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ReSurge is privileged to partner with other foundations and corporations to help provide life-transforming care. We are grateful for these partnerships.

Agnes Varis Trust

Dr. Agnes Varis was a businesswoman and philanthropist. A leading figure in the generic-drug industry, she was the founder and longtime chief executive of Agvar Chemicals, Inc., which supplies active ingredients to the makers of international generic drugs. Since her death in 2011, the Agnes Varis Trust has continued to support many of the institutions and causes that were dear to her. In 2013, the Trust made a five-year financial commitment to support ReSurge's Surgical Outreach Program in Nepal.

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Barco’s Uniforms, producer of medical and other uniforms. The Foundation focuses on helping children in need while highlighting the role that nurses play in providing medical care. Since first partnering with ReSurge in 2009, Barco’s Nightingales Foundation has helped ReSurge restore nearly 2,500 lives.

Care for Skin Foundation

The Care for Skin Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization created to support people who have suffered loss of skin due to accidents, tumors, burns, scars or genetic abnormalities. The goal of the organization is to restore normal facial and body appearance with plastic and reconstructive techniques to those who could not otherwise afford these types of surgeries. The foundation helps wherever skin is needed in the form of skin transplantations, scar corrections, contraction releases and other plastic surgical techniques.

Johnson & Johnson

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies gives generously to support ReSurge's work to provide burn care and to increase surgical capacity in Africa. In addition, it contributes medical supplies and equipment, which means that more of our resources can be dedicated to providing life-changing surgeries for children in need.

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group is the largest and longest continuously-running practice of its kind in North America. The Group is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care, while pioneering and performing the most advanced reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures for more than half a million patients. In 2014, the Group's Board of Directors committed to a 10-year partnership with ReSurge and its Surgical Outreach Program in Ecuador.

Look at Us

Look At Us is exclusively focused on the physical and emotional well being of children and young adults with craniofacial disorders due to birth anomaly or injury. Education, advocacy and support are the three pillars upon which LAU is built, which is committed to being an ever-present voice raising awareness of craniofacial differences. Whether funding reconstructive surgeries domestically and abroad, providing medical devices - like hearing aids - to kids in need, or helping families touched by craniofacial issues navigate the seemingly uncertain roads ahead of them, LAU is committed to being an invaluable resource and hub of inspiration, empowerment and hope.

Loupes Around the World

In 2007, Loupes Around the World was founded to provide surgeons in developing countries with the loupes they need to better operate on their patients. Surgical loupes are magnifying glasses that allow surgeons to see smaller delicate structures when operating. Since 2008, ReSurge's programs have benefited from the donations Loupes Around the World has made to its partners around the world.

Mobile Instrument

Since 1978, Mobile Instrument has been providing quality surgical equipment maintenance and repair to hospitals nationwide. For several years, Mobile Instrument has generously repaired and sharpened some of ReSurge's most important surgical instruments free of charge.


Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world's largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. The company's extensive collections of reviews, photos, and doctor Q&A make RealSelf the most trusted resource for those who are looking for help beyond the beauty counter. In 2014, RealSelf sponsored a ReSurge Surgical Team Trip to Quy Nhon, Vietnam, and have committed to funding 500 surgeries through ReSurge in the coming year.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of 300 Chapters in more than 62 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs enable family-centered care, provide a bridge to quality health care, are a vital part of the health care continuum and give children and families the time they need to heal and cope better together. RMHC is the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend Social Services Non-Profit Brand of the Year.

S.L. Gimbel Foundation Advised Fund at the Community Foundation

The mission of The S.L. Gimbel Foundation Advised Fund at the Community Foundation Ð Inland Southern California is to enhance the quality of life for people by providing effective support in areas related to health, hunger, environmental protection and human dignity. Since 2012, The S.L. Gimbel Fund has made life-changing reconstructive surgery possible for hundreds of impoverished children and adults in developing countries.

Smile Train

Smile Train is an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train's sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities. ReSurge is proud to have been a Smile Train partner since 1999.

Syde Hurdus Charitable Foundation

Year after year, the Syde Hurdus Charitable Foundation helps support life-changing surgeries, speech therapy, medical education and empowerment programs, helping to create year-round access to medical care in developing countries. The New York-based Syde Hurdus Charitable Foundation was created from the estate of Ms. Syde Hurdus, a well-known clothing designer who cared deeply for the welfare of children around the world.

Other Long-term Partners

In addition to the above, ReSurge is also pleased to recognize the following corporate and foundation partners and organizations that help make our work possible through advocacy and/or support:

Edwin W. & Catherine M. Davis Foundation
Grousbeck Family Foundation
Hedco Foundation
Henry E. Niles Foundation, Inc.
Jackson Kemper Foundation
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Melvin & Geraldine Hoven Foundation
Stanford Healthcare
T&T Foundation
Tosa Foundation

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