CHARLES A. BONNER
Charles Bonner has been a renowned Civil Rights Attorney for many years, handling cases all over the United States. He was born in Selma, Alabama and, as a teenager, actively and extensively participated in the American Civil Rights struggle, at great personal risk. Mr. Bonner now works and resides in Sausalito, CA.
In addition to running his busy law practice, Mr. Bonner has been a self-reliant entrepreneur for the past forty years, with real estate ventures, as a restaurateur, and with various entertainment ventures. He is the author of a ground-breaking novel, The Bracelet: The Story to End Child Sex Slavery in the World. Currently he is working on his new book, The Tip of the Arrow, a memoir of his deep involvement with the Civil Rights Movement.
Mr. Bonner lived in Tanzania from August 1971 until November 1972.
Having obtained a Certificate of Fluency from the Tanzanian Government, he fluently speaks Kiswahili, the official language of Tanzania and dominant language in East Africa. His daughter Bahati (Kiswahili for Fortunate) was born in the thriving port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The United Republic of Tanzania was the natural choice for this venture.
Ilse was born and raised in Germanyand completed studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She immigrated to the United States as a young woman and lives in Marin County, California.
Ms. Wolf has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for schools and organizations due to her business acumen and her ability to coordinate and manage diverse interest groups. She has initiated reading programs in schools and trained and mentored volunteers.
Ms. Wolf is also a published author. Ms. Wolf, as the independent business manager for several plastic surgeons’ offices, spent many years running their offices profitably and efficiently. She is accustomed to running and growing major businesses.
As Chairperson and CFO of two major international solar energy provision companies, she draws on previous business and fund raising experience. She combines knowledge of her subject, respect for diverse people and cultures, and the ability to speak several languages, including some Kiswahili, with her business acumen.