Our Donors

Our donors and supporters play a key role in helping Curamericas Global save lives and transform communities one person at a time.  

Our organization and our mission wouldn’t exist without our supporters. Everything we do is made possible because of their generosity, enthusiasm, and dedication. They donate online, mail-in checks, volunteer at events, participate in missionary trips, and even run a virtual Mom-a-Thon to help us save lives. 

These generous gifts were received July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

$50,000 +

John Barbour, Clayton NC
Hillsdale Fund, Greensboro NC
Joyce Houser, Norcross GA
Lucy and Wes Jones, Fayetteville NC
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Oak Brook IL

$10,000 – $24,999

Karen and David Barkman, Fayetteville NC
Brenda and Rick Booth, Fayetteville NC
Duke University, Durham NC
First United Methodist Church, Cary NC
Haymount United Methodist Church, Fayetteville NC
Barbara Luke, Scarborough ME


$5,000 – $9,999

Rachel and David Bell, Raleigh NC
Rosanne Brandt, Charlotte NC Florida United Methodist Foundation, Lakeland FL
Fuquay Varina United Methodist Church, Fuquay Varina NC
William Hasse, Raleigh NC
Lisa and Mark Hoskins, Raleigh NC
L. Mark Jayne, Raleigh NC
Elizabeth Keeney, Fayetteville NC
Nicole and Amir Rubin, Portola Valley CA
Karen and Dan Todd, Durham NC
Mary Jane and David Williams, Cary NC

$  2,500 –4,999

Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro NC
Annabel Link, Northampton MA
David Markoff, Waynesville NC
John Matheson
Network for Good, Washington DC


$  1,000 – 2,499

Jill Block, Raleigh NC
Carol Dickey, Fayetteville NC
Color the World LLC, Knightdale NC
Cumberland Community Foundation, Fayetteville NC
First Congregational Church, Scarborough ME
Mary Leibold, Durham NC
Patricia Middleton, Rockingham NC
Erin McNeill, Durham NC
Patricia and James Mitchell, Dallas TX
Rotary Club of West Raleigh, Raleigh NC
Angela Salerio, Rochester Hills, MI
Kennedy Sullivan, Durham NC
Dr. Alice Weldon, Asheville NC


 $500 – 999

Elizabeth and Robert Fields, Durham NC
Janet Kaiser, Pittsburgh PA
Susan and Robert Knowles, Santa Margarita CA
Emily Wesson and Dr. Peter Millard, Belfast ME
Okemos Community Church, Okemos MI
Nathan Robison, Winfield KS
Timonium United Methodist Church, Lutherville-Timonium MD
Cristina Ward, Wendell NC


 $250 – 499

Pamela and Walter Blood, Kansas City KS
Magdalene Brooke, Lawrenece KS
Suzanne Bryant, Mission Viejo CA
Michael Burroughs, Richmond CA
Bette Camit, Darien IL
Andrew Herrera, Raleigh NC
Alex Kaysin, Greenbelt MD
Donna Lane, Fuquay Varina NC
Susan and William Lineberry, Greensboro NC
Mary Cathryn and Peter Murray, Fayetteville NC
Donna and Dr. Michael Vandiver, Anderson SC
John Weintraub, Vessy CH

$100 – $249


Patricia Baumgartner, Big Stone Gap VA
Diane and Reed Cobb, Fredericksburg TX
Michael Curci, Cumberland Ctr ME
Carole Deily, Plano TX
Frank Denton, Gales Ferry CT
Archie Golden, Baltimore MD
Ernesto Graham, Fayetteville NC
D.M and M.P Jordan, Lake Junaluska NC
Barbara Muffoletto, Raleigh NC
Judith and Dr. Theodore Myers, Albert Lea MN
Luke Perry, Greenville SC
June Peterson, Baltimore MD
Marva Richey, Raleigh NC
Darlus Schoonover, Arlington TX
Alan Senauke, Berkeley CA
Ira Stollak, Lake Oswego OR
Cathy Tashiro, Tacoma WA
Laura and Thomas Truby, Oregon City OR


$1 – $99

Kelsey Barnard, Morehead City NC
Beth Blackbird, Grand Rapids MI
Anna Paz and Aldo Guevara, Lutherville-Timonium MD
Judith and James Lowe, Raleigh NC
Patricia Mintz, Oakland CA
Iris Lynn Patterson, Port Lavaca TX
Michelle Richter, Raleigh NC
Carl and Cynthia Shankweiler, Valley View PA
Kurt and Nick Toombs and Stephani Hayes, Rochester NY
John Tooker, Mechanicsburg PA
Eileen Williams, Cary NC


In Memory

“Community” isn’t just part of our public health approach; at Curamericas Global, community is ingrained in everything we do. Like any community, we owe a great debt to the memories of those who helped us grow and develop through the years. These are the heroes upon whose shoulders we stand today. 

John Wyon (1918-2004)

John pioneered the concept of community based health, and developed the approach upon which all Curamericas Global work is founded, Census-Based Impact-Oriented methodology. John earned degrees from Cambridge University and the Harvard School of Public Health, going on to serve as a senior lecturer at Harvard and consultant to Curamericas Global and Oxfam America. John’s unconventional early medical career, which included stints in an Ethopian hospital during World War II and a missionary doctor in India in the early 1950s, no doubt contributed to his passion to develop health approaches best suited to the needs of local communities. John joined Curamericas Global, then the Andean Rural Health Project, in 1979; his ground-breaking and at times unconventional work in community health has been key in the success of our programs around the world.

Frank Houser (1941-2008)

Frank began his career as a pediatrician in 1971 and went on to become a world expert in measuring quality of care in health systems and developed a passion for maternal and child health. As a member of the Georgia Council on Maternal and Infant Health , Frank helped develop minimum standards for neonatal and maternal healthcare for the state, leading to significant reductions of infant and maternal mortality rates in Georgia childbirths. Frank joined Curamericas Global in 1985 and served for over 20 years, including 12 years as a Chairman of the Board. Dr. Henry Perry says about Frank, “Curamericas’ bright future today is due in no small part to Frank’s persistent and long-term engagement, leadership, and support. Frank has made the world a better place through his personal engagement of concern for the less fortunate and through his gifted leadership, and his investment in Curamericas will pay ongoing dividends as the organization continues to grow and improve the health of ever larger populations.”. Following Frank’s passing in 2008, his wife Joyce began serving as a Curamericas Board Member to continue Frank’s legacy.

Bonnie Jones Gehweiler Shinneman (1932-2020)

Bonnie was one of the original founders of Curamericas Global, first known as the Andean Rural Health Project. Bonnie became passionate about Curamericas Global following the unexpected death of her beloved husband, Jameson, in 1982. Bonnie served as our first Chair of the Board of Directors and worked as full-time volunteer for the organization, traveling frequently to Bolivia and creating new connections for Curamericas through her work with the United Methodist Church. Dr. Henry Perry, friend and colleague of Bonnie, says, “Andean Rural Health Care could not have made the progress it did during those early years without the dedication and service Bonnie provided…The good that Bonnie did for our organization will continue to grow and spread, and for that we will always be grateful.”

Lynne Randall (1950-2020)

Lynne served on the Andean Rural Health/Curamericas Global board for many years and was integral in leading work teams to Bolivia. In addition to her work with Curamericas, Lynne was a talented quilter and had a passion for donating handmade baby blankets.