Help That We're Grateful For

Mary Vargo for her excellent & efficient efforts in establishing this organization
Eddie H. for his participation in the gang prevention program
Cristina Kessler for her visionary guidance
Rachel Mckuria for her help in organizing the YWCA women's college scholarship fund
Neway Ezikial  camera man/ Ethiopian location + video production coordination  

Nina Cousar - marketing intern specialist
Alisha Womack for stellar graphic design aka picassa design
Lisa Menna , Johnny Fox and Steve Silverman for magic performances.        
Cause To Wonder Thunder Award - Dennis Schick
Cause to Wonder Lightning Award - Captain Tambra Swan

Jacque Menna for videography in Mozambique
Helina Hewlitt and family of Tortola for ongoing support

Marie Cherniy for Graphic and Social Media Expertise

MaryV and Goivanni, of Zaratan books, in Siracusa, for helping produceSicilian school shows

Board of Directors

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With 30 years and 60 countries of performing experience, professional stage magician Lisa Menna understands why theater and education have gone hand in hand since antiquity. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Entrepreneur Magazines and on CNN, Discovery and the Disney Channel.

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Ali Shelley is trilingual and has taught in Russia, Japan, Israel, and France. A second generation magician and a Brandeis graduate, she integrates curiosity into the classroom to break down linguistic and cultural barriers working at the grassroots level.. Ali has experience with Hospice, Make-A-Wish and Breathe the Magic. You may have seen her on Emeril’s Table or on the Travel Channel.

Ralph Perkins


Ralph Perkins is a professional choreographer and director. He has worked in regional and educational theaters across the United States as well as Las Vegas venues. Ralph was artistic director and co-founder of The New Works Project, a contemporary dance company in Las Vegas. He is also a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Ralph joined the Cause To Wonder family in 2011 when he directed the Middle and High School Gang Prevention Program for the organization. Currently, Ralph is the Director of Dance for Theater at The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Connecticut.