During a surprise visit at a Denver luncheon Tuesday, Clinton spoke about his foundation's work in Africa, Latin America and Haiti to help farmers living in poverty market and sell their products.
He got a standing ovation at the luncheon, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of iDE. The group addresses poverty by educating farmers and giving access to tools to become self-sustainable.
The group is launching a collaborative with Colorado organizations that have similar goals around the world, and it's building a center in Denver.
More than 700 people attended the luncheon, and the money raised will go to iDE and construction of the new center, which opens next summer.
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