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John Mary Lugemwa, OSB

Advisor Richmond, Virginia Area, US

President & Founder, Uganda Rural Fund (URF) and Chaplain & Technology Instructor (Web Design), Benedictine College Preparatory.

President & Founder, Uganda Rural Fund (URF) and Chaplain & Technology Instructor (Web Design), Benedictine College Preparatory.

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Involved In

Founder

Uganda Rural Fund (URF)
Jolu Consult International (JCI)

Advisor

Internationals NGOs

Positions

President & Founder Uganda Rural Fund (URF) October 2012 - present
Chaplain & Technology Instructor (Web Design) Benedictine College Preparatory July 2012 - present
Co-founder & Patron Jolu Consult International (JCI) July 2011 - present
Director of Vocations M.M.C. Abbey December 2009 - present
Director Hope Integrated Academy May 2008 - present
Owner Uganda Rural Fund USA, Inc. May 2005 - present
Executive Vice President Uganda Rural Fund USA, Inc. July 2005 - October 2012
President Global AIDS Awareness Organization January 2005 - July 2007

Education

St. John's University Computer Science and Philosophy 2003 - 2007
Makerere University Law School Law 2000 - 2001

Interested In

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  • • Fundraising
  • • Software development
  • • Social networking
  • • Affiliate marketing
  • • Entrepreneurship
  • • Grant Writing
  • • International development
  • • Non-profit management
  • • Nontraditional Fundraising
  • • Social Justice
  • • Social Media Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Video
  • • Social Impact
  • • Education
  • • Media
  • • Youth Leadership

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Brydon DeWitt
They're my friends  •  Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University and President, DeWitt & Associates, Inc..
Yes, Fr. John Mary is an extraordinary man who has founded and found funding/support for a school in Uganda when he was still in seminary.
Adrian Wijasa
We worked together  •  BI Developer - Banner Programmer/Analyst, Saint John's University. Previously Banner Programmer/Analyst, Saint John's University.
John is inspiring. I found that his projects and objectives are worthy to fight and work hard for. During his early years (9 years ago) work ... ing on the Uganda Rural Funds (URF) project, he led and volunteer together with a lot of students to raise money. I remembered feeling tired, happy, and purposeful working on this objective. Now, I collaborate with John as a Software Engineer, building a web database for URF. I find the experience rewarding. He has also inspired a lot of engineers to build irrigation systems and solar panels for URF.
Brian J. Bell
We worked together  •  Network Coordinator, IMNPACT Angels / Gopher Angels and Global Shaper, Global Shapers Community.
John is a committed, passionate, and skilled leader. As the Founder and Executive Director of Uganda Rural Fund, he has established his capa ... bilities to build resources and programs that support Ugandan communities and youth. He has the right motivations and has committed his life to this cause to see Ugandan communities and youth learn, grow, and thrive.
Harriet Kezaabu
We worked together  •  Gender and OVC Specialist, RECO-Production for Improved Nutrition Project. USAID.
John is a very intelligent and committed person to what he does, he shares knowledge with anyone that shows interest. He is passionate about ... change which has helped him to build a very strong and focused community organization (Uganda Rural Fund) that aims at providing opportunities to underprivileged children, youth and women. It is this passion that has created very beautiful smiles on the faces of the people benefiting from his generosity. He is very enterprising and has good resource mobilization skills which is evidenced in the enormous networks that are supporting his organizations activities. He is such an outstanding character, very analytical but at the same time a risk taker. I am glad to be associated with him and very delighted to vouch for him
Matthew Logering
They're my school  •  Associate Director of Development Systems, University of St. Thomas. Previously Management Consultant, Accenture.
I have known John Mary for over 10 years. He is a natural leader and visionary, and he is results driven. I've seen him take a project fro ... m idea generation and infancy through development and execution. He has a way of exciting people around a cause and making things happen! Uganda Rural Fund is a blossoming grassroots organization due to his work and dedication to make the world a better place.
Brydon DeWitt
Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University and President, DeWitt & Associates, Inc..
Fr. John Mary is an extraordinary young man who, while studying for the priesthood, founded Uganda Rural Fund. Through this he has built a ... school, employed teachers, and helped to educate many kids to prepare them for better lives.
Andy Kinel
We worked together  •  Electrical Engineer III, Tetra Tech. Previously Computer Systems Architect, Lockheed Martin. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State grad.
I've known Fr. John Mary for many years starting with the founding of the Uganda Rural Fund's relationship with Engineers Without Borders at ... Virginia Tech in 2007 shortly after URF itself was founded. I have watched URF grow from a dream and a vision to a well executed, life changing endeavor affecting the lives of not just the wonderful people of Uganda but the many volunteers from across the world who have spent time helping on the ground. Always dependable, you can count on Fr. John Mary to deliver with an honest smile. It's a privilege and an honor to be his friend and I emphatically give him my full endorsement.
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Matthew Logering
They're my school  •  Associate Director of Development Systems, University of St. Thomas. Previously Management Consultant, Accenture.
Over the ten years I have known Matthew since college, he has been a great friend and mentor. He is a very kind, intelligent and dedicated m ... an, always passionate about helping others. We collaborated on class projects and a start up nonprofit, www.ugandaruralfund.org while in college and has continued to be very resourceful. The project has grown to include two schools started from scratch, income ventures such soap & jelly production, chicken, pig and goat farms, and much more. His involvement with the Entrepreneurship Center as an E-Scholar at college, enhanced his entrepreneurial spirit resulting into founding his own small business after college. He is a man who is analytical and highly driven to achieve great goals. He is tenacious but has the humility to set back, listen and weigh in the advise of others. A network such as Founder Dating would be a great platform for Matt to engage with other great entrepreneurs and he has a lot to offer. I highly recommend him for membership.