WHO WE ARE
The MAC Foundation
Founded in 2021, the MAC Foundation was organized as a 501(c)(3) corporation exclusively for charitable, educational, and cultural purposes in the state of Nebraska.
The Foundation provides a mechanism to establish, administer and finance programs that enhance the robust African and African American communities’ crucial needs, in line with the goals of the Midlands African Chamber.
If you have any questions about the Foundation or would like to discuss ways in which you can become involved in its work, please contact us.
Mission: MAC Foundation’s mission is to connect, empower and elevate underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Values: MAC Foundation believes in empowering, connecting and elevating underserved entrepreneurs and promoting cultural awareness, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Vision: Equal economic opportunity for all.
MAC Foundation Board Members
PresidentKarine Sokpoh is the Managing Attorney of Sokpoh Law Group, LLC, and the President of the Midlands African Chamber, Inc. She practices in the areas of immigration, juvenile law, and intellectual property law among others. Originally from Togo, West Africa, in 2020, Karine was awarded the Nebraska State Bar Association Visionary Award for her pro bono work. Karine was also named one of the 2019 Midlands Business Journal 40 under 40 award recipients.
In 2016, Karine was recognized as a recipient of the University of Nebraska at Omaha CPACS Alumni Award For Excellence in Public Service. She has also been recognized by the Nebraska State Bar Association as an Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2010 and as part of the NSBA’s Leadership Academy in 2012. Karine is very active in the community and is the Vice President of the League for African Advancement, a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, a member of the board of the Women’s Fund, and the Women Center for Advancement.
Dr. Matthew Omojola
Dr. Matthew OmojolaDr. Matthew Omojola is an accomplished retired Professor of Radiology and Neurological sciences. He is a writer and a photographer. He has published quite a number of peer reviewed manuscripts mainly in medical journals and has written a few books. He is passionate about mentoring and philanthropy. He is the brain behind Octave Photographers, LLC. He maintains a blog site on Behance at https://www.Behance.net/mfomojola86cc- . His photos are curated on https://www.octavephotographers.com and https://www.dreamstime.com/mfomojola _info and his books are available at Amazon.com/author/mfomojola .
Dr. Albert Kate
Dr. Albert KateBorn in west Africa, Dr. Kate established residency in the US over 20 years. He served in leadership and executive teams for various community organizations to uplift the underserved communities, save lives and restore hope.
Dr. Kate served as local missionary partner for a major Church and was given the Alegent Health System Community Diversity Awards in 2008 through programs that served people from over 70 countries for the last 19 years. A passionate of journalism, he contributes to peace building and economic development in Togo with various news projects.
Tierra NesbitTierra Nesbit was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She’s a college graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she earned her bachelors degree in multi-disciplinary studies, behavioral health.
With over 20 plus years of working with children and families through fostering, Boys Town and Omaha Home for Boys Tierra is no stranger to her community. Countless families have been graced by her compassionate approach serving.
For the past few years you could find Tierra Serving on the Urban league of Nebraska young professionals board as parliamentarian, social/membership chair and on the gala committee (2019-2022).
Tierra has a growing business working with a population of people that have intellectual disabilities. She is the owner and operator of IAM Curvy RED boutique, where she takes great pride in making women feel “BOLD, Beautiful and Confident”. One can also always contact her for an amazing travel experience as she is not, only well traveled, but equipped to serve as a personal travel agent.
Board Member at Large
Obiozor OkoloMs. Obi Okolo is an entrepreneur and attorney who previously owned and operated a successful commercial cleaning company. Her clients included Tyson Foods, Douglas County, and the Pottowattamie Courthouse in Council Bluffs. She is the president and CEO of Mobility City a new venture designed to bring freedom and independence to the elderly and disabled in the local area.
How To Get Involved
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All benefits, programs, and events of the Foundation are designed to give businesses the opportunity to make or save money, acquire knowledge and skills to help grow a network of successful entrepreneurs.