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Father Gabriel, Executive Director of Santa Macrina, began working with The Florescu Foundation in 2000. He describes his experience with The Florescu Foundation: “Thanks to the cooperation of Mr. Nick Florescu and the Florescu Family, working with The Florescu Foundation since its very beginning was just natural; we have the same ideals and our cooperation enriches us.”
Father Gabriel and The Florescu hope to raise money in order to fund the construction of a new building, which will provide additional housing, classrooms, and leisure areas for the children.
As the Executive Director of Santa Macrina, Father Gabriel must provide all necessary resources for the programs implemented. He represents Santa Macrina and seeks to advocate the cause of the children in need, children who are high risk of social and school abandonment. Through his work, he seeks to bring people closer to Santa Macrina, to encourage them to join Santa Macrina’s efforts in offering a better life to children.
After fourteen years, Father Gabriel continues to be a beacon of hope to the children in the Santa Macrina programs. He states of his work, “Working with children and young people at Santa Macrina is a continuous source of inspiration; each of them has a rich history, hard life experience and an amazing way of dealing with it. Those made them grow much sooner than other children of their age; just talking with them you find inspiration in making their life better.”