The Anna Kavanaugh Charitable Foundation
Founder and Director Anna Kavanaugh
The foundation was born from the vision, compassion and personal experiences of Anna Kavanaugh. Anna is a writer, journalist, and activist living in the Pacific Northwest where she is surrounded by the natural tranquility she loves. Her writing has inspired much interest in her original novel, "The Cord of Callows," whose film rights are currently held under option and contracted to become an expanded trilogy series. An accompanying documentary also warns consumers of the potential human health hazards in genetically modified foods and presents ethical, moral, and spiritual questions about its use and political practice.
The division areas comprising our focus come from Anna's own life, struggles, and passionate determination for social and political change. Her personal journey has provided an intuitive sense for the support and services she believes are needed in these areas and has led Anna to an initiative of improving the lives of others and advocating change where needed through the work of her foundation. She was the target of cyberstalking, computer theft, privacy invasion, and other methods of cyber crime that included psychological terrorism and an internet defamation campaign perpetrated over years by a merciless group of individuals intent on provoking her to commit suicide. As a result, Anna pioneered the term "Virtual Violent Crime" and defined its practice and pathology. She has a unique understanding to now share with others enduring the same. A primary goal of the foundation is suicide intervention and life recovery, hoping to save the lives of other victims desperate for relief before it is too late. More of Anna's story will be shared in the course of the foundation's work with the drive to inform, educate and help others endure, survive, and overcome their own experiences.
Anna is vehemently opposed to genetic modifications to our food supply, phamaceuticals, and the human genome. She is afraid of where organic life is heading, and to what end. She is outraged by the violation of basic consumer rights in the government and the corporate denial of disclosure and transparency. With a disturbing lack of independent safety testing, Anna believes it is not as important to predict what could happen as it is to ask questions and make consciously informed decisions to prevent it. She fears for what impact the long term ingestion of genetically manipulated food sources could have on our own DNA and the implications to evolution.
Adopted from birth, Anna has struggled with questions throughout her life of where she came from. She has experienced the frustrating search for her birth family, along with the near hits and hope-crushing misses. Beyond the desire to understand her own ancestry, she holds firm conviction in the belief that children placed for adoption deserve at minimum to know their biological medical history. While an understandable need for confidentiality in closed adoption exists, Anna is committed to advocating for change requiring a birth mother, and father if possible, to provide familial medical history to adoptive parents. This will allow adoptees to fully utilize the same precautionary technologies in health care and disease screening available to non-adoptees.