Roger Dery launches nonprofit focused on East Africa

Gem Legacy, Inc. to support mining communities and gem education

(ROYAL OAK, Mich.) - Roger Dery of Roger Dery Gem Design, with his wife Ginger and daughter Rachel, has launched Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to education, vocational training and local economies in East African mining communities.

“Gem Legacy is dedicated to what we’ve been doing in Africa for over 20 years,” said Roger Dery, President of Roger Dery Gem Design and Gem Legacy, Inc. “In our 57 combined trips to Africa, we have met thousands of people in East Africa’s remote villages and bush mines where gems have had a remarkable influence on their lives. Gems bring hope, make a difference, and leave a lasting change... a timeless legacy. It is time to raise up an army to support the husbands, wives, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, granddaughters and grandsons of gemstones.”

The organization has several initiatives, including Gem Faceting Training, Kitarini Primary School, and Gemological Training. 100% of every donation returns directly to the communities where gems are mined.

For more information about Gem Legacