Update from the CEO
NPH USA President and CEO John Deinhart provides an organizational update.
August 3, 2021
4-year-old Levi* and his 8-year-old sister Rina* needed a safe home and NPH was there.
Last November, when Levi was found by police wandering in the streets and his sister Rina was in a similarly dangerous situation, they were referred to Casa mi Esperanza and then to “the Ranch” – NPH Honduras. While their family is currently unable to care for them, NPH has become their home. The children keep in touch with their family through NPH social workers while our NPH family welcomes and cares for them at this vulnerable time.
Many times we hear our organization’s name in its abbreviated form – “NPH” or “NPH USA.”
In Levi and Rina, I am reminded that our full name – “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos” (“Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) comes directly from Matthew 25, where Jesus reminds us that “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
You see, by providing for our children – vulnerable children like Levi and Rina – you respond to this call in a profound way.
During this critical time, you have continued to care for our children with amazing generosity. You have given them the promise of a brighter future even among the manifold challenges of a global pandemic.
- Cared for 7,630 children with basic necessities of security, nutrition, education, and health care
- Welcomed 122 new children into our homes
- Celebrated 253 high school and 125 college graduates
- And provided 81,170 vital services through our homes, programs and hospitals
Your support has truly changed lives at the most important of times.
On behalf of all of our children, I am so deeply grateful.
During this past year, we have also learned a lot – adapting to a changing world and identifying several new areas to better serve our children and our communities.
Beginning in July, we have made some organizational changes to continue to foster dynamic relationships with our homes, our programs and with you, our donors. In order to advance these relationships, break down regional barriers, and expand into opportunity markets, we have created three new Donor Relations Teams across the country.
These teams, in the East, Midwest and South/West, will be led by Jennifer Rayno, Stephanie Pommier and Xavier Walker each taking on additional responsibilities as Vice Presidents of Donor Relations.
We are also adding additional resources to increase funding for our St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti, to help our donors create estate and planned gifts, and to strengthen our connection to programs in NPH homes and communities.
NPH USA will also expand our efforts in Donor Engagement (marketing) and Donor Care (stewardship, service, systems, and support)
Following a challenging in year in so many ways, we are hopeful for brighter times ahead. We are excited for these new changes and anxious to re-connect our great big NPH family!
There will be many ways to reconnect in the coming months as we resume travel to our homes, celebrate house parties and in-person visits, and plan for our Grand Gala Weekend scheduled for October 22 – 23! Stay tuned! You can find lots more at nphusa.org.
I look forward to this wonderful season of re-connecting with each of you and with the mission that we love,
President and CEO
“You may be only one person in whole world,
but you may be the whole world to one child”
Fr. William Wasson
* Names have been changed to protect privacy.