How it all began.
In 1995 Joanna was moved by four simple words, "Please don't forget me." from 10-year-old Melisa Hidic, whom she met in a Bosnian refugee camp.
Joanna founded Jericho Foundation in 2000 to help that little girl. Today, the Foundation works to educate and empower youth across Bosnia and Herzegovina. After 22 years as Executive Director, Joanna is retiring and lessening her role in Jericho’s leadership. Joanna has dedicated her life to helping the youth see there is hope and a future for them and generations to come.
As part of continuing to honor her legacy, the Jericho Board has created a NEW legacy scholarship in Joanna’s name as a lasting tribute to her 27 years of dedication. Please consider joining us in a one-time or annually-recurring gift to fund this meaningful named scholarship.
Today Jericho has 52 college graduates and 57 current students attending universities all over Bosnia & Herzegovina. By any measure, Joanna has helped Jericho deliver the promise to “give HOPE, one student at a time.”
What are the donation amounts?
Joanna Shields Legacy Scholarship donation amounts.
This can be a one-time or annual gift.
What is included in the Legacy Scholarship?
With your donation to the Joanna Shields Legacy Scholarship, we will highlight each individual/business on this page. You have the option to include the following:
Personal tribute message for Joanna (message will be added in the Legacy Scholarship form, once you click "Donate Here").
We will be displaying these at the Annual Night of Hope event, on Friday, November 4th, 2022.
How to donate?
Donate by clicking the link below to fill out the donation form.
Please upload your personal/business logo below.
The Journey of Joanna Shields
Click through the images to see how Joanna has spent the last 22 years giving her life to the youth of Bosnia and Herzegovina.