How One Determined Person Can Change The World

Leveraging Business Skills and Passion For Those In Dire Need

Today we welcome John McCollum, co-founder and Executive Director of Asia's Hope who is leveraging business skills and passion for those in dire need.


John McCollum lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Kori, and three children, all of whom have been adopted from Asia.

Asia's Hope Battambang 4Asia's Hope is a Christian non-profit organization that provides long-term, family-style residential care for orphaned children at high risk of sexual and economic exploitation in Cambodia, Thailand and India.

Asia's Hope focuses on regions with endemic child exploitation and human trafficking; places where orphans are at extreme risk of being abused or sold.

Asia's Hope SchoolAsia's Hope provides loving family environments for more than 700 orphaned children in 30+ orphanages in Cambodia, Thailand, and India.

It also operates two schools. Asia’s Hope has close to 200 employees in 4 countries.


John McCollum:

  • Began working in a bar, discovered a love of marketing.
  • Worked for an agency
  • John McCollum Executive Director of Asia’s HopeStarted his own company
  • Got married and adopted their first child and now have adopted three
  • Developed a growing awareness of needs in Asia
  • Leveraged his marketing & business skills
  • Chose to shut down his company to focus on Asia's Hope


Listen to John & Rick:




Links to Asia's Hope



John McCollum's Contact Information


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