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Michael Rupprecht

Executive Director, President, and Co-Founder

I am Michael Rupprecht. I am the Executive Director, President and one of the Founders of The Hero Foundation. I’m a twenty-one year old Napa Valley native with a dream to do my part in saving the world. Outside of my work through the Hero Foundation, I am also a City of Napa Commission Member, a published author, musician, actor, and a student of political science at our very own Napa Valley College. Along with my service work through the Hero Foundation, I also travel with Outreach360 as a teacher in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic and I am a former council member of Teens Connect in Napa Valley. I love my family, my friends, my team, and I want to work for peace and with every second of my life. I believe we can save the world.

Raphael Genty


Hello, my name is Raphael Genty. I am nineteen years old, a freshman college student at High Point University, and the Co-Founder of the Hero Foundation. I am majoring in entrepreneurship, and am involved in the entrepreneurship and sales club on my campus. I have lead abroad trips to the Dominican Republic as well as Nicaragua, and am a council member of Teens Connect! Something you may not know about me is that I have started 4 businesses throughout my life! My favorite color is red, and on my free time, I enjoy running, hanging out with friends, and making a difference in the world!

Dominic Di Pasqua


My name is Dominic Di Pasqua. I am the Co-Founder of The Hero Foundation and I am serving as the Director of Communications. I am currently a Senior at Napa High School. I am very passionate nature lover as well as an environmental advocate, and I want to do what I can to help preserve our beautiful world. In the fall of 2019, I will be attending Northern Arizona University to study Environmental Science in hope to continue my passion of helping the environment there. Apart from service work, I spend a lot of my time rock climbing, biking or  anywhere outside in nature.

© 2021 by The Hero Foundation

The Hero Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the state of Califonia.  Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Tax identification number:  83-3819659

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