"Ryan has become confident and motivated and considers the friends he made at camp his best buddies"

Our leadership

Kelly Hanrahan, President

Kelly left her career as a Registered Nurse to ensure that her three special needs children received the support they required. She has personally seen tremendous growth in her youngest child by his participation in the Aerie Experiences' camps. This experience has compelled her to help as many children as possible to also have this opportunity for growth.

Nancy Allen, Treasurer

Nancy has over 30 years in the insurance industry as an actuary and in data management. She was fortunate enough to have the means to have her two special needs children flourish from these therapeutic camps and is passionate about providing opportunities to other children. Having overcome a difficult childhood, she believes in giving back and spends a lot of her spare time volunteering. She has prior non-profit board experience with an alternative education school in Maine and is currently involved in mentoring young adults.

Lori Canter, Board Member

Lori has over 25 years experience in private industry leading teams, growing people, and launching new businesses. She enjoys giving back to her community and working with children.

Emily Shane, Board Member

Emily grew up teaching sailing to developmentally and physically disabled kids and adults. She got involved with Koru Kids Connections after seeing the changes in two of her friends after they attended these therapeutic camps. She is in charge of our website and social media.

The mission of Koru Kids is to create an ongoing source of scholarship monies for the purpose of accessing high quality therapeutic programming for children and families demonstrating a financial need and who would expressly benefit from the unique programs and services provided by Aerie Experiences, Dustin's Place, and New Beginnings Youth Ranch.  Additional  programs will be given consideration  by the board.

Help Our Cause

Our scholarships allow financially needy kids to attend therapeutic camps. We are 100% volunteer-run and all the money we raise is given directly to children in need. 

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