About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.  

Gladney Center for Adoption’s Humanitarian Aid Program

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Millions of children around the world become orphaned every year, each by a trauma of separation from their family that is uniquely painful.

For many, abandonment, poverty, court intervention, disease and death mark their paths to orphanages that work hard, but invariably and significantly are underfunded and understaffed.

Of the millions, Gladney will be able to place only hundreds for adoption in any given year. Missing out on the opportunity to be adopted into a loving, permanent home, the vast majority are the children left behind, those who will live an orphan’s life until they age-out — older teenagers released to the world without the life skills, job training or self-worth needed to be safe and successful.