HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION

Colusana was founded in 2003 in Miami, Florida, its purpose has always been to provide wheelchairs and orthopedic items to the people who need it most, allowing them to obtain independence to achieve their personal and professional goals, which can be seen translated into a significant improvement in their quality of life.

The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping people with disabilities in the United States and Latin America, with special emphasis on Colombia, focusing its efforts on people with limited economic resources.

“Donate a wheelchair” has been a successful campaign organized by Colusana and thanks to the solidarity of its benefactors, it has been able to deliver more than 650 wheelchairs to people who, due to genetics or as a result of violence, have needed them. 

The Colusana Foundation stands out for generating transformation and inclusion, therefore it also promotes the development of sports programs as physical and psychological rehabilitation therapy for people with disabilities, which is why it has been a mediating organization with the sponsorship of Paralympic athletes to integrate them into a disciplined sports training plan, in order to compete in the different high-performance events in the United States.

VISION

By 2025, the Colusana Foundation will be recognized for its work in creating opportunities for recovery and personal fulfillment for those who are disabled, having impacted more than 1,500 lives of children, youth and adults in the Americas, with the support of multinational organizations that allow us to help vulnerable populations in different American countries.

MISSION

The Colusana Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and at the same time, promotes sports as a space for inclusion, culture, recreation and physical and psychological rehabilitation therapy.

700

WHEELCHAIRS DELIVERED

2490

CREATIVE MATERIALS

250

EXPERIENCED MASTERS

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PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

TEAM COLUSANA

Alvaro Ortiz

Alvaro H. Ortiz

President

Founder and president of the Colusana Foundation, he firmly believes in the solidarity of the Hispanics who live in Florida and, at the same time, is aware of the current situation Colombia is going through regarding the violence that has characterized the country and, as a result of this, many people have been disabled.

His vision goes beyond providing wheelchairs to those who need them, Ortiz wants to provide the necessary help to disabled athletes so that they can compete in the high-performance sporting days of EE. UU and the world.

Myriam Ortiz

Myriam Ortiz

Treasurer

Respiratory Therapist
Treasurer of the Foundation since 2003
Her administrative capacity adds significant value to the Colusana Foundation.

 

Alejandro Poveda

Alejandro Poveda

Graphic Designer

He has been collaborating with the Colusana Foundation for more than 10 years, both in relation to communications and in the organization of events to raise funds.

Enrique Madrinan2

Enrique Madriñán

Vicepresident

Social communicator

During the 15 years of the Foundation has been essential for the organization and logistics of events, stands out as a defender of the rights of people with disabilities.

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Clara Umaña

Secretary

Physiotherapist

Her management and ability to organize and summon people has been very useful since 2003.

Enrique Umaña

Enrique Umaña

Vicepresident

Business management

Since 2003 he stands out for analyzing carefully what steps the Foundation is going to take and what the world of inclusion and disability is about.

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