OUR FOUNDER

AC Sherpa is a man with a vision to help the lives of those living in third world nations. Using his notoriety of climbing the 7 highest mountains in 42 climbing days and achievements, AC created the 501c3, 7 Summits Foundation (7SF) to meet people’s needs.

AC’s vision for the 7 Summits began after 7 successful years creating and working with the Himalayan Women and Children’s Foundation (HWCF), where they touched the lives of 1,000 people in healthcare in the Himalayas, AC created the 7SF to take on the work of HWCF to the next level.

Our Commitment

  • Build schools in remote areas, remodel old schools, provide teacher training, books, build libraries, sports equipment, and facilitate kids’ accessibility to achieve their education and much more.

  • Build medical, dental, vision centers and run clinics, train doctors and nurses, and ensure accessibility to these clinics for all.

  • Creating an educational environment that promotes good stewardship of the land and environmental education to make complex choices in this rapidly changing world.

  • Use these tools to help prevent the trafficking of girls in the human slave trade. We also are committed to helping provide a future to those who have been victims of human trafficking. Everyone deserves a future.

Our Strategy

  • By working with the local populations, we understand the territory and make decisions based on local knowledge to create the most impact.
  • We believe in the people and back them – they know what their communities need – and everything we do involves local commitment.

  • Change doesn’t happen overnight, it is a step by step process, and we are in it for the long term. We are strategic about designing solutions for the present and the future.

  • We are fast and flexible: because of our involvement in local communities, we do not have to wait for the agency finding we have first-hand information and can respond quickly in situations where that is appropriate.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF U.S.

Leadership Team

AC Sherpa

President & Founder

Jeff Orgill

Vice President

Alison Han

Treasurer

Erika Arndt Klimecky

Secretary

Chhirrum Sherpa

Member

Karen Helms

Member

Otto Sperka

Member

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF NEPAL

Leadership Team

AC Sherpa

President & Founder

Krishna Sunuwar

Vice President

Norkee Sherpa

Treasurer

Lhakpa Sherpa

Joint Treasurer

Tukti Sherpa

Secretary

Board Members

Shyam Tamang

Advisor

Shrinkhala Khatiwada

Advisor

Mingmer Sherpa

Advisor

OUR PARTNERS