Who We Are
Giving Back to Our Global Communities
The Rimini Street Foundation is privately funded by Rimini Street, Inc. and its global subsidiaries. It is a reflection of the values, hearts, and passion of Rimini Street as a company and individuals. We are on a mission to support humankind and share our company success by investing back into the communities we serve around the world through in-kind donations, employee time, and financial support. The Foundation's initial efforts were launched in 2015 in Las Vegas, and while Las Vegas remains our headquarters and hometown, our work has expanded across 6 continents and to over 350 charities. This site features the organizations receiving community investments from the Foundation. If you are moved by what you read about a particular organization, we encourage you to contribute directly to them and/or sign up for volunteer activities on their websites.
Supporting Humankind Around the World
Volunteer Hours Donated
Who We Support
The Rimini Street Foundation launched its work with non-profit community organizations and schools in Las Vegas. Today, we work with organizations worldwide, across a wide variety of charities - from education, to social services, animal welfare, relief organizations, and more - to provide important community services and donations for our friends in need.
A Cure for Childhood Cancer with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Representatives from LLS: Kim Seely – LLS Children’s Initiative Ambassador and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Oregon and Southwest Washington Region of LLS. Her daughter is celebrating 7 years of survivorship from leukemia. Charmaine Vazquez – Campaign Development Manager, Athletic initiatives for LLS. Since its founding in 1949, The Leukemia & […]
Weathering the Winter with the Founder of Winter Streets Project
Hi! I am Lou, Founder and Director of Winter Streets Project Five years ago, I had the idea of, instead of buying Christmas presents for my family and friends (who would only put them on eBay in January), I would do something to help those living on the streets. After a quick Google I had an […]
EmBARKing on the journey of a Career Service Dog with Freedom Service Dogs
Freedom Service Dogs is a non-profit organization based in Colorado, USA that prepares and matches assistance dogs with individuals living with “autism, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy (MD), Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy (CP), spinal cord injuries,” and veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Freedom Service Dogs is a proud accredited member of […]
The Foundation’s global efforts are guided by a volunteer committee of employees serving rotating terms, each whom represent different communities around the world. The committee’s analysis of opportunities and recommendations drive the investment activities of the Foundation.
Janet Ravin is the founder and Committee Chair of the Rimini Street Foundation, the privately funded charitable arm of Rimini Street, Inc. Drawing on her experience serving the community from the age of 6, she leads the global efforts of the Foundation with the Global Steering Committee, a rotating group of dedicated employees who volunteer their time and hearts to supporting the success of the Foundation across the communities we live in and serve.
Ms. Ravin is a strong advocate for literacy and education as long-term, sustainable solutions to ending generational poverty and the myriad of health, financial, and social challenges that accompany this dangerous, perpetuating cycle. She is a firm believer that all children and adults alike should dream big, think big, and dare to act big.
When Ms. Ravin is not serving as the Committee Chair, she leads the Employee Engagement efforts at Rimini Street, Inc. and volunteers her free time as a “Big Sister” through the Big Brother Big Sister program, a title she is proud to carry for the 7+ years. She is also an active supporter of impactful global charities such as The Innocence Project and Room to Read as well as a number of local charities in her hometown of Las Vegas such as The Cupcake Girls, an organization that provides aid and a hand up to marginalized individuals trafficked into the sex industry.
Dee Owens serves as the Committee Secretary for the Rimini Street Foundation. She is an HR Special Projects Analyst at Rimini Street with a lifelong passion for volunteerism and community service. She was honored as a recipient of the Presidential Service Award in 2015 in recognition of her over 400 hours of service in the United States, Japan, Dominican Republic, and Spain. Dee is dedicated to public education and has supervised or contributed to public archaeology digs that allow high school students to experience their local history in a hands-on environment. Since joining Rimini Street, Dee has helped organize a volunteer event with Meals on Wheels Chicago and looks forward to putting her values into action through the Rimini Street Foundation’s work.
Audrey Moresi is an Employee Engagement Coordinator with Rimini Street. She has always had a passion for volunteering and giving back, as evidenced by her history of being a Girl Scout for 12 years and earning the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. She still currently holds a lifetime membership to the Girl Scouts of America. She has organized, attended, and staffed numerous fundraising events throughout the years she spent in scouting. Additionally, she has experience in volunteer work for organizations such as the Mighty Twig Reading Rooms, Wings Resale Shops, and St. Nicholas Parish. In her time on the Rimini Street Foundation Committee of 2020, she was honored to help organize a volunteer event at the Pacific Garden Mission of Chicago.
