WWIF Team: Issa, Jim (SWT), Guillermo, Denise and KurtDeerfield Beach, Florida - March 15, 2012.  Industry members at all levels show their support.

The Wishing Well International Foundation exhibited in Booth 309 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 8th and 9th. During the exhibition, visitors had a chance to speak with Guillermo Guzman, Founder, and Jim Bodenner, Executive Director of the Safe Water Team (SWT).  WWIF and SWT forged an agreement late last year to collaborate, with the goal

Deerfield Beach, Florida - March 14, 2012.  1st Annual Golf Tournament a success: Wind blasted for a good cause.The golf tournament started as planned at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 6, in spite of high winds with gusts up to 70 mph. It was windy at tee-off time and no one really expected it to get much worse; however, by 4 pm, the wind was so strong, we were all getting pushed around and sand blasted.  One good thing: any












Last call for 1st. Annual WWIF Golf Tournament








Dear Industry Colleagues,Our First Annual Golf Tournament is set to start at 1:00 pm. Tuesday, March 6th. We still need players and I urge you to reconsider and join a fun group who already signed up. So far we only have 22 players and we are committed to a minimum of 32. The following players have signed up:



Gary Strunak
Pat Dalee


Sid Fly
Kurt Peterson


Mike Mormino
Shawn Talley


Doug Horner
Issa Al-Kharusy


Brad Hume
John Heskett


Mike Black
Brian Good


John Duba
Mike

Cape Town, South Africa – February 24, 2012 – Wishing Well International Foundation South Africa is born.  WWIF South Africa has been incorporated in Cape Town in an effort to make the work of the parent foundation more sustainable in South Africa.  Tony Marchesini, Senior VP of Operations for Africa and Ken Lister, VP of Marketing - Corporate Sponsorships and Fundraising initiated the filing process that will expand the reach of the foundation and allow for tax deductible fundraising in South

Boca Raton, Florida - February 17, 2012.  In appreciation for the school's fundraising efforts to support the Foundation, Guillermo Guzman presented Janet Tumminello, Dean of Students, with a plaque.  The plaque read: "St. Paul Lutheran School.  In appreciation of your leadership in supporting Wishing Well International Foundation. You have helped save lives"
Inspired by the Rachel Beckwith story, the 9 year old girl who decided to give up birthday presents to raise money to provide people with clean water and who

Deerfield Beach, Florida - February 12, 2012.  WWIF partners with Sailors Without Borders and vows to deliver Hydraid systems to be delivered to Haiti in early March. After attending a couple of meetings in Palm Beach, Liezel Maree contacted Guillermo Guzman and invited him to attend a Sailors Without Borders (SWB) meeting at the Palm Beach Sailing Club where the non-profit was sharing with its members the events of their most recent trip to Haiti bringing supplies, water, generators, computers, school supplies

Ken Lister, Guillermo Guzman and Tony Marchesini  Cape Town - South Africa. November 30, 2011.    Ken Lister, Financial & Operations Director for H2O International South Africa accepted the Position of VP Marketing - Corporate Sponsorships - Africa in a meeting in H2OSA's corporate headquarters  in Cape Town.  Ken has been actively involved with the Foundation since Tony Marchesini first joined the organization in 2010 and is very excited about the Foundation and its potential for growth in Africa.


Having been involved in the

Deerfield Beach, Florida - November 15, 2011. First three water purification systems donated by Western Sales, a division of Mission Support, arrive in Florida. The 1,500 gallon-per-day systems are the first three of potentially 60 systems to be donated by Western Sales over a period of time.

The systems include pre-filtration to remove sediments; water softening; carbon filtration to improve taste and odor and remove organics and reverse osmosis and UV disinfection to make sure the water is completely sterile before

Deerfield Beach, Florida – November 11, 2011.  Key members of the Foundation attend the Aquatech show in Amsterdam to continue creating awareness amongst water industry peers.  Guillermo Guzman, Founder; Issa Al-Kharusy, Senior VP - Strategic Development & Global Marketing; Kurt Peterson, VP of Marketing - Strategic Donor Relations & Media and Denise Al-Kharusy Marketing Director – Corporate Sponsorships were present at the recent Aquatech show Nov. 1 through Nov. 4.

Kurt, Issa, Guillermo & Denise  Members of the Foundation had a

Deerfield Beach, Florida - November 10, 2011.  Water Technology, Water Conditioning & Purification, and Water Quality Products magazines continue their support for the foundation in 2012.  All three of the publications provided support in 2011 and they recently made a commitment and finalized their advertising programs for the foundation in 2012.

  In addition to coverage of the foundation’s press releases in the printed and on line versions of the publications the magazines will run ads at various times during the

Deerfield Beach, Florida – November 9, 2011 – St. Paul Lutheran School of Boca Raton, Florida; honors Delaney Hill and presents her with check to add to her fundraising effort. Delaney gave up birthday presents to raise money for people lacking clean safe drinking water and her fellow students and the school honored her by raising money for her cause. Each student made a small contribution for the right to dress down on Dress Down Day for Water, and combined

  Deerfield Beach, FL – September 30, 2011 – Amway Corporation becomes a Platinum Corporate Sponsor.Amway Corporation of ADA Michigan joins the growing list of sponsors for Wishing Well International Foundation.  Amway has been involved in Corporate Social Responsibility programs for a long time and is closely involved with the Safe Water Team (SWT), a Michigan NGO Wishing Well just partnered with in order to broaden its reach to people in need.  SWT has set up distribution centers in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras

Issa Al-Kharusy and Mr. and Mrs. Bomni of Filtrex, a Foundation Platinum SponsorSeptember 12, 2011.  Members of the WWIF Corporate team flew to Colorado to attend the WQA Mid-Year Conference.  Guillermo Guzman, Founder and CEO; Issa Al-Kharusy, Senior VP Global Marketing; Denise Al-Kharusy, Marketing Director and Kurt Peterson, VP of Marketing attended the conference.  WQA Mid-Year draws the entire WQA Board of Directors and other key members of the WQA and the the Water Purification Industry.


Our goal at this conference was




Wishing Well International Foundation and Safe Water Team, an NGO out of Michigan whose sponsors have made it possible to establish Hydraid distrbutions centers in Ghana, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Honduras, have forged an agreement of mutual cooperation.  Under this agreement SWT will assist WWIF in fine tuning and implementing a fundraising strategy geared more towards reaching the water purification industry.

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has 2,400 members plus thousands more water industry professionals world wide.  The Foundation is currently a WQA member in good

Deerfield Beach - August 11, 2011 – Lighthouse Point 10 year old gives up birthday presents to raise money for people without clean safe drinking water. www.active.com/donate/Rachelsdream/Delaney

Inspired by the Rachel Beckwith story, Delaney Hill, daughter of Lighthouse Point residents Kim Bergmark Hill and Andrew Hill, has decided that instead of presents she also wants to raise money for people lacking access to safe clean drinking water. Delaney learned about Rachel through her mother who was touched by the article she

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