About Us


Liesbeth Nagelkerke

For a long time I’ve been working in the private charity sector and involved in development aid projects all over the world. For a variety of foundations I look after the application process , the project management including the project reports.

I have seen and experienced that it is essential for people to take their responsibility and go on with their lives. I also experience that it’s hard to reach this, not only for the local people but also for us because our standards and our pursuit of happiness is not similar to other cultures. At what moment have people to take their own responsibility? When are things enough?

Because of the spontaneous and successful emergency aid after the earthquake in Nepal I became very involved . It touched my heart and soul and connected me with the welfare of the Nepalese people. Because of this involvement I did my utmost to find funds in the emergency period. I continued this – as expected by my donators- in the reconstruction projects. And it doesn’t stop there. There is still a lot to do.

Liesbeth Nagelkerke

Gert-Jan Loedeman
Since 2013 Gert-Jan is working together with Liesbeth Nagelkerke. With pleasure he continued this teamwork for the Reach Out Too foundation. Working in the charity field directly relates with his fields of interest and his belief that one’s place of birth is a matter of coincidence. For him this means that the fact that someone is born in wealthy environment creates a responsibility towards the ones who are born in poverty.

Gert-Jan Loedeman


The board of the Reach Out Too Foundation consists of:

Helmi Doude van Troostwijk – Chairman
Helmi Doude van Troostwijk-Stuart, notary, studied real estate law in Leiden. In 1997 she started at Böggemann and Weijenborg Notarissen in Amstelveen. After this she worked several years for Schut Grosheide (DLA Piper Nederland) in Amsterdam (a large multidisciplinary company) and for Spek en Van den Beld Notarissen in Leusden. She has become a specialist in Real estate law.

Helmi Doude van Troostwijk

Marie José Schouten – Secretary
In 1995 Marie-Jose finished her study agricultural economics in Wageningen. For her, choosing this study was a logical choice because of her agricultural background and her interest in economics. During this study she went 3 times abroad (p.a. in Russia and Peru) for an apprenticeship and graduationassignment. In these countries she found out that working in other cultures is something she would like to do more often. After her study she gained experience in analyzing and drawing up financial reports by working as a relationship manager in accountancy and banking.

After this she lived for a period of 10 years with her husband in Indonesia, Malawi and Mexico. This whole period she is acting in finance or marketing. The last period in Indonesia she worked for the Red Cross and consequently came in touch with development aid. After her return to her home country she worked in this same field of interest as a financial project advisor for Oxfam Novib and Pharm Access. At this moment she works as a freelancer for Warchild and Simavi. Out of personal interest she is also involved with a couple of small foundations. Marie Jose is married and has 3 children

Marie José Schouten

Rob van Wechem – Treasurer
Since 2000 Rob is working in the investment field. He is working for a variety of clients, from private wealth to pension funds, but advising non-profit organizations on property matters and asset management is the theme in his professional life. He likes to share his experience and knowledge to help the Reach Out Too Foundation with its development.

Rob van Wechem

Al board members are unpaid.