The Rafael and Luisa De Marchena-Huyke


Mission Statement
The Rafael and Luisa De Marchena-Huyke Foundation serves the greater good by supporting local arts and humanities in Los Angeles County and student scholarships thru several accredited Universities in Rafael’s hometown of Barranquilla, Columbia. Thru these unique opportunities to donate to worthy and philanthropic causes, the Foundation seeks to lift community involvement, enjoyment and awareness in cultural exchange and education.

Non-Profit Designation
THE RAFAEL and LUISA DE MARCHENA-HUYKE FOUNDATION is a designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, specifically to have a charitable vehicle to receive the donor's (the De Marchena-Huyke Family) assets and then make grants and/ or distributions to operating charities and institutions. The non-profit will have events, for e.g. at the donor's residence, the fundraising efforts from which will be dedicated to the non-profit. In tum, these moneys will be distributed to other charities in the form of outright monetary donations, or grants, or scholarships. We further our purposes under this program by conducting the following activities:

The foundation's current and planned activities revolve around the Los Angeles Opera, LA County Museums, the LA Philharmonic, etc. (The Arts) located in Los Angeles. The Foundation wants to build awareness of the arts through meetings, gatherings, events, promotions to engage the public in the Arts for the benefit of the community. Performances at the President's residence will provide fertile ground to raise funds for the foundation, as well as provide a venue for Artists who might not otherwise have a chance to perform. Donations of funds raised will go to further the arts in the Los Angeles area as well as provide much needed scholarships and grants to the President's hometown university located in Colombia. These 2 activities tie together the president's love of the arts as well as the education of children in his home country.

This foundation's main purpose is to raise funds through programs dedicated to the arts, such as live performances at the President's residence, which is the business address, fundraisers or art exhibitions, proceeds of which are dedicated to scholarships and grants for promoting the arts in Los Angeles as well as in the President's home country of Columbia, where the foundation will make annual scholarship donations for enrolled students' benefit.

As of now, the President, and the officers and directors will do the work, without any outside volunteers or employees. This program has already commenced and consumes 100% of the organization's time. The program is a private operation; it will focus on individuals and groups we already have a relationship with. New relationships will come by referral or word of mouth. Activities are funded currently through charitable donations of our president, Rafael de Marchena-Huyke. 

Main Purpose & Vision
The main purpose and vision of the Foundation is two fold: the promotion of the arts in Los Angeles and educational scholarships to credited universities in Barranquilla, Colombia. For it is only through education that the arts may thrive and be adopted by the next generation.   

Board of Directors
Our President and Founder is Rafael De Marchena-Huyke. Our Vice President and Secretary is Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Esq. and our Treasurer and CFO is David Niemetz, CPA.