MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY

A 501(C)(3) Organization

MISSION STATEMENT   back to top

The mission of Make Someone Happy is to establish mechanisms and systems to connect our lower income and underserved community members with the resources that they require not only to survive but to thrive.

WHO WE ARE   back to top

Neighbors helping neighbors. These were, indeed, the "good old days", but how few of us even remember how life used to be!

Today we are lucky if we even KNOW our neighbors! With growing mobility and families moving away from families, sadly we soon gave up our communities, and ultimately, our culture of helping one another.

Formed in 2013, Make Someone Happy, a 501 (c) (3) organization, has been designed to bring back our communities, and with that, our sense of compassion for one another.

Government programs cannot do it all, and programs that connect our community with the growing number of residents who struggle each day are far too scarce.

WHOM WE SERVE   back to top

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY BOARD OF DIRECTORS   back to top

Board of Directors
The order from left to right is Don Bergman, Margo Souza, Nancy Young-Bergman, Judith Hartman, Henrik Jul Hansen, Iantha Thompson, Marvin Heppner, Bao Her, and Christie Hendricks.

♦ Don Bergman
Former Executive Director, Merced Chamber of Commerce; Former Merced City Councilman; Retired Sears Executive

♦ Margo Souza
Philanthropist; Former Owner of a Major Dairy Farm; Former Member of the Milk Board

♦ Nancy Young-Bergman, Ph.D.
Independent Management Consultant; Former Consultant, Senator Cathleen Galgiani

♦ Judith Hartman
Former Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Anaheim, Madera and Napa

♦ Henrik Jul Hansen
Conductor, Sacramento Philharmonic and the Merced Symphony

♦ Iantha Thompson
Independent Consultant; Former Deputy Director, Merced County Public Health Department

♦ Marvin Heppner
Philanthropist; Inventor; Former Realtor

♦ Bao Her
Community Health Program Assistant, Golden Valley Health Centers

♦ Christie Hendricks
Assistant Superintendent, Merced County Office of Education

OUR SPONSORS   back to top

  • Merced County Human Services
  • The California Endowment
  • California FreshWorks
  • Community Foundation of Merced County
  • Hilltop Ranch

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