Access to advice from JDI’s Board of Trustees who have financial and legal experience to advise with setting up NGO’s and other queries
Ability to request top-up funds from other JDI groups to meet a certain target – everyone helps everyone within JDI
Suggestions for a wide range of projects needing help – JDI acts like a catalyst to connect those who can help, to those who need help
Peace of mind that the JDI Foundation is run ethically and professionally as a transparent Trust, with no volunteer salaries, and undergoing regular audits
The JDI Foundation Trust was set up in 1998 by young graduates from UCT looking for a structure outside of the university through which to continue making a difference in underprivileged areas of South Africa, with the ethos of ‘Just Doing It’. The aim of the trust was to encourage groups of people already meeting up on a social or professional level to choose projects to which they could offer skills, funding and general support. JDI offers the full structure of a registered PBO & NPO with little to no red tape to these groups.
Many of our groups became so involved in their chosen projects, that they have branched off of the JDI structure and have themselves become registered NPOs.
At present there are over twenty JDI groups who regularly contribute their time and funding to a variety of causes. Each group operates independently, chooses their own projects and donates their time, skills and funds in whatever way they decide best. JDI is not prescriptive towards any of these decisions, is entirely volunteer run, and receives no compensation from groups whose funding they manage.
The unique JDI structure allows any minimal expenses incurred by the running of the foundation. Bank charges, web hosting and event marketing are covered by interest earned on unused funds. Groups do not pay towards these and keep 100% of their donated funds for their projects.
Barry is a Certified Financial Planner Professional, one of the founders of the JDI Foundation as well as being the founder of Veritas Wealth Management Pty, and a trustee of the CoolPlay Trust.
Caminey has a LLB Hons, BA Hons, over 14 years experience in the philanthropy sector, including 13 years as a trustee, and works with the central administration of JDI.
Gary, B.BusSci, CA, is the Financial Director for Club Travel. He was previously involved with the Leos Club (Junior Lions) and has been part of JDI for almost 20 years.
Helena has been involved with the non-profit sector for over 20 years, is passionate about education and has served the JDI as well as SAEP trusts in various capacities.
Hermann is one of the founders of JDI. He is an attorney with more than 20 years’ post qualification experience and a director of ENSafrica.
Tracy Le Roux
Tracy has been involved in the JDI Foundation for 19 years, and a trustee for 10 of those years. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is responsible for the financial accounting of the Foundation.