Northwest Region

Northwest Region

About the region

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Founded in 1988, the Northwest regional office of NPH USA is located in Bellevue, Washington. It encompasses the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Annual events include Faces of Hope in the Spring, a Gala and a Pequeño Tour featuring the children from one of the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) homes in the Fall.

NPH raises the kids and we raise the funds, and we need your help! We welcome everyone who would like to get involved. Register online today to volunteer!

• Click here for information about our Development/Fundraising Internship.
• Click here for our Regional Fundraising Board Member job description.
• Click here for our Regional Associate Board Member job description.
• Read Northwest Region-specific stories on our blog here!


Abbey Laninga

Northwest Development Officer

Anna Masako Hanson

Northwest Development Coordinator

Glory Visario

Northwest Development Manager

Ross Egge

Northwest Regional Director


NPH USA Virtual Pequeño Tour 2020

Tuesday, 09/01/2020

Monday, 11/30/2020

Once a year, each region of NPH USA arranges for student performers from an NPH home to travel to the United States for a ten to twenty day experience, affectionately referred to as the Pequeño Tour. Read more

2020 Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Pequeño Tour

Thursday, 09/24/2020

Monday, 10/12/2020

Join us for the 2020 Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Pequeño Tour! Youths from NPH El Salvador will be visiting to share their culturally rich musical and dance performances, as well as their touching stories with audiences across New England. Read more

Meet & Greet

Monday, 06/28/2021

Calling all Boston area friends! Please join us for an informal evening happy hour to meet our President and CEO, John Dienhart to share in conversation about the mission we all love.

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NPH Former International Volunteer Family Reunion!

Thursday, 07/08/2021

It’s time for a Family Reunion! The past year has been extremely difficult for many, and it continues to be difficult for each of the 9 NPH homes. All former International Volunteers are invited to join us for a fundraising happy hour, as well as a chance to reconnect with other volunteers from the home you lived at. Join us on Thursday, July 8th, to hear updates about how NPH has grown over the past 30 years, learn more about what has changed in the homes you volunteered in, and hear from former National Director Ross Egge about how NPH is working to support children and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

For some of you, many years have passed since you were a volunteer and for others it may have been just last year, but we all share a part in the big NPH family! Let’s come together to support the pequeños and our NPH family.

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2021 Football Legends Classic

Monday, 07/26/2021

Each year, the Midwest Region of NPH USA hosts their signature event, The Football Legends Classic. After a challenging 2020 and with things opening back up, we are eager to bring everyone back together on the golf course in late July to celebrate the NPH mission and connect with old friends.

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Travel Opportunities


Northwest News

This year, the Faces of Hope celebrations in Northwest reflected on all that NPH has built, and inspired us to keep on building together. Read more