The RuJohn Foundation began in 2003 in honor of Ruth and John Tulloch, the grandparents of CEO Andrew Bachelor and President Christina Bachelor. Ruth and John taught their children to help those who can't help themselves. To commemorate their memory, their grandchildren started the foundation.
What started out as small efforts, such as donations of
T-Shirts and hurricane supplies evolved into sponsoring school lunch programs, providing scholarship funds and holding annual celebrity sports camps. Over the years the foundation has helped dozens of schools and hundreds of children and adults while creating lasting partnerships with both Jamaican and American organizations.
Provide the necessary educational tools for rural schools throughout Jamaica and select U.S. cities.
RuJohn Foundation is a 501 c(3), non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the necessary tools for education to the rural and inner-city schools of the United States and Jamaica.
We hope to stress the importance of hard work and perseverance through athletics. We believe that by giving children the tools to succeed, they will rise and overcome adversity, creating a better Jamaica and a better World.
To fulfill our mission, RuJohn Foundation has developed several programs and initiatives to encourage and motivate inner city and at risk youth throughout the United States and Jamaica. They are as follows:
Programs to assist students affected by hurricanes and/or natural disasters
Program to donate school supplies
Assist schools in building athletic programs and provide athletic equipment for those in need
Assist underserved communities in building learning centers to improve educational standards
Programs to educate children in proper health care and nutritional needs
We hope to stress the importance of hard work and perseverance through athletics. We believe that by giving children the tools to succeed, they will rise up and overcome adversity, creating a better Jamaica and a better World.
What began as a small once a year event in Montego Bay has now grown into an island wide program that has received commendation from government figures, educators, parents and children. We are now expanding our programs into Florida and other select US cities.