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07/19/2021

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Aaron Hammon to the Board of Directors of Yours Humanly.
 
Aaron Hammon is Vice President for Behring Co, a real estate development and private equity firm based in San Ramon, California. He oversees real estate development operations, private equity fund administration, and investor relations, among other operations.
 
Prior to joining Behring Co, Aaron worked extensively in health care technology in various capacities, including finance, corporate development, account management, and implementation of software across hospital systems throughout the United States.
 
Aaron comes to Yours Humanly with strong leadership experience and more than 15 years in finance and operations arenas. His solid financial foundation, communication skills, and transferable fundraising talents inform how he approaches problem solving and making an impact on the world around him.
 
He has worked with the Wheelchair Foundation and with Special Olympics, fundraising through the annual Polar Plunge on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities. With a desire to become intimately involved in organizations that directly help people in need, Aaron joined Yours Humanly after hearing Sunny Singh’s deeply moving story about growing up in India.
 
“As a parent of two children, I recognize how impressionable they are and how critical it is to connect with them at a young age. We can’t wait until college to give children tools to navigate life. We need to provide quality education now, when they’re young—to help them learn to read and write, think strategically, solve problems, and become informed and confident decision-makers from an early age. That’s why education is so powerful—that’s the tool that’s going to lift children out of difficult situations.”

07/11/2021

Early bird registration is now open for the Yours Humanly 7th annual Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run & Walk and Kids Fun Run. Saturday, October 2, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, California. Held in partnership with MDUSD Education Foundation, this fundraising event supports educational programs that benefit children in need. Register Today!

06/03/2021

Yours Humanly has launched its 2021 BookFest Read-a-thon, sponsored by Amazon, a summer fundraiser that encourages reading while helping children in need. Participants reach out to their family, friends, and social circles and ask for one-time donations to support their reading efforts on behalf of Yours Humanly. Pledge participants choose the amount they wish to donate and reading participants honor those sponsorships by doing something they already love to do—read.
 
Read the full press release here.

05/18/2021

On May 14, 2021, Yours Humanly was awarded a $1,500 grant from Rotary Club of Walnut Creek to fund STEM kits for students of Meadow Homes Elementary in Concord, California. We are grateful to the members of Rotary Club of Walnut Creek for believing in our work and for their generous support and partnership.

05/04/2021

We are pleased to announce that Nika Hirsch (Northfield, MN), and Riley Pryor (Edmond, OK) are each recipients of a 2021 Yours Humanly Children Have the Power to Empower® Award.
 
Congratulations to Nika and Riley!
 
Learn more about the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award recipients and their work.

03/29/2021

Yours Humanly received an $18,000 donation from Intel in support of our global educational projects on behalf of children in need. We are sincerely grateful to members of the Intel workforce who contributed to this donation, and give thanks for their generosity and belief in the work we do!

03/24/2021

Yours Humanly is excited to announce the official opening of the Yours Humanly Nepal office, marked in celebration with a ribbon cutting held Monday, March 22, 2021. We express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to our special guest The Honorable Ms. Pampha Bhusal, Member of Parliament and former Minister with the Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare. In addition to Ms. Bhusal’s kind and generous remarks at the opening ceremony, she honored us by doing the actual ribbon cutting!
 
We are deeply grateful to the Yours Humanly Nepal Board of Directors, Country Director Ms. Candina Gurung, staff, and volunteers for organizing such a joyful and successful event, and for working tirelessly to grow Yours Humanly Nepal and transform the lives of children in need through the power of education.
 
We thank our many global donors and supporters who have helped us make a difference in Nepal.
 
This was an occasion for celebration and thanks! Please enjoy the gallery of ribbon cutting photos here.

03/17/2021

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Christopher Semturs to the Board of Directors of Yours Humanly.
 
Christopher Semturs is Tech Lead Manager at Google Health, based in Palo Alto, California, leading and managing the Ophthalmology and Dermatology research teams. Born and raised in Austria, Christopher earned his MS in computer science at Technical University of Vienna. He joined Google in 2007 in the Zurich, Switzerland, office, and then moved to the United States, in 2018, to join Google Health, where his team of engineers explores technology solutions for improving access to healthcare and healthcare information. His work at Google Health allows him to be a part of the journey toward healthcare equity for all populations.
 
Christopher’s experience in giving back includes his volunteer work sharing the experiences of an engineer with high school students. His mission was to help students understand the wide variety of options and opportunities available to them through education, and specifically an education in engineering—opening doors and shining light on possibilities some students may never have considered.
 
Education equity is key to Christopher’s involvement with Yours Humanly. He enjoys working with young people and believes we best serve them when we help them gain access to new information and encourage them to embrace possibilities; and when we address long-standing educational disparities by providing equitable resources to those most in need.
 
Christopher brings with him his education and extensive training in technology and his experience in team dynamics, setting priorities, and executing on a plan with partners and teams. He is driven with great passion to contribute for the better good, through his work with Google Health and through the endless opportunities before him with Yours Humanly on behalf of children in need.

01/05/2021

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Jewel Seperson to the Board of Directors of Yours Humanly.
 
Jewel Seperson, currently Head of User Research for e-commerce at Square, a payment technology company, is a leader in user research and market research with more than 15 years of experience in technology and financial services.
 
In 2018, Jewel augmented her professional work by dedicating herself to social impact work that leaves a positive mark on the community, not just financial gains. She launched 33Sparks, a social impact consultancy that develops research and strategy to drive action for purpose-driven organizations including social enterprises, nonprofits, and partner organizations.
 
Dedicated to giving back, Jewel has been involved in volunteer work throughout her career. Yours Humanly’s mission resonated strongly with her, as she is keenly aware of the inequality of educational opportunities for children—particularly the impoverished and those in need.
 
Jewel brings her background in research, strategy, and operations to the Yours Humanly organization to help further our mission and expand our reach on behalf of the children and communities we serve.
 
“I aspire to a world where there is less inequality and where all children are given the resources they need to grow and reach their full potential. I aspire to a world in which everybody recognizes how critical education is to the well-being of our children and our societies and participates in this mission to help all children in need.”

12/21/2020
We hope you and your loved ones are enjoying good health and high spirits during these challenging times. While it has been difficult to accomplish as much as we would have liked this year, Yours Humanly was able to positively impact hundreds of underprivileged children in underserved communities, thanks to your unwavering support and generous donations. We acknowledge your commitment to our mission and our organization, and we thank you most sincerely for acting on that commitment and for standing by us in 2020 to help us achieve so much.
 
On behalf of the children we serve, thank you for your belief in our work and continued support. Thank you for bringing smiles to the faces of so many precious children and their families, who desperately needed our help this past year.
 
From the Yours Humanly family to yours, we wish you a safe, happy, and blessed holiday season! As we raise our glasses to welcome 2021, we toast to your ongoing support.