Dawn Sutherland approaches each day as a new “Dawn”-ing. Her passion showed from a young age, as she academically excelled and grew her love for the African Diaspora and arts. Dawn completed a 32-year career with XEROX CORPORATION where she worked from the USA to Guam, to England. She spent the last 10 years of her career as Vice President of Finance for the Western United States providing financial leadership.
Dawn hung up her corporate coat, September 2014 to focus on her passion, Africa, and now lives in Ghana. Dawn’s energy in Ghana has been tireless. A true lover of culture and art, she devotes time in the building and developing of a Culture Center; a much needed medical clinic in the Feyiase village and providing scholarships to needy students.
“Changing one life one person at a time,” is Dawn’s mission. With her newly formed Foundation, Bridge-To-Africa Connection, Inc., a non-profit 501© (3), she is accomplishing this by building self -sufficiency, education and empowerment in women and girls.
Dawn serves on several non-profit boards in the USA and Africa. She’s been awarded many commendations for her business and humanitarian efforts. She earned her MBA and Masters in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University and her Bachelors of Arts from Boston College.