COMING TOGETHER WITH A COMMON GOAL
A secure border benefits all Americans. Insecure borders allow not only economic migrants to unlawfully enter the country, it allows for illegal drugs, weapons, terrorists, disease, human trafficking, and other contraband to impact the country. The problem starts in the southwest and radiates throughout the country, whether it’s creating victims of illegal alien crime or victims of fentanyl poisoning. This project provides a funding source for the Department of Homeland Security to get money to spend building our border wall and securing the southern border.
The flood of illegal immigrants we’ve endured over the past decade has taxed our resources to the breaking point and has negatively impacted the safety of our citizens not just on border states but far into the interior. Violent gang activity and the spread of illegal drugs have continued to increase. More and more frequently, we see reports tallying the cost of illegal immigration in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually, knowing full well that just a few billion dollars would make such an impact where it’s needed most.
We’ve watched this conversation drag on since the Secure Fence Act of 2006 was passed. The funding to achieve operational security, what the Secure Fence Act really mandated, has never properly been allocated. Citizens have been griping for years about how our southern border seemed more porous than ever, and nothing can ever get done about it. Border Security is not a political can to kick down the road; it is literally a life and death situation.
The team you see below started by chance in mid-2017, over the common interest of border wall funding. What started as two people turned into three, then four, then six, as the core team took shape. We have the built right team to face what to some might be a daunting task. Just as importantly, we have the exhibited the willingness to do the work that’s going to be needed to see this all the way through. We are dedicated to doing what it takes to help DHS secure the border.
We look forward to making this happen with all of you!
FundTheWall.com is a project of American Border Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
SECURE THE FUNDING
The project is centered around the funding of the wall itself. Once funding is 100% secured we will move on to the matter of operational security in each sector.Read More
PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION
We will inform the public with accurate, unbiased reports of how the effort is proceeding on all fronts, including legislative, public opinion, and the contruction itself.Read More
Managing Director, Operations
As a Managing Director, Ryan is responsible for day-to-day fundraising and charity operations. His role includes oversight of the marketplace and product mix, as well as donor relations. Ryan is also responsible for the financial & administrative aspects of the foundation. Ryan's had the opportunity to visit the border and see firsthand the conditions we are trying to solve.
Managing Director, Research & Technology
As a Managing Director, Quentin manages day-to-day operations of the Foundation as needed and works to make sure all the members and volunteers have what they need to be successful. Quentin is responsible for the technology platforms that allow for the foundation to achieve its mission. Together, he and Ryan are responsible for keeping to the mission and execution of overall Foundation strategy, ensuring donors get value for their investment.
Director, Customer Service
Kristen is responsible for marketplace operations and ensuring customer orders are fulfilled correctly and quickly. She'll also be working with vendors who want to place products there to make sure they have what they need to enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship. She also manages customer service relative to donor questions and support.
Member of the Board
Gary Dolan received a B.S in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 1969 and a J.D. from New York Law School in 1977. Dolan was an attorney licensed in the State of New York, a public accountant and a Certified Trade Broker. While on active service at the Ft Benning campus of Georgia State University, he spent one year on business courses. Dolan was honor graduate of the Instructor Training Course and was awarded the Airborne, Ranger, Jungle Warfare Expert and Combat Infantryman Badges as well as ten Combat Air Medals, the Bronze Star and numerous other achievement medals. He retired as an LTC from the Army Reserves. He served as President of Company E (Long Range Patrol), 20th Infantry (Airborne) and Company C (Ranger), 75th Infantry (Airborne) Association, Inc. He authored the book, Of Their Own Accord, published July 2004, which relates the heroics of the Rangers in Viet Nam. He was inducted at Ft. Benning, Georgia, into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 2011.
Social Media and Volunteer Coordinator
Kenn is responsible for the coordination of the Foundation's volunteers, and social media events & activities. He helps recruit and organize our volunteer teams, and guides them in staying on task. His responsibilities also include helping to spread the word about our various campaigns, keeping the FundTheWall message on target, and helping to generate overall interest in our project.
Jon oversees both the Border Wall fund (aka FundTheWall) and the Border Defender program and works to onboard new programs as appropriate to make sure program metrics are met and most importantly that ABF is delivering value through the program to people who've donated.
In other words, Jon's here to provide coordination and connectivity for all the pieces that have to come together to make these solutions work.