Tatiane’s mission in life became clear during a volunteer work trip to Mozambique. While leading a team of twelve volunteers, including doctors, nurses, carpenters, and teachers in a project to provide a Community Service Facility and a Water Well for much needed clean water for the community, she realized she had a calling. She wasn’t sure where this calling would take her, but with her family’s support, and the exceptional organization and leadership skills from her years of experience as a Commercial Real Estate Property Manager, she stepped out in faith. She has returned to southern Africa five more times and worked on development projects. With her second son’s arrival, she focused her desire to continue her philanthropic work closer to home. For over ten years, she has been cooking a hearty, made from scratch, monthly dinner for 75-100 homeless and low-income guests with The Refuge program in Sunnyvale, California. She actively fundraises and coordinates with multiple donors to provide specialized services for this community. She is also the Chair for the Philanthropic Board at BOMA Silicon Valley, and for the past eight years, has organized their annual silent auction, leading a team that solicits corporations, companies and, single donors for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes and gifts. Tatiane initiated a partnership for the program with the City Team Ministry and has raised over $500K to sponsor kids in need during the Christmas holidays, shopping and delivering to 150 children annually. Serving communities in need is here calling, her passion!