Who We Are

Established in 2019 by the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, the Homeschool Community Foundation was created to fund innovative projects that increase the cultural impact of homeschooling.

By definition, a community foundation is a publicly supported philanthropic institution that uniquely serves three public segments: donors, the non-profit sector, and the foundation’s designated community as a whole. Dedicated to growth and posterity, HCF is the homeschool community’s permanent endowment for public good.

The Alliance

The National Alliance for Christian Home Education Leadership
(the Alliance) began in 1988 and in 2002 was established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the support of statewide home education organizations.

The Alliance represents more than 45 affiliate organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. These state organizations in turn serve more than 250,000 homeschooling families.

The Alliance

The National Alliance for Christian Home Education Leadership (the Alliance) began in 1998 and in 2002 was established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the support of statewide home education organizations.

The Alliance represents more than 45 affiliate organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. These state organizations in turn serve more than 250,000 homeschooling families.

Director of Philanthropy

Dan Maljanian
Director of Philanthropy

Dan Maljanian's Bio

Dan Maljanian has worked in the nonprofit sector over the past 26 years as a fundraiser and executive director, working with generous donors and supporters to provide the resources necessary to help nonprofit organizations succeed. As an entrepreneur and outside-of-the-box thinker, he has founded several startup enterprises, and enjoys participating in projects that are transformational in their impact. In 2019 he conceived and helped found the Homeschool Community Foundation with the Alliance, and was invited to become its first Director of Philanthropy.

Dan received his JD (law) and MBA (business) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also an exchange student to Harvard Law School. He practiced law at the international firm of Sidley & Austin in Washington DC, enjoying the opportunity to work on a US Supreme Court brief and several cert petitions. In 1995, Dan took US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and five other US judges to Armenia for one week, to preside over a US-led Judicial Conference for Armenia’s judiciary. In 2003, he returned to his native California, where he has raised several million dollars for large and small nonprofits, and provided leadership in nonprofit governance. 
Dan and his wife Patrice live in Southern California and have homeschooled their three children.


David Watkins

David Watkins' Bio

David Watkins holds a B.A. degree, a Master of Divinity degree, and is the pastor of a church.  He and his wife, Linda, began their homeschool journey in 1986 when their first of eight children was age 12.  Now their children are homeschooling the 26 Watkins grandchildren.  In addition to his role as the HCF chairman, David is the chairman of the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership and recently retired from the Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators, where he was chairman of the board for seven years before serving as the executive director for eight years.  

Raymond Sheen
Donor Relations

Ray Sheen's Bio

Raymond Sheen is a business leader with over 35 years of executive and management experience.  He has engineering degrees from the US Air Force Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He has worked in government agencies, Fortune 100 companies and with high-tech startups.  Ray currently is President of Product and Process Innovation, a management consulting practice specializing in technology innovation and deployment.  Ray and his wife, Holly, reside in South Carolina.  They homeschooled their two daughters from Kindergarten through college.

Bob Jacobsen

Bob Jacobsen's Bio

Bob Jacobsen has worked with state homeschool organizations for almost twenty years, serving as president of the Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators for seventeen years. He and his wife, Susan, homeschooled their four children through high school and have served on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership since 2011. Bob attended the University of Lowell. He worked for many years for international banks in global custody of corporate and public employee pension funds and was an officer of the Boston Company. Currently semi-retired and a private investor, Bob and Susan live in Holden, Massachusetts.  

Copper Webb

Copper Webb's Bio

Copper Webb is a homeschool graduate and currently continuing a lifetime of learning while homeschooling her five children. Copper is a popular speaker and columnist on early education at home.  She and her husband, Michael, serve together on the Board of Directors for Homeschool Idaho, and Copper is a member of the Advisory Council for the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership. 

Donor Development Council

Sam Sorbo
Donor Development Council

Sam Sorbo's Bio

Sam Sorbo studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in entertainment. An award-winning actress, author, radio host, international model, and homeschooling mom to three children with Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo seeks to inspire parents to home educate. They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Homeschool Advocate and Teach from Love: A School Year Devotional for Families are available at SamSorbo.com.


Woody Robertson
Donor Development Council

Woody Robertson's Bio

Woody Robertson is a first-generation homeschool graduate passionate about reaching the next generation. If you hang around Woody, you’re sure to hear words like, “live life to the fullest,” “purposeful living,” or “world-changer” and he’s helped young adults successfully navigate life-decisions for years. He is a frequent motivational speaker at conferences nationwide. An entrepreneur and visionary, Woody has been a principal player in several start-up companies. As a member of the Lumerit Unbound team, Woody calls San Antonio, TX home along with his lovely wife and daughter.

Andrew Pudewa
Donor Development Council

Andrew Pudewa's Bio

Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of eleven, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Walter Mueller
Donor Development Council

Walter Mueller's Bio

Walter Mueller is Director of Development for Olive Crest, an organization committed to ‘providing safe and loving families for every child’ which serves Southern California, the Pacific Northwest and Nevada.

Walter has over twenty years of experience in supporting youth services through fundraising with a business approach to operations.  He considers his personal ministry to ensure that “Every child has an opportunity to pursue their God-given dreams.”  Over his career, he has served as a regional representative, chief development officer and chief executive officer for non-profit organizations and enjoys working through teams to develop strategic plans and take organizations to the next level in pursuit of their mission.

Walter and his wife, Debbie, are proud parents of two homeschooling teenagers and make their home in Redlands, California.

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 Mailing Address
46 South Road
Holden, MA 01520




How Can We Help You?

46 South Road
Holden, MA 01520