We’re so proud of Lawrence. He’s worked hard at Ndejje University for the last four years and has just begun an internship with the Grant Thornton firm in Kampala.  A special thanks to the Boin family, who were first introduced to Lawrence when he was 13 years old and attending secondary school in Mubende. Lawrence had a far-reaching dream of going to college and studying business.  Through exchanged letters, photos and videos, the Boin family and Lawrence created a special friendship.

Seven years later with hard work and determination, Lawrence will graduate and earn his accounting degree next semester.  The Boins have stuck with him through the years and got creative in helping to fund the increased tuition costs of attending university. “College is expensive everywhere. So as Lawrence required more funding to attend university, I focused my Exelon matching gift to One Heart Uganda to help with the added cost. My wife, Susan, also matched funds through her employer, Bank of America,” said Boin. Corporate matching gifts are a tremendous tool to boost sponsors’ donations to cover post-secondary school costs and help our general Hand Up fund, which fills funding gaps for scholars.