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".

Over 60 Angels answered our call

Become an Angel 😇

Monthly   Annually

  👉 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.

Cristian Puscas
Director of Business Development at ATS FREEWAY
Dorina Scaunas

Founding Angel 
Honorary Member of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
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.
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.
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.
Alexander Turik
Alex Turik is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish United Fund and the immediate past Chairman of JUF's Russian Jewish Division Advisory Board and one of the founders of RJD.
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.
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.
Grigore Rosu
Professor @cse_uiuc, founder @rv_inc. Programming languages, formal methods, software engineering, hiking, go (2 dan), flying, building things.
Alex Tosa

Founding Angel 
Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center of Chicago
Mario Constantin Raduca

Founding Angel 
Supporter of RoCo, the Romanian Community Center of Chicago
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.
Valentin Daraban

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Ambassador of the Romanian Community Center of Chicago
Real Estate Developer for Keeper Development INC
Ciprian Fiastru

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Honorary Member of RoCo
Ciprian is the owner of Chicago Clean Home since 2013. The company was founded with a great desire to offer top-quality, detail-oriented cleaning services to home and business owners that aim at having not just cleaner spaces, but also healthier ones.
Lavinia Shimkus

Founding Angel 
Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Garri Covalschi
Originally from Moldova, he immigrated to the US in 2010. Together with Nick, and Slavic, friends for nearly 15 years, they partnered to open Hermes NVC in 2014. Today he serves as Hermes’ Chief Financial Officer.
Adrian Calugar
"Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting". - Brian Tracy
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.
Patricia Vlad
Brand Manager at GSK, Bern, Switzerland
Cosmin Lehene

Founding Angel 
RUF Ambassador 
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.
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

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Chicago, IL
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
Nicoleta & 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.
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.
Monica Magdas Miller

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

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