JoDee and Peter Herschend are key supporters of Te Aud Romania. The Herschend family is known in the U.S. for their family-oriented theme parks and tourist attractions … including Silver Dollar City, their flagship property in Branson, Missouri where the Herschends make their home, and also Dollywood, named for their partner, country singer Dolly Parton, and located in Pigeon Forge in Parton’s home state of Tennessee.The Herschends have a heart for children and a deep desire for them to know the love of Jesus Christ. Their support of Te Aud Romania follows a long tradition of helping disadvantaged children. Peter serves on the board of Camp Barnabas, a summer camp for children with serious or terminal illnesses.
The Herschends are also supporters of numerous American charities, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Gordon College, Ozarks Water Watch, James River Church, Church Army in America, Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch and The Caring People. He has served as the President of the Missouri Board of Education for 4 separate terms over 25 years.
In addition, Peter Herschend has generously shared his lifelong experience in business, philanthropy, and education, greatly contributing to the development of Te Aud Romania. Peter’s advice and financial support help create opportunities for children to achieve a much happier and productive future.