IVALIVE FOUNDATION

ABOUT US

IvAlive Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2022 by the famous Ukrainian TV presenter, media star, philanthropist and ambassador of children's dreams - Ivanna Onufriichuk.

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Mission of the IvAlive Foundation:

Supporting Ukrainian children (and their mothers) who are refugees in Switzerland.

Its aim is to help them integrate as smoothly as possible into our country.

 The foundation helps the children (socialisation, after school activities, art classes, etc.) and their mother (language support, job search, social life, etc.).

IvAlive wants to help Ukrainian refugees in the long term, as many of them aspire to rebuild their lives in Switzerland.

IVALIVE TEAM

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Ivanna Onufriichuk

Founder, CEO

Ivanna Onufriichuk

Founder, CEO

Ivanna Onufriichuk is a Ukrainian TV presenter, public figure, and influencer.

She is best known as the host of "Dancing with the Stars" and her original show "Without a Tie" ("Без краватки").

Following the onset of the full-scale invasion, Ivanna has made Switzerland her permanent home. It was here that she founded the IvAlive charity foundation, dedicated to assisting Ukrainian refugees in Switzerland who were compelled to leave their homeland due to the conflict.

"For me, charity is a way of fulfilling one of my missions on Earth – to improve society and make positive changes in the world by helping those in need."

Motto: The good we do always returns a hundredfold!

Laurent Maire

Co-Founder

Laurent Maire

Co-Founder

Laurent Maire is an experienced lawyer specializing in European law. After honing his skills in courts and law firms across Lausanne, he was admitted to the Bar in 1998. In 2002,

Laurent established his own law firm, MCE Avocats, where he actively engages in both commercial and private legal practices. He is an established author, having contributed many publications on fundamental rights and EU citizenship, in addition to teaching business law.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Laurent is dedicated to giving back to the community; he presides over several foundations in the cultural and charitable sectors and holds memberships on various boards of directors.

ALMAZ ALSENOV

Co-Founder

ALMAZ ALSENOV

Co-Founder

Entrepreneur and experienced business executive with a successful track record in the manufacturing, processing, and international trading of agricultural products and other commodities.

"Charity for me means helping people in need and showing love, warmth, and support!"

Motto: Actions speak louder than words!

Inna Geletyuk-Katiushchenko

Strategic Advisor

Inna Geletyuk-Katiushchenko

Strategic Advisor

Expert in Media, Strategic Communications, PR and Ecosystem-based Strategies (for social projects, business, and personal brands) with more than 20 years of experience. Launched over 30 national media brands in various segments.

President of the Connecting Media Association, Geneva. Founder of the National Award “Women of Ukraine”. Founder of the Edyna Charity Foundation, which has realized national projects for 16 orphanages in Ukraine.

Founder of destiNations.ua - a media outlet for the Ukrainian community in Europe.

Owner and CEO of EdiMedia Ukraine - a media company in Ukraine.

"For me, charity is the realization that our souls are connected and that the echo of one person's pain is reflected in other hearts. True human happiness is inextricably linked to the well-being of society. Ukraine has raised a global wave of charity, uniting not only Ukrainians, but people from many different countries.”

Motto: Living from the heart is the only recipe for healing humanity!

Florent Blaser

Advisor

Florent Blaser

Advisor

Florent Blaser has been active in the social field for over 15 years.

He worked for 8 years for EVAM in the field of asylum, serving as both a social worker and the manager of a home for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers.

Since 2018, he has been working as a professional legal guardian for the canton of Vaud.

Since the invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Florent Blaser has dedicated himself to the Ukrainian cause, developing several projects to improve the welcoming and living conditions of Ukrainian refugees in Switzerland.

Mariia Vashchuk

Portfolio Manager

Mariia Vashchuk

Portfolio Manager

Mariia has resided in Switzerland since 2016. Holding a master's degree in economics, she has built a successful career in the banking industry and has worked as an IT business analyst at Nestlé.

Additionally, Mariya ventured into entrepreneurship by founding her own business. From 2022 to 2024, she worked as a project manager at Ukraine Reborn in Switzerland, emphasizing professional development and innovation.

She is the author and manager of the Women's Empowerment project, which was conducted in Lausanne and Geneva.

"For me, charity is about creating favorable conditions and a safe environment where people can build their peaceful lives."

Motto: Restoring hope!

Marina Lombrici

Assistant Manager

Marina Lombrici

Assistant Manager

Marina joined the Foundation in December 2022 and handles a variety of responsibilities including administrative, organizational, and operational tasks.

She holds a degree in Information Technology and is fluent in four languages.

"For me, charity is an opportunity to make our world a better place."

Motto: Treat people the way you want to be treated!

Olha Maksymchuk

SMM Manager

Olha Maksymchuk

SMM Manager

Since high school, Olga has been actively involved in charity projects and developed training programs for children with special needs.

She has been with the foundation since its inception, utilizing her professional expertise and education in marketing to grow the foundation's online presence.

