Our Founders

Meet our Founders who are partnering with us to create a world with no more orphans.






Hank Fortener

Founder, AdoptTogether.org

Hank is the founder of AdoptTogether.org, the world’s first and largest crowdfunding site for adoption costs. His family has adopted 8 children from 5 different countries and fostered 36 children while he was a boy. In less than 3 years, AdoptTogether.org has helped 2,200 families raise nearly $10M to cover adoption expense and bring their children home.

Hank Fortener

Founder, AdoptTogether.org

Hank is the founder of AdoptTogether.org, the world’s first and largest crowdfunding site for adoption costs. His family has adopted 8 children from 5 different countries and fostered 36 children while he was a boy. In less than 3 years, AdoptTogether.org has helped 2,200 families raise nearly $10M to cover adoption expense and bring their children home.

Scott Harrison

Founder, Charity: Water

Scott founded charity:water to solve the global water crisis. In 7 years, charity:water has raised over $125M and funded over 10,000 clean water wells in 20 countries. When completed, these projects will provide over 3.5M people with clean and safe drinking water.

Mike Tollin

President, Mandalay Sports Media

Mike has directed and produced more than a dozen feature films, documentaries, and long-running television series. These include Varsity Blues, Smallville, One Tree Hill, and Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. He is also the founder of PACE, which devotes resources to kid-based charities.

Karen Moyer

Co-Founder, The Moyer Foundation

Karen is widely recognized for her philanthropic work to help children. In 2000, she and her husband created The Moyer Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction.

Karen is a devoted mother of eight. In addition to their six biological children, the Moyers have adopted two daughters from Guatemala.

Jessica Stam

Supermodel, Humanitarian

Jessica has been one of the top earning supermodels in the world. She has partnered with many non profit organizations to support abandoned girls in the Kenyan coast and to connect foster children with loving families.

Kim Brown

Former President of Holt Children’s Services

Kim helped place 700 children in homes annually while at Holt, the world’s founding and leading inter-country adoption agency. He managed operations in 15 countries and worked with government offices to negotiate best care scenarios for children. He also worked with Congress representatives to pass the Adoption Tax Credit.

Erwin McManus

Founder and Lead Pastor, MOSAIC

Erwin is an iconoclast known as a cultural pioneer for his integration of creativity and spirituality.  He is regularly invited to attend TED Global events and as a best selling author has travelled to 50 countries, speaking to over a million people. Creativity, McManus contends, is a natural expression of our spirituality.

Dale Partridge

Founder, Sevenly

Dale is a social entrepreneur and teaches leaders and organisations how to position their brand, love their people, and develop profitable corporate social responsibility programs. He is a leader on marketplace trends, branding, and consumer psychology.

Ana Dodson

Founder, Peruvian Hearts

Ana Dodson was born in Cusco, Peru and was adopted as a baby by a family from Colorado, where she has grown up. Ana founded Peruvian Hearts in order to bring a better quality of life to the girls that had changed her life.

Chuck Fortener

Chairman, Hoping Hearts Foundation

Chuck founded Hoping Hearts Foundation to help assist adopting families with financial grants. AdoptTogether is the first project of Hoping Hearts Foundation. He also serves as President of the Board for Abilities First, a non profit that provides critical services to individuals with special needs.

OUR PARTNERS

AdoptTogether is the world’s largest crowdfunding site for adoption.
In the first 4.5 years, AdoptTogether has helped over 2200 families raise over $9.5M to fund their adoptions.
It is the community and supporters of AdoptTogether that launched #WorldAdoptionDay in an effort to celebrate and champion adoption.
It is the vision of AdoptTogether that there is a family for every child.

 

 

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