About the Foundation

The Gift to an Angel Foundation came into being as a result of a project of the same name which was created in 2014 by Galya Tikhonova, the mother of a child with special needs named Andrew (CP) with the aim of fulfilling cherished dreams of children with disabilities. Wide media coverage and a great interest from philanthropists and families who need help led to the project’s scaling and creation of the Gift to an Angel Charity Foundation for Helping Children. The Foundation systematically assists single-parent and low-income families with children with cerebral palsy and other musculoskeletal disorders. In addition to financial assistance, the Foundation provides social and psychological support to beneficiaries and their families.

Assistance is provided to families from all regions of the Russian Federation under 4 charity programs:

REHABILITATION – As part of the program, beneficiaries receive financial assistance to access physical rehabilitation and speech therapy at the Foundation’s partner centers: Rehabilitation Center "April" and Rehabilitation Department "Polyany" of the FSBI Children's Medical Center at the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation.
ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN – The program provides financial assistance in purchasing specialized rehabilitation equipment, household appliances, educational toys, sports and health complexes, furniture items and other necessary things whether for household or playground organization. The program also provides assistance in the purchase of specialized clothing and footwear, including orthoses.
ASSISTANCE TO ADULTS – The program provides assistance in various areas of rehabilitation, socialization and vocational guidance for adults with musculoskeletal disorders and cerebral palsy.
ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES – Within the program's projects, parents of the Foundation’s beneficiaries are provided with psychological support and a wide variety of training courses to improve their knowledge about rehabilitation and habilitation processes and make them involved in the therapy. In order to integrate children into society, the program's projects cover socialization, vocational guidance and extra tuition.



Evgeniya Serikova
Project manager
Elvira Baloyants
Family Coordinator
Olga Lukyanova
Michael Ginsburg
Partner Relationship
Olesya Sharova
Development director


Marina Gevorkyan
The Board member
CEO and owner of Snob Media
Elena Nikolaeva
The Board member
Journalist, TV presenter of "Russia" TV channel, author of "Expert" magazine, interviewer of "Snob" magazine, writer
Alexander Akopov
The Board member
Producer, co-founder of COSMOS studio, president of the Academy of Russian Television Foundation
Дмитрий Певцов
The Board member
Актёр московского театра «Ленком Марка Захарова», певец (группа «Певцовъ-оркестр»), зав. актерской кафедрой Института Современного Искусства
Teona Dolnikova
The Board member
Theater and film actress, singer
Alexander Semin
The Board member
Creative Director of ASI, Founder of the What if Semin advertising agency, board member of the “Vera” Hospice Aid Foundation, director
Nadya Ruchka
The Board member
Actress, singer, poetess
Andrej Buzina
The Board member
Founder of Smetana Advertising Agency, author of the project #Font of Kindness
Anton Lavrentiev
The Board member
Russian musician, singer, actor, TV and radio host.
Jeanne Epple
The Board member
Actress of theatre and cinema, TV presenter
Irina Ortman
The Board member
Singer, TV presenter, actress, vocal teacher
Sergey Kutergin
The Board member
Comedy Club Resident
Yamanov Artem
The Board member
Senior Vice President of Tinkoff Bank
Vlad Topalov
The Board member
Musician and actor
Roman Arkhipov
The Board member
Musician, Producer, Composer
Nesterov Dmitry
The Board member
Actor and musician
Darya Khramtsova
The Board member
Russian actress, founder of the cinema school "Deti Kino"
Galina Tikhonova
The founder of the project "Gift to the Angel"
Mom of a beautiful special baby


Olesya Sharova

Development director




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