Gail UilkemaIn 2003, after 21 years as a school superintendent, Gail retired and immediately founded Lantern Projects. Over the years she had raised funds for many overseas projects and saw how a small amount of funding can really make a difference. She also felt that it was important for children to see that they could contribute in a meaningful way. Gail feels that it is important for children to develop a philanthropic attitude at an early age. Through Gail’s direct connections she is able to obtain projects worldwide. 100% of the funds that are donated are given to the projects. The person responsible for each project signs an agreement that 100% of the funds will be used for the project. Through Lantern Projects Gail is proud to bring the light of hope to others.

Lantern Projects is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in the US in 2003 to raise funds for small projects around the world. The projects request small amounts of funding for specific items. This enables adults and children an opportunity to contribute small amounts and see that they can really make a difference in someone’s life.