Revolutionizing Charitable Giving
History & Inspiration
Scott Krase, Founder of one2one USA Foundation, and his family have been providing financial aid to individuals in need for a number of years. From these endeavors, they learned firsthand how it felt to change someone’s life in such a direct way. The donees’ lives were immediately and positively impacted and at the same time, the power of the donation was witnessed and felt by his entire family. Their involvement allowed for personal connections with these individuals, enabling and encouraging them to provide ongoing aid where and when it helped the most.
Inspired by these personal experiences, he came up with the idea for one2one USA Foundation. His goal was to de-institutionalize charitable giving to make it more meaningful for the Donor and more effective for the donee. The intent was to create a charitable vehicle that facilitates grants to individuals in a manner that would be tax-deductible and completely transparent to the Donor so they could follow their funds, witness the impact to their donee and know how each dollar was spent. Of utmost importance, he wanted to help Donors best achieve their philanthropic goals and aspirations by pairing them with needy individuals who could benefit the most.
Our vision is to give countless Donors the ability to reach donees directly in personally relevant, meaningful and transparent ways.
Scott Krase is the Founder of one2one USA Foundation and an actively engaged philanthropist. He is also currently a Senior Advisor on the Investment Team of Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. (“Oak Hill”) which he helped start in 1993. At Oak Hill, Scott was a Senior Partner with portfolio management responsibilities in the U.S. and Europe. Scott received a B.S. cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Beginning in 2017, Scott has made one2one USA Foundation his primary focus, as he is passionate in his belief that customizable giving will profoundly and positively impact the future of charity.
Scott lives in Westchester, N.Y. with his wife, four children and dog, Philly and can be found attending sporting events all over his hometown of Philadelphia.
Gardenia P. Cucci
Gardenia is the Executive Director of one2one USA Foundation having been involved since its inception. Prior to joining one2one USA, Gardenia was an Associate General Counsel at Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. and Associate General Counsel to its sister company, Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.P. (“OHCP”). Before joining OHCP, Gardenia was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP with a primary focus on corporate matters. Gardenia enjoys working with numerous nonprofit organizations providing pro bono legal assistance and has been most recently involved with the Student Sponsors Program and Read Ahead. She also supports various philanthropic organizations such as Free Arts NYC, The Arts Council of Princeton, The Central Park Conservancy, and McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. Gardenia earned a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and earned a J.D. from New York Law School.
Gardenia’s vision is to provide meaningful opportunities for others to charitably give and encourage others to do so as well.
Gardenia lives in Manhattan with her 2 teenage boys and French Bulldog, Diego. She enjoys long bike rides, cooking for family and friends along with an occasional glass of rosé, and is very good at sharing cabs with complete strangers.
Wendy L. Prager
Wendy is the Senior Director of Operations for one2one USA Foundation. She is also the Managing Partner and Counsel at Bridge Mountain Partners where she does legal and non-profit consulting. Prior to joining one2one USA Foundation, Wendy worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City as counsel in the Private Equity and Alternative Investment Funds Group until 2014. Before that, she was Senior Counsel at ING Investment Management Co. for 14 years until 2010. Wendy also worked at Seward & Kissel as an attorney in their Private Investment Funds group until 1996. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, and received her JD from Fordham University School of Law. Wendy is passionate about many causes and devotes her time to several non-profit organizations, providing pro bono legal assistance, acting as a mentor, or in a board capacity, and is also active with several alumni organizations of the University of Pennsylvania.
Wendy was compelled to join one2one USA Foundation after she reconnected with her college friend Scott Krase in 2016, and heard about his amazing idea to revolutionize charitable giving.
Wendy lives in New Jersey with her husband, three daughters, and two rescue labs, Maui & Kona. She spends her free time trail running, boxing, reading and dancing in her kitchen.
Amy is the Program Coordinator for one2one USA Foundation, joining the team in March, 2018.
Amy began her career in Advertising, working as an account manager at Grey Advertising and Foote Cone and Belding. She took a break to raise her 2 children and then returned to the advertising world as Editor of The Scout Guide, Greenwich.
Having always felt a strong commitment to giving back to her community and doing good in the world, Amy now tries to instill this value in her children. Her position at one2one USA allows Amy to help and support others in a meaningful way and imbues her with a sense of pride and accomplishment in her work.
Amy lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and two children. She is a fan of all things fitness, from pilates to running, she enjoys the peacefulness of the outdoors, and can be also found on the baseball field watching her son, or traveling to dance competitions with her daughter.
Anne Horton is an Associate at one2one USA Foundation. She recently graduated with the Manhatanville College class of 2018 with a Communication Studies major and a self-designed minor in Environmental Sociology. Anne has worked with non-profits exclusively through her previous internships and jobs. Anne spent seven months at The One Love Foundation in Bronxville, New York as the communications intern, where she was responsible for press releases, content creation for marketing material and event planning. Anne has also spent the last 8 years at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, where she currently holds the position of Weekend Programs Associate, leading tours for the public and corporate visitors as well as various farm activities!
Anne is excited to jump into the one2one USA world and feels a strong connection to the mission of one2one USA.
Anne lives is Pleasantville, NY, where she can often be seen out with her Corgi, Rusty. Anne is also an avid nature photographer and loves to explore the outdoors.
Board of Directors
Scott Krase, Chairman of the Board
Gardenia P. Cucci, Executive Director
Jessica D. Soojian, Director
Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
As counsel in the Personal Representation Department, Jessica D. Soojian focuses her practice on a broad range of issues, including estate planning and related tax matters, charitable giving, trust and estate administration, and succession planning. Jessica graduated from Georgetown University, summa cum laude, and received her JD from Yale Law School.
Anthony (“Tony”) Arnerich, Director
Founder & CEO of Arnerich Massena
Tony Arnerich founded Arnerich Massena in 1991 to provide a source for thoughtful, forward-looking, independent investment advice. As chief executive officer for more than 25 years, Tony has directed the development of the firm, managing strategic growth and firm direction. Under Tony’s guidance, Arnerich Massena has been a pioneer in the investment industry, bringing innovation to portfolio construction for private clients, foundations, and endowments. The firm has been a frontrunner and early adopter in implementing alternative strategies, capturing the global market opportunity, and incorporating sustainable investment themes. Mr. Arnerich also serves as managing director of 3x5 Partners, a growth-oriented venture capital firm that invests in life sciences and resource-driven sectors.
Tony Arnerich’s experience in the investment industry spans more than 30 years, during which he served as an investment executive and helped found the Investment Management Consulting Group of Dain Bosworth. In prior years, he owned and managed businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Arnerich earned a Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University. He is also a former FINRA Series 7, 63, and 24 license holder. Tony Arnerich founded an award-winning business-to-school partnership with Portland’s Irvington School, which represents a significant commitment of funding and employee volunteer time to neighborhood schools. He has volunteered as an I AM Learning Partner with this program for more than 20 years. I AM Learning Partners volunteer as mentors, working directly with children in Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership math, literacy, enrichment, and summer camp programs at a local elementary school.
Kammy Moalemzadeh, Director
Mr. Moalemzadeh is the Founder and Managing Partner of Arcadia
Wendy L. Prager, Executive Director