With our deepest regrets we announce the death of one of our founders, Mr. Edmundo Esquenazi.
Mr. Esquenazi was a well-known business man in Colombia and a true philanthropist. Along with his life-long business partner, Jimmy Mayer, he founded Genesis Foundation in the United States in 2001. Their mission was, and continues to be, to give Colombian children the opportunity of a quality education and a successful future, by channeling not only their own resources but those of others interested in building a more just Colombian society. Mr Esquenazi was also a founder of Fundacion Neumologica Colombiana and contributed to many other social initiatives such as Fundacion Cardioinfantil and Fundacion Menorah in Colombia.
Mr. Esquenazi served as an Emeritus Board Member of Genesis Foundation until his last days. He was a low-profile man who was committed to improving the lives of those who were not as fortunate as he was. In addition to his financial contributions, he brought his wisdom and sagacity to the organization. He will be missed greatly and long remembered as a visionary founder.
Our hearts go out to his wife Mayra, his children Carolina, Moises and Eduardo, as well as other family members and friends.