Everything we do is made possible by the generosity of our donors. More than 90% of the RVF’s funding comes via word of mouth from friends, co-workers, and family members. Many supporters choose to dedicate their donation in memory of a loved one, or in honor of birthdays, anniversary parties, or graduations. Here we highlight some of our generous and dedicated supporters who make it possible for us to continue doing the work we do, year after year!
Donor Spotlight: Hershel Kleinberg and Lisa Cohen
Meet Hershel and Lisa! They recently provided a generous grant through their family foundation, Open Horizon. Hershel and Lisa are close friends of our webmaster/designer Laura Sweet, who is also a board member. When asked why they chose to offer a grant to the RVF, Lisa and Hershel replied:
Amy & Randy Matas
Dr. Krekamey Craig
As a fellow pediatrician, I was so impressed with the work of the Rosa Vera Fund that I decided to join a work trip to Montero this past December, along with my teenage daughter, Jordan. During our trip, I was amazed at the level of dedication, love, and support of all the staff and families involved in caring for and maximizing the potential of the RVF patients. Jordan, who is interested in a career in public health, was so inspired she wants to continue the work of the RVF when she is older. Personally, I feel it is critical that the RVF be able to continue caring for its vulnerable patients, so I make a donation on behalf of my pediatric practice every year.
Dr. Julie Myers
I’ve known Dr. Jonathan Melk for well over 15 years since we were study partners back in medical school, and I have supported the RVF from the very beginning. I can’t think of someone I’d rather trust with my charitable contributions than Jon! As a fellow physician who now works in public health, RVF’s model of providing funding to local experts and partners and supporting community health workers/scholars in addition to providing care to needy children is one I hold in the highest regard. I have always been a donor and have hosted fundraising events, but more recently, I set up an automatic monthly donation to ensure that I never allow too much time to elapse between contributions. I want the dedicated RVF team to be able to count on me!
We support the RVF because of the long-term care it provides to the people of Montero, Bolivia. Jon speaks with joy about what the organization has accomplished, about how they have touched his life, and about what our donations have made possible. He truly does this work for others. I have known Jon since I was a preschooler and I am honored to call him a friend and to support the mission of the RVF.
Doris Casap and Tripp Warren
Tripp and I believe strongly in the right of all children to access healthcare. We were impressed with the RVF’s work providing both medical care and education to kids with special health care needs. As a Bolivian, I’m thrilled to find an organization that works with Bolivian children and their families. As a businesswoman, I admire the RVF’s commitment to using 100% of each donation towards its work and I am impressed with its strategy to be as sustainable as possible. As a mom, I’m just happy to be able to know that my donation will go directly to a family trying to move away from dire poverty and provide a more humane life for their child.
Skip and Jackie Redpath
Jackie and I donate to the Rosa Vera Fund for a number of reasons. Firstly, our very good friend, Dr. Lisa Hunt, gives and gives to this honorable cause, not only donating her time, she also paying her own way to travel to Bolivia to help the poor, needy children. Secondly, and most important, the funding goes to where it is really needed—the actual health care and living needs of the children; the administrative costs are ZERO. Jackie and I are very proud to know all of you who take your valuable time and money to travel to Bolivia and give, give, give. We totally enjoy the gathering each year at Lisa’s house to learn of the progress you all have made in the lives of the children. Every dollar truly helps. Thank you for all you do!