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The AME Fund

medical educators × from africa, for africa, in africa

 

The 2019 #Run4theFund was a wonderful success with over twice as many participants as last year and blowing past the targeted $20,000 goal. Thank you for sacrificing sleep, comfort, and finances so that African medical educators can get the support they lack.

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The AME Fund: medical educators from, for, and in Africa.


The AME Fund founder and president, Carlan Wendler, recounts the story of Santiana, a young physician in Burundi who was inspired to do more for her own people after rotating at a rural hospital. The AME Fund exists to stably & sustainably support clinician-educators in remote regions of Africa.

 

Phone

(310) 896-5224

LOCATION

7986 Peach Point Ave
San Diego, CA 92126

Contact

theamefund@gmail.com

Carlan WENDLER, MD Founder/President  Carlan serves as Director of Emergency Services at Kibuye Hope Hospital and as Professor of Emergency Medicine at Hope Africa University in Burundi. The AME Fund was born out of experiences in that poor central African country trying to help graduates find jobs in the desperately needy countryside.  Carlan also holds a Voluntary Assistant Professorship in Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He and his wife split time between the hospital and medical school in Burundi and the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center in California.  For more information about the hospital and medical school, please watch our  90-second intro video  or visit  kibuyehope.com   For more information about the team of doctors, teachers, engineers and businessmen working to bring health and hope to Burundi, please visit  mccropders.com

Carlan WENDLER, MD
Founder/President

Carlan serves as Director of Emergency Services at Kibuye Hope Hospital and as Professor of Emergency Medicine at Hope Africa University in Burundi. The AME Fund was born out of experiences in that poor central African country trying to help graduates find jobs in the desperately needy countryside.

Carlan also holds a Voluntary Assistant Professorship in Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He and his wife split time between the hospital and medical school in Burundi and the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center in California.

For more information about the hospital and medical school, please watch our 90-second intro video or visit kibuyehope.com

For more information about the team of doctors, teachers, engineers and businessmen working to bring health and hope to Burundi, please visit mccropders.com

Advisors and Alumni of the Board

Teddy DOKKO, JD Chief Compliance Officer  Teddy works as an associate attorney at the firm of Richardson, Harman & Ober in Los Angeles. He specializes in labor and employment law with experience representing public officials and law enforcement personnel. He and his family live in the Los Angeles area.

Teddy DOKKO, JD
Chief Compliance Officer

Teddy works as an associate attorney at the firm of Richardson, Harman & Ober in Los Angeles. He specializes in labor and employment law with experience representing public officials and law enforcement personnel. He and his family live in the Los Angeles area.

Serge & Susan METTES Board Members since 2019  With backgrounds in linguistics, operations and strategic planning, behavioral economics and publishing, the Mettes family lends considerable expertise to the AME Fund in way of establishing the institutions and policies that will support the continuation of the work for decades to come. They live in Washington, DC.

Serge & Susan METTES
Board Members since 2019

With backgrounds in linguistics, operations and strategic planning, behavioral economics and publishing, the Mettes family lends considerable expertise to the AME Fund in way of establishing the institutions and policies that will support the continuation of the work for decades to come. They live in Washington, DC.

John Mark WENDLER, CPA Chief Accountability Officer  John Mark works as a managing accountant and product developer at Intuit, Inc in La Jolla, CA after completing his degree at UCSD. He specializes in individual and small firm international tax. John Mark lives with his wife and three children in the San Diego area.

John Mark WENDLER, CPA
Chief Accountability Officer

John Mark works as a managing accountant and product developer at Intuit, Inc in La Jolla, CA after completing his degree at UCSD. He specializes in individual and small firm international tax. John Mark lives with his wife and three children in the San Diego area.

Greg & Stephanie SUND Board Members since 2019  Greg is an anesthesiologist and Steph a nurse with experience serving around the world (Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Niger, & Nigeria). Supporters from the earliest days of the AME Fund, the Sunds play a vital role in identifying and connecting grant recipients. They live in Kibuye, Burundi with their three children.

Greg & Stephanie SUND
Board Members since 2019

Greg is an anesthesiologist and Steph a nurse with experience serving around the world (Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Niger, & Nigeria). Supporters from the earliest days of the AME Fund, the Sunds play a vital role in identifying and connecting grant recipients. They live in Kibuye, Burundi with their three children.

The AME Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation registered in the United States and all donations are tax-deductible.
20% of general donations go to the AME Long-Term Fund, our low-risk investment instrument (endowment) that helps
pay the salaries for rural professors.

Written correspondence or, if you prefer to give by check, please mail to:

The AME Fund
Office of the CAO
7986 Peach Point Ave
San Diego, CA 92126

You can also connect with our Board or Founder by e-mail or subscribe to our annual newsletter.