The philantrophic activites of the WMAS Management Group are conducted through the Kortschak Family Foundation, a nonprofit entity founded in 2002 and administered through the AYCO Charitable Foundation. Our mission is to support projects and organizations that work to improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members. Among the organizations with which we are involved are the following:
ASSETS School (Honolulu, HI) http://www.assets-school.net
ASSETS School is an independent school for gifted and/or dyslexic children which provides an individualized, integrated learning environment. ASSETS School specializes in serving children and young people from 5 to 18 years of age whose capability is greater than their achievement and those who are in need of acceleration and enrichment.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (Menlo Park, CA) http://www.bgcp.org/
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, founded in 1958, is a youth development organization offering after school programs on life skills through nine sites located in the most challenged areas of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and Redwood City, California.
Charles Armstrong School (Belmont, CA) http://www.charlesarmstrong.org/
Charles Armstrong School is an independent, non-profit, coeducational day school established in 1968 offering a comprehensive elementary and middle school education to dyslexic learners.
Children's Health Council (Palo Alto, CA) http://www.chconline.org/
The Children's Health Council (CHC) provides assessment and treatment services in multiple disciplines, with the objective to make a measurable difference in the lives of children and their families who face developmental, behavioral, emotional and learning challenges.
Kaulele Education Services (Kilauea, HI) http://www.kaulele.com
Kaulele Education Services on Kaua`i's North Shore offers educational evaluation, academic tutoring, and other consultation for students of all ages who may be struggling with academic skills, seeking greater enrichment and motivation, or considering school changes.
Morrissey-Compton Education Center (Palo Alto, CA)
Morrissey-Compton Education Center is a private, non-profit corporation specializing in educational services to children and their families, adults, schools, and agencies.
Palo Alto Partners in Education (Palo Alto, CA) http://www.papie.com/
Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting Palo Alto public schools.
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) http://www.usc.edu
USC is a leading, private teaching and research university founded in 1880. The Kortschak Family is partnering with USC Student Affairs to establish an endowment for the USC Kortschak Center for Learning & Creativity whose mission is to offer a broad array of innovative services for students with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other identified learning differences.
Kauai Public Land Trust (Kilauea, HI) http://www.kauaipubliclandtrust.org
KPLT seeks solutions for land conservation by acquiring land through donations and purchases for the benefit of the public, securing conservation easements on land and monitoring the terms of the easements and working in partnership with private and governmental conservation agencies.
Kilauea Point Natural History Association (Kilauea, HI) http://www.kilaueapoint.org
The Kortschak Family Foundation has contributed to the capital campaign to restore the Kilauea Lighthouse as a historic landmark on the North Shore.
The Nature Conservancy in Hawaii (Honolulu, HI) http://www.nature.org
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to protect the most ecologically important lands and waters around the world for nature and people.
WaterPartners International (Kansas City, MO) http://www.water.org/
WaterPartners International is a non-profit organization committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. WaterPartners offers traditional, grant-funded programs and is also harnessing the power of micro-finance to address the world water crisis.
Health & Community
Kauai Humane Society (Lihue, HI) http://www.kauaihumane.org
The Kauai Humane Society, a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, is an independent and private organization dedicated to ensuring compassionate, informed care of all Kauai's animals and promoting the human-animal bond.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto, CA) http://www.lpch.org/
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ("LPCH") is a world-class, non-profit hospital and academic medical center located on the Stanford University campus devoted entirely to the care of babies, children, adolescents and expectant mothers.
Open Eye Pictures (Sausalito, CA) http://www.openeyepictures.com/
Open Eye Pictures is an award-winning, non-profit production company specializing in creative, educational media. In an upcoming documentary feature, "Under Our Skin, The Untold Story of Lyme Disease", Open Eye Pictures investigates the shocking human, scientific, and political dimensions of Lyme disease.
Parkinson's Disease Foundation (New York, NY) http://www.pdf.org/
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leader in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy and is working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with the disease.
Rebuilding Together Peninsula (Redwood City, CA) http://www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org/
Rebuilding Together Peninsula is a nonprofit organization that builds volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities of low-income, elderly and/or disabled neighbors.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Dallas, TX) http://www.komen.org/
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people and ensure quality care.