Andrei About

The Andrei Foundation was established in November 2005 in memory of Andrei Olenicoff and is supported by the generous contributions of those who cared for him as a son, brother, husband, friend and colleague.

This Foundation serves to honor his memory by carrying on his legacy of kindness, hope, and respect for all. During his lifetime, Andrei was afflicted with a retinal degenerative disease known as Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). RP and other retinal degenerative diseases affect 1 in 28 people in the U.S., causing vision impairment or vision loss. Finding a cure for these life-altering diseases and aiding people affected by vision impairment and blindness has been the primary goal of this Foundation from the beginning.

Other causes that the Foundation actively supports is animal welfare and protecting our oceans and natural environment – both of which were also important to Andrei who was raised alongside the beautiful beaches of Southern California.

Andrei Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization