Philanthropist and NBA Legend Dikembre Mutombo to Speak at Annual Conference
Dikembe Mutombo is a champion of many humanitarian efforts and a frequent speaker on his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Best known for his 18 years in the NBA, Mutombo was a prolific shot-blocker and will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. He came to the United States on a USAID scholarship to study Pre-Med at Georgetown University and was recruited to play basketball by legendary coach John Thompson during his sophomore year.
Lifelong Humanitarian & Chairman of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation
Giving back has been a lifelong mission for Mutombo. He is Chairman of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, which he founded in 1997 to improve the health, education and quality of life for people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Located in Atlanta, his foundation raised $29M to fund the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa. Former spokesman of international relief agency CARE, he has been recognized with numerous awards for his humanitarian efforts including recognition by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. Currently, he serves on several boards including the Special Olympics, CDC Foundation and UNICEF.