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.
Wendy L. Prager
Wendy is the Executive Director of 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. Wendy also worked at Seward & Kissel as an attorney in their Private Investment Funds group. 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 is also a member of Chief, a national networking group for women.
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.
Ola (Short for Olaitan) joined one2one in September 2019 as an Associate.
Prior to joining, Ola worked as an intern for both the Clinton Foundation in New York City and Food & Water Watch in Washington, DC. Most recently, Ola headed up Operations and Compliance for Accolade Care Inc. in Staten Island, New York.
Ola graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in Nigeria in 2011, and received her Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College in 2017.
Ola is passionate about helping others and is inspired by one2one’s personalized approach to giving. Ola lives in Staten Island, New York. She loves animals of all sizes, traveling, reading, and coffee.
C. Mariela Pietrzak
C. Mariela Pietrzak is the Program Associate for one2one USA Foundation and joined in 2018. She graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Lehigh University and began her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Following 3 years at PwC, she worked at NBC Universal as a finance manager in the commercial pricing department and continued in this role for 7 years. Mariela lived abroad in London for 10 years and was heavily involved with GlassDoor, a London-based homeless charity. In addition to her work with one2one, she is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) helping children in the NYC foster care system.
Mariela lives in New York City with her husband, 2 children and dog and enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Development & Marketing Coordinator
Jillian, Development & Marketing Coordinator, joined one2one in February 2021. She has spent the past 18 years volunteering her time with a variety of organizations in and around her hometown of Chappaqua, NY. She currently serves on the Board and was a past President of the Chappaqua School Foundation, volunteers and is a Benefit Ambassador at the JCCA Pleasantville Cottage School and served on the Benefit Committee of Empty Bowls Westchester, a division of (914) Cares. Jillian worked as the U.S. Marketing Director for Jean Patou, Inc., a French Fragrance Company and was an Associate Buyer at Saks Fifth Avenue. She graduated in 1991 with a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jillian and her husband are passionate about helping others and were first introduced to one2one by their longtime friend, Scott Krase. They were immediately taken by the idea of personalized philanthropy and participate in a college scholarship program with one2one. Being able to help their student’s dream of attending college and forming a relationship with them has been a wonderful and meaningful experience.
Jillian and her husband have 2 children and a dog and live in Chappaqua, NY. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, golf and reading and loves spending time in the mountains of Colorado.
Board of Directors
Scott Krase, Chairman of the Board
Wendy L. Prager, Executive Director
Jessica D. Soojian, Director
Partner at Milbank, Former Partner at Silberman Zaretsky PC, Former 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 3×5 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 investment Partners. Arcadia is a New York City based investment management firm focused on deploying capital into private equity, real estate and special situations investments on behalf of its own balance sheet and limited partner capital from ultra-high net worth families and institutional investors.
Prior to founding Arcadia, Mr. Moalemzadeh was a Managing Director at Mentmore Holdings and a member of the merchant banking division of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Mr. Moalemzadeh is a board member of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), a charitable organization focused on providing education and career development opportunities for talented youth from underserved and underrepresented communities. Mr. Moalemzadeh attended Stanford University and graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.