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Tribute to Fr. Paul Kalenzi, SJ (Complimentary Registration)

Thank you for your support of Hekima University. To learn more about the plans for the first four-year Jesuit university in Eastern Africa, click here

To donate by mail, please send a check payable to The Jesuits with “Hekima University Molo, Kenya” in the memo line to:

     USA Midwest Jesuits
P.O. Box 6713
     Carol Stream, IL 60197-6713

If you would like to schedule a call or visit to learn more about supporting the new Jesuit university, contact Fr. Paul Kalenzi, SJ, a Jesuit of the Eastern Africa Province now living and raising funds in the United States. 

Download a brochure with more information on the first 4-year Jesuit university in Eastern Africa.

     Fr. Paul Kalenzi, SJ
     (617) 860-7805

Hekima University Fundraiser Committee

Shauna Andrews
John Clifford  
Deirdre Close Conway 
Joe Collins  
Beth Gallagher Coolidge  
Stephen Fatum  
Anne Gallagher Feely  
Noreen Heron

Dennis Huyck  
Endita Kiarie 
Dave Kupiec  
Christy Kyhl  
John LaMantia  
Dave Ludden 
John Lynch 
Julia Lynch 

Chris McGuire 
Molly McShane  
James and Marzena Mellin 
Katie O’Reilly 
Tom Pikarski 
Judy Rice  
Jeanne Wrenn, Chair 
Jeff Zimmerman   


Event Sponsors

Martin and Elizabeth Cabrera 
Gene and Kathy Callahan
Al and Pamella Capitanini 
John Chandler
Stephen Fatum
Melinda Graham 
Endita Kiarie 
Anne Luburic 
Libby and Larry Lucas 
Chuck and Nora Malatesta  
Jim and Marzena Mellin 
Mary Beckman Quinn 
Harry and Diane Rossi
Dave and Aimee Tracy
Matt and Molly Tully 
Hon. Jeanne Wrenn 
John and Maggie Wrenn (Theater on the Lake)

Blue Plate Catering  
John Chandler and Saint Ignatius College Prep 
Lucy Crist and Ryan Kasyoka (Choma Kitchen)
Rhonda Dehn (Morkes Chocolate)
Danielle Hrzic and Jason Weedon (Gourmet Gorilla)
Laura and Matt O’Malley (The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant)
Elizabeth Scott
Tom Sianis (Billy Goat Tavern)


About Hekima University

Why A Jesuit University in Eastern Africa?

  • The number of college-aged students far exceeds the number of university seats available in Eastern Africa.
  • Students, especially from Jesuit secondary schools, recognize that they need university degrees to qualify for desirable jobs.
  • Jesuit universities have a proven track record of attracting high-quality faculty in a wide range of disciplines throughout the world.

The Jesuits have been successful educators in Eastern Africa for more than 65 years, principally in high schools.

Current Jesuit secondary schools in Eastern Africa:
•  Ocer Campion (Gulu, Uganda)
•  Loyola High (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
•  St. Peter Claver (Dodoma, Tanzania)
•  Loyola Secondary (Wau, South Sudan)
•  St. Joseph Technical Secondary (Nairobi, Kenya)
•  St. Aloysius Gonzaga (Nairobi, Kenya) – founded and sponsored by the Christian Life Community, with Jesuit support

All six schools were built with worldwide and local support.



To form men and women committed to the advancement of innovative knowledge and technological entrepreneurship for a more just and humane society.


  • School of Data Science
  • School of Business
  • School of STEM Education
  • School of Engineering


Phase 1 (2024–2028)

Total Phase 1 Cost: $18 million

Phase 1A (20242025):

Fence, landscaping, roads, and utilities Estimated cost: $1 million

Phase 1B (20252027):

First academic building, women’s dormitory, and first stage of Jesuit residence
Estimated cost: $11 million*

*$450,000 funding already received, $2 million requested

Phase 1C (20262028):

Men’s dormitory, second stage of Jesuit residence, and dispensary
Estimated cost: $6 million

Phase 2 (2028–2030):

Second academic building, two dormitories, two cafeterias, library, eight staff housing buildings

(2030-2032) Phase 3:

Third academic building, administration building, Jesuit university parish, student center and commons

Immediate Needs

• Cost of staff to fulfill requirements for Kenya’s Commission for University Education – $50,000
• Borehole – $57,000
• Library – 15,000 volumes