New President Joins Project HOPE

Project HOPE announced the appointment of Rabih Torbay, a global health expert and leader in international development and humanitarian relief, as its new President.

Reporting to the CEO, Mr. Torbay, who has successfully managed global health programs benefitting millions of people in some of the world’s most challenging environments, will oversee the day-to-day operations of Project HOPE’s Global Health, Development and Communications departments. Read More

Preserving HOPE's History

Association VP, Debbie Reister, is taking the lead in working with Project HOPE to appropriately consolidate the archival material. The coordination will include two on-site visits to Project HOPE headquaters in Millwood, on March 11-18 and June 5-17. Alumni who are interested and available to be a part of the archival team, please let Debbie know at

Use of Association Funds --- Rekindling Relationships

The William B. Walsh, M.D. Endowment is reserved for the funding of Walsh Fellows and the Bill Kooiman Volunteer Travel Fund has provided exceptional alumni who return to work with HOPE small stipends to help with their travel expenses. The remaining funds --- Lee-Olive Harrison Fund for Basic Skills Education, the Alumni Fund and the newly established Dorothy Aeschliman Nursing Education Fund --- are discretionary, governed by committees and guidelines.

The Association plans to pilot a new activity to use portions of the funds to support counterpart-identified activities in former international program sites. The small awards will rekindle relationships among country-specific alumni, their counterparts and the programs on which they collaborated during their years with Project HOPE. A committee including a HOPE Center representative will review proposals according to already drafted guidelines.

Your year-end support of the Alumni Association funds will assure the initial success of this endeavor.

Make a Donation to One of the Alumni Funds Now!

Alumni Fund
William B. Walsh Endowment Fund
Lee-Olive Harrison Fund
Bill Kooiman Fund
Dorothy Aeschliman Nursing Education Fund

HOPE Remembers

  • Harold K. Monson, 11/18/2016, Photographer El Salvador
  • Dr. Henry Claman, 9/3/2016, Ceylon
  • Patricia Sweet, 1/2/2017, Peru, Nicaragua, Tunisia, Jamaica

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