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Pura Vida Ministries

Creating a brighter future for children in Guatemala

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
2
Contract Staff:
5
Volunteers Annually:
139
Retention Rate:
100%

Lesly Ely, Program Director
Start Date: 2007

Lesly Ely is the director of Pura Vida's scholarship program. She also makes all in-country arrangements for work trips to Guatemala. Other responsibilities include the translation of all student and sponsor correspondence, and coordination with our Guatemalan project leaders.

Mark Ely, Executive Director
Start Date: 2003

Mark Ely is the executive director of Pura Vida. He handles high-level planning, accounting, software development, web design, and any other odds and ends that come up. He also oversees the selection and progress of our projects in Guatemala.

Boards

Board Type:
National
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
2 years
Term Limit:
none
Total # of Board Members:
10
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
3
Male:
7
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
1
White:
9
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

6

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

90%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

30%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

1%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

N/A

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