Our Rock Star (Humble) Team
Our team is passionate, on the ground, and good looking. We are not working from the sidelines, but directly involved with each project, each trip, and each precious individual we support.
CARLOS A. RODRÍGUEZ
Founder + CEO
Carlos is passionate about reaching others with God’s radical love. He is a provocative preacher who serves communities and loves to pastor prisoners, young adults and anyone who dares to think differently. For 15 years he has been traveling the world reaching broken people with hugs, passion and the stories in Luke 15. He is the author of Simply Sonship, Drop The Stones and the upcoming, Proximity. His main passions are leading The Happy NPO and spending time with his wife, Catherine and their 3 adorable children.
Oh yeah, he also wants everyone to know that he’s a Puerto Rican (living in Puerto Rico) and he can’t wait to host you there.
Co-Founder + Assistant to CEO
Mark & Anna Burgess
Founder of Casa de Paz - Peru
Director Of Operations - Puerto Rico
Director of Casa de Paz - Peru
Trade School Leader - Puerto Rico
Trade School Operations - Puerto Rico
The Happy Givers Team
Carlos J. Rodriguez
The social media age has created mass awareness. Unfortunately, most people use these platforms to share opinions but struggle to find solutions they want to participate in. Many of them want to invest in mission programs that bring lasting fruit to those in need and they are hungry to take action when the issues are trending on their feed.
We offer simple ways for those who are moved by the pain of others to respond with strategic hope, simple actionable tasks, and with confidence that your donation is having maximum impact.
We strive to care for orphans, restore the incarcerated with their families, end extreme poverty, all while seeing communities transformed through our international partners. Our thriving social media platforms, and our transparent communication style has created the momentum that is inspiring our audience to give more and get involved.
Happy Sonship and The Happy Givers has a thriving community of social media users who are engaged in the issues that matter most to the non-profit (and vice versa). With a single focus on the tasks at hand, we are able to manage the traffic of information, finances, human resources and ministry opportunities that come our way.
Also, according to the IRS we are an approved 501c3 public charity. So yeah, we are super legit.