DIRECTOR OF DONOR DEVELOPMENT
As Director of Donor Development for Haiti Children Project, Janet is responsible for keeping up with the sponsors, as well as various administrative and accounting duties. Janet took her first trip to Haiti in April 2007. She always thought that to travel on a mission trip, you needed special gifts such as construction, preaching, leadership, or teaching. Although she had a career including banking, bookkeeping and administration, she realized it was her experience as a mom and grandmother was all that she needed. What started out as a trip to discover what her husband, Wade, loved about Haiti, soon turned into the discovery of a lifetime. Janet is once again in a role that she knows very well and loves so much, and that is to be a mom. She sees her job as Director of Donor Development, as simply “telling the story” about her children in Haiti. Janet had worked in banking for many years, and then in accounting, with her husband’s construction company. She now devotes herself full-time to her work for Haiti Children Project.
In 2003, Wade McGuinn, who owns McGuinn Holdings, a construction management company in Lexington, South Carolina, embarked on a mission trip to Jeremie, Haiti and it was there he discovered his life’s calling. Wade has led many mission trips to Cuba, Honduras, Vietnam, and Mexico.
Wade McGuinn, a South Carolina Certified Master Builder has been building new homes in Columbia SC and the surrounding Midlands area for over 30 years.