Announcement: 

"It is with great sadness that the Board of American Friends of Cecily's Fund shares the news that we lost a trusted and valued supporter recently. Clay Black, one of AFCF's founders, a Director and long time supporter passed away in May in Washington DC. Clay had a long and distinguished career at the State Department, and was a close friend of Cecily's family. 

"We are thankful for Clay's dedication to our mission, he was a passionate supporter of Cecily's Fund. Clay will be very much missed. You can make a donation in his memory to Cecily's Fund here. Thank you."  

Sue Skaff, Board of Directors - American Friends of Cecily's Fund

About American Friends of Cecily’s Fund (AFCF) 

We were incorporated in November 2005 as a US 501©3 on the initiative of Hon. Wyche Fowler Jr., former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Senator for Georgia, after he visited Cecily’s Fund’s programs in Zambia. 

Since our inception, AFCF has grown in the US and is now operated by a well-qualified Board of volunteer Directors.

AFCF works with and through Cecily's Fund in the UK. It fundraises and spreads awareness in the US about the importance of education for Zambia’s orphans and vulnerable children in breaking the cycle of poverty that grips many in this country. CF works with NGO partners on the ground to identify those children who most need our financial support and to monitor their progress, in grades K through 12. 

Each year, CF also supports high school graduates to train as “peer health educators”. It has also paid for more than 30 to attend teacher training college or university. Thanks to education these wonderful young people, have a brighter and more secure future, are able to help support their families, and through their alumni association are pledged to help other children succeed.

AFCF is based in New York and managed by our Development Officer, Sue Skaf. 

The easiest way to donate is online

Donate online

Or you can:

  • Send a check to American Friends of Cecily’s Fund at 120 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580
  • Raise funds for us as you shop online by using Amazon Smile - simply find American Friends of Cecily’s Fund in the list of causes supported.
  • Make a transfer directly to our US bank account – contact Sue Skaf for our account information.

Every dollar you donate helps a Zambian child to get an education! 


For more information about how to donate, contact Sue Skaf.

Phone: (212) 338-0920 or (917) 592-4424

Email:[email protected]



Cecily's Fund is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1071660 and at Ground Floor, 6 Church Green, Witney, OX28 4AW. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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