I wanted to reach out to a select group of my close friends to call on their generosity for a cause that has won my heart.
The opportunities afforded me through receiving a quality education are difficult to overstate. Those opportunities enabled me to pursue my dreams and live the life I have today. For a long time I have sought out a way to give back to my fellow Romanians (Moldovans) and allow them the chance to have access to a greater range of possibilities than they ever imagined they could. With Blue Heron I have found the perfect vehicle to take such positive action. Founded 18 years ago, they help orphaned and abandoned youth receive a college/vocational school education and pair them up with a mentor from their field for guidance and encouragement. It is extraordinary how much the foundation can accomplish with relatively modest sums:
- $2,200 covers college fees for one medical student/1 year
- $1,260 covers college fees & expenses for one student/ 1year
- $ 660 covers monthly expenses for one student/1 year
- $ 600 covers college fees for one student/1 year
One of the things I like most about the foundation is that 100% of contributions go directly to BH programs, as the founders cover all operating costs, so I feel entirely comfortable contributing my time and resources to its mission. I know that every aspect of my investment translates into tangible results for specific individuals with worthy ambitions and ample initiative to take charge of their futures, when given the chance to do so.
Thank you for considering helping me reach the goal of supporting 7 students in college this year.
Diana Girnita, M.D.
Blue Heron Mentor and Member