and
social justice.

Kelsey Halford, founding President of echoING and Director of
Marketing and Public Relations for Diamonds Direct, said, "We wanted
to harness the tremendous energy of young adults for the benefit of
humanity. With echoING, we are creating a channel for socially-
conscious young professionals to connect and to build a lifelong
commitment to philanthropy."

The inaugural echoING event, "Uncle Sam Jam," will take place Sat.,
March 10, at 8 p.m. at Chop Shop Noda, 399 E. 35th St., and feature
performances by Dead Confederate, The Houstons, T. Hardy Morris and
the Outfit, and DJ Brad Pressley (free for members, nonmembers $10
entrance fee .) For more information visit the "Uncle Sam Jam" event
page on Facebook.
echoING memberships ($75 for individuals, $125 for couples and $60 for
teachers) are available online or by calling

About The Echo Foundation

The Echo Foundation was founded in 1997 to carry on the message Nobel
Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel brought to Charlotte that year— a call
to action for human dignity, justice and moral courage. The mission of
The Echo Foundation is to "promote justice and inspire hope through
education, creative acts of service and the development of leadership
for a more humane world." This mission is realized through five core
initiatives: Voices Against Indifference, Footsteps Global Initiative,
Books Beyond Borders, Forum for Hope and Living Together in the 21st
Century. For more information about The Echo Foundation, visit