Alegre Global
Assistance Charities
We were founded to bring help and
compassion to the Dominican people
and that is exactly what we're doing.

Our Mission

Promote healthcare and medical education, combat
community deterioration, advance the arts, and support
historical and cultural education in the Dominican
Republic, focusing on underprivileged communities

Our Story

Founded by individuals with a passion for humanity, Alegre Global Assistance Charities was recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as of July 2018.

With it’s charitable status official Alegre started
immediately on the long and exciting road to
fulfilling its mission of medical, educational and
cultural enhancement for the Dominican Republic.

Since its founding two years ago,
charitable programs funded by Alegre have
impacted over 20,000 children and adults
in the Dominican Republic.

Our Mission

Promote healthcare and medical education, combat community deterioration, advance the arts, and support historical and  cultural education in the Dominican Republic, focusing on underprivileged communities.

Our Story

Founded by individuals with a passion for humanity, Alegre Global Assistance Charities was recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as of July 2018.

With it’s charitable status official Alegre started immediately on the long and exciting road to fulfilling its mission of medical, educational and cultural enhancement for the Dominican Republic.

Since its founding two years ago, charitable programs funded by Alegre have impacted over 20,000 children and adults in the Dominican Republic.

WHY THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

Why the Dominican Republic?

The DR has no shortage of circumstances that need urgent attention and dedication.
A large part of the population live below the poverty standards established by the UNO (United Nations Organization), with a huge deficiency in health and education services.
Over 2 Million
Dominicans live in poverty.
The Dominican Republic ranks 90 out of 149 in quality education according to the latest reports from the World Bank, UNESCO and Gallup.
Over 40% of Dominican children drop out of school before graduation.
With regard to health, the Dominican Republic is ranked 82nd out of 140 countries in terms of infrastructure, physical and mental health, and preventive medicine.
Over 50% of Dominicans do not have access to proper health care.
The founding of Alegre Global Assistance Charities arises from the need to correctly channel aid aimed at the repair of these conditions via cultural, educational, and medical improvements.
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The Dominican Republic
Needs Your Help!

All people have a right to the chance at a happy life. In the Dominican Republic this chance is often never given, due to poor medical and educational infrastructure. Help Alegre today and begin creating a brighter future for the Dominican people!

The Dominican Republic
Needs Your Help!

All people have a right to the chance at a happy life. In the Dominican Republic this chance is often never given, due to poor medical and educational infrastructure. Help Alegre today and begin creating a brighter future for the Dominican people!

Our Leadership

Alegre’s Board of Directors is comprised of top professionals in the fields of medicine,
construction and business management. All subjects applicable to Alegre’s goals as a charity.

Our Leadership

With a-very ambitious goals comes the need for excellent management and direction.
Alegre’s Board of Directors is comprised of top professionals in the fields of medicine,
construction and business management. All subjects applicable to Alegre’s goals as a charity.

Milton Benjamin President and Chairman

An executive in the data analysis and advertising spaces Mr. Milton Benjamin, as Vice President, has led GlobalWide Media’s United States Data Optimization business since 2007. Mr. Benjamin is responsible for ensuring advertiser campaigns are optimized through GlobalWide Media’s technology and data points including behavioral, demographic, and geographic targeting....

With expertise in organization, data analysis and advertising for over two decades, Mr. Benjamin is particularly suited for a leading role as Alegre’s Chairman of the Board and President.

Milton Benjamin
President and Chairman

An executive in the data analysis and advertising spaces Mr. Milton Benjamin, as Vice President, has led GlobalWide Media’s United States Data Optimization business since 2007. Mr. Benjamin is responsible for ensuring advertiser campaigns are optimized through GlobalWide Media’s technology and data points including behavioral, demographic, and geographic targeting....

With expertise in organization, data analysis and advertising for over two decades, Mr. Benjamin is particularly suited for a leading role as Alegre’s Chairman of the Board and President.

Roger Seaver Director

Mr. Roger E. Seaver serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. He also serves as Director of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Mr. Seaver served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems until January 2014 and currently serves as a Trustee....

He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at California Healthcare Insurance Company, Inc., A Risk Retention Group.

With a vast knowledge in the fields of non-profit organizations and medicine Mr. Seaver’s expertise is invaluable to Alegre’s mission.

Roger Seaver
Director

Mr. Roger E. Seaver serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. He also serves as Director of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Mr. Seaver served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems until January 2014 and currently serves as a Trustee....

He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at California Healthcare Insurance Company, Inc., A Risk Retention Group.

With a vast knowledge in the fields of non-profit organizations and medicine Mr. Seaver’s expertise is invaluable to Alegre’s mission.

