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About Us


Genesis Foundation seeks to create a more inclusive society for Colombian children by improving the quality of their education. We enhance programs that provide children in vulnerable life situations with better opportunities to develop and succeed.


Our vision is to empower children who have the skills to pursue their dream.



Genesis Foundation was founded in the United States by a group of Colombian business leaders who believed in giving back their achievements to the most vulnerable communities in Colombia. The country where they lived, worked and fulfilled their dreams.

In 2001, 

Genesis began as a second level organization, focused on education and health projects in Colombia and with Hispanic communities in the United States.

In 2005, 

the office in Colombia was set up, which allowed its sources of income and institutional relations to expand and provide financial support to organizations.

Our Team

Cristina Gutiérrez
de Piñeres 
Executive Director 
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Patricia Trujillo
Manager Colombia
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Karin Kramer 
Program Manager in Elementary School
Viviana Fernández Díaz
Program Manager in Early Childhood
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Lucila Cecchi 
Director of Development
& Communications 
Jose Fernando García
pedagogical consultant
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Eliana Barrera Contreras 
Administrative professional
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Claudia Giraldo Suesca
Program professional
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Marcela Polanco Machado
Program professional
Geraldine Navas Corchuelo
Geraldine Navas Corchuelo
Development and Communication Professional
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Johanna Hernández
Project manager
Andrea Moreno Munévar
Development and communication assistant 

Genesis Foundation’s work management (data):

In these 18 years of pride:


students have directly participated in the Genesis Foundation programs.


teachers have been trained in different educational methodologies.

Our programs have been implemented in 

+20 departments

of the country.

US 19.500.000

has been invested to improve the quality of education in Colombia. 

Board of Directors

Jaime Bermúdez
Andrea Lawson Gertsacov
Susan Mayer
Cristina Gutiérrez de Piñeres 
Herbert Selzer 
Jorge Di Terlizzi
Carolina Esquenazi
Juan Carlos García Cañizares 
Margarita Rebhein
Emeritus Directors
Edmundo Esquenazi (RIP)
Jimmy Mayer
Antonio Puerto


Genesis Foundation Inc.: is registered in the United States as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization by the IRS. Since 2016, Genesis Foundation has status of "public charity".is registered in the United States as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization by the IRS. Since 2016, Genesis Foundation has the status of "public charity".

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United States´s Office:

505 Park Avenue, 4 Floor,

New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 421-1152  

Fax: (917) 591-7858

Genesisfoundation©Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.

Colombia´s office:

Genesis Foundation

Calle 90 # 13A - 20

Ofice 702

Phone: +(571)7176518

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