The Haile Selassie Fund for Ethiopia’s Children in Need is the main vehicle of the Ethiopian Crown Council to direct charitable donations and works from the United States. It is through the Fund, for example, that the Crown Scholarships are being dispersed to those Ethiopian students chosen to receive four-year scholarships to La Roche College in Pennsylvania, USA. These full scholarships include tuition, room and full board for the four years of the degree course.
Despite the recent political changes in Ethiopia, her children remain on the brink of starvation. The Haile Selassie Fund has dedicated itself to raising the alarm of famine, and coordinating efforts to effect its relief. Donations are being requested to set up an on-the-ground relief organization to give assistance and hope where it is most needed.
The Haile Selassie Fund for Ethiopia’s Children is registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. Patron for the charity is His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia and grandson of His Late Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I.
The Imperial Society of Saint George of Lalibela is named for the patron saint of Ethiopia and is dedicated to the preservation of the history and dignity of Solomonic institutions and the Crown of Ethiopia.
The Society is open to individuals of any nationality, sex or religion, and members are expected to support the charities of the Society through annual oblations and donations. The feast days of the Society include: Saint George's Day, April 23, Ethiopian Orthodox Easter; and the Birthday of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I, July 23.
The Society's initial base of operation today is in the Washington, DC area of the United States, where the Ethiopian Crown Council is based in exile. The Society plans, however, to open chapters in other cities around the world, and in Ethiopia. In the meantime, it has as one of its functions the provision of facilities to house the executive functions of the Crown Council, and to act as guardian of those items of historic importance, antiquity and special significance to the Crown. In this capacity, it hopes to support the establishment of a museum, archive, and library on the Ethiopian Monarchy.
Crown Council of Ethiopia
164 D Market Street #311, Charleston, SC 29401