Norman A. Anderson


Norman’s Dream

From 23-years in the Fashion Industry to redesigning his life in journalism.  He founded Vertikal Magazine in 2009, which has evolved into Vertikal Life Magazine with a global audience.  His mantra was, “Be True, Live Free!” With programs that we founded to encourage and empower the next generation of global leaders and agents of change, we look forward to continuing his dream of spreading this movement of positive energy throughout the world.  The Norman A. Anderson Charitable Trust was founded by the Vertikal Life Magazine Staff in 2014 in honor of Norman A. Anderson and his dream.

Our Mission

Norman A. Anderson Charitable Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Georgia, Arizona, and New York. The Trust concentrates its efforts in five areas: Media & Communications, Arts & Culture, Diabetes Education, Entrepreneurship, and Youth Empowerment.

Who We Serve

The Trust works side-by-side with nonprofit organizations as a partner, helping them to identify problems, build expertise, find solutions, and become continually stronger and more effective. The Trust strives to be a vital part of Arizona, Georgia, and New York —not only as a source of leadership and financial support but as a neighbor sharing a lasting stake in the county’s future.

Dedicated To Our Core Values

Compassion * Integrity * Character * Respect * Education * Personal Development * Community

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