Executive Director | email@example.com
Sean joined Giving Children Hope in 2010 and serves as the Executive Director. He quite possibly has one of the most hectic schedules at Giving Children Hope, to say the least. He is either meeting with board members, educating potential donors on our mission, brainstorming with staff members, traveling abroad for the organization or attending events on behalf of Giving Children Hope. Sean grew up as a missionary kid in Southeast Asia and later worked with his church in Southern California to develop a missions program that extended to Japan and Rwanda. In addition, Sean spent several years reporting on missions work and humanitarian crises around the world for a mission’s magazine. Sean’s light-hearted and funny personality definitely makes working at Giving Children Hope enjoyable for the staff and volunteers.
Director of Domestic Programs | firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine oversees Giving Children Hope’s domestic programs like We’ve Got Your Back and Giving for Living. She spends a great deal of time and energy connecting resources at Giving Children Hope with partners in our local communities. Christine comes to work everyday with drive and motivation that she passes onto our partners at Giving Children Hope. Christine is a busy hockey mom who graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University.
Development Director | email@example.com
Drew is the main person responsible for making contact with potential donors and current supporters of Giving Children Hope. He passes on Giving Children Hope’s mission to outside parties and explains the vital role that donations play in order to keep our organization operational. Drew worked as a youth pastor in Orange County for several years, during which he earned his Master’s of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He sees his ministry as a source of inspiration for Giving Children Hope donors and volunteers, with the desire to pass on the same deep care that God has for the underprivileged in our world.
Global Operations and Executive Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikaela assists with Giving Children Hope’s global operation partners in order to distribute much needed relief supplies to people around the world. These supplies are distributed internationally as a result of natural disasters, famine, social upheaval or it may simply be because it is a heavily poverty-stricken area. Mikaela also assists Giving Children Hope’s Executive Director in the daily operations of the organization.
Marketing and Communications | email@example.com
Carly oversees all marketing and for Giving Children Hope. She is responsible for an abundance of public relation duties including managing the organization’s website, writing blog posts, creating newsletters as well as charming and impactful social media posts. With her strategic eye for the story, she plays a large role in public events where she focuses on sharing the stories from “across the street and around the world”. Carly is a graduate from the University of San Francisco and has a deep passion for traveling and human rights.
Director of Administration | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica splits her time to make sure all of the office technology is functioning properly, ensure that all organizational paperwork remains up-to-date, writes and edits grants, plus a myriad of other projects that fall on her desk. Born and raised in Orange County, Jessica graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fullerton, with a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in English. She joined Giving Children Hope in 2008.
Logistics and Volunteer Coordinator, We’ve Got Your Back | email@example.com
Angie oversees all the Giving Children Hope volunteers on a daily basis. You’ll often find her in the warehouse explaining to volunteers the process of filling backpacks and sorting food. Our volunteers come from various companies, organizations or individuals who simply enjoy helping those in need. A large amount of responsibility sits on Angie’s shoulders; roughly 1,300 children and their families depend on the food-filled backpacks each week! Angie has a contagious sense of humor and is a busy soccer mom outside of work.
Warehouse Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Marius is the Warehouse Manager who has the hectic task of ensuring that all of our international and local donations are properly received and distributed. When he isn’t on the forklift loading containers, he is busy tending to warehouse inventory and medical supplies. Marius came to the United States from Romania bringing with him an understanding of what it’s like to grow up in an impoverished country. Today he is glad to have the ability to help those who are without resources. Marius enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and baby boy… and don’t forget to ask him to pick up a coin with the forklift, you’ll be amazed!
Assistant Warehouse Manager | email@example.com
Paul began at Giving Children Hope in 2011. Ever since, he has proven himself to be an extremely valuable asset to the team. Paul currently holds the title of Assistant Warehouse Manager and assists Marius in preparing and loading supplies that our organization ships locally, domestically and overseas. A large part of Paul’s responsibility is to ensure that the warehouse staff, shipment process and merchandise are all functioning smoothly and properly. Paul’s willing attitude is his greatest strength but it sometimes lands him with the funniest of jobs here at Giving Children Hope. Paul also leads our veggie picking teams and manages the aquaponic garden.
Warehouse Associate | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon began working with Giving Children Hope as a volunteer three years ago, and gladly stepped into the role of Warehouse Associate soon thereafter. Shannon handles much of the day-to-day inventory tracking and shipment paperwork. She coordinates the logistics of our international shipments by getting quotes, staging the supplies, and working with customs to make sure our supplies get to those in need around the world. In her spare time, Shannon loves traveling and finding the best restaurants in town.
Logistics Coordinator, Giving for Living | email@example.com
Rosa runs the Giving for Living donation center and makes sure that the program has everything it needs to continue providing services to those who can benefit the most ! She also oversees all of the handling fees and logistics to make sure everything stays afloat. Rosa feels blessed to have a job that enables her to help families in need. In her free time, Rosa enjoys going on walks and spending quality time with her children.
Administrative Coordinator, We’ve Got Your Back | firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Administrative Coordinator of our backpack program, Eli’s job requires her to wear many hats all at once! She acts as the liaison between the schools and families that are involved with Giving Children Hope. This requires her to identify families who could benefit from the resources that Giving Children Hope offers. If the family needs a resource that our organization does not offer, Eli always finds another organization or program that does! Eli also oversees the Christmas Wish List program ensuring every homeless child on our program and their siblings receive a magical Christmas. Her daily duties require her to deal with a lot of paperwork, social work and therapist-like responsibilities that she gladly carries out.
Bookkeeper | email@example.com
Barbara runs the accounting side of Giving Children Hope. Barb first learned of Giving Children Hope through her church youth group and would volunteer her time with the We’ve Got Your Back program to pack backpacks. She wanted to give back to the community and felt that someone in need could benefit from any bit of help that she was able to offer. Barb came to California from Omaha, Nebraska and knows that this is where God has meant for her to live.
Development Associate | firstname.lastname@example.org
As Giving Children Hope’s Development Associate, SueLynn works to maintain healthy relationships with corporate and individual volunteers. She is the initial contact who schedules and introduces the volunteers to warehouse staff and takes them on a brief tour of the facility. SueLynn also assists the Development Director with fundraising and related events. SueLynn is a UCLA graduate who is an extremely talented singer and bakes impressive desserts.
Front Office Administrator | email@example.com
Laurette is a lifesaver here at Giving Children Hope. She’s most likely the person who will answer your phone calls, complete data entries, sort out all of the mail and handle any packaging that needs for the directors and coordinators. Laurette is an active member in her church and always appreciates the beauties in life that God has blessed her with. Laurette enjoys taking full advantage of her senior-citizen discount when she’s out on the town!
Partner Relations, Giving for Living | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob works tirelessly to ensure our nonprofit partners and schools receive the product they need to serve the poor in our local communities. He learns and understands our partners’ needs and is always seeking opportunities to share the donations entrusted to Giving Children Hope. At the same time, he balances a multitude of donor guidelines and program logistics to keep the program running smoothly. Jacob will tell you that the best part of being in charge of our donation center is that he has the privilege of donating product to worthy partners and schools. Jacob is also a podcast junkie and enjoys listening to public radio and comedy podcasts. He’s actually made a few of his own!
Director of Budgets and Finance
Joe manages Giving Children Hope’s budgets and completes the payroll. Joe is retired after a 32-year career with the YMCA. He held positions that included CEO of the San Gabriel Valley YMCA; CEO of the YMCA of Riverside City and County; and Senior Vice President of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach, as well as numerous Executive Director assignments in that association.