Italian Villa Raffle Raises $17,000 for Girls’ Education in Uganda

On Saturday 20th February 2010, the Joseph Rainer Education Foundation (JREF) concluded its raffle by announcing the lucky winners.  Intended to encourage people to become ‘founding friends’ of the charitable organization, the grand prize was a weeklong stay at an Italian villa jointly donated by a luxury European villa rental agency, Doorways Villa Vacations, and the Italian villa owner. Generous donations were received from all over the world.

The raffle draw held at Plot 75 Luthuli Avenue Bugolobi saw an American Lady, Sally Heimann  win a week long vacation at an Italian Villa, while other local supporters Jim & Julie Middleton won a dinner for two at Serena Hotel, while Isabelle DeMello of Moringa Oglivy won a month long membership at Maisha, Kampala Serena. Katie Bowser, another local winner, won dinner for two at The Lake Victoria Serena.

JREF continues to build on Joseph Rainer’s 30 years of quantifiable achievements: the schools that he built still stand; the students he believed in are now professionals.  While JREF is continuing Joseph Rainer’s legacy of providing scholarships for financially-needy scholars, its objectives also include enhancing teaching and learning through a partnership with the International School of Uganda, improving campus infrastructure and strengthening administrative, financial and governance systems.

Juliet Rainer draws winning ticket for Villa raffle with Kim Burns Case (Founding Board Member)

Juliet Rainer draws winning ticket for Villa raffle with Kim Burns Case (Founding Board Member)

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Joseph Rainer Education Foundation Launch

Speech by Juliet Rainer

Speech by Juliet Rainer

On Thursday, November 19, 2009, the Joseph Rainer Education Foundation (JREF) held their official launch at Kampala, Uganda. The launch was purposely scheduled to fall on the anniversary of Joseph Rainer’s birthday (November 19, 1928).  Juliet Rainer offered the welcoming remarks and Helga Rainer, Joseph Rainer’s daughter and the Board Chair, spoke as well. Speeches emphasized Joseph Rainer’s 30 years of quantifiable achievements: the schools that he built still stand; the students he helped are now professionals. With the goal of building on the strong foundation Joseph Rainer left behind, the foundation’s launch offered opportunities to both reflect on the past and imagine the potential that waits in the future. The professionally diverse founding Board intends to partner with a passionate and generous community as well as with the Ugandan government and other development partners in order to realize the vision of sustainable development and global understanding through quality educational opportunities.

Link to Joseph Rainer Education Foundation Launch Booklet (2.4 MB pdf)

Link  to Low Resolution Version Launch Booklet (483 KB pdf)

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Welcome to our new website!

Foundation Homepage

Joseph Rainer Education Foundation has launched a new website in anticipation of our new office opening in Uganda during November, 2009.

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