Activist, Philanthropist & Politician
The MacDella Cooper Foundation
PRAGMATIST, PHILANTHROPIST & LEADER
MacDella “Mackie” Cooper – also known to many as “Liberia’s Angel”– was born in Monrovia, Liberia in the late 70s.
Cooper’s life was deeply affected by the Liberian Civil War in 1990s. As a teen, she lived in exile as a refugee in Côte d’Ivoire as thousands who fled the conflict that killed more than 200,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more. In 1993, she and her two older brothers (Harry and Valentine) migrated to the United States to reunite with their mother in Newark, New Jersey. At Barringer High Sc, Cooper ranked third in a class of 1,200 students. She was subsequently awarded a full scholarship to the College of New Jersey in Ewing where she earned a degree in Electronic Communications.
A mother of three committed to contribute to a better world, Cooper divides her time between her beloved Liberia, the United States and other countries.
EMPOWERMENT & IMPACT
MacDella Cooper has transformed the lives of hundreds of vulnerable women, children, and youth."
I’m driven by passion, but I’m also a realistic person. I can’t change the whole world, but I can start the process by investing in sectors that will grant access to women, children and the youth... access to education, healthcare, security and job. I know that they will contribute to the future economic development of our country and World at large.”
The MacDella Cooper Foundation is also paving the way to help bring affordable housing, energy and technology to Liberia.
Madam Cooper has taken a wide look at the problems in the country. She realized that empowering women economically is still a major challenge and a paramount concern. Therefore she has engage in the empowerment of women and girls from diverse background by providing more opportunities to them. She will continue to build the capacity of women and girls according to category. By that, they will be given the means to see themselves equal participants and leaders...not followers, or helpless bystanders.
It’s all about teaching women and adolescent girls to engage academically, politically, in their communities more positively, and more powerfully. Ms Cooper has also provided Job opportunities for many Liberians in and out of the country.