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Kusudi International 4th Annual Brunch Fundraiser 

Virtual Edition

Join us as friends and community members in this fundraiser to provide medically necessary surgical procedures to children in west Africa

Join us on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 11:00-1:00pm EST for an amazing afternoon of discussion and inspiration at Kusudi International Inc.'s 4th annual Brunch Fundraiser. While we usually gather in Harlem, NYC as friends and community members in support of this great cause, this years virtual event will allow us to connect with supporters around the globe.


We're honored to have start-up founder & investment advisor Lydia Idem deliver this year's brunch keynote "Investing in Africa: How To Make Your Money Matter In A Post Covid World". Joining us as host is Frank E. Brady, an award winning poet, educator and Youth Engagement Specialist. Proceeds from this years fundraiser will support efforts to provide medically necessary surgical procedures to students at orphanages within the west African region.


Bring your own brunch for an afternoon of information, purpose, and encouragement. Music provided by DJ Lovely. Click here for tickets!

Kusudi International Inc. provides rehabilitative (PT, OT, ST) and medical assistance for individuals in need locally and abroad. KI strives to not only meet the physical needs but to offer hope and encouragement with an emphasis on purpose driven relief that lasts.

A global non-profit organization, Kusudi International's presence has impacted the Harlem community locally for several years during our Summer Health and Wellness Series in conjunction with NYCHA at Johnson Community Center, and broadened our impact by making this year's series virtual.

Our core thrusts include:

1) Clinical Service Delivery & Supply Procurement

2) Education and Advocacy

3) Research

4) Development


More about Lydia Idem...

Lydia Idem is an angel investor and investment advisor. She has founded, advised and invested in startups for the past 24 years. In 2012, Lydia expanded her portfolio into Africa and is looking to make a bigger footprint on the continent. Her most recent investments include Shyft Power Solutions and WeMove Technologies. She has been a special guest on Yahoo! Finance , TD Ameritrade Network , Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep Show , and Forex Analytix's F.A.C.E . She's been featured in FORBES Magazine and CNNMoney. Lydia is also co-author/contributor to The StockTwits Edge and Trading: The Best of The Best.

In 2014, she founded FM Capital Group , a registered investment advisory firm for angel investors investing in Africa and Latin America. Lydia was recently named #22 of the Twitter Accounts Investors Need to Follow and #3 of the Top 10 Women To Follow In Finance .

Lydia has a Master of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University. 

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More about Frank E. Brady

Frank E. Brady is an Award-Winning Poet, Educator & Youth Engagement Specialist. He has appeared on BET,, The Source Hip-Hop Magazine and recently, the Huffington Post. Recent accomplishments include being named a digital correspondent for BET’s online series, What’s At Stake & being named Black Enterprises B.E Modern Man of the Year for 2018. He is a recipient of The National HealthCare Advertising Gold Award for his work on the Community of Caring Marketing Campaign with The Cornell Scott Hill Health Center. He is a frequent performer on the national poetry circuits & has shared stages with some of Hollywood's biggest entertainers from J.Cole & Big Sean to Musiq Soulchild, Floetry & Elle Varner & more. . Both national and international audiences have called Frank’s unique blend of spoken word, explosive stage presence, & hip-hop amazingly creative.

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