“Imagina México is my dream come true, it has been my passion since I founded it in 1995. Imagina has grown beyond my wildest expectations. Since its inception, Imagina has focused on underprivileged children and youth. I am a witness of the impact that Imagina has had on them, their families and their community. We have opened avenues to the arts, science and culture and nurture their self-confidence and self-worth.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Alone I cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." - Mother Teresa
Tanaka Mutiti Adam
“Hearing and seeing the passion founder Lulis Camarena has for this foundation inspires me to become creative and thoughtful in supporting a cause from afar. The organization brings the children who we are supporting in education and arts into our community in such an innovative way. Being involved with Imagina Children’s Foundation is an honor and I hope my contribution brings more awareness to the goals and missions. It also helps that the founder is an amazing person with a great heart, who I consider my friend. “
“For me, to be part of Imagina Children’s Foundation in the US represents supporting the execution of its founders’ dreams, helping to develop opportunities to change the world through education, art, and music from early ages, focusing on the most in need. It sets an example in any community and in any country. I am humbly thankful to be part of this cause.”
Christopher A. Noe, MBA, Ph.D.
“I imagine a magical place in a small city in Mexico that is helping re-write a community and its story. This place is real and changes children’s lives. As a child, we do not always know our future paths in career or life, but to be introduced and exposed to opportunities in the arts and music allows the mind to be transformed to truly imagine all that’s possible. It is my honor to serve as a board member for the Imagina Children’s Foundation to help more children dream big dreams!”
Maria Esperanza Vergara
Imagina is an opportunity for many underprivileged children to succeed and to have a better life. I am excited to help give them that opportunity by working with Imagina Children’s Foundation.
“I have known of Imagina and of the Camarenas for a few years and I have seen the passion that its founder and President puts to its cause.I feel I still have a lot more to learn about what Imagina foundation does. However, knowing what I already know, and knowing the difficult moments the Mexican society is going through it gives me great joy to make even a small contribution to making the lives of young boys and girls and their families a little better.”
“For many years, I looked for a partner institution that would help me bring my diversity and inclusion efforts to the city and communities where I grew up in Mexico. It was important for me to find programs that were based on self-sufficiency, continuous improvement through education, as well as the implementation of technology as an agent of change, but always considering human dignity as the main pillar. Imagina Children’s foundation and its mission are perfectly aligned with these criteria, and it has been a privilege to support their efforts during the last two years, amplifying their impact through corporate programs in the USA, particularly from Microsoft, my current employer. In addition to supporting Imagina’s initiatives, one of my long term objectives is to find ways to bring their model to other communities in the region, and eventually to the rest of Mexico.”
Andrea Massetta, MBA
“In life things come and go; however, no one can ever take away what you have in your heart and in your mind. In other words, the sense of feeling loved, being safe, and believing that you make your own destiny. The latter comes along with the power of having an education. Imagina’s mission is inline with my belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to have an education and grow in a safe welcoming environment. As such, I feel through Imagina, I have the opportunity to make a true contribution and a difference to those in need.”
“I have to say I didn’t had a choice. Being married to Lulis Camarena is to love her and to love her amazing vision and leadership in Imagina. The project sells by itself and once you get in close contact with It and the wonderful people that it attracts there is no going back. I’ve worked in different capacities since the inception of the project and seeing the growth and the results from 1995 to today is unbelievable. I’m extremely lucky to be part of this organization.”