Jeroninio (Jerry) Francisco Torquato Almeida (India)

Creator and founder of Joy of Giving, RighteveryWrong, Rex, Karmaveer Awards, moJosh movement and Swachh Bharat Mission

Fundraising is a passion and avocation for Jerry. He conceptualised and created THE JOY OF GIVING mission which has now inspired Giving Tuesdays, The Joy of Sharing, The Joy of Giving week and other giving initiatives around the world. Jerry also started the concept of Direct Giving Agencies in India and today through Direct Giving Agencies on India causes (including UN organisations like UNICEF and INGOs like Save The Children, Plan, Greenpeace, CRY, CONCERN) are raising over 1000 crores Indian Rupees ( USD 150 mn. approx) per annum. Jerry has worked as a Fundraising Consultant and Coach with several international NGOs like GreenPeace, ChildFund, Amnesty International, Plan International, Save The Children, AnimalAid, Aide et Accion, Medecins Sans Frontiers, The Leprosy Mission, Public Health Foundation of India, Hemophilia Federation and Grassroots NGOs like WOTR, Dalit Voluntary Association Foundation, Biswa, Deepalaya, BNVGN, Parivaar and several other small NGOs and CBOs across India. Besides producing and promoting EK ALAG MAUSAM the first Bollywood movie to mainstream the need of dignity of people living with HIV, Jerry also co-produced the first crowdfunded movie in the world , I AM that addressed 4 social issues single parenting, communal conflict, criminalisation of homosexuals and child sex abuse. Jerry comes with a lot of passion for fundraising and believes that Fundraisers are the most important cause ambassadors and deserve to be given their true space in the sun.

Jerry’s purpose in life is to enable each one of us to discover the hero in me, by inspiring you to unleash your infnite potential to change your life and in turn to change the world for the better. I change to change India and the world is Jerry’s simple mantra. Jerry is a internationally celebrated and much sought Leadership Coach, Management Consultant, Motivational / Inspirational Orator and Master Storyteller.

As a Life and Executive Coach Jerry has worked with several CEOs/CXOs, a few politicians and young parliamentarians and movie & sport stars. Jerry recently signed the biggest and most unique publishing deal in India for 12 crores with his bestselling Karma Kurry – Te hero in me book series and decided to give all the royalties to social causes. Jerry is also a firebrand crusader, champion for change, social activist, philanthropist, UN advisor and missionary entrepreneur who conceptualized and created huge global movements like The Joy of Giving, Right every Wrong, Karmaveer Global Awards, Swachh Bharat Mission and REX-not just talks , ideas for action- the first and wisdom sharing and culturetainment event. Jerry has enthralled audiences ranging from corporate executives to world leaders, teachers, parents, students and entrepreneurs around the world in conferences organized by the World Economic Forum, UN, Rotary International, World Affairs Council, US Consulate and several Ivy league Institutes. Jerry is the first author who was signed up as a brand ambassador for several exclusive brands. Jerry is also the only Leadership Coach who is exclusively invited by the Armed Forces of India to be em-paneled as their visiting faculty and lecturer to coach officers in the Army, Navy , Air-force and other security bodies.

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