JLP was founded by Candace Scharsu, an independent New York-based photographer who has dedicated her life to bettering the conditions of children in the most underserved areas of Africa. Our founder’s experience at working with in-country service providers and personally monitoring aid results for funding partners means that support of JLP provides direct and effective aid to those most in need.


Claudia Cantarella Esq.
Damon Gura
Jane Christine Grenier
Jeffrey Paul Gumprecht, M.D.
Peter Herbert
Candace Scharsu
Counsel to The John Lege Project: Matthew Melville, Lowenstein Sandler

The Conrad Hilton Foundation appreciates the collaboration of Candace Scharsu  the CEO and Founder of The John Lege Project. Since 2001, she has ascertained needs and affirmed project progress in an effort to improve the lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable people of Africa. 

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