Dave Laverdiere Director

Mr. Dave Laverdiere has been in the construction industry since 1972 when he apprenticed as a crane operator in Alberta Canada. Establishing his own construction firm in 1994 his team has performed over 30,000 inspections and completed over 5000 projects....

Notable projects include numerous historical restorations in Southern California and Utah including major western national park projects for the US National Park Service.

Beyond his business expertise, Mr. Laverdier provides a much needed mechanical expertise to Alegre’s larger goals, such as the construction of a state of the art medical facility on the North Coast.

Dave Laverdiere
Director

Mr. Dave Laverdiere has been in the construction industry since 1972 when he apprenticed as a crane operator in Alberta Canada. Establishing his own construction firm in 1994 his team has performed over 30,000 inspections and completed over 5000 projects....

Notable projects include numerous historical restorations in Southern California and Utah including major western national park projects for the US National Park Service.

Beyond his business expertise, Mr. Laverdier provides a much needed mechanical expertise to Alegre’s larger goals, such as the construction of a state of the art medical facility on the North Coast.

Morteza Shahabeddin Director

Mr. Morteza Shahabeddin, while the newest member of Alegre Global Assistance Charities, is no stranger to the work of the organization.

In 2018 Mr. Shahabeddin gifted Alegre with a very substantial donation. This donation helped to launch Alegre’s establishment and many of its programs ...

No stranger to professional success Mr. Shahabeddin made it clear to Alegre and the DR that while successful in his own right, his true purpose lies in helping those in need.

Alegre is proud to be able to count him amongst its leaders and most dedicated team members.

Morteza Shahabeddin
Director

Mr. Morteza Shahabeddin, while the newest member of Alegre Global Assistance Charities, is no stranger to the work of the organization.

In 2018 Mr. Shahabeddin gifted Alegre with a very substantial donation. This donation helped to launch Alegre’s establishment and many of its programs ...

No stranger to professional success Mr. Shahabeddin made it clear to Alegre and the DR that while successful in his own right, his true purpose lies in helping those in need.

Alegre is proud to be able to count him amongst its leaders and most dedicated team members.

Alegre and Financial Transparency

Each year, Alegre steps back to reflect on our work, taking stock of what we’ve learned and accomplished in order to accelerate our impact in the year to come. A landmark year for Alegre, 2019 was one in which we saw the start of operations in the Dominican Republic.  

  •  Establishing a partnership with and becoming the primary grantor of the Dominican organization Cultura Viva Foundation.
  • Launching the Cultural Center project in partnership with Cultura Viva.
  • Launching the Educational & Community relief program Noche de Cine Gratis in partnership with CV, which has positively impacted over 12 thousand kids and adults.
  

None of this would be possible without our team—from capable staff with the experience needed to tackle the Dominican Republic’s greatest challenges to partners serving as sounding boards, mentors, board members, advisors and ambassadors. We could not be more grateful for your support.

  

We consider financial transparency to be our duty to donors, partners and those we help. Responsible and ethical use of generously donated funds is Alegre's top priority. Here are some of the main ways Alegre ensures responsible and ethical use of funds.

  
  • Thorough vetting and quality control built into our grant consideration process.
  • Dedication to keeping operational costs to a minimum to ensure all possible funding is used to help the Dominican people.
  • Detailed monthly financial and progress reports required from all grantee organizations, including media documentation.
  • Annual independent audits of Alegre's financial activity to ensure financial transparency is crystal clear.

Each year, Alegre steps back to reflect on our work, taking stock of what we’ve learned and accomplished in order to accelerate our impact in the year to come. A landmark year for Alegre, 2019 was one in which we saw the start of operations in the Dominican Republic.

  • Establishing a partnership with and becoming the primary grantor of the Dominican organization Cultura Viva Foundation.
  • Launching the Cultural Center project in partnership with Cultura Viva.
  • Launching the Educational & Community relief program Noche de Cine Gratis in partnership with CV, which has positively impacted over 12 thousand kids and adults

 

None of this would be possible without our team—from capable staff with the experience needed to tackle the Dominican Republic’s  greatest challenges to partners serving as sounding boards, mentors, board members, advisors and ambassadors. We could not be more grateful for your support.

We consider financial transparency to be our duty to donors, partners and those we help. Responsible and ethical use of generously donated funds is Alegre’s top priority. Here are some of the main ways Alegre ensures responsible and ethical use of funds.

  • Thorough vetting and quality control built into our grant consideration process.
  • Dedication to keeping operational costs to a minimum to ensure all possible funding is used to help the Dominican people.
  • Detailed monthly financial and progress reports required from all grantee organizations, including media documentation. 
  • Annual independent audits of Alegre’s financial activity to ensure financial transparency is crystal clear.

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