While the One By One Foundation focuses on three very different and unique areas, the common goal across all our areas of support is Healing.
The One By One Foundation was created by Josephine (Jo) and Randy Hopkins, and has been serving others since 2007.
Through all of their life experiences (difficult, challenging, and rewarding), Jo and Randy were led to start the Foundation to be of service to others.
The One By One Foundation raises money to provide financial support, education, and opportunities to those in need, so they too can experience the same Mind, Heart, and Spiritual healing benefits that have so deeply and beneficially impacted Jo and Randy’s lives.
The One By One Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax deductible (Tax ID# 26-6178579). One hundred percent of all outside donations go towards the direct support of those in need (see Financial Info).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Josephine Hopkins (Jo) was born in Cascade, Idaho in 1957. After graduating from Boise High School, she went on to work in the real estate finance industry. But Jo's always had a passion to work with children and animals. So, after her retirement from the finance industry, Jo returned to Boise State University to pursue a degree in Social Work. Jo's desire to help others led her to become a member and officer of two women’s groups which raised money for scholarships for women. She also volunteered with many children’s organizations, and was on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society. Her passion to help others then led her to Ghana, West Africa, where she volunteered at an orphanage. It is this experience in Ghana that ignited the creation of the One By One Foundation. Jo enjoys spending time with family, gardening, traveling, and spending time in the great outdoors.
Randy began Hopkins Financial Services, Inc. (HFS) as Hopkins & Associates in December 1983. As Founder and President of HFS, Randy is very active in real estate and joint venture projects. He is also involved in the day-to-day operations of HFS, and still does the occasional individual loans. Randy graduated from College of Idaho in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration. When not at HFS, Randy enjoys family, friends, ten acres with lots of animals, Kriya Yoga meditation, golf, backpacking, and various outdoor activities.
ROBERT HENDERSON (GONESH BABA)
Robert Henderson, a graduate of the University of Maryland and Seattle University Law School, was a member of the Washington State Bar for 25 years. He’s married and has a daughter. In 1985, he was initiated into Kriya Yoga by his spiritual teacher, Paramahamsa Hariharananda. Paramahamsa Hariharananda was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 1932 by Sri Yukteshwar, and in 1935, was also initiated by Paramahamsa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. In 1993, Paramahamsa Hariharananda empowered Robert Henderson, who is also known as Gonesh Baba, to initiate and teach others Kriya Yoga.
Michael Thomas is a long-time Idaho resident who spent his formative youth in Mountain Home, and later attended college at Idaho State University where he began a 40-year-and-counting friendship with Randy. He graduated from Idaho State with a degree in Engineering, and received his Master’s in Information Systems from Boise State. He has been an IT consultant for more than 20 years and runs his own business in Boise, providing IT services to small and medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations. He's married to the love of his life, JoAnn, and they have two children, Alex and Annika. They spend their time in the summer golfing, gardening and wherever whitewater can be found.
John Humphreys - Farm and Animal Manager
John grew up in small towns in eastern and western Oregon, spending a lot of time around animals and on farms. He has been a machinist for more than 40 years, but his passion has always been teaching and helping people. Idaho has been his home since 1980. He enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the beauty and marvels of nature, and participating in and watching sports.