What is Gift of Life International, Inc?
Gift of Life International, Inc is a non-profit charitable organization that provides life-saving heart surgery for children around the world regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin. GOLI operates predominately through the network of Rotary Clubs and Districts around the world. There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 200 countries. GOLI is now developing sustainable pediatric heart programs in Uganda, El Salvador and Jamaica. It has concentrated efforts Haiti, the Philippines and Kosovo. GOLI provides surgery for over 1,000 children per year. The program was started by Robbie Donno in 1975 when the Rotary Club of Manhassett, NY partnered with the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda to provide live saving heart surgery on five-year old Grace Agwaru.