FOUNDERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
The Light From Africa Foundation was founded by philanthropists Anthony and Carole Record. With the initial vision to help orphans and to generate work opportunities for talented ceramicists, an invaluable investment has been made in the lives of young people in and around Cape Town. Carole and Anthony received the Inyathelo Philanthropy to South Africa Award in 2010 https://lightfromafrica.com
Christopher Gregorowski matriculated from Bishops in 1956. At a class reunion 20 years ago he, then Anglican Bishop of Table Bay met with Anthony and Carole Record. Together they conceived the idea of Light From Africa as an outreach to disadvantaged children and young people in the Western Cape. They have worked together on the Light From Africa Foundation board ever since. With years of experience, Christopher brings calm statesmanship to the board and is instrumental in shaping the vision and mission.
Godfrey Hendrickse and his wife, Lynne Roscoe, are both seasoned and highly respected educators. They are invaluable in planning and running of projects. Their passion for, and knowledge of all beneficiaries we work in, are essential for our success and to fulfil our mission.
Lee Sprague, is fondly being referred to as our ‘American Ally.’ Board members appreciate her understanding of the South African realities and her loving commitment to The Foundation’s projects. She brings a distinctive international perspective to board meetings which is of great value to both management and decision-makers.
Christine Dube-Basson is executive director and the project facilitator of Care of the CareGivers project. Christine is known for her compassion, care and people skills which are reflected in her personal life and her work. She recently received a humanitarian award from the Southern Suburbs Youth Academy.
Almarie Pelser, the executive director, has been with The Foundation since 2004. Almarie is a key figure in the success of Light From Africa’s projects. Her loyalty and dedication to The Foundation and passion for the people served are infectious and inspirational to all who meet her.