Today our founder Karen Spencer sent the following message to all of Whole Child’s partners, supporters, and other friends to recognize a pretty wonderful milestone:


To all our friends and supporters,

I founded Whole Child International on this day 15 years ago with the goal of bringing love and connection to vulnerable children everywhere. As I look back on all these years, I think of the children whose lives Whole Child has impacted and also about the many people who have made it all possible.

Speaking on behalf of our whole team, we are forever in the debt of so many people. I am thinking especially of our champions within development banks and those within government ministries, of our fellow foreign aid partners, and of so many champions in foundations who have worked to bring funds and support to us over the years. And last but not least, we are truly indebted to those many individuals who have chosen to provide us with the funds and other support we’ve needed, often digging deep into their own pockets so that Whole Child could carry on, grow, and aspire to reach more children in more countries around the world.

To all of you who have made our work possible over these last 15 years, thank you.

What better way to spend our 15th anniversary than with our growing team!

Again, thank you for your support, and for celebrating this milestone with us!

Best always,

Karen