Eponine has been part of the Rimini Street team for almost a year and this is her first year joining the Rimini Street Foundation. She is a Client Success Manager based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She finds it very engaging and meaningful that the RSI Foundation has been extending its hands to all those in need across the globe. Being a charitable advocate particularly for children and animals, Eponine is the long-term active donor for UNICEF, WWF Malaysia, and some NGOs. She has also participated in volunteer work teaching English to the underprivileged kids with Rotary Club and to a pet adoption campaign with the SPCA. She’s very honored to be able to represent SEA/GC to continue actively contributing back to society.
Kevin (Kev) Chiles
Kevin (Kev) Chiles is very passionate about both education and food — two things that he finds we need more of everyday. He loves being able to effect not only short term change but long term changes as well. As someone who struggled in school, he believes that long term changes in education systems can truly yield amazing results. He has worked with several charities and non-profits such as Salesforce.org, MegaPath Giving Back program, Cyberknife Cancer Centers, Boys’ and Girls Club, One Warm Coat, Center for Leadership and Education Equity, Open Heart Kitchen and Fertile Groundworks.
Phil Cullen joins the Rimini Street Foundation in 2021 as the SVP, Global Operations at Rimini Street. Phil has both a passion for and history of serving his community. He brings his experience as a Math instructor at Mount Tamalpais College, formerly the Prison University Project, a full community college with all volunteer instructors serving the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. He continually actively supports causes such as Wounded Warriors and Guide Dogs for the Blind. He looks forward to providing aid and making a difference across the globe with the Rimini Street Foundation.
This is Neji Dhakouani’s first year on the Rimini Street Foundation Committee. He is a compliance professional here at Rimini Street and since he joined the company, he has been very interested in supporting the Rimini Foundation through volunteerism and commitment. The Rimini Street Foundation’s mission has called out to him in such a special way that he decided to rise to the occasion and be more engaged. Neij’s North African roots and his cultural heritage align his views with poverty, sustainability, and gender equality causes. He is honored to be given this opportunity to be on this committee because he believes that we need to be the change we want to see in this world.
Jim Duggan is currently the Vice President of Client Engagements for Rimini Street. Mr. Duggan is new to the Rimini Street Foundation but is not new to volunteering and being part of charitable organizations. Jim has been volunteering at St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark, NJ for the past 10 years. Volunteering at St John’s has become a family event where Jim’s wife Amy and their two children Bridget and Jack participate. In addition, Jim Duggan started and chaired the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Golf Outing, which proceeds went to the Msgr. John P. McHugh Scholarship Fund. During his tenure over $100, 000 dollars was given to the Scholarship Fund and awarded to College Students in need.
Mr Duggan is also a member of the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh that hosts numerous charity events such as St. Baldricks’s Foundation for childhood cancer funding; Frank Schott Blood Drive; Luck O’ Pup pet adoption and fundraiser. Jim was awarded the Bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
Ronen Joined Rimini Street in 2019 as a Service Solution Architect. Giving back to the community and volunteering has always been an important part of his life since an early age. He has worked with disabled children teaching them photography, led a bicycle ride group, and held a weekly meeting of mediation and mindfulness for his community. Being on the Foundation committee is a great privilege and inspiration for Ronen.
As Nicky used to live in Southeast Asia for several years, she has seen the faces of children in danger – poor stricken children in silent tears from the hurt of deep emotional trauma. She was deeply shaken by this, and in response she asked herself “What can I do to help these children?” With her participation in volunteer groups in her 20s, Nicky fell in love with helping children and was happy to spend her time with them. Inspired by being an intern and volunteering, Nicky has a deep passion for charitable work. By joining the Rimini Street Foundation Committee, she believes that she can make her life more rewarding, and further contribute to making society brighter and happier.
Bopanna Machaiah is actively involved with a group of volunteers for in sapling plantation drive in and around his hometown of Coorg, India, to create awareness about the importance of conserving nature for the future. Besides volunteering for CSR initiatives through the Rimini Street Foundation, Bopanna has provided financial aid to a few NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) that run old age homes and orphanages for children in Bengaluru.
