Consuelo's Mission

The Mission of Consuelo Foundation is to promote the wellbeing of at-risk children and families in the Philippines and Hawai‘i, and to prevent and treat their abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We do this through innovative and effective strategies and services that engage and empower individuals, families, and communities.

Consuelo's Vision

"Renew hope for those who have lost it and give hope to those who never had it."

The Board of Directors and staff of Consuelo Foundation carry out the vision of its founder and benefactress through a number of programmatic and organizational capacity building activities. Consuelo Foundation strives on a daily basis to deliver on the legacy of Consuelo Zobel Alger, inspired by the words of St. Therese of the Child Jesus who said, "What matters in life are not great deeds but great love."

Consuelo's Purpose

Excerpts from Consuelo’s Message at the 1st Annual Board Meeting, July 6, 1990

For as long as I can remember, I have loved, admired and prayed to St. Therese of the Child Jesus.  She did what I want to do in life and that is "to let fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses." She lived each day with unshakable confidence in God's love.  She said, "What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.  My mission will begin after my death.  I will spend my heaven doing good on earth."

While a great deal has already been accomplished, there is much, much more to do.  It is important that my hopes and dreams for the future be known to you and those who follow after you:  therefore, I am sharing what is most significant to me -

(1)    To prevent and ameliorate abuse and exploitation of children and women.  I have had a special interest in those children who must acquiesce to sexual exploitation in order to survive.

(2)    To treat the problems arising from or connected with homelessness.

(3)    To develop income-generating skills in people so that they may become self-sufficient.

(4)    To assist the poor in learning to help themselves.

(5)    To relieve the suffering of those who are physically or emotionally sick by providing medical, dental, and social services to them.

In all of the above, I am particularly interested in serving the most needy or the "poorest of the poor" for it is those who have no hope.  Hope is so important to each of us - I would like us to renew hope for those who have lost it or to give hope to those who never had it.