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 300 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.
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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.
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.
Maira Barba is our Committee Secretary and has served since its initial launch in 2015. Serving as the Committee Secretary has provided her with a deep appreciation for how our foundation seeks and funds projects that improve the quality of life for our friends and communities in need around the world.
Maira Barba grew up in Los Angeles and is now a Las Vegas resident. She lives with her loving partner, son, daughter, and her dog Chanel. She has participated in programs like El Espejo, a mentoring program that connects university students with high-risk students from Lennox Middle School to LMU’s Bookwork project that brought at-risk children up to grade-level by the end of their kindergarten year. Around the Las Vegas Valley she has participated in programs/events such as the Magical Forest, Best Buddies, and Walk in your Dress charity walk. She received her BA in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and is an HRIS Business Analyst.
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.
Working with Habitat for Humanity on several housing projects and Play House events has given Vince Crandall a sense of fulfillment in returning to the community. Being able to see the completed project, whether it is a home or a play house allows you to see a tangible result, and witnessing the looks of joy on those receiving them is priceless. Vince has since branched out from Habitat to Humanity to help with the Open Heart Kitchen and holiday food brigades. He is also involved with the Boy Scouts of America and works with his son at a Veterans Hospital. He believes that volunteering there gives a new perspective of those who have given so much for our country and freedom. He has found throughout his life that giving back fills one with more joy than anything else, and he is proud to be a part of the Rimini Street Foundation Committee.
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.
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.
Michelle Fan actively engages in activities that empower others. She is a dedicated member to Toastmaster International, one of the largest non-profit educational organization, for more than a decade. Michelle looks forward to extend a helping hand and give back to the society by serving on the Rimini Street Foundation Committee.
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.
This is Taiga Kikuchi’s first experience with charity involvement and he is very honored to be entrusted with it. He hopes that everyone can recognize the current situation in Japan and he is looking forward to doing his best to help as many people as possible in his time on the Foundation Committee.
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.
This is Ayana MacShate’s first year on the Rimini Street Foundation Committee. She is an executive assistant here at Rimini Street and since she joined the company, she has been impressed by the charitable spirit and has participated in multiple fundraising and volunteer events. She participated in the Open Heart Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Kids Against Hunger events with Rimini Street. She has always enjoyed giving back to those in need. She has been active in church events that serve the communities nearby from gathering and distributing goods to the homeless to gathering and donating clothes and books for children. She is honored to be given this opportunity to be on this committee because she believes that we need to be the change we want to see in this world.
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.
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.
Giving back to community was always very important and significant for Assaf Nagar, ever since he was in university. For two years, he mentored a teen from a distressed family and helped him with math and physics and was essentially a big brother to him. After that, for five years he participated in packing food for families during the holidays in Israel with various non-profit organizations. For two years in his work at TowerJazz, he taught English voluntarily at a school in Migdal HaEmek preparing students for their final exams. Today, he is proud to be an integral part of the Rimini Street Foundation and looking forward to helping Rimini Street give back to our communities.
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.
Claudia Rios is an enthusiastic IT professional and loving mother of two beautiful kids, but with the years passing by she felt something was missing from her life. Then she joined a volunteer group that focused on spending time visiting the residents of a retirement senior house. There, she played the funniest domino rounds, heard the most amazing love stories, watched the sweetest soap operas on TV, shared the saddest tears and felt the loneliness those elders feel every time one of them leaves. The home, “Hogar Marillac,” organizes a Christmas Bazaar every year with all donations and the healthier and stronger guys sell all the donated items with great enthusiasm. The volunteers join them and support them until the Bazar closes — this is one of the best days of the year for them. It is with this experience that she comes to the Rimini Street Foundation, eager and ready to help give time and care to those who need it most.
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.
Giving back to society and helping those who are less fortunate has been a family tradition for Rajesh Valluri growing up. As an adult, Rajesh was involved in personally sponsoring some school and college age kids in India, paying for their tuition and chipping in to build community centers in my childhood village. He is an active blood and plasma donor at the local Red Cross and volunteers at his council library too. He jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Rimini Street Foundation. With a chance to make a real, tangible change in the lives of many, Rajesh hopes he can add some value to the core principles of the Foundation.
Giving back to the community has always been a core value in Victoria Wright’s life. Serving Thanksgiving meals to the homeless, spending time with the elderly at the local hospital as a “Candy Striper” and reading books to ESL students were her three main volunteer focuses throughout her childhood. She was a “Big Sister” for the Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor to her “Little Sister.” Victoria spent several years as a weekly volunteer providing emotional support to the residents and staff help at the Ronald McDonald House Houston. Victoria has been honored to serve on the Rimini Street Foundation Committee since 2017 and looks forward to helping Rimini Street give back to our communities.
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.
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