Empowering Communities. Strengthening Families.
Focusing on locally-identified sustainability goals through service builds our community while also strengthening the family bond.
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About ILI Foundation
ILI Foundation exists to support intergenerational volunteering at home and abroad. We believe that we strengthen both our community and our family when we volunteer together across multiple generations (e.g., parent-child, grandparent-grandchild, etc.).
We believe in helping our neighbors at home and abroad with locally-defined sustainability goals. Activities can range from breast cancer awareness in our community to building a sustainable garden for a community living in extreme poverty in another country.
Volunteering can be parent-child, grandparent-grandchild, or other approaches. Non-traditional families are welcome with open arms.
Vice President and Board Member
Senior Galvez was born in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, in 1971 and has always lived there since then. He worked for the Peace Corps as a Spanish instructor. He has also taught Spanish to volunteers from around the world. For almost 10 years, Mr. Galvez has spent tens of thousands of hours of working as a tour director.
That includes organizing programs in the Dominican Republic, facilitating reflections to ensure meaning, managing emergencies to the doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and other places.
Senior Galvez is the Senior Director of Service Learning in the Dominican Republic for ILI Travel, and he is a board member of the ILI Foundation. As Senior Director of Service Learning he works with the locals – from non-profit organizations to create service learning opportunities to training and managing our Tour Directors – to ensure the highest standards are met by our organization.
His work involves not just management but so much more. He also ensures that we are volunteering with a grassroots understanding and working toward locally-identified needs. He spends each day ensuring that we are adhering to economic, educational, and environmental sustainability.
Ifeoma (Ify) Aduba
Ms.Aduba is Principal at The Mudita Collective, LLC. She is a vision-based, strategic thinker committed to a cross-sector, collaborative approach to building thriving communities. She
applies a catalytic thinking model to capacity building, while creating the conditions to bring out the best in everyone and everything. Her calm demeanor is often paired with a choice of vulnerability over fear; courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable issues. The mountain is just a challenge, never a barrier. Her professional career includes numerous successes in executive leadership, bridge building, and creative thinking that have made it possible to achieve greater holistic impact.
The professional experience that Ms. Aduba has gained over more than 20 years crosses sectors and spans the complete spectrum of effective organizational and team development. She has ensured organizations maintained a compliant state throughout their entire lifecycle – from formation, through maturity, and into dissolution. Her background includes fundraising, communications, community outreach, education, and program design, implementation, and evaluation. She has trained and developed individuals and teams and facilitated discussions developing visions, missions, values, strategic plans, and collaborative ventures. She has served in executive and leadership roles with such organizations as A Woman’s Place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Hospital; and Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles, California.
Since 2015, Ms. Aduba has been a fellow and faculty with Creating the Future, teaching and practicing Catalytic Thinking with a collection of individuals from around the world.
Ms. Aduba holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. She is raising two amazing girls and ambitiously seeks time to work out at least three days a week.