EVENTS

GLO's 5th Annual Fundraising Gala GLOFest 2020

Guiding Light Orphans (GLO) is holding a charity dinner at Blue Fox Run Golf Course in Avon, CT on Saturday, October 3rd from 2:00pm to 6:00pm to help improve the lives of Women and Girls with economic opportunities in Masindi, Uganda. Dinner, drinks, music, and Silent Auction will be the highlights. This gala's focus and theme this year revolves around Creating a Vision for Improved Healthcare in Rural Uganda.

We are raising funds to open the Nyantonzi Medical Clinic in rural Uganda. The clinic was built nearly two years ago and we never really opened it due to some lengthy registration and licensing processes.

 

In Uganda the doctor to patient ratio is 1:24,725, and the nurse to patient ratio is 1:11,000​

 

That’s why opening the Nyantonzi Medical Clinic will be a huge step for us and the community we serve. By coming together, we can make a huge impact and save even more lives. The clinic we built two years ago needs medical equipment, medical staff, and stocking of important vital drugs for one full year.

We need your help to save lives - to provide to those who have the bare minimum and nothing more. Also, to keep the love of humanity alive.

 

Just Imagine, 1 in 47 Ugandan women have a chance of dying during pregnancy or labor​.

 

That’s what our mission here is - to save those in need in the most fundamental way. With adequate healthcare.

 

Our goal is to raise $45,820. All funds raised will be directly invested in equipping, staffing, and operating GLO's medical clinic to make a positive impact on women, children, and families in rural Uganda.

 

Your generous support will enable us to:

 

  • Hire medical staff that will provide patient care and ongoing support (Cost $18,840)

  • Provide medication and supplies (cost $18,240)

  • Purchase medical equipment and devices (cost $8,740)

Thank you for your support and precious time!

Key Speakers

Kurt Lux,
President

Kurt Lux has been championing the cause for persons with disabilities since 1984. Kurt graduated with a bachelor’s degree at Central Connecticut State University with a major in Social Work and Psychology in 1986. 

 

In addition to his work with GLO, Kurt is a Director of Account Services GSA/Civilian Team at  SourceAmerica. SourceAmerica is a United States non-profit agency that supports other agencies which provide employment opportunities for people who are severely disabled.

 

Established in 1974, SourceAmerica is one of two U.S. nonprofits designated in the Javits–Wagner–O'Day Act to support nonprofit agencies participating in the AbilityOne Program. That program provides employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities by providing them opportunities to produce goods and services under federal contracts.

 

 SourceAmerica's mission is to create employment opportunities and choices for people with significant disabilities. As an organization, it is SourceAmerica’s ultimate vision that every person with a disability be able to find employment in a quality work environment.

 

​Kurt's love affair with the people and country of Uganda began with Jolly and his engagement ceremony held in Kampala 2003. Shaped by strong Christian values, Kurt thanks the many beautiful people who helped influence his love for people and the desire to give something back (parents, family, pastors, friends, and especially his beloved Jolly).

 

​Kurt is also a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Jolly Lux,
Executive Director

Jolly A. Lux was born on January 2, 1970 in the town of Kihande, in the District of Masindi, in Uganda. Her mother, Christine Ndagambaki Amooti, raised her in a three room house. Jolly established her own printing and stationery supply shop in 1996 after she was not able to complete her third and final year of accounting trade school in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

Jolly believes her compassion and strong determination to help others was passed down from her mother and grandmother and influenced by her school upbringing and devotion to God.

Jolly’s mother took in relatives and strangers, cared for the ill and transported people to the local hospital on her bike. At age 67, she still does. Jolly’s grandmother, now in her late eighties, still cares for orphans and two of Jolly’s deceased uncle’s children who have HIV/AIDS.

 

In 2004, Jolly completed training and received her license as a massage therapist and in 2008 began her private practice, Jolly Therapeutic Massage, LLC, in Avon, Connecticut.

 

After a decade in the USA, Jolly became an American citizen. Jolly usually returned to her home country Uganda every two years. On January of 2011 one of her return visits to her home District, a young woman approached her during a visit that she and her aunt had taken to a remote village of Kabango. The young woman told Jolly that her husband had died from HIV/AIDS four years ago. She said she has AIDS now. And she asked Jolly with pleading eyes, “When I die who will take care of my four-year-old son?” That moment and that day will stay with Jolly forever. It’s a major reason why Jolly and her husband founded GLO, the Guiding Light Orphans.

 

During her visit, Jolly continued to visit some of the most remote areas in the neighboring villages of Masindi and the impoverished people Jolly met during this encounter humbled and touched her in a way that would affect her forever. Jolly saw this experience as a blessing and, after returning to the United States, Jolly shared her story with her husband and the couple vowed to make a difference in the lives of others. Jolly and her husband Kurt created the Guiding Light Orphans, Inc. on June 30, 2011 in the state of Connecticut.

 

Jolly’s vision was to create an organization that would help children and families combat the extreme poverty and AIDS stricken region of Uganda. As a young girl, Jolly helped raise funds for her school thanks to her strength and compassion to help the less fortunate. Jolly continues her mission today with Guiding Light Orphans, Inc.

SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION

GLOFest2020 is a unique fundraising event that attracts business professionals and key leaders in the community who all share a common commitment to championing economic opportunities in vulnerable populations.

This gala's focus and theme this year revolves around Creating a Vision for Improved Healthcare in Rural Uganda. GLO feels strongly about providing quality healthcare to vulnerable women, children, and families in hard to reach communities in Uganda. Your partnership as a sponsor or donor will allow us to open a medical clinic that will develop quality health programs, enhancing the lives of the citizens and strengthening communities in rural Uganda. GLOfest 2020 is a unique fundraising event that attracts business professionals and key leaders in the community who all share a common commitment to health equity in vulnerable populations around the world. 

 

All funds raised will be directly invested in equipping, staffing and operating GLO's medical clinic and making a positive impact on women, children, and families in rural Uganda.GLO continues to form strategic alliances with philanthropists and local partners in order to further its mission, and we believe you can play a major role to help us meet our goals. We are seeking your partnership, financial support, and key stakeholder involvement to ensure the success of this important, unique, and rewarding event. We have included more information about the gala and the opportunities for potential partners and sponsors. 

 

We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your time to look at the sponsorship opportunities and generously support this impactful and vital initiative. We look forward to discussing the partnership opportunities with your company to create a vision for improved healthcare in rural Uganda.

Your generous support will enable us to:

  • Hire medical staff that will provide patient care and ongoing support (Cost $18,840)

  • Provide medication and supplies (cost $18,240)

  • Purchase medical equipment and devices (cost $8,740)

Click the button below to find complete information and to print your Sponsorship Form:

Thank You To Our Sponsors for Their Generous Support!

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