2017 Spirit of Community Award Recipient
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Speaker and Author
Rich Akwo is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, speaker and an author. He is just a regular guy who is very passionate about serving the homeless and people less fortunate. Rich is the founder and Chief Encouraging Optimist of the ALL IS WELL –INSPIRE clothing company (www.alliswellinspire.com). He is also the Founder, President and COO of Nuvision Cleaning Systems, a full service cleaning company that specializes in residential, janitorial, office, and post construction cleaning (www.nuvisioncleaningsystems.net). Rich’s life mission is to live life on purpose, leveraging his resources to serve people in need and making a positive difference in the lives of people his life intersects. He is an avid reader and finds joy and purpose in developing leaders and helping them find purpose in their own lives.
Rich is the Founder / Executive Director of Generosity: Global – www.generosityglobal.org. Generosity Global’s mission is focused on using the power of generosity to positively impact people, by providing access to clean drinking water to people in developing countries and helping people in the homeless community become self-sufficient.
Born and raised in Cameroon, Africa, Rich was deeply impacted by the poverty that negatively impacted the lives of people (both adults and children) in his community, his country and throughout Africa. Because of this, he developed a profound desire to serve and make a positive difference in the lives of people who are less fortunate. His natural dislike of seeing people suffer was a strong driving force for the creation of an organization that will help bring awareness to the problems faced by the marginalized in society as well as galvanize a movement to change the lives of millions of people around the world. Though his primary intent for starting Generosity: Global was to serve and provide resources to the homeless in Baltimore, MD, his vision for the organization has expanded into building a global organization that is impacting the lives of the homeless, orphans, and underserved persons around the world. Today, Generosity: Global does work not only in America, but also in Africa, focusing on bringing access to clean drinking water to villages in need. Under Rich’s leadership, the organization has provided meals and life resources to over 20,000 homeless men, women and children and has also brought clean drinking water to over 6,000 people in Cameroon.
Rich is a father to his adorable son Joshua and a committed husband to his beautiful wife Erika Akwo. Most importantly, he is a committed follower of Jesus Christ; living his life each day to serve Christ.