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 DIRECTOR
OF OPERATIONS

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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DAN FINEBERG

Director of Development
dfineberg@empowertheorphaned.org

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JACOB KEELER

Corporate President
jkeeler@empowertheorphaned.org

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SALYIENA LO

Staff Accountant
slo@empowertheorphaned.org

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SARAH PRYOR

Creative Content Coordinator
spryor@empowertheorphaned.org

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FRANK VALDIVIA

Head of Impact & Analytics
fvaldivia@empowertheorphaned.org

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GRETCHEN VILLEGAS

Chief Executive Officer
gvillegas@empowertheorphaned.org

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MARSHA WIEGAND

Finance Administrative 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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MATTHEW BURKHOLDER

BOARD MEMBER
CEO of Dutch Valley Food Distributors

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RICK HALLER

BOARD MEMBER
Founder and Chairman of Haller Enterprises

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LARRY KREIDER

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
Founder and International Director of DOVE International

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RON MYER

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
Dove Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council

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STEVE PEROFF

BOARD MEMBER
Realtor and Business Leader

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BILL POOLE

BOARD MEMBER
Entrepreneur and Business Leader

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GENE STRITE

BOARD MEMBER
Entrepreneur and Business Leader

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JERRY WEAVER

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

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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