Lunch & Learn: Food For Thought

Visionary leaders stir others and inspire them to discover and cultivate their best gifts and talents. They are a blessing to their organizations, their communities, and the world beyond.

Through our Lunch & Learn Series, The University of Mary and the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce invite our community to gather, learn and share with us.

2016-2017 Lunch & Learn Events


Emmanuel "Manny" Ohonme

Emmanuel "Manny" Ohonme

Founder, President & CEO of Samaritan's Feet

January 24, 2017 Cancelled
Butler Hall

11:30 am - Lunch
12 noon - Presentation

Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme has achieved national and international recognition as a philanthropist, businessman and author. He is the Founder and President of Samaritan’s Feet International, Founder and President of Barefoot Legacies Group, acclaimed author of Sole Purpose, and sought-after, inspiring speaker and story-teller.

Manny was born in Lagos, Nigeria. At the age of nine, he received his first pair of shoes from a “Good Samaritan.” Those shoes became a symbol of hope and a catalyst to Manny’s love for basketball. He earned a scholarship to play in the US and then began a career in the technology industry. But Manny never forgot the children of his homeland or the “Good Samaritan” that encouraged him to believe in his dreams.

In 2003, Manny and his wife, Tracie, founded Samaritan’s Feet International, a 501(c)(3) organization, with the purpose of sharing hope with those in need by washing their feet, giving them a new pair of shoes, and encouraging them to purse their dreams. To date, more than 5.5 million pairs of shoes have been distributed to needy children in over 70 countries and 300 U.S. cities. Manny is proof that shoes can be a tangible gift of hope and life change.


Save the Date and Reserve Your Seat

Lunch is offered to registered attendees beginning at 11:30 am and speakers begin promptly at 12 noon. All Lunch & Learn presentations are hosted in Butler Hall within the Gary Tharaldson School of Business.

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