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Board of Directors

  • Neil Christiansen

    President
      The founder of Give & Surf moved to Bocas del Toro, Panama in 2011 and quickly set his sights on providing educational support to deserving children in the community of Bahia Honda. Over the last six years Neil, staff, and volunteers have provided educational opportunities to hundreds of students and have complete over thirty five community development projects in the Bocas del Toro area. Learn more about Neil and the Give & Surf story here.
    • Elyse Eng

      Treasurer/Secretary
        Our favorite volunteer first volunteered with Give & Surf in January 2014 and has since returned and continues to support the organization through fundraising and regular guidance. Her incredible support over the years has raised over $10,000.
      • Stuart Grauer

          As a lifelong surfer and educator Stuart and Neil connected on many levels during Stuart's first trip to Panama in 2014. Stuart, Founder of The Grauer School and The Small Schools Coalition, has spent his life in the classroom teaching all grades, elementary through post-graduate. His work has been covered by Discovery Channel and NY Times. His recent book, Fearless Teaching (2016), brings "joy, courage and imagination to the dialog on education.”
        • Margaret Ann

            Hailing from London, Margaret arrived in Bocas del Toro in 2003 With her husband Henry and founded La Loma Jungle Lodge. Henry & Margaret have been vested in the community since they first arrived and provide on-going support in every way possible to the staff, volunteers & programs of Give & Surf.
          • Henry Escudero

              Originally from Peru, Henry moved to Bocas del Toro in 2003 With his wife Margaret and founded La Loma Jungle Lodge. Henry & Margaret have been vested in the community since they first arrived and provide on-going support in every way possible to the staff, volunteers & programs of Give & Surf.

            Board of Ambassadors

            Our Board of Ambassadors have gone above and beyond in their support of Give & Surf. Their continued involvement ensures the future development of the organization and the communities we serve.

            Juan David Isaac
            Jenny Farhat
            Eric Adams
            Angie Whittemore Brutto
            Maria Nadel
            Jungeun You
            Kristin Panke

            Beatriz Gomez

            Wendy Hung
            Alvaro Masegosa
            Jack Pichard
            Trond Einemo
            Robert Christiansen
            Melissa Grani
            Paki Gale

             

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            Full length video released in BIO tomorrow! 
We cannot be more proud of Marialena Santos and all her accomplishments as a leader and teacher in Bahia Roja! 
This project was made possible thanks to @reef WE HEART program and @tyhaft ! Thank you REEF for coming down to Panama to make a difference in the local communities of Bocas del Toro. We spent an epic week with a crew of REEF employees that contributed not only this story, but a new playground for the Solarte Community! #WEHEART#GIVEANDSURF

Also special thanks to educationispower.net for making Marialena's dream to go to university and be a teacher possible! 🙏🙏🙏Help us ride 🏄 the strong 2017 support momentum into this year! 
Thanks for all you have done to help us and the Bocas community smile, learn and grow! 
LINK: https://www.razoo.com/organization/Give-And-Surf 
#giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing  #travel #grateful #givethanksLooking for internship opportunity? Gain meaningful hands on experience either on on-site in Bocas del Toro or by working remotely. Limited internships available for driven and compassionate leaders! For more info: http://giveandsurf.org/internshipspanama/
#giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteering #volunteerabroad #explore #boatlife #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanksNo Uber necessary.
📷: @barkerfoto 
#giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #island #islandlife #boat #carefree #soakingupthesun #relaxed #getaway #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanksTake the plunge this year and volunteer!

Learn more: give and surf.org/volunteer/ 📷: @barkerfoto with the @changingtidesfoundation Family!  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #volunteerwork #underwaterphotography #visitpanama #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanksJust one of the many small wonders in Bocas that inspire us. Blink and you'll miss it.  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #nature #mindfulness #grateful #givethanksThe great thing about Give & Surf is that it allows us to get to know the community and people we are helping. We want to start introducing you to the kids that you help support on a regular basis  #TinyToroThursdays🐂

Come to Bocas del Toro for the gorgeous sunsets and Edi's smile! 
Join the family: http://giveandsurf.org  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #preschool #kindergarten #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanksThe learning and fun never ends when school does in Old Bank thanks to the @sunshineheroesfoundation community center! 
Keeping the kids engaged in mind and body, five days a week!  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #education #grateful #givethanksThere are so many ways to get involved with Give and Surf. Choose your own adventure as a volunteer, intern, gap year student, or as a TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) certified teacher!

Learn more at Giveandsurf.org  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #bluewater #splash #swim #chooseyourownadventure #adventure #grateful #givethanksCross that resolution to live abroad off your list! Get TEFL certified in 2018 and have the opportunity to teach and live abroad!

Apply Today: http://giveandsurf.org/tefl  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #tefl #grateful #givethanksAlert to Friends of San Diego! 
Pave the 🌊 of STOKE and donate that surfboard you didn’t use all 2017 to a very deserving future ripper in Panama! 🏄🏾‍♂️🏄🏾‍♂️🏄🏾‍♂️
Thanks to the king of stoke @yehudabenhamo we are doing a surfboard drive for the next few weeks so leave a comment or DM Yehuda to get the drop off info in Leucadia! #donateaboard #staystoked #pavethestoke #giveandsurfWalk to the other side of the bridge and join us for a gap year in 2018!

Learn more: http://giveandsurf.org/gap-year-programpanama/

#panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #gapyear #grateful #givethanks

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