Long-time supporter Maxine Bruhns, sponsor of “Maxi’s Kids,” passed away in 2020. Her legacy, spirit and love for Africa will continue thanks to a $5,000 education grant from the Fred and Maxi Bruhns Foundation. The grant will provide funding for school fees for up to 10 students housed at Bright Kids Uganda, Noah’s Ark School for the Disabled, and Ebenezer school. Their education fees will be supported through their graduation.

We are so incredibly humbled and grateful for this amazing gift that will provide needed funds for vulnerable children for their education.

Maxine Bruhns, Director of University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms, was dedicated to supporting international activities. She provided support to university interns traveling to Uganda and in 2016 started “Maxi’s Kids.”


October 12, 2017,  Maxine invited her friends to say “Jambo.” She sent a video greeting to the 10 Bright Kids Uganda children she supported. Click here to view the video.

Click here to see a film of the children thanking Maxine for her support.