What you
should know

The "RUF Angels" program is available to those few truly special people who really believe in our 100% model, in building a global community of like-minded people and creating global impact, and in everything RUF represents. The first 100 Angels will be forever named "The Founding Angels".

Become a Founding Angel

  👉 Your gift covers RUF's operating costs and enables our 100% pass-through model

Become a founding angel

Angels Benefits

The "Founding Angels" names will be commemorated on a bronze plaque in the RUF Headquarters, and their stories will be locked for 100 years in a sealed bottle for generations. For real, we intend to do this as soon as we have 100 Angels :)

But there are other significant benefits. The "Founding Angels" can nominate their favorite nonprofit organizations and they also vote to select the yearly Flagship organization. They get the pride of being the "founding fathers" of an organization that one day will, hopefully, become the global conduit of Romanian communities worldwide for doing good.

Who are our Angels?

Our Angels are professionals and business people who have made a pledge to support the organization annually. It is simple, RUF exists and can act as a 100% pass-through organization because our Angels exist.

Learn more about our funding sources and see our finances in the Transparency section. Ask us more about this program or the RUF pledge, or see about our Membership program.

Anca Miclea
Anca Miclea, EA, assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Lincolnwood, IL, and the surrounding communities.
Cosmin Lehene
Live and die by the data. Founder https://t.co/UJURPIiMJd embedded working capital for vertical SaaS. Former Adobe built Experience Cloud, Big Data Analytics, open-source.
Monica Ferchi

Founding Angel 
RUF Fundraiser & Founding Angel, Honorary Member of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Founder and CEO of TransUSA Exchange, a cultural exchange organization that specializes in placing international students and young professionals with industry leaders in the U.S.
Cristian Comsa

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, London, UK
Cristian is the Head of Structured Funds and Linear Cross Assets Trading at UniCredit United Kingdom.
Constantin Raduca

Founding Angel 
Supporter of RoCo, the Romanian Community Center of Chicago
Ioana Salajanu

Founding Angel 
Board of Advisors 
Attorney at Law; Member of the United Nations Women's Guild and RUF Board of Advisors; Children’s International NFP, founder
Ioana is an attorney and human rights activist, dedicating her time to developing early childhood education, offering pro bono legal services to economically disadvantaged immigrants and survivors of domestic violence.
Ted Cominos

Founding Angel 
Board of Advisors 
Founding Angel; RUF Board of Directors; Venture Capital / Private Equity Attorney
Ted Cominos is Corporate / Private Capital partner with the Global-10 law firm, Eversheds-Sutherland.
Radu Georgescu

Founding Angel 
Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist, Founder of Seedblink, RUF Founding Angel
One of the most prominent and successful entrepreneurs in Eastern Europe, Radu founded GECAD in 1992. He focuses on identifying and on-boarding new investment opportunities, as well as promoting entrepreneurship in the new generation of innovators.
Simona Oarga
Simona Oarga assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Chicago IL and the surrounding communities. Whether you are an individual or a local business in or around Chicago IL, Simona C. Oarga has years of valuable experience as an IRS registered
Stelian Danciutiu

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Honorary Member of ROCO Chicago
Nicoleta and Marcel Podar

Founding Angels 
RUF Founding Angels, Chicago
Alexander Mihai Popovici

Founding Angel 
CEO and Chairman at Z-Terra
Alexander Mihai Popovici is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Z-Terra Inc., a provider of state-of-the-art geophysical and geological technology, services and software for the oil and gas industry. He holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford Univ.
Catalin Maticiuc

Founding Angel 
Founder & CEO, Forza Companies
Volunteer  Teacher 
Catalin is passionate about real estate investing, passive income, and world traveling.
Carmen Sauciuc

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Chicago Founder; Honorary Member of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
A Certified Neuro-Linguistic Therapist and Founder of Creating Ease, Carmen focuses on progressive coaching and teaching. She has been involved in and supporting the Romanian community for over two decades.
Oana Dobrean-Urzica

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, ROCO Executive Director, Communications Lead
Volunteer  Teacher 
Oana has been one of the biggest believers in ROCO since the very beginning and one of the most active volunteers. She believes in the strength of our community, in volunteering, doing good, and leaving something worth while behind.
Dan Dudici

Founding Angel 
CEO of STS, RUF Founding Angel, Chicago
Business executive with expertise in tech, management, sales, product management and development, and marketing. Career record of driving global company growth using innovative or disruptive strategies.
Cristian Puscas
Director of Business Development at ATS FREEWAY
Traian Ungur
General Manager for Compass Truck Sales
Eduard Chira

Founding Angel 
RUF Founding Angel, Ambassador of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
General Manager at Compass Truck Rental and Leasing. Eduard has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in Business/Managerial Economics from UBV.
Vlad Vitoc

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Founder and CEO of MAIA Biotechnology
Vlad is the Founder of CEO of Maia Biotechnologies, an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of potential first-in-class drugs.
Robert Rdzak

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, New York City
Robert is Director of Global Business Development at Barings Bank. He lives in New York City.
Flaviu Simihaian

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, CEO at Troy Medicare, Charlotte, NC
A Harvard Business School graduate, Flaviu is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Troy Medicare and previously iMedicare, a Software-as-a-Service platform that 10,000+ pharmacies use to grow their business and care for each patient.
Dana Pirvu

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, SF, California
Dana is Senior Product Counsel at Instacart. She lives in San Francisco. She works with coverage for claims, claims disputes, and settlements.
Dan Serban

Founding Angel 
RUF Fundraiser & Founding Angel, Key West, Florida; Honorary Member of RoCo
Dan is one of the best-connected Real Estate Agents and a Top Producer in the Luxury Real Estate market in Key West. He is passionate about preserving Romanian American values and being an Ambassador of the Romanian United Fund in the Key West Area.
Relu Stan

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Chicago, IL
Entrepreneur with experience in real estate development, property management, internet marketing, web development, sales, and marketing.
Mike Dinescu

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, RUF Ambassador in Irvine, CA
Volunteer  Teacher 
Full stack engineer working at Amazon/Alexa. Not long ago, breaking the cloud at AWS, building web services at scale to solve BigData problems. Mike lives in San Diego and chose to teach Math to be an inspiration for children, including his two daughters.
Monica Magdas Miller

Founding Angel 
Founding Angels, Los Angeles, CA
Founder and Creative Director of Santicler, a luxury apparel collection manufactured exclusively in Romania.
Mihai Lehene

Founding Angel 
Board of Directors 
Founder of RUF. President of FORA.
Founder  Volunteer (full)  Teacher 
Mihai is the Owner of MDL Investments, a real-estate and VC family-office with a focus on emerging technologies, including fintech, biotech and crypto. In 2020 Mihai resigned his business roles to run RUF, and in 2022 he was elected as President of FORA.
Adrian Calugar
"Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting". - Brian Tracy