Marion Bunch

Rotarians For Family Health & Aids Prevention, Inc. (RFFHA) was founded by Marion Bunch of The Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia.  Marion brought a personal perspective to the battle against AIDS when she lost her son, Jerry, to this disease in 1994. Her action began in 1997 by forming a partnership with AID Atlanta (a local AIDS Service Organization) and creating an AIDS Awareness Program for Georgia's middle and high school students which is still in operation today and has reached over 450,000 students.

Marion was invited to Africa in 2001 and made multiple important international contacts on that trip. Upon her return, she gained a reputation as a passionate speaker on the subject of HIV/AIDS throughout Rotary. In 2002, the RI President, Bhichai Rattakul, heard her speak and requested assistance in creating a plan "to help the victims of AIDS, especially the orphans and vulnerable children. Responding, Marion formed a multi-sectoral, public/private partnership called ANCHOR (Africa Network for Children Orphaned and at Risk). RFFHA is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and daily operations are run by the Founder and CEO, Marion Bunch and a small staff. RFFHA has established Country Teams in ten African countries.