Author Archive: sstadum


Why FROG Switched to a Credit Union

Written by Shane Loorz FROG recently switched from a large national bank to a local credit union. A number of financial and social considerations were discussed before a final decision was made. As a socially responsible organization, FROG felt banking with a socially conscious credit union was more in line with our mission. By banking […]


Check out the FROG 2011 newsletter!

You can download it here! FROG Newsletter October 2011


A bottle school for Guyana

FROG and Hug It Forward are teaming up to bring a bottle school to a community in Guyana in need.  You can read more about the bottle schools here – We want to reach out to the current PCV community and ask, if you have a need for a small school or an extension […]


The Seawall Goes to France

(via In recent weeks I have heard vehemently from several persons, here and abroad, about the need for Guyana, in the midst of all the bad news, to be shouting about the positive stories that are around. A friend in Barbados with Guyanese roots, on a recent visit here, was intrigued to learn about […]

“The Seawall” A Film by Mason Richards

“The Seawall” A Film by Mason Richards

Hello All, I am happy to announce that my film THE SEAWALL will have its World Premiere in the south of France at the 64th FESTIVAL de CANNES! Thanks to all who have supported me through the process of getting the film made in Guyana, SOUTH AMERICA. To my family and friends in New York, […]


Film Screening in Washington, DC THIS Friday: The Seawall

Come celebrate Guyana at the FROG fundraiser and film screening event in Washington, DC. The evening includes a screening of the narrative short film, The Seawall, by Guyanese filmmaker Mason Richards and a special guest speaker, the Guyana Ambassador to the United States, Bayney Karran. All proceeds from the event go to FROGs grant program. […]


Signing Off, Mr. President

As I look to wrap-up my term as President, I wanted to reflect on how our non-profit began and how our ‘tadpole’ has grown in to FROG.  It was all very simple- well, maybe not that simple.  Whenever you put a number of RPCVs together who want to carry on the 3rd goal of the […]


Boardmember Updates

Mike Geurink, President & Chief Fundraiser, (GUY 12): I am still with JSI but with the DELIVER Project as Finance and Admin Manager for our Ethiopia field office. I get to travel a bit for work and I get out of DC often for personal travel. Otherwise I am in DC most of the time […]

Roundup: FROG Funded Projects for 2010

Roundup: FROG Funded Projects for 2010

Since the start of FROG’s grants program in March 2009, FROG has funded seven projects in Guyana, with five completed and two in progress. The total amount of funding given to date is US$2,630.00. The projects were led by current and past Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 9. […]


Vote for Friends & RPCVs of Guyana on Chase Community Giving!

Beginning June 15th (and ending July 12th) Friends & RPCVs of Guyana (FROG) will compete in the Chase Community Giving challenge on Facebook, in the hopes that we will be one of 200 nonprofits to share a $5 million donation or 195 with a $20,000 grant. Most of you are familiar with FROG by now, […]