“My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.” 

― Marcel Proust


AHHHH----it is finally Spring (at least for our readers in the Northern Hemisphere). Shaking off the winter and beginning anew is what spring is about. I always feel a little lighter and eager to move forward—excited about what the future may hold.

Every year I feel this same way, but this year the focal point is Restore Humanity. I keep thinking about how far we have come, the strength in what we have built, and my excitement about where we are headed.

We have grown so much as an organization. Our kiddos have grown, our projects have grown—we are in a really good place. By my lights, it is the grace of God and the strength of our global team that have brought us this far.

We have an incredible global team and at the head of that is our Board of Directors. Our Board is an extremely talented group of people from all walks of life that all have a true heart for what we do. All of our members have been a part of Restore Humanity for years and have gone to great lengths to lend their support. Each one of them shows their dedication to Restore Humanity on a constant basis and I am so thankful for all that they do. (Click here to see our members)

Another member of our team that deserves mentioning is Sheila Cole. She has become my right-hand lady in the last 6 months and volunteers her time on a weekly basis to help make Restore Humanity better. It is pretty awesome.

All of these amazing people (and many others) have facilitated our growth. We know so much more than when we started. For the things that we don’t know, we have worked long and hard to develop a system from which to base all of our decisions—our Mission and Vision Statements and our Core values. These serve as a way to share with others who we are—but more importantly they serve as road maps for us in difficult moments. They help us find our way and stay true to what Restore Humanity is and why we do what we do.

I am proud of us and so grateful to be a part of this. Thank you to all of our supporters— our donors of all levels, our incredible event volunteers, our supporters in real life and in social media, all of the local businesses that support us in so many ways. All of you are essential members of our family and we thank you. We receive so much love and support from all of you and we are excited to continue this journey with you...

Here are our Core Values that we just recently completed. A lot of time and energy went into them and we are so excited to be able to share with you! Enjoy!


Restore Humanity Core Values

1. Golden Rule

2. All About People

3. Intensive Cross-Cultural Collaboration

4. Prudent Use of Funds & Resources

5.Total Transparency

6. Strategic Fluidity & Patience

7. Drop the Cape

Click here for further explanation of each Value

Here are some fun photos of some of our Board Members and other members of our US Team at our past events! Enjoy them!

 Shelia Cole, our RH Scholar Vincent Agare, and I at Winetopia 2013

Shelia Cole, our RH Scholar Vincent Agare, and I at Winetopia 2013

 Candra Davis (long-time supporter and volunteer), Joe Fennel (Board Member), and Michelle Fyfe (Board Member) at Winetopia 2013

Candra Davis (long-time supporter and volunteer), Joe Fennel (Board Member), and Michelle Fyfe (Board Member) at Winetopia 2013

 Brandon Hurlbut (Board Member) and Joe Fennel (Board Member) at our Austin Fundraiser in 2011.

Brandon Hurlbut (Board Member) and Joe Fennel (Board Member) at our Austin Fundraiser in 2011.


 Dr. Scott Bailey (Chairman of our RH Medical Project), Leslie Bailey, Tim McFarland (Board Member) and I at our Wine Dinner 2013

Dr. Scott Bailey (Chairman of our RH Medical Project), Leslie Bailey, Tim McFarland (Board Member) and I at our Wine Dinner 2013


 Randy & Miriam Smith (Board Member), Vicki & Bill Mathews (Longtime Supporters), Britney & Brandon Hurlbut (Board Member) at our Wine Dinner 2013 at Bordinos

Randy & Miriam Smith (Board Member), Vicki & Bill Mathews (Longtime Supporters), Britney & Brandon Hurlbut (Board Member) at our Wine Dinner 2013 at Bordinos

 Me and Herbert "Boo" Buchanan (Board Member) at our Wine Dinner 2013 at Bordinos

Me and Herbert "Boo" Buchanan (Board Member) at our Wine Dinner 2013 at Bordinos

 Joanna Croll (Longtime Supporter), Jean Ann Fennel (Board Member) and Linda Collins (Longtime Supporter) at our Wine Dinner 2013 at Bordinos.

Joanna Croll (Longtime Supporter), Jean Ann Fennel (Board Member) and Linda Collins (Longtime Supporter) at our Wine Dinner 2013 at Bordinos.

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