Vivian is an Assurance Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP where she has spent the last eight years in the audit division of the firm working with clients ranging from startups to large international companies. She joined The Forgotten International’s Board of Directors in August of 2016 after helping with bookkeeping for three years. Vivian first learned about TFI after attending Tom Nazario’s speeches at the World Affairs Council, and again at the Commonwealth Club. At the time, Vivian was doing charity work with soup kitchens, but wanted to do something more with her accounting background. Read more »
Starting The Forgotten International (TFI) in 2007 was a direct result of two things:
First, traveling the world for the UN and various human rights organizations and seeing firsthand the extreme poverty that so many people had to live with day in and day out. Also, how many were women and children troubled me greatly since, in their eyes, I sometimes saw the face of my own mother who for many years herself was quite poor and lived through much hardship. Read more »
Martha Pascual holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute and has worked as a law librarian at New York County Lawyers’ Association and Stroock, Stroock & Lavan. When we initially approached Martha to join the Board, she was reluctant because she had not served on a Board before and did not have any business background. However, we knew her compassion for others made her more than qualified, and we are happy that she decided to join The Forgotten International Board of Directors in 2012. Read more »
Diane Brandenburg has been a Board Member for The Forgotten International since 2009, after she met Tom Nazario at a charity event with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. She was a key capital fundraiser for the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, and spent many years raising funds on the Library Council Board. She also made it possible to build the Children’s Discovery Museum and Gymnasium for the New Children’s Shelter along with her husband in San Jose. She is an active philanthropist and believes in creating a world which allows children to thrive. Read more »
He got involved with TFI at a point in time when he was already thinking a great deal about philanthropy and looking forward to how he would give back when he reaches retirement. “I had the opportunity to hear Tom speak at a luncheon when Bobby Kennedy, Jr. Read more »
Bill Alderman has been a litigation and dispute resolution specialist at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP since 1970. He donates a substantial amount of his time to pro-bono legal work, in addition to his long-standing commitment with TFI.
Bill began his work with TFI in 2008 when TFI President Tom Nazario gave a presentation on the work we do at Bill’s law firm. Since then he has been connected both personally and professionally, as Orrick incorporated TFI and obtained tax-exempt status on its behalf. Read more »