"For me, charity is about humanity and light. It is something that should become an integral part of society."

Motto: The light is in you! Give it generously!

Vadym Nizovets

Project Administrator

Vadym Nizovets

Project Administrator

Irina Onufriichuck

Photographer, Coach, Volunteer

Irina Onufriichuck

Photographer, Coach, Volunteer

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Iryna joined our Foundation as a volunteer at the start of our initial volunteer projects. With over 20 years of administrative and managerial experience in the customs and legal fields, she later took on the main tasks of establishing relationships and communication with donors.

As a photographer, she is tasked with creating photo reports for IvAlive events.

As a professional coach in the realms of life and transformational coaching, as well as business/team coaching, Irina boasts more than 200 individual and team coaching sessions. She offers individual coaching sessions on a volunteer basis at our Foundation for Ukrainians who have temporarily relocated to Switzerland.

"For me, charity is a manifestation of God's love, for people, animals, or the planet, depending on the area of charity. This is my social utility."

Motto: Help as much as you can, in word, deed, or money, if there is a need!

Bogdana Onufriichuk

Content Maker, Volunteer

Bogdana Onufriichuk

Content Maker, Volunteer

Bogdana is currently a student at the University of Geneva - Webster University and Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU) in Ukraine.

"For me, charity means helping those in need without expecting any benefit in return. It's important to me because I believe in the significance of collective support and assistance for Ukrainians who need it."

Motto: Together we can do more; one good deed can change the world!

Kateryna Kostenko

French Language Courses Teacher, Volunteer

Kateryna Kostenko

French Language Courses Teacher, Volunteer

Kateryna holds a Master of Philology degree, specializing in Romance languages and translation. With 10 years of teaching experience, she has worked with students at Karazin University and Alliance Française. In addition, she dedicated three years to collaborating with the European Health Organization. Her strengths include a profound love for people, empathy, and a fervent desire to improve their lives.

"For me, charity is a manifestation of kindness and care that contributes to creating a better world where everyone can feel love and support."

Viktoriia Golosna

Artistic Director of the IvAlive Children's Choir, Opera Singer

Viktoriia Golosna

Artistic Director of the IvAlive Children's Choir, Opera Singer

Viktoriia has been deeply involved in teaching and research in the field of music theory for a long time.

In addition to her teaching endeavors, Viktoriia sang in the choir of the Dnipro Opera and Ballet Theater and performed as a soloist at the Dnipro House of Organ and Chamber Music. She thoroughly enjoys imparting her knowledge to young choristers, inspiring them, and seeing their happy faces, as well as being a part of the development of children’s talents.

"My favorite childhood cartoon is 'Just for fun'. It featured a beautiful bouquet of flowers being given away for nothing, creating a good mood. For me, this exemplifies how sharing from the bottom of my heart first and foremost brings pleasure to myself. This is what charity means to me."

Motto: The more you give, the more you get!

Olena Tsybulska

Head of the Koloryt Choir, Volunteer

Olena Tsybulska

Head of the Koloryt Choir, Volunteer

Olena joined the Foundation in November 2023, bringing her vast expertise as a vocal teacher and choir director.

In Ukraine, she served as the director of the Mykola Leontovych Sharhorod School of Arts for 25 years and as a senior teacher of the highest category in vocal and choir classes for 33 years. Additionally, she led the "Folk" chamber choir "Irmos" for 17 years. Olena is known for initiating numerous art projects and marathons.

"For me, charity is an opportunity to do good; it embodies humanity and caring for others. If everyone makes an effort to contribute to any good cause, we will find that it is through such actions that well-being and joy are achieved for everyone."

Motto: Do good, and then your soul will be filled with light!

Anastasiia Dyka 

Content Maker, Photographer

Anastasiia Dyka 

Content Maker, Photographer


After the full-scale invasion, she moved to Switzerland. She became acquainted with the IvAlive Foundation through the foundation's social projects and then joined the team as a content creator and photographer.

"Charity helps people unite to achieve a common goal: share their resources and time to improve the lives of others."

Motto: Doing good is easy: small steps lead to great achievements!

SVITLANA KOSTENKO

Volunteer

SVITLANA KOSTENKO

Volunteer

Svitlana holds degrees in engineering technology and law.

In the early stages of the full-scale invasion in February 2022, together with her daughter Ivanna, who is the founder of the foundation, and their family, she organized rallies and charity events in support of Ukraine in Switzerland. She sent humanitarian aid, clothing, and essential goods to provide vital support for her country. She has also consistently and actively supported people with disabilities and seniors in Ukraine.

Currently, with the foundation's support, Svitlana organizes and implements charitable events and programs supporting internally displaced Ukrainians in Switzerland.

"For me, charity is an expression of love and kindness towards others, reflecting a desire to help and support those in need. It not only changes lives for the better but also cultivates qualities within us that bring us closer to God".

Motto: Through acts of love, we manifest the light that unites hearts!

Tetiana Valchuk

Volunteer

Tetiana Valchuk

Volunteer