Amar Manickam believes that happiness is found in helping others, and helping others has always been a passion of his life. If you want to be happy, Amar believes, don’t see it in you, see it in another’s smile. He has volunteered by helping the local school by donating stationary, spending time with homeless people, and working to plant saplings. For Amar, it is not about how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. We may not all have the same amount of money, but as long as Amar has time to give, he is honored to be a part of the Rimini Street Foundation Committee since 2018.
Padma has been leading the CSR efforts on behalf of Rimini Street India since 2016, supporting student education. Padma worked with Mythri Association to fund student education, collaborated with Hyderabad Children’s Aid Society and organized health camps (general health, vision, dental), bought and distributed basic hygiene essential kits to children, and organized Management visits to meet children. Padma partnered with Hyderabad Deccan Round Table 189 for fund raising activities like Golf Tournament and representing Rimini India as a title sponsor during the Golf Award Night in 2018 and 2019. This fund was utilized to build a school block and toilet block at Zilla Parishad School at Papireddyguda, and she also participated in its inauguration. In association with HDRT 189, she was involved in distribution of Hearing Aids to children from Helen Keller Institute for Deaf. She worked with Ashray Akruti School to fund a computer lab for hearing challenged children, with Balavikas Educational Society for Disabled Children to fund student education in 2018 and 2019, and organized Management visits for their annual day celebrations. For Akshaya Vidya Tuition Centres run by Ekalavya Foundation, she extended support for running 10 centers supporting 300 children since 2019, refurbished laptops donation for tutors, participated in their annual celebrations, visited tutor training camps, and coordinated grocery distribution drive organized by Akshaya Vidya during Covid-19 lockdown. Padma also works in collaboration with the Rimini Street Foundation to process funds to approved charity organizations nominated by RSI Employees in the Employee Directed Grant Program. She is passionate about making a difference to the society and that reflects in her diverse efforts over the years. She has been privileged to serve Rimini Street Foundation since 2016 as a Steering Committee Member, and has been the pillar behind all the CSR efforts on behalf of Rimini Labs.
Over the years, Faye Newman has participated in various fundraising events including bake sales, organizing corporate black tie charity auctions, and sponsoring fun days like Jeans for Genes, Comic Relief and MacMillan Coffee Mornings (UK charities). She is particularly honored to be on the Rimini Street Foundation Committee of 2021 and she looks forward to working with the Committee to volunteer and help fundraise for so many deserving charities and causes.
Grace Shanmugam is an executive assistant for Australia & Oceania here at Rimini Street. Having lived in a missionary family upbringing and witnessed the charitable and missionary work her parents were involved with in Russia, Estonia and China, Grace is very excited to share her experience and contribute to RSI Foundation. Grace has participated in several half marathon events in Sydney as a runner to raise funds for charity. She is honored to be part of this committee as she strongly believes that if one has the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.
Rita de Cassia Silva
Rita de Cassia Silva is very excited to be a part of the Rimini Street Foundation committee. She believes that volunteer work is a great opportunity to acquire knowledge, gain skills, and grow as a human being. She feels that volunteer work makes us more sensitive to the pain of others. She volunteers through her local church to help and work with homeless people, needy families, and other low-income people. Through this work, she and other volunteers visit the needy and take them not only food for their physical body, but also words of encouragement and happiness that feed their souls. In the past, she participated as a volunteer teacher in a teaching project in a church in São Paulo. Currently, she helps financially with food donations to less fortunate people.
This is going to be Kenji Uegaki’s first year on the Rimini Street Foundation Committee. He joined the company in July 2021, and he has been impressed by and respects how much Rimini Street values contributing to global society in an effort to make it a better place, in addition to its business activities. He has never seen a company valuing social responsibility to this degree throughout his career before Rimini Street. In his personal life, he has been donating clothes to refugee camps in the world via the program run by Uniqlo, and he has been a supporter of the United Nations World Food Programme and Doctors Without Borders for about 6 years now.
Volunteering and community work is not only a big part of Sricharitha Yasa’s life, but also in the life of her family. She and her family give back in many ways, including visiting orphanages on special occasions like birthdays and her marriage anniversaries to provide them lunch and dinner, helping needy children with study materials like books and stationary items, and providing sanitary items to young women to help them maintain personal hygiene. She also spends time with the residents of a local elderly care facility and loves listening to their experiences and providing them with some aid. Sricharitha takes part in caring for the earth by planting native flora in her spare time. She is excited to help the Foundation Committee with another year of helping make the world a better place.
Contact the Rimini Street Foundation
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3993 Howard Hughes Pkwy, Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA