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All Heart Fund

About Leanna Knopik

“I want to volunteer in Africa. I’ve never been so sure of something in my whole life.” – Excerpt from Leanna’s diary.

Leanna’s time on Earth was brief. At the age of 16, she passed away suddenly after contracting a rare heart infection. Despite her lost battle, she fought exceptionally hard during her final days, surprising even her physicians.

But Leanna’s heart always guided her path in life. She was very passionate about her faith and loved helping others throughout her community and beyond. A family trip to South Africa was a life-changing experience for her. She felt a sincere connection to the South African people and wanted to work as a missionary, helping children in schools and orphanages.

Leanna’s loving friends and family often remember her as “all heart.”

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The All Heart Fund

Leanna never had the chance to volunteer in Africa, so in the spirit of her heart’s wishes, the All Heart Fund has been created to provide the resources and education necessary to enhance the lives of rural African families.

The All Heart Fund (AHF) is a fundraising arm of the award-winning South African-based non-profit, Good Work Foundation (GWF). Its purpose is to raise funds that create high-impact digital learning experiences for Africans living in rural areas, delivering skills that enable them to interact meaningfully with a digital world.

GWF operates six digital learning campuses in rural South Africa to date – including the Justicia Digital Learning Campus which was funded in large part by the AHF – and provides digital and English literacy training to over 7000 adults and children per week.

The AHF also creates opportunities for students to travel to larger communities and cities for unique educational and leadership experiences and to connect with real-life businesses. In addition, one special student is chosen to receive the Leanna Knopik Cup, an annual award which honors the student who demonstrates the biggest “heart”.

All Heart Fund award
All Heart Fund award
Knopik family
The Knopik family, Steve, Rogers and Beth, with Zola Myakayaka handing out the award in 2019
Winners of All Heart Fund award 2019
The winners of the All Heart Fund Leanna Knopik Cup 2019, the All Heart Fund family, Kate and Maya Groch, and Dave Varty
All Heart Fund logo
Leanna’s art was inspiration for the logo

To make donation to the All Heart Fund in memory of Leanna, select “In memory of…” on our donations page.


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