Tell us about what you do! What is your background?
Hello everyone! It’s a pleasure to share a little bit about myself with the Games For Love community. My name is Gervasio Sapriza and I am the Hospital Outreach Manager for Games For Love. In my role, I have the privilege of building partnerships with children’s hospitals and sharing GFL’s commitment of easing suffering and creating a sustainable future for children.
When I’m not volunteering with GFL, I am a Development and Communications professional. I have spent the majority of my career in the nonprofit sector with racial and economic justice nonprofit organizations; primarily working in nonprofit fundraising, volunteer management and corporate stewardship.
How did you hear about Games For Love and what interests you in working with them?
I heard of Games For Love through a friend who, like myself, works in the nonprofit sector and shares a love for video games. She mentioned the great work being done by this “video games nonprofit” and my interest was immediately piqued. I started to do my homework on Games For Love and what I learned was beyond my expectations.
GFL isn’t simply a charitable organization. It is a community of people dedicated to easing suffering and inspiring a generation of youth through a passion for games as a tool that promotes friendship, learning and community. Once I learned this, I thought to myself: Where do I sign up?!