Who We Are
Board of Directors (Canada)
Project Amigo Canada Society was first registered as a Canadian Society through the Alberta Societies Act on September 17th, 2009. Today’s Board of Directors has fiduciary oversight of the Project, and individual members of the Board contribute time, talent and resources to provide funding for children living in poverty the opportunity for an education and much needed social assistance.
Since hiring its first full-time Mexican employee in 1998 (Anilu Mendoza), Project Amigo has carefully and patiently added new faces to its very capable staff as the Project has grown. All are native Mexicans, and several are former Project Amigo scholars.
California businessman Ted Rose first visited the state of Colima in 1984, coming down to climb a volcano. Instead, he took the wrong bus and found himself in the little poverty-stricken village of Cofradia de Suchitlan. That "mistake," and a few other fortuitous events, led to his decision with his wife Susan Hill to trade their comfortable lives for one surrounded by very poor children who would need a helping hand to break the bonds of poverty.