Charis in the Community


FUNDVEC – Enriching Rural Lives with Books


Venezuelan Foundation for Education and Culture

Charis is a proponent of life-long learning, and is proud to support those who fight against tremendous obstacles to gain literacy, business skills, language abilities, and go on to teach and help others. Since 2002 Charis has supported FUNDVEC (Fundacion Venezolana de Educacion y Cultura) in charitable contributions and fundraising support to help them accomplish their mission to build public libraries in impoverished rural areas in Venezuela. They are equipping the next generation of global leaders through the opportunities offered by libraries.

Global Women’s Leadership Network

The Global Women’s Leadership Network provides programs that cultivate powerful international leaders and establish worldwide connections that will support their success. Through these women, we touch the lives of many more. Charis’ president is a founding member of GWLN, and Charis associates have participated in GWLN events to bring these programs to more women of vision. 

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University’s vision of producing students of “Competence, Conscience, and Compassion” will help the global business community meet its challenges in intercultural skills, ethics, and relationships. Charis has supported this vision by President Marian Stetson-Rodriguez teaching as adjunct faculty at the Graduate School of Engineering’s since 1999, and working with the Global Women’s Leadership Network that was launched and supported by the Leavey School of Business and the School of Engineering.