The Open Hand Foundation


The Open Hand Philosophy


The Open Hand inspiration

The concept of the Open Hand is: the more you receive, the more you give; and the more you give, the more you receive. Life gives, and life takes.


The Open Hand Foundation was founded to honor the memory of Karren Khalil, with a mission to provide much needed funding and resources toward research to find a cure for Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).


our story

The Open Hand Foundation was founded by Charles Khalil in memory of his wife Kaaren, whom he lost to Frontotemporal Dementia. Their five children are all active in the organization.


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Your gift will contribute to vital research for a cure for this devastating disease.