Our Work Continues


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In February, Brother Anthony Mulume celebrates his Silver Jubilee as a Brother of St. Charles Lwanga with a Mass and dinner with the Jesuit Community at Loyola University Chicago. We send him our congratulations and our prayers!

Solar Initiative

Our work with solar and renewable energy for the Brothers and their infrastructure continues. Learn more about our latest project and donate here!

Learn more about the success of the Foundation's 2019 initiative and about the work that lies ahead.

Under Five feeding programme Recruits 35

About Us

Serving the Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga

The Bannakaroli Foundation helps spread awareness about the mission of the Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga, the first indigenous Catholic religious order in Africa. They serve Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania through their education initiatives as well as by providing healthcare, agricultural services, and economic development to the children and marginalized communities they serve.​

The Board


The Bannakaroli Foundation serves the Bannakaroli Brothers in East Africa. Its all-volunteer board assists with fundraising for the Brothers' schools, farms, and institutions. The Board also raises funds for separate, yearly initiatives taken up on behalf of the order.

Dr. Micael Clarke: Chair

Dr. Susan Ross

Brother Charles Nuwagaba

Brother Gordian Twesigye

Wanda Glitz

Robert Glitz

Patrick McCarthy

Ellen Gull

Bruce Montes

Lisa Salvatore

The Brothers

Founded in 1927, the Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga, or Bannakaroli ("those of Charles Lwanga"), was the first indigenous Catholic order in Africa south of the Sahara. The order's namesake is Charles Lwanga, a page of the anti-Christian King Mwanga of Buganda, who, upon learning one of the younger pages was being taught from the catechism, executed Charles and 21 others in 1886. The Bannakaroli work by striving to follow his example. Click here to learn more about the Brothers' projects and lives at Loyola.


In addition to online donations, you may also mail checks to 6235 N. Kenmore, Chicago, Illinois 60660.

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