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About Us

200 Orphanages incorporated in 2007 and received nonprofit status in 2008. We immediately began our mission to help raise awareness and funds for building projects to better serve orphans. Our mission includes providing volunteers and donors tangible ways to make a direct difference in the lives of orphans.

By 2010, we had hosted our first fundraiser and made our first distribution of funds to an orphanage in Haiti for NPH International. The funds were used to expand the orphanage in the wake of the 2010 earthquake to make room for more children.

Since then, volunteers have mobilized and organized fundraisers, and hundreds of supporters have participated and donated to complete projects such as family-style orphan homes, security walls, outdoor kitchens, and clean water wells. Some generous donors have underwritten complete projects, while others have traveled to project sites–all to help make the life of an orphan a bit brighter.

As an all-volunteer organization, we direct 100% of your donated funds to projects that serve orphans. Check out our Blog to learn more about Your Impact.

For the Children,

Jan Hanson, Founder and Director

Please donate online or send donations to:
200 Orphanages Worldwide
704 228th Ave NE #236
Sammamish, WA 98074

200 Orphanages Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. As a not-for-profit organization, all program fees and donations are tax-deductible for U.S. residents.

Our Leadership

Such a delight to help the Angel of Mercy kids with their first finger paintings ever!

Jan Hanson, Duvall, WA

Jan Hanson traveled to Peru in January 2007 and while there, she helped build a security wall around a poor neighborhood school. As she stacked mud bricks, the tears flowed and she was determined to do spend her life making a difference in the lives of orphans. She decided to use her 20 years in corporate marketing, and her background as a journalist to help raise awareness and funds to build safe shelter for orphans.

Fred and Jill Cornforth

Fred Cornforth, Boise, ID

Fred Cornforth serves as advisor and is co founder of 200 Orphanages. Since the beginning Fred has served in many capacities. Fred served on our board for the first four years, and continued supporting the work both financially and in an advisory capacity. Fred’s heart for the orphan never fades. He continues to provide funding for administration expenses, in addition to funding projects large and small through his company Community Development Incorporated in Boise.

The company’s board of directors is also deeplyCDI Board of Directors committed to the work providing safety, shelter and sustainability for orphans. It’s because of people like Fred and his crew, that have a passion to help orphans that we can continue doing the work at hand.

 

Jason Hastings, Board Member, Treasurer

Jason Hastings, Sammamish WA

Jason Hastings has a heart for children. He’s served on the board since 2008 and recently joyfully accepted the treasurer position. Jason grew up in Montana, he graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He and his wife Naarah Hastings have an IT Recruiting business called 6HTalent, Inc. Jason is COO of 6HTalent and contributes his  business expertise and skills in various ways to our cause. The Hastings family have two daughters and two sons.

Brodie Miller, Attorney at Law, Rinke Noonan, St. Cloud MN

Brodie Miller, St. Cloud, MN

Brodie Miller joined our board about 4 years ago. He’s a steady rock as we continue to grow and build. He’s active in helping us ensure we remain a strong, solid organization. Having his keen legal expertise helps us in our programming and any legalities. He works as an attorney with Rinke Noonan Law Firm in St. Cloud MN.

Lisa Marie Hanson

Lisa Marie Hanson, Andover MN

Lisa has recently been admitted to the Minnesota State Bar, and hopes to help families with trust and estate issues. Her private practice is Hanson Law Practice LLS. She also works full time at SUPERVALU in their corporate office, has two beautiful daughters. Lisa finds time to run marathons, ride horseback and now, offer her time and talents to our organization. As an adoptee she has a soft spot in her  heart for orphans and will be a great asset to our board.

Monique Aiken, Mobilizer in Chief

Monique Aiken, NY, NY

Monique Aiken is Business Development Director with Tideline Investments, NY. Tideline is a consulting firm that provides tailored advice to clients developing impact investment strategies, products, and solutions. The mission is to help clients excel in realizing financial and societal value. Previously she worked with Clinton Global Initiative and before than DeutschBank in Houston Texas.

Monique has served on the board since 2011. While in Texas, Monique’s passion for orphans was ignited. After a considerable research, she found 200 Orphanages Worldwide and was inspired by their amazing work around the globe serving homeless children.  Her first involvement was with Angel of Mercy in Cameroon, as it suited her desire to be part of a project from its inception. “It is an honor to be able to work with people who truly embody Gandhi’s words, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.  We all have limited resources in terms of time and money, but we can all do something.  That which we do, is our legacy.

 

Kristina Lederer

Kristina Lederer, Washington DC

Kristina is the Executive Director for WildlifeDirect, a conservation organization aimed at educating and empowering local communities in Kenya. At WildlifeDirect, she provides overall leadership and strategic vision to the organization, develops the annual operating budget and designs a pipeline of revenue streams to ensure responsible and meaningful growth of programs. Prior to WildlifeDirect, Kristina served as the Director of Development and Communications at Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa, where she managed their institutional fundraising strategy and developed effective communications strategies and materials. Earlier in her career, Kristina joined a startup NGO, Kale Uganda, based in Jinja, Uganda, where she managed their community-based holistic development through income generation, education and microfinance programs.

Kristina’s career has focused on strategy development and sustainable organizational growth, with attention to the intersections of education, gender equity and youth empowerment in resource-limited settings. Kristina continuously seeks opportunities to develop strategies for nonprofits that serve children, especially the orphan, and is thrilled to serve as a Board Member for 200 Orphanages. Kristina received her BS in Sociology and American Studies from Towson University and a MPP from Johns Hopkins University.

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Anthony S Thomsen- Boise ID

Anthony is the director of Good to Go Media.  Good to Go Media shares entertainment that promotes good.  He has experience in various fields of industry; profit, non profit, and government sectors.  He also has a variety of experiences on several non profit leadership teams.  Anthony has served in various pastoral and youth ministry positions for the past 20 years.  His tribe consists of his wife Elizabeth, three children and two grandchildren.

A passion to help began when he attended a music concert with Elizabeth.  The need was presented and a call to action was made to help children.  Anthony said, “I had this desire that I needed to do something.  So I did…”  For the last 20 years Anthony and Elizabeth have helped to fund many endeavors and have traveled across the globe to support children locally and abroad.

Anthony will bring experiences from successes, failures and strengths to help fulfill the mission of 200 Orphanages World Wide through planning, promotion, fund raising and maintenance of this website.

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Mary Likens-Chung-Social Media Director

Mary Likens-Chung shares, follows and links us to you all day long on behalf of the orphans. She crafts the story of our work with orphan care and shares it with you on Facebook. Her skill and heart for orphans comes to us comes to us through the generosity of CDI, Fred Cornforth’s company in Boise. Make Mary smile and follow us on Twitter, Like us on FaceBook and give Mary a thumbs up next time you read the stories she crafts!