Effective January 1, 2023, Marieke van Herwijnen and Hein Rijkenberg join Edith Molemans and Frank Aalderinks on the Give A Damn board.
Marieke van Herwijnen is an advisor at the Work, Participation and Income (WPI) directorate of the Municipality of Amsterdam. She also chairs the municipality’s Roze Ambtenaren Network and is committed to making WPI more inclusive. Since January 1, 2022, she has been a member of Give A Damn out of a desire to advocate for organizations around the world working for equal rights for LGBTQI+ people. With enthusiasm and attention you can make a difference, no matter how small sometimes, she has noticed in her role as president of the Roze Ambtenaren Network.
Hein Rijkenberg works in the social domain. He is director of the Knowledge Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is in addition active within COC Amsterdam and is committed to a more inclusive city. As founder of “More than wanted” he has been working hard for years for LGBTQ+ parenting. Hein has been involved from the start and together he has helped beautiful organizations around the world working for equal rights for LGBTQI+ers. He has noticed that a real difference is being made with Give A Damn and finds it beautiful to see every year how we can do this together for one another.
As new board members, Marieke and Hein are eager to further develop Give A Damn as a giving circle and look forward to working with the other board members!