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SCENE EVENT: "OUT OF AFRICA” CELEBRATION RAISES MORE THAN $175,000 FOR THE PANGEA NETWORK WHERE: THE WOODLANDS COUNTRY CLUB LEGACY BALLROOM The Pangea Network, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering motivat- ed individuals in Kenya and the United States through education and mentorship, hosted its annual “Out of Africa” celebration on Saturday, September 16. As its highest grossing year to date, the 2017 gala raised more than $175,000 in donations. Additionally, creator and star of "The Last Man on Earth," former "Saturday Night Live" actor and Pangea ambassador Will Forte served as emcee throughout the night to a sold-out room. All proceeds from the 2017 “Out of Africa” event will further benefit Pangea’s mission of empowering and helping individuals overcome challenges both at home and abroad through the Young Women’s Leadership Challenge education and mentorship program, which inspires young female leaders to become global citizens and community mentors. The Kenyan Women’s Network program will also benefit, with basic business and life skills courses, revolving business grants, in addition to first-aid training in poverty-stricken communities. Photography by Alishia White Tannehill 11 . 2017 | L O C A L 73