IT REALLY DOES TAKE A VILLAGE

From the initial efforts and passion of one Canadian entrepreneur and his family, to the Lancaster based business man’s inspired innovation, to the collaboration of a philanthropists and leaders who formed Horizon in 2004—our journey to empower orphaned children is one of  inspirational, lasting, sustainable change.

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP
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JACK EANS
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

Jack has worked in international relief and development for over 30 years, partnering with leaders of other nations to rescue, restore, and empower children trapped in poverty. Jack’s own story of abandonment, abuse, and loss of family led him to align his life purpose with helping the orphaned regain their identity and purpose.

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ONÉSIMO FELIZ
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
AND LATIN AMERICA DIRECTOR

Growing up with 10 siblings, Onésimo started his passion for helping children without parental care early in life, by helping mentor over 10 children who had no parents in his hometown of Barahona, Dominican Republic. Although the children are now adults, they still consider Onésimo’s family as their own.

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SAMUEL KAUNGA
AFRICA REGIONAL DIRECTOR
AND KENYA COUNTRY DIRECTOR

“Sammy” Kaunga is a tenacious operations manager and advocate for children in the Horizon family in Kenya and Africa. Sammy has a wealth of experience in child development  and youth empowerment. Before joining Horizon, Sammy worked over 20 years for international child development nonprofits in Africa.

CORPORATE OFFICE
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KAITLYN DAGEN

MARKETING ADMIN ASSISTANT
kdagen@empowertheorphaned.org

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DAN FINEBERG

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
dfineberg@empowertheorphaned.org

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JACOB KEELER

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER
jkeeler@empowertheorphaned.org

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NATALIE MEASE

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JERRY MECK

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KAYLA SCHNEIDER

DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
kschneider@empowertheorphaned.org

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REBECCA SHIRK

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
rshirk@empowertheorphaned.org

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MARSHA WIEGAND

FINANCE ADMIN ASSISTANT
mwiegand@empowertheorphaned.org

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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DARYL HELLER
CO-FOUNDER &
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Chairman of Heller Capital Group 

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JIM PESCE
CO-FOUNDER
CEO of Hallehluya Food Company

FOUNDERS STORY

 

Horizon was formed in 2004, with a mission to rescue children in need, restore their identity and hope, and empower them to a happy, healthy, self-sustaining future. As investors, entrepreneurs and philanthropists with a goal of investing for good, the business-minded lens through which they envisioned effective, lasting change helped to shape the model and values to what they are today.

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RICK HALLER

BOARD MEMBER
Founder and Chairman of Haller Enterprises

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GENE STRITE

BOARD MEMBER
Entrepreneur and Business Leader

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MATT BURKHOLDER

BOARD MEMBER
President and CEO of the Dutch Valley Family of Companies

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JERRY WEAVER

BOARD MEMBER
Co-Owner, President and CEO of Quality Custom Cabinetry, Inc.

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STEVE PEROFF

BOARD MEMBER
Realtor and Business Leader

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RON MYER

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
Dove Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council

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LARRY KREIDER

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
Founder and International Director of DOVE International

100% PROMISE
All of Horizons administrative costs are covered by private donors.
100% OF YOUR DONATIONS GO STRAIGHT TO CARING FOR THE CHILDREN.

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