Lift Up Africa Is Now The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation

Dear Friends of Lift Up Africa,

For the past 14 years, Lift Up Africa has been committed to championing programs that encourage self-reliance and provide solutions to disease, hunger, unemployment, and lack of education throughout Africa. We have always approached our work through collaboration, looking to provide a hand up, not a handout. Thank you for the support and encouragement you’ve shared with us.

We are excited to announce a new chapter for Lift Up Africa, as we transition operations to our long-time partners at Brighton Jones. The mission of Brighton Jones has always been to help our clients, colleagues and the global community live a richer life. For us, this includes being intentional about making happiness and compassion a central part of our lives. Put simply, we are happiest when we are doing things for others. 

In 2017, raising $150,000 to build a volunteer guesthouse in Kajiado was a major part of that effort. And last year, Brighton Jones took its first group of clients to visit The Ruben Centre, HELGA (now GRACE Nanana), and Kajiado Childcare Centre. Those clients are now supporters of the incredible work being done, and building on the success of that trip, we are taking 16 more clients back in January. 

While it may have been easier for Brighton Jones to go off and start its own foundation, we believe that the groundwork and legacy created by Bill, Rick, Sam, and the entire Lift Up Africa board is worthy of continuing.  While we will operate under a new name, The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation, we will continue to support these cornerstone projects—eventually expanding beyond Kenya—in the same spirit of solidarity, curiosity and partnership.  The Richer Life Foundation will serve as a vehicle through which our community can align their time and money with their values and passions. While this begins in Kenya, this will grow to include other international and domestic projects.

We hope you will continue to follow and support our work, which you can do now through our donation page. Thank you again for joining us on this journey.

And please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or ideas.

In gratitude,

Jon Jones
Co-founder and CEO, Brighton Jones
Board President, The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation

Bill Longbrake
Co-founder, Lift Up Africa
Board Member, The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation

The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation
2030 1st Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98121
206.258.5000

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