About Us

Since 2014, the Fundación Intellectus has maintained a solid commitment with the academic development of medical, health, and science students.

Through our donations we have awarded more than 100 scholarships to students and contributed to 17 projects in the areas of health and education.

Our History

2014
Ponce Health Sciences Education Foundation d/b/a Fundación Intellectus was born to promote individual development and organizations' commitment to health.
2014
2015
Our first 3 scholarships were awarded to pay for the medical career of three students currently doing their specialty residencies in prestigious institutions.
2015
2017
The number of scholarships for medicine students in Puerto Rico was increased to 10.
2017
2018
The Foundation opened its offices in Ponce. In addition to offering scholarships for medical students, it began to sponsor research in the health area, collaborated with organizations that promoted the study of science at a pre-academic level and sponsored a cancer prevention program among University Students.
2018
2021
By the end of 2021, some 16 organizations and over 80 students had received support from the Intellectus Foundation.
2021

Mission

Promote the development of individuals and organizations committed to science and research on the physical and mental health of Puerto Ricans.

Vision

To be the leading entity that promotes knowledge and prevention as transforming elements of health in Puerto Rico.

Our Impact

The projects sponsored by the Foundation have helped over 5,500 people in initiatives related to education in the area of science, health prevention and emergencies caused by disasters, among others.

Amount of People

Board of Directors

Dr. Francisco Javier Cerra
President
Aracelis Vidal Rivera, Esq.
Vice President
Ramón Torres Morales, PhD
Treasurer
Viviam Y. Puig, MBA
Secretary
Dr. Olga Rodríguez
Member
Dr. Gilberto Ruiz-Deyá
Member
Héctor A. Santini, Esq.
Member
Ramón Ponte, CPA
Member
Dr. Raúl Montalvo
Member
Elena M. Colón Parrilla, PhD
Executive Director