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about us

Genesis Foundation seeks to create a more inclusive society for Colombian children by improving the quality of their education. We enhance programs that provide children in vulnerable life situations with better opportunities to develop and succeed.

Vision

Our vision is to empower children who have the skills to pursue their dream.

Genesis Foundation was founded in the United States bya group of Colombian business leaders who believed in giving back to the communities where they have lived and worked. It stated its investment history with one donation of $10,000 focusing on projects in Colombia and with Hispanic communities in the United States, that favored education and health.

HISTORY

Genesis Foundation was founded in the United States by  a group of Colombian business leaders who believed in giving back to the communities where they have lived and worked. It stated its investment history with one donation of US $10,000 focusing on projects in Colombia and Hispanic communities in the United States, that favored education and health.

Genesis’ grant making role expanded in 2005 with the opening an office in Bogotá, Colombia and by becoming actively involved with its grantees. Thus besides providing economic resources Genesis began to assist the organizations with much needed technical support with the purpose of strengthening their functioning and their project results. In 2009 it was legally constituted in Colombia to facilitate local fundraising activities and the creation of alliances with the public and private sectors in the country. Following this, Genesis began to focus solely in quality education projects investing only in Colombia.

In 2010 we built a portfolio of educational programs and partnered with trustworthy local organizations to replicate these models nationwide. We support the operating organizations by giving technical assistance, providing funds, monitoring the investments and evaluating results. Our funds come from the support of our founders and donors that believe in our work. We have developed strong alliances with both the public and private sectors to leverage resources and increase the impact of all of our investments

Board OF DIRECTORS

Jaime Bermudez - Chair of the Board

Susan Mayer, Treasurer

Herbert Selzer, Secretary

Carolina Esquenazi-Shaio

Juan Carlos Garcia Cañizares

Andrea Lawson Gertsacov

Cristina Gutierrez de Piñeres

 

EMERITUS DIRECTORS

Edmundo Esquenazi (RIP)

Jimmy Mayer

Antonio Puerto

Our team

Cristina Gutiérrez de Piñeres - Executive Director

Email: cgutierrez@genesis-foundation.org 

Phone: (+1) 212-421 1149 /   (+571) 542-9171

Lucila Cecchi - Director of Development & Communication

Email: lcecchi@genesis-foundation.org 

Phone: (+1) 542-9610 ext 562

 Natalia Henao - Project Manager

Email: nhenao@genesis-foundation.org

Phone: (+571) 542- 9171

 Karin Kramer - Project Manager

Email: kkramer@genesis-foundation.org

 Phone: (+571) 542- 9171

Carolina Uribe - Project Manager

Email: curibe@genesis-foundation.org

Phone: (+571) 542- 9171

Patricia Trujillo - Administrative Manager (Colombia) 

Email: administrative@genesis-foundation.org

Phone: (+571) 542- 9171

Jennifer Gerbereux - Administrative Manager (USA)

Email: <jgerbereux@thecompassllc.com>

Phone: (+1) 212-421 1933

Events & awards

 

2007-2012: BeLive Colombia

Genesis Foundation along with Give to Colombia, Formula Smiles and ArtNexus Foundation hosted one of the most recognized fundraising events in South Florida to raise funds to support Education, Health and Economic Development in Colombia. BeLive raised over $4 million dollars in donations with the support of over 100 corporate sponsors, 3,000 attendees and the support of international media outlets.

 2010-2014 ING Miami Marathon - Colombian Team

 For four consecutive years a group of supporters ran the Miami Marathon to raise funds for Genesis Projects. Genesis Foundation was the only Colombian Charity participating in the marathon during those years.

 2011

 Genesis Foundation and Dar por Colombia joined efforts to host a Poker Tournament in Bogotá to raise funds for both organizations.

 2013- Toca Colombia

 Genesis Foundation supported the first concert of the Colombian Youth Philharmonic that took place in the magnificent New Word Center in Miami Beach. Over 700 guest enjoyed a fabulous concert of some of the most talented young musicians of Colombia.

  2013

 Genesis Foundation got an honor award by Fundación Alejandro Ángel Escobar in Colombia.

 2014 & 2015 Walking for Water Bogotá 

As part of the international initiative lead by the United Nations to commemorate World Water Day, Genesis Foundation and the Council of International Schools in Bogotá have hosted, for two consecutive years, Walking for Water. Hundreds of private school students have walked carrying water in honor of millions of children worldwide from vulnerable rural communities that walk daily in order to have access to clean water. This walk raised funds to support Genesis programs. 

2014

Genesis Foundation was invited by the Qatar Foundation to share its experience on early childhood education and participate in the debate: How Do We Best Prepare the Youngest Ones For School and Life? at the WORLD INNOVATION SUMMIT FOR EDUCATION (WISE) that took place in Doha.

 

 

Mission