Meet John Clegg

John was educated by De La Salle Brothers at De La Salle Grammar School in Sheffield, England. He then studied law at The London School of Economics and graduated with a Law Degree (LLB). He then went to Lancaster Gate College of Law in London to complete his Solicitor’s Finals.

As a solicitor, he specialized in corporate law. He later worked for an Issuing House carrying out corporate finance work. Subsequently, he went into the business world, carrying out numerous acquisitions, including the acquisition of Techtron Inc, a U.S. corporation headquartered in Chicago. In 1991, he and his wife Clare moved to Chicago from London, England.

A few years later, John and Clare moved to Ponte Vedra, Florida, and since that time, they have been involved in numerous Catholic Ministries as volunteer executives. John has been a Board Member and former President of The Women’s Help Center, a prominent crisis pregnancy center in northeast Florida, for 14 years. John was also a Director of St Gerard’s Campus in St. Augustine, a non-profit maternity home and Christian high school for pregnant teenagers over nine years. John and Clare were also founder members of the Legatus Jacksonville Chapter and have served in every capacity on the Board. John is a past President.

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.