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On December 1st, 2015, APOPO officially announced the opening of APOPO US, an independent 501(c)(3) affiliate organization, based in Washington DC.

APOPO US aims to support the organization's overall global activities by strengthening collaboration with US donors and operational partners. Direct tax deductible donations to support APOPO and the HeroRAT's are now possible for the US public, which makes up over 50% of the organization's global public supporters.

APOPO US management team

Charlie Richter

Charlie Richter
US Director

Charlie joined the APOPO team in December 2014 as US Director, based in Washington DC. Previously he ... Read more

APOPO US board members

Mari Kuraishi

Mari Kuraishi

Mari is the co-founder and president of Global Giving. Global Giving connects individual and institu ... Read more

Beverly Schwartz

Beverly Schwartz
Secretary of the Board

Beverly Schwartz is the Director of Global Marketing and a Vice President at Ashoka, a leading organ ... Read more

Piet Van Hove

Piet Van Hove
Board Member

Piet Van Hove is the head of the International Relations Office of the University of Antwerp, Belgiu ... Read more

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