Inspiring Stories

Ivy Child International is grateful for the support provided by donors who have made planned gifts to our organization. Through their generosity, these individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the future of Ivy Child through gifts that have created meaningful legacies. Read more about why they gave.

Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share.

Read their stories below:

Miranda Matias

Whether she is studying , Miranda’s interest in supporting those with health challenges, began during her days during the daily mindfulness program led by Ivy Child.

Neuler Franco 

Given all that Ivy Child has done for us, it’s an honor to give back through volunteering, by supporting the Annual Fund, and by putting Ivy Child into our wills. I see our bequest plans as another “second chance,” the opportunity to give future children and youth all that Ivy Child has given us and our young people.

Laiya, Arya and Lily Cratsley

Ivy Child uplifts children and their communities through the transformative power of mindfulness. For years I’ve been impressed by this dedicated team and their commitment to making a more equitable world.

Maria Campos

Maria loved her time at Ivy Child—the lifelong skills developed through the organization as a youth, the friends who were like family and are still close today. Now an executive at Google, she credits Ivy Child with teaching her how to master working in the human resource field beginning with her mindfulness practice for herself and her working in serving people. She now serves Ivy Child as a board member, as the first youth Board member.

Patience Princess Frimpong

I adore Ivy Child International and am profoundly grateful for all that it teaches us. My daughter Olivia is an Ivy Childer, and we knew the value of Ivy Child. Thanks to Ivy Child’s scholarship program, our family was able to benefit and was able to learn a great deal from the organization’s offerings.

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