Having seen and lived the awful effects of poverty in the Philippines, Dr. Elvin T. Ramos realized that there were few educational or job opportunities for young people in that country. Despite family’s encouragement to attend college, there were few dispositions and resources for young individuals to achieve their career and professional goals. Much of this came from the lack of financial support and the development of the individual.
In 2014, Dr. Ramos envisioned an opportunity to create an organization that would combine his passion for education and interest in world development that would eventually culminate in the founding of Global Tassels. Around the same time, the United Nations was developing the 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate global poverty. Global Tassels, therefore, aligned its mission and its vision to be part of that campaign that shook new ideas of entrepreneurs, novice humanitarians, philanthropists, and more to be part of the campaign to eradicate global poverty.
In November 2019, Dr. Ramos announced his retirement from the presidency effective June 30, 2020. This led the organization to conduct a comprehensive search immediately. In March 2020, the appointment of Dr. Shanté Bassett was announced by Dr. Ramos. The Board of Directors confirmed her to start her tenure as the 2nd President of Global Tassels, starting on July 1, 2020.
You can follow the growth of our organization by viewing the below Timeline.
GLOBAL TASSELS PRESIDENTS
Dr. Elvin T. Ramos (2014-2020)
Dr. Shanté Bassett (2020)
Ms. Ashley Johnson (2021)
Dr. Richard Zalman (2022-2024)