Donor Spotlight

Empowering Others to Serve: How Tom and Karisa Schreck View Their Long-Term Support of Kupenda’s Mission

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on January 19, 2023

For the past 14 years, I have had the privilege of knowing and doing life with some of my dearest friends and neighbors, Tom and Karisa Schreck. Tom is a software engineer and former board member of one of Kupenda’s nonprofit supporters, Adventures for the Cure. Karisa is a neurologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who…



“The True Value of Educating and Advocating for Others”: An Interview with Kupenda’s New Board Chair, Leah Battillo

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on December 20, 2022

This month, I had the privilege of interviewing Leah Battillo, a special education teacher, board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), and current Kupenda board chair. Last year, after deciding to step down from 12 years of board service (mostly as chairperson) to work as a program consultant for Kupenda, it was a privilege to transfer this meaningful…



“More than a Good Cause”: An Interview with Our Book Author, Board Chair and Supporter, Lauren Blair

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on May 28, 2021

This month I had the honor of interviewing, Lauren Blair, the author of “An Unlikely Gift” – a book about Kupenda’s work and history. In addition to traveling to Kenya 4 times, including to interview Kenyan families and leaders for this book, Lauren has also served on Kupenda’s Board for the past 12 years and…



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“Not a typical nonprofit”: A Conversation with one of our Foundation Representatives

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 20, 2021

Craig Hammon wears many hats: he’s a mentor to Kupenda’s founder, a child sponsor, a generous donor, a guest speaker at our 2019 gala, and a trustee at a Foundation that has invested more than $650,000 in Kupenda’s work to improve the lives of children living with disabilities. For more than a decade, Craig also…



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Extreme Athleticism and Generosity

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on April 15, 2021

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director On April 17th, Pat Blair is celebrating his 40th birthday by running 62 miles around Patapsco Valley Park (Maryland) and raising funds for Kupenda for the Children! Pat is the co-founder of Adventures for the Cure (AFC), an organization that has raised thousands of dollars for Kupenda…



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