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About us

Who are splitting your gifts?

Ann & Jetty - friends from Amsterdam, are firm believers in sharing the joy. They believe that everyone can give something and are not above a social shove or two to move the universe in the right direction. They share a love of animals and the wisdom that friendship makes the world go round.

Ralph Cohen Ann

Ann loves structure and organisation and the world tidy and neat. Her motto is “life is better with a dog”. Originally from South Africa, Ann worked as a social worker before coming to Holland. Though charitable, 'Split' is also indulgent for her - a return to doing something for herself. She takes her inspiration from her mum, who always drinks from a cup half full. Ann is rarely ruffled, just don’t hijack her post-it notes or you’ll hear her roar!

Ralph Cohen Jetty

Jetty likes the good things in life: family, friends, long walks with her dog, art and emoticons. On her ‘to-do’ list is managing a lazy Saturday and detoxing her brain. Previously a banqueting coordinator, Jetty is incapable of having people over without cooking up a storm to spoil. She loves exotic places and needs to be dragged to her Pilates lessons.


Advisory Board

We are indebted to the following people for their support:

Ralph Cohen Ralph Cohen

Ralph Cohen founded IceMobile in 2002 with the vision that mobile internet would become the most important medium in people's lives. Ralph likes to support ambitious internet companies with business models that change our world. He also serves as a member of the Amsterdam Unesco world heritage advisory board and in 2011 was named 'Amsterdam entrepreneur of the year’.

Hugo Heymans Hugo Heymans

Hugo Heymans studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam, and Technion, the Technology Institute in Haifa (Israel). In 1996 he was appointed head of the AMC Emma Children’s Hospital. Hugo oversaw the major renovation of this hospital and with it a major reform of clinical paediatrics; one result being that today paediatrics focus not just on treating sick children, but also on helping them (and their parents) build a fulfilling and normal life wherever possible.

Jaap van Manen Jaap van Manen

Jaap van Manen is a partner of Strategic Management Centre, and teaches Corporate Governance at Groningen University. He is one of the founders of BoardResearch.org, a research institute which facilitates the evaluation of supervisory boards. His list of (board) memberships includes: member of the supervisory board of De Nederlandsche Bank, chairman of the Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance Code, board member of Stichting Maatschappij en Veiligheid and board member of Stichting Endowment Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Directors Stichting Beheer Split-A-Gift

Mary Lou Collins

Advisor and Director of fundraising initiatives in Amsterdam.

Dennis Dresden

Tax lawyer and director/partner at DFLS Legal and Tax. Dennis is (and has been) a member on various boards of social and charitable institutions.

Ariella Kornmehl

Philosopher and novelist. Ariella believes that "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving".