One of the best things about money is its ability to be put it to good use – not only in your own life, but in the lives of others. I’m committed to doing just that.

Here’s how and where.

Mercy Corps

Mission: “To alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.”  From initiatives that empower women tochild protection, agricultural development, microfinance and unque gift campaigns, and more.

  • Mercy Corps was founded by Dan O’Neill.  Core values: We believe in the intrinsic value and dignity of human life. We are awed by human resilience, and believe in the ability of all people to thrive, not just exist. We believe that all people have the right to live in peaceful communities and participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives. We value stewardship of the earth’s health, pledging to accountably and efficiently preserve and manage its resources. We believe that it is our duty to be effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us. (

A portion of the revenues from all cooking classes will be donated to Mercy Corps

Action Against Hunger

Acute malnutrition, hunger, or undernutrition, results from the insufficient intake of macro- and micro-nutrients. It can lead to chronic malnutrition (i.e. stunting) or the severe wasting associated with acute malnutrition.

Acute malnutrition is the more immediate killer: It afflicts 55 million children worldwide—19 million of whom face outright starvation—and results in some 3.5 million deaths each year. This loss of life is all the more tragic because acute malnutrition is predictable, treatable, and cost-effective to treat. Read more


A portion of the revenues for all Corporate Chef Services will be donated to Somebody Cares International

The Gesundheit Institute

The Gesundheit! Institute is a project in holistic medical care based on the belief that one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family, the community, the world, and the health care system itself. About Gesundheit! »

In July of 2007, The Gesundheit Board launched a campaign to build the Patch Adams Teaching Center and Clinic, which will teach health care design and provide a positive global model of health care delivery on our land in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

We plan to build a forty-bed rural community hospital –what we call Phase 6. there will be sixty beds for staff and beds for their families in a creative, comfortable communal hospital. there will be 30,000 square feet devoted to the arts in a fully arts-centered hospital. there will be a school for social change and in-depth agricultural programs. It will be funny looking, full of surprises and magic. In a context of service driven care, we aim to operate this hospital on 10% of the national average.Read

A portion of the revenues from all personal chef services will be donated to the Gesundheit Institute to help build their hospital.

It makes me so happy to contribute to these 3 amazing organizations.