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The Hamels Foundation co-founders Cole and Heidi Hamels present a check to representatives of West Philadelphia High School during the 2014 'Partners in Education' grant ceremony.
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Our Mission

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The Hamels Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the power of education by giving them the tools they need to achieve their goals.

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About Us

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The Hamels Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded by Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi. The Hamels Foundation has a dual purpose to provide support for quality education in the United States and establish a school in Malawi, Africa. The Hamels Foundation takes a community-based approach to education by providing assistance to schools as well as supporting other education based non-profit entities in the United States in need of support. This includes but is not limited to providing stimulating learning environments, high-quality educational programs and necessary provisions to promote learning.

The commitment of The Hamels Foundation extends globally to Malawi, Africa where there are over one million orphans due to the HIV/IIDS pandemic. Malawi is one of the poorest, most impoverished nations in the world. The Hamels Foundation is dedicated to building a primary school (Grades 1-8) that will educate nearly 2,000 boys and girls in the Mulanje District of Malawi. The first step towards breaking the cycle of AIDS is education, as well as tending to basic needs such as shelter and food. Our goal is to provide the first step in improving the lives of thousands.

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Testimonials

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Dear Heidi and Cole, Just a quick note of thanks

for allowing Jimmy and I the privilege of being a part of the school project and The Hamels Foundation. I had to see to see what I saw (at the Taylor School with those beautiful children) to truly understand and appreciate what value you guys are providing for them. They really need you, thank god they have you. With a grateful heart we thank you. Many thanks, Nadia and Jimmy of thanks for allowing Jimmy and I the privilege of being a part of the school project and The Hamels Foundation. I had to see to see what I saw (at the Taylor School with those beautiful children) to truly understand and appreciate what value you guys are providing for them. They really need you, thank god they have you. With a grateful heart we thank you. Many thanks

~ Nadia and Jimmy

Cole and Heidi, I wanted to say thank you for making CTL a part of your foundations work.

It has been the best experience in working with everyone involved, and we are grateful for you generosity. Together we are truly changing the lives of a lot of kids in the Ozarks! Many thanks!

~ Doug Pitt

Dear Hamels Foundation, I just wanted to let you know how much the Eldon School District appreciates your donation.

By giving back to the school you will directly impact the lives of thousands of kids for years to comes and bring back a sense of Mustang Pride that has been forgotten! Thanks

~ Matt Davis Rigor-Relevance-Relationships

Cole, Heidi, and Kathy, Thank you so much for the donation

to our new football stadium. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

~ R.G. Eldon R-1 Board Member

To The Hamels Foundation: As a member of the Eldon Board of Education, I would like to extend my personal gratitude

to The Hamels Foundation for your kindness and generosity with you large donation to the Eldon Public Schools. Again my sincere gratitude. Sincerely

~ Michael Krieyshaw

Thank you for your generous donation to the Eldon R-1 Schpol District.

It's refreshing to know there are people and organizations that see the real importance of education and are willing to invest in it.

~ Diane Kliethemes Eldon R-1 School Board Member

I just wanted to express my gratitude to Cole and Heidi Hamels

for allowing our son Nick the opportunity to attend the clinic this past weekend. You allowed Nick’s older brother CJ attend in a different role this year. He came to be a helper for Nick who has Down Syndrome. They both came home with stories of a great experience!!! Thank you again! We hope you all know what opportunity you gave to our son who usually only hears about what he cannot do or will ever do. Thank you, The Luther Family (Steve, Darlene, Cj and Nick).

~ Darlene Luther

Just wanted to let you know that Ethan really enjoyed the clinic

and is still beaming from ear to ear! Cannot thank you all enough!!!!

~ Leann Westerberg

Awesome pitching clinic!

A great bunch of gentlemen with real caring for the kids! Thank you all for doing what you do so very well!!

~ Bob Swick

I just wanted to send a quick thank you

for organizing the pitching clinic my son attended this weekend. He was obviously thrilled to meet Cole and the other instructors, but he told me his favorite part was the closing speaker, "Mr. Brogan." Hopefully he takes some of those lessons to heart.

~ Eric Van Zanten

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Board of Directors

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Cole & Heidi Hamels

Co-Founders of the Hamels Foundation

Kathleen Greene

Chief Operating Officer

 
Phone: 417-773-4733

Robert J. Keegan, Jr.

Board President

 
http://www.wmgk.com

Stuart O’Neal- Board Vice President

Board Vice President

 

Aaron Jernigan

Patrick Kelly

Renato Lajara

Peter Madden

http://www.agilecat.com

Jimmy & Nadia Maransky

http://www.theicehousedevelopment.com/

Beth Raidel

Sophie Riegel

Jim Sheehan

http://www.lfg.com

Stephanie Smith

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PA/MO Offices

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Kelly Anderson - Director of Operations

Phone: 417-988-2369
Email:kelly@thehamelsfoundation.org

Lauren Henderson - Retail and Office Manager

Phone: 484-383-4710
Email:lauren@thehamelsfoundation.org

Mandy Anderson

Phone: 417-988-5570
Email:mandy@thehamelsfoundation.org
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Trustees

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Our Africa Partner

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GAIA (Global Aids Interfaith Alliance)

GAIA

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) was founded in response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. GAIA provides life-saving services in rural Malawian villages.

Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa, is at the epicenter of the HIV/AIDA crisis where 80,000 people die each year, and over 550,000 children have been orphaned.

TheGAIA.org
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