SHAUNA ROSE KAUFMAN FOUNDATION
We rely on a committed group of Advisory Council members to guide us. We are so thankful for their contributions!
Fred Munzert - Delaware Spokesperson
Fred is owner of the Milton Theatre in Milton, Delaware and of the Premiere Center for the Arts. Fred hosted "Night in Nepal" - a musical fundraiser to benefit SRKF. Fred is a performer and voice instructor and has numerous other talents. www.pcade.com
Jody Dontje - Australia Representative
In November and December of 2014, Jody volunteered in a rural school in Nepal. The devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015, was also Jody's birthday. Since that day, Jody has worked tirelessly and creatively to raise funds with her "Help Nepal Appeal " Jody received her Bachelor of Education at Federation University, Australia. She is the proud recipient of the 2015 FedUni Community Contribution Award and the 2015 City of Ballarat Youth Volunteer Award as well as numerous other volunteer and leadership awards.
Padam Narayan Giri - India Consultant
Padam-ji directs programs in India to feed homeless and disabled people in Haridwar, India where he helps to feed between 50 and 100 people per day. He currently lives in Himachal Pradesh.
Judith Trustone - Kindness Ambassador. Judith leads the Global Kindness Revolution which distributes Kindness cards and requests that we "Be Kind all the Time". She is the author of several books including "Celling America's soul" and is currently working on a new book. www.trustonekindness.com
Jeremy Kimbler - Technical
Jeremy works at General Electric and advises the Board in technical areas. He is an advocate for animal welfare and is a long time supporter of The Humane Society.
Sarita Sahi - Nepali Music Programs
Sarita is an award winning Nepali folksinger and advocate for music education. She volunteers in SRKF's Music and Art Outreach programs. She is the winner of the 2014 Nepal "Image Award" for her album.
Charito Calvachi-Mateyko - Ecuador Consultant
Charito serves on the Delaware Governor's Board for Hispanic Relations and is president of the Latino Initiative on Restorative Justice. SRKF has worked with and supported Charito's "Healing Historic Harms" workshops. www.latinoinitiative-restorativejustice.org
I loving memory of Adele Foerter - Library and Literacy Programs
Adele was an experienced librarian who worked in New Jersey and Maryland. She was a long time volunteer for the Food Pantry and became a certified English instructor late in life.
We are a volunteer board of dedicated and compassionate individuals. Shauna's mother Amy leads the way with her keen understanding of how to help others through sustainable programs. With her guidance, the board efficiently and economically uses your donations to create good in the world, one project at a time, and only through hand to hand service..
Ram Krishna Sahi
Amy has a background in agriculture and animal science, receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. She worked for Delmarva Environmental as a biologist for many years. She completed the master's coursework at University of Delaware. Amy ran an arts business for 30 years and participated for 13 years in the Southern Delaware Artists Studio tour where she was one of a two person committee that organized and made recommendations for “Art in the Hat”, an artist generated fundraiser that donated thousands of dollars for public school art programs each year.
She has long been an avid teacher, both paid and unpaid, leading programs in public schools on Math 24, Meaningful Economics, Rocket Launch, Colonial Days, teaching for the Rehoboth Art League, and was an Odyssey of the Mind Coach. She has worked in all aspects of the theatre; directing, stage management, set design, and even acted a time or two. Amy was an invited participant in a dialogue trip to Turkey , she has travelled to Suriname, and worked in Mexico developing a program to benefit Mexican farmers. Amy has spent years teaching in impoverished schools abroad. She is a past president of the Coalition for Tolerance and Justice.
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