Brighter Tanzania Foundation

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Felicia McKenzie

Founder and Executive Director

Felicia is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization, ensuring that resources are utilized to the consistent achievement of Brighter Tanzania's mission. Felicia also works closely with Grace, overseeing expenditures and progress in the school. A resident of Wisconsin, she holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Sydney Westrick

Development Director

Sydney is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and fundraising strategies which are both cost-effective and time-efficient. This includes overseeing fundraising and implementing new fundraising strategies.  Sydney received a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Birmingham-Southern College. While in college, she traveled to Uganda to teach English; participated in the Global Peace Exchange through an internship; and later became a Global Peace Exchange Regional Manager. More recently, she was honored with membership into the National Society for Leadership and Success for her contributions to homelessness and poverty.

Grace Silas Laizer

Founder and Director of Instructional Services

Grace is a native of Arusha, Tanzania. She has been teaching since 2008, working primarily with students in grade 1 at Arusha Integrated School. Grace is responsible for the development of short and long term plans for the school, and currently serves as a community outreach liason to recruit students for the school. 



Jane Leuchter 

Research & Compliance Director


Bob Mincberg

Video Production


Jazmyn Domingo

Graphic Designer 

Jenny Wisniewski

Content Creator

Jyoti Bock

Graphic Designer 


Julia Joseph

Grant Writer 

Brighter Tanzania Foundation is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations may be tax-deductible.

Phone: (608) 886-9160

8383 Greenway Blvd PMB 633
Middleton, WI 53562

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