At MiNE LLC, we are serious about business, client services, organization and excellence in everything we do. In addition, we are serious about our corporate social responsibilities and how we can do good while we are doing well. We participate in diverse and select community projects, all which have been created out of our personal experiences.

Dani’s Foundation

Since its inception in 1999, Dani’s Foundation has been dedicated to advancing a global initiative that will be aimed at funding research to find the cause and the cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma and the other forms of pediatric sarcomas that are affecting children and young adults. Dani’s Foundation has worked to fund studies that will target improved treatment protocols for all pediatric cancer patients; has worked to implement a pediatric sarcoma community education programs that works to inform the public on the varieties and symptoms of sarcomas; and continues to provide valuable resource information and support to pediatric sarcoma patients.

Michele Ashby, CEO of MiNE LLC, founded Dani’s Foundation in 1999 in memory of her daughter, Daniele Stell (Dani) who passed away in 1999 at the age of 19, after fighting a valiant battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. MiNE LLC is dedicated to finding and funding a cure, a better treatment protocol and improved diagnostics for Ewing’s Sarcoma patients. With over 50% of patients dying from Ewing’s, Dani’s Foundation and its donors are dedicated to giving a second chance to those children and young people who need it.

Corporate Donor Program

Through successful business relationships globally, MiNE LLC is proud to have Donors from the financial, resource, and energy sectors who are supporting the purpose of Dani’s Foundation to help others and fund research for a cure of this devastating pediatric cancer. Donor opportunities and benefits are available as pairings for MiNE LLC events and collaborations. MiNE LLC is proud to support an ever-expanding participation of support from its corporate clients in the Donor program for Dani’s Foundation. The defined benefits for the donor program are available upon request.

To learn more about the Corporate Donor Program and Dani’s Home, please click here.

For more information on becoming a Corporate Donor, Contact: Executive Director, Martha Simmons
303.601.1881 |

Dani’s Home

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

When you walk into the gates of Dani’s Home, there is a feeling of safety. The air is usually hot and still, the African sky above is vast and colorful at sunset, and the world outside the walls is far away. Dani’s Home, Lushomo Trust, in Livingstone, Zambia, was born out of the vision of Michele Ashby, CEO of MiNE LLC located in Denver, Colorado. Dani’s Home is named after Michele’s daughter, Dani Stell, who died of cancer in April of 1999 at the age of 19.

Dani’s Home provides food, shelter, medical attention and education to sexually abused girl children in the community. Counseling and an understanding, compassionate embrace help undermine the traumas these young girl children have experienced. Dani’s Home is a light in an otherwise dark existence.

The benefits of Dani’s Home are far-reaching and dramatic. The founders and administrators of the Home hope to achieve the following benefits:

  • The immediate removal of abused girl children from irresponsible guardians.
  • Provide temporal shelter for abused girl children and search for responsible relatives to take over care where possible or to keep the child at the center until she is able to care for herself.
  • To shield the girl child from further violence and social and economic exploitation and to give her hope.
  • To contribute to the reduction of the number of girl children in Livingstone who experience abuse, exploitation and harassment.
  • To educate and rehabilitate abused girl children.
  • To teach the abused girl children useful skills that will allow them to live independently in a healthy environment without risk of sexual abuse.
  • To educate these young girls so they are employable, thus making them a valuable addition to their community.

The Africa Mining Congress has been a successful activity for many mining companies and financial institutions since 2006. MiNE LLC has taken profits from each Africa Mining Congress and applied it to Dani’s Home in Livingstone. MiNE LLC has provided on-going financial support for the girls and running of Dani’s Home since its inception. Dani’s Home has proven to be necessary and beneficial to the Livingstone community. Dani’s Home is working toward a time to be completely self sufficient. In the meantime, there is an opportunity to continue supporting this valiant effort in a small town in Africa.

To make a contribution to Dani’s Home, contact Michele Asby at

Green Mining Industry Initiative

MINE LLC supports and encourages the greening of the Mining Industry. Each year executives of the mining industry are invited to attend the Modern Energy Investor Forum to learn more about renewable and sustainable energy options. In 2012, MiNE LLC presented the first Green Energy Award to SEMAFO Mining Company at the annual Africa Mining Congress. Each year, mining companies are featured at the Modern Energy Forum to present their sustainable and clean energy practices. To learn more or be a featured speaker, contact MiNE LLC at

Is the mining industry ready to go green?

Read Michele Ashby’s “Is the Mining Industry Ready to Go Green?” published in Mining Engineering November 2008. Click here for the full article.

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