Founding History

Like many people, I have spent the better part of my life trying to answer existential questions about who I am, what I want from my life and how to change negative aspects in it. Having re-examined my life goals last year, I decided that my involvement in bringing about world peace and gender and racial equality and augmenting worldwide educational levels are some of my top priorities.

Holding those aims in mind and being inspired by Caster Seminya’s story, I attended Columbia’s Social Enterprise Conference on October 9th, 2009, where I heard Jerome Hirsch from the Lodestar Foundation speak about collaboration between different non-profit organizations with similar objectives.

Given my own experiences with prejudice, knowledge of human behavioral psychology and understanding of how bigotry, prejudice and ignorance are used to mobilize genocide and war and the lack of a central repository for universal human commonality knowledge, I thought building such a virtual library that required global collaboration would be a great way to give support for the human race to thrive together. Since its inception on October 13th, the idea has become more robust and inclusive, as you can see from our Vision Statement and Mission Objectives.

Wendy Hong
Founder and CEO