non-profit

  • Fri
    Mar 02
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Mon
    Mar 05
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

Khakendra Pun on "Neuli Cried in the Himalayas"

Khakendra PunKhakendra Pun grew up in Ulleri Village in Nepal. Growing up in poverty, Khakendra dreamed of one day coming to America for a better life. In 1991 his dream came true, arriving in San Francisco and embarking on an entirely new life adventure. In his book "Nueli Cried in the Himalayas", Khakendra tells the story of his life, as well as describing the life of his people, and shows the healing power of kindness, love, and a positive attitude.

He has also created the film "Lost Village in the Himalayas". A film that took him over 7 years to film. His film will be screened in Fairfield this Saturday, March 3rd. More information on the screening can be found here.

Despite being deaf since birth, Stephen J. Hopson enjoyed fifteen years of extraordinary success in the turbulent world of Wall Street before switching gears in 1996 and becoming a transformational speaker, author and eventually pilot.  His latest book is Obstacle Illusions, Transforming Adversity Into Success.

Patricia Parker is the founder of KIDS FOR KIDS, an organization that helps children living in remote villages in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable hardship. It is the only organisation created specially to help children in Darfur. By strengthening whole villages they are enabling people to return to their homes - conflict resolution in practice. www.kidsforkids.org.uk

Gustavo Collantes is a Research Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, who focuses on energy and climate change policy, particularly as they relate to transportation, and the economics and politics of low-carbon energy alternatives.

Mr. Kevin Clawson is the president of the non-profit,Reach the Children. Reach the Children provides underprivileged children opportunities for self-reliance by strengthening families and communities. They operate in fourteen countries throughout Africa.

Robert and Daphne Cook. Mr. Robert Cook is the President of the National Indian Education Association and is the Principal of Pine Ridge Reservation High School in Jackson County South Dakota. Ms. Daphne Cook is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates.

Mr. Kevin Clawson is the president of the non-profit, Reach the Children. Reach the Children provides underprivileged children opportunities for self-reliance by strengthening families and communities. They operate in fourteen countries throughout Africa. http://www.reachthechildren.org/

Dr. Stanley Cheren is a medical doctor who is a former faculty member of Boston University Medical School. Dr. Cheren has published numerous articles including a series on violence in sports, which appeared in the New York Times. He recently returned from Guatemala where he has been working with a Maya village to improve the community’s quality of health care. Dr. Cheren is a graduate of Harvard University and Tufts University Medical School.

Ralph Marino was an elite athlete excelling in baseball and golf. Ralph was drafted by professional baseball’s Pittsburg Pirates. Over thirty years ago, in a collision at home plate, Ralph Marino received a neck injury that left him quadriplegic. Since that day, Ralph has gone on to graduate from college and has been a successful high school basketball coach and school social worker.

Lisa Baum is the Director of the Children’s Miracle Network at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Every year Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide state of the art care, life saving research and preventative education for children nationwide.

Ayni Raimondi will discuss her non-profit work in Bali, Indonesia over the last two years. She will give her impressions of what it is like adjusting to living and working in a foreign culture -
the challenges and rewards.

ARTHUR S. BERGER, THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM'S SENIOR ADVISOR FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS. In this position, he focuses on the Museum’s international relations, VIP and Development-related outreach, and key aspects of the Museum’s public relations.

Lisa Baum is the Director of the Children’s Miracle Network at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Every year Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide state of the art care, life saving research and preventative education for children nationwide.

Lynne TwistLynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author. She has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. She has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and trained thousands of fundraisers to be more effective in their work.

She will be in Fairfield to receive a Humanitarian award from Mayor Ed Malloy and give a presentation at the Sondheim Center this Tuesday June 9th at 7:30pm.

Marci Shimoff is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. In addition, she is a featured teacher in the international film and book sensation, The Secret. Her most recent book HAPPY FOR NO REASON: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, soared to #1 on many national bestseller lists including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com, and has debuted at #2 on The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.