Nov 17 2014

In 2012 when I returned to Kenya and was spending quite a bit of time there, Mary Ogalo was heading up the Global Bag Project, a US based non-profit social enterprise that donates the proceeds from the sales of reusable shopping bags in the developed world to microcredit ventures in …

Jul 31 2014

26 Scholarships Jul 31 14 – PDF Downlowad

Investing in leadership today, for tomorrow


July 31, 2014—Through the generous spirit of donors and various fundraising initiatives, the Ignite Excellence Foundation has now assisted twenty-six women in achieving their dreams of tertiary education. Through the partnership of AIMs (African Inland …

Jun 23 2014

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Sunday June 1, 2014

Where can you go on a Sunday afternoon, get fit, travel a continent, raise funds and contribute to the advancement of women, while elevate their families out of poverty?
The Ignite Excellence Foundation ‘spin for scholarships’ fundraiser with special photo journey from Cape Town …

Jun 21 2014

TIAW press release Suzanne F Stevens 2014


for immediate release

Suzanne F. Stevens Attends TIAW’s 2014 Global Forum with Leaders from
Throughout the World


Suzanne F. Stevens, Founder of Ignite Excellence Inc. recently attended The International Alliance for Women’s (TIAW) Global Forum in Washington, D.C. Held March 26-28, …

Apr 02 2014

Suzanne F Stevens & Michael K Gingerich at TIAW World of Differe I just returned from the The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)Forum and World of Difference Award ceremony. I was honoured to receive an award for women economic empowerment in education. I was amongst 8 African Women pioneers who were present, along with new friends from 26 countries. One thing all …

Sep 19 2013


The other day I receive a note from one of Ignite Excellence Foundation recipients. It is when I receive these messages of the impact one person can make, it re-energizes me. The running of a foundation, fund raising and finding the candidates that we believe will create a positive …

Jul 05 2013

Suzanne F Stevens is an international speaker, entrepreneur, trainer, host, philanthropist and Chief Edge Optimizer for Ignite Excellence Inc. Group of Initiatives.

Suzanne F Stevens cultivates conscious contributions and Influential communications. She inspires and challenges individuals and organizations to contribute NOW while creating a positive ripple effect from any situation …

Mar 30 2012

Micheal Gingerich & Suzanne F Stevens summit Mt. Kenya, second highest mt. in Africa, March 16, 2012 to raise funds for African women’s tertiary education


Do you want to get involved – Either Hike with Us, or Donate?

In our continued attempts to push our edge to our personal …

Feb 27 2012

Somewhere down the new Thika Road Super Highway, a large billboard spills into the faces of traffic jammed motorists. The photograph is that of an apparently well known Jazz maestro. The contours on his face betray a passing of the years; too many late nights in back street clubs coaxing …

Dec 09 2011

Mary Ogalo, a Ignite Excellence Foundation Recipient and now graduate invests in her community by taking a Management position with ‘Global Bag Project.’

An Ignite Foundation Special Presentation.

An update on past Foundation Scholarship recipient Mary Ogalo, now Kenya Project Manager for Global Bag Project in Nairobi Kenya.
The Global …

Dec 02 2011

A great reference for Women to know how much they are needed economically in Africa!
Africa needs to harness the power of its women to drive full economic growth and development, says  Ernst & Young

Nov 15 2011

Responsible Giving is as Serious as making the income in the first place!

This is my fourth trip to Africa, and my longest. Although my husband and I are working on many projects, one of the most challenging initiatives over our eight months in Africa has been dispersing the Ignite …

Nov 01 2011

We had just come back from hiked in Volcanoes National Park down the Virunga mountains after seeing a family of gorillas; a highly anticipated experience. My husband and my euphoric experience were short lived. The reality of being in a small town in Africa once again presented itself. A young …

Oct 10 2011

Slightly under a year ago I flew to Cape Town in South Africa for a conference. I had the good luck of landing on a sunny cloudless sky. Now, if you’ve never been to Cape Town, imagine that when God created Africa he poured out all his artistic skill over …

Sep 04 2011

By Maggie Gitau (Ignite Excellence Foundation Recipient)

 I grew up on an idyllic hill that was nestled between two rapid streams, each river less than a five minute skip and hop from our house. During high rains the streams could get so treacherous we learnt to treat them, any body …

Aug 15 2011

Through the generousity of  donors, the Ignite Excellence Foundation is proud to inform you we provided  four scholarships to wonderfully diverse and committed women. Three of the four recipients will start their under or postgraduate education starting September 2011, the other is in her second year.

Please list to …

Aug 12 2011

Maggie Gitau: Raising Partners…To Impact Africa

About two weeks ago I hosted a family of nine from the USA. After their Maasai Mara safari, they decided to make a stop-over at slums in Nairobi, laden with token gifts to hand out. They distributed school shoes to impoverished children then met …

Aug 12 2011

Beyond the Tears: a Rwandan Refugee’s intention to help heal the vulnerable during unrest.

Having lived outside my home for almost 16 years, I was able to objectively think about some of the cultural values that are strongly held and which I believe have been contributing to the many conflicts …

Aug 11 2011

Tertiary Education will give me a voice, where there is none


Education will give me the confidence, the knowledge and the vehicle to empower women in my community, who have been subjected to traditions that have suppressed them. I was raised in Northern Kenya, in a remote community where…

Aug 10 2011


Inspire to Work with  Care Givers; the individuals responsible for the next generation

My name is Joy Ayuma Nandoka. I am a wife and mother to two children. I am pursuing a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in African International University.

My aim of pursuing the Masters in Christian…

Aug 03 2011

Post image for Ripple Effect – Following the Donations

Welcome to the Ignite Excellence Foundation Blog! Since the inception of the foundation in April 2007 we have made some strides to develop the women leadership in Africa.

Bullet We have sponsored two potential women leaders through post-graduate education through the sales of photography.


Jul 26 2011

Women are the change agents in developing countries. 2 minutes.

Jul 26 2011

Bring Canadian leaders together to raise funds for the future women leaders in Africa. 2 minutes.