Originally from the southwestern desert of Arizona, Jon Allen moved to Pittsburgh, Penn., to work in youth ministry, which is where he met his wife, Bekah. The couple then moved to Raleigh, N.C., to escape the cold and start classes at North Carolina State University. Jon majored in Business Administration with a concentration in supply chain management.
For the last 15 years, Jon and Bekah have enjoyed traveling to the mountains and coasts of North Carolina. They spend a lot of time outside with their boys, Keegan, 9, and Basil, 6. Jon specifically enjoys trail riding with Keegan, who is getting quite quick on the mountain bike! Each summer, the family also makes sure to schedule a few water balloon fights because they are one of Basil’s favorite things to do. Bekah, lovingly referred to as “the better half,” describes Jon as being a positive person, great at supporting his family and a decent cook.
Jon was first introduced to Water for Good by his pastor at Hope Community Church, Mike Lee. Over coffee, Jon shared that he was hoping to find a way to pair his degree with a nonprofit in order to help with efficiency. After learning about Water for Good Founder Jim Hocking and the Water for Good mission, Jon was on board.
The new CEO was first drawn to Water for Good because of his heart for others. You see, the people in the Central African Republic have had very little support compared to most of the developing world. He deeply believes in marginalized people getting opportunities to improve their situation and their children’s future.
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