Classmate to Honor Anne with Mountain Climb

The Smedinghoff family would like to share the news that Anne’s classmate Greg Krupa will dedicate his climb of Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador in honor of Anne. Greg is part of a group called ROMP (Range of Motion Project). This group is dedicated to the advancement of right for those with disabilities around the world. The climb is supported by the US Embassy in Ecuador and is in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th. ROMP is in its 10th year of providing prosthetic and orthotic services to amputees and people living with disabilities the world over, especially in Latin America. ROMP was founded by another Fenwick alum and Greg’s brother, David Krupa, class of 98.

Greg explains why this cause is so important.

This event, Climbing for ROMP, is about mobility and equal healthcare access around the globe. The ADA is something we as Americans can be proud of. The ADA should be replicated world wide. Which is what the state department is currently undertaking. ROMP is fighting to ensure that everyone has access to necessary care, which changes lives in a profound and measurable way.’
See the video below and check out the group’s website at or their Facebook Page for more information and ways you can support this great cause and Greg in his climb.


The Smedinghoff family has been touched by the outpouring of support from people around the world looking for ways to help continue Anne’s work. In lieu of sending flowers, we ask that you consider supporting organizations that are engaged in the same great work that Anne dedicated herself to so selflessly.

Aschiana Foundation:
To provide education and training to working street children through Aschiana in Afghanistan.

Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund:
To aid young Afghan women who seek a college education in the USA. AGFAF identifies promising young women, matches them with participating educational institutions and American host families and provides financial support for expenses not covered by either these institutions or host families.

Help the Afghan Children:
Dedicated to improving the lives of children in Afghanistan through quality education and helping them become educated, healthy, productive citizens.

SOLA, Afghanistan (School of Leadership, Afghanistan):
Dedicated to furthering education and leadership opportunities in Afghanistan and the world for the new generation of Afghanistan, especially for women.

To grow a sustainable organization that is recognized locally & globally for changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth through skateboarding and quality programmes – creating leaders that change the world.

Anne Smedinghoff Memorial Fund (Johns Hopkins University):
Provides support for students who wish to pursue activities in the area of international development or diplomacy. Those who wish to make a contribution can do so by visiting and selecting the Anne Smedinghoff Memorial Fund in the online donation form, or by contacting Dan Luperchio at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at 410-516-0488.


Updated: 4/18/2013