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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.

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. As a Microsoft employee, he had us enroll in the matching donation program and we received 100% match from Microsoft employees when the donate because of Jason. Jason contributes his  business expertise and skills in online advertising and marketing.

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.

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Tamara Schiff, Sammamish WA

Tamara is serving as our Development Director. She moved to the US from the UK sixteen years ago after graduating from University with a computer science degree and proceeded to work at Microsoft and then at Expedia. For the past ten years she has been raising her three children and now that they are older she has time to give back and learn new skills.

Today, Tamara is venturing into nonprofit development. Her primary function will be to develop relationships by reaching out to existing donors ensuring each supporter has a deeper connection with the work at hand. Each donor has a passion to help, and Tamara will communicate our projects in order to deepen meaningful engagement. Her work will also include developing new networks in the Pacific Northwest to ensure every orphans will have a safe place to call home.

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’s career has focused on strategy development and sustainable organizational growth, with attention to the intersections of education, health, rural livelihoods, gender equity and youth empowerment in resource-limited settings. She received her BS in Sociology and American Studies, magna cum laude, from Towson University and a MPP from Johns Hopkins University.

Kristina is the Executive Director for WildlifeDirect, a wildlife conservation organization aimed at educating and empowering local communities in Kenya. Previously, Kristina served as the Director of Development and Communications at Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa (AGE Africa). 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 continuously seeks opportunities to develop strategies for nonprofits that serve children, especially the orphan. She came to us after seeking volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch.org.

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.