Who is Uncle Gene?
From the age of 17 throughout his adult life, Eugene Verdu has been a leader in humanitarian outreach. Following years of volunteer work in Central America, he founded the Belize Children’s Project, an organization that connects medical professionals, caregivers and host families with children who have an orthopedic disability and provides high-quality medical care at no cost to these children. Through his hard work with the Belize Children’s Project, Gene saw firsthand the value that a network of philanthropists and charitable organizations can deliver to underprivileged, impoverished and marginalized people of all ages. To this very day, the generations of kids he has helped in Belize refer to him as “Uncle Gene.”
What We Do
The Uncle Gene Foundation efficiently and effectively develops and channels resources to empower vulnerable seniors, children and their families. The Uncle Gene Foundation continues this great man’s legacy. Today the Foundation provides:
Continued financial support for the Belize children’s project
Financial support and educational grants for needy children
Financial support for select nonprofit organizations that empower seniors
The mission of The Uncle Gene Foundation is to provide financial assistance and additional means of support for two particularly vulnerable populations: underprivileged children and senior citizens in selected regions around the world.