Children of One Planet - 501(c)(3)
945 Alta vista Dr. Altadena CA 91001 FEN: 91-2074967

My name is Azita Milanian. I am the Executive Director and Founder of Children of One Planet.

What is “Children of One Planet?

Founded in 2000, the ”Children of One Planet” Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes the well-being and health for children from all over the world.

The mission of “Children of One Planet” is to inspire everyone to be the voice of innocent children and to help to protect them against hunger and violence.

What has “Children of One Planet” done for the Past 22 Years?

Since 2000, “Children of One Planet” has helped orphanages and underprivileged children around the world by donating food, clothing, toys and money. These donations served as an immediate crisis aid throughout the world.

Children of One Planet has printed many educational postcards regarding child human trafficking, in order to prevent it, and how children, teens and families can look for ways to protect themselves. The educational information includes support for mental and physical health and wellness for victims and families of child human trafficking.
Our key “Children of One Planet” fund-raising event is “Dance for Hope America.” It has been a successful, annual dance show featuring professional ballroom dancers, both young and old, showcasing their dance talents to raise money for our non-profit mission. It is incredibly inspiring and I am truly grateful to have received so much support over the years from so many talented dancers.

2005-2022. Donated backpacks, toys, food, clothing and masks in 2020 for children and families in various Costa Rican villages. We will continue to provide support.
2000 - 2022. Donated money, food, clothing and masks in 2020, to orphanages in Baja Mexico. We will continue to provide support.

2020. During COVID19 we provided masks to ‘Shriner’s Medical Center for Children’, ‘Ronald McDonald House’, and ‘Sycamores in Los Angeles’.
2020. Provided food for children and women in Haiti.
2019. Donated new mattresses for children with no beds at the Dream Center in Los Angeles. The Dream Center provides food, clothing and shelter for underprivileged families.

2009. Provided 200 booths and food for children in orphanages in Armenia.
2005. Provided Toys and food for 50 needy children in Brazil at Christmas time.
Children of One Planet helps small charities and orphanages during the Christmas season with toy donations.

Who is Azita Milanian?

Azita Milanian is the President and Founder of Children of One Planet, a 501 c(3) non-profit.
Azita graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering. After 12 years working for NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory she decided to pursue her passion to help children against hunger and violence.

In 1994 Azita started helping the ‘Save the Children Foundation, USA’ with fundraising dance show events.
From 1994-2000 she donated money for urgent needs of children in Afghanistan, Nicragua, Rwanda, Sudan, and including the United States to Save the Children foundation.

In 2000 Azita founded Children of One Planet to help children more directly. “My dream is to see children free of hunger and violence one day”. Azita says.

The work of Children of One Planet has been recognized by Save the Children and other organizations as well as Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Great Britain.

Thank you!
Azita Milanian

Board Members

Name: Azita Milanian

Role: President and Founder

Bio: Azita graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering. After 12 years working for NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory she decided to pursue her passion to help children against hunger and violence.

In 1996 she started by helping the Save the Children Foundation, USA with fundraising dance show events.

In 2000 Azita founded Children of One Planet to help children more directly.

“My only dream is to see children free of hunger and violence one day”. Azita 


Name: Lewis J. McGibbney, Ph.D.

Role: Secretary

Bio: Lewis moved to the United States in 2013 to pursue his post-doctoral studies at Stanford University, CA. Since 2014 Lewis has been employed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has served as Children of One Planet’s Secretary since 2020.


Name: Susan Clancy

Role: Board Member

Bio:  Susan Clancy is a software engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  She has been a long-time supporter of the Children of One Planet organization and recently became a board member.  Her recovery from stage 3 breast cancer in 2004 increased her awareness of the need for improving lives through good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.   Her passion for organic gardening and teaching resource conservation has aligned with Children of One Planet to help address the needs of children all over the world.


Name: Omar Bolden

Role: Board Member

Bio: Omar has served as Children of One Planet’s Risk Manager since 2020 who brings wide-ranging expertise to the organization. His areas of responsibility span from risk management to compliance.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Omar earned his B.A., in Sociology from California State University, Northridge and is a Vice President that heads the Cost Containment department at a national insurance and surety brokerage.


Name: Mary Clancy

Role: Treasurer 

Bio: Coming soon!!


Name: Rodney Gregson 

Role: Board Member

Bio: Rodney joined Children of One Planet in 2020 after having Azita speak to his Rotary International club he was President of.  He enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was in boot camp 2 weeks after graduating HS. After completing his service, he went to CSULB where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He then spent the next 33 years on LAPD, retiring as a Detective. He then turned to charity work in Rotary, Mending Kids, and the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation.


Name: Ann Marie Ahern

Role: Board Member

Bio: Ann Marie joined Children of One Planet as a board member in 2020. She is a small business owner who owns a real estate team in the Los Angeles area. Ann Marie graduated with a BA in Marketing and her career has developed her into an effective leader and mentor.


Name: Kasia Kozak

Role: Board Member

Bio: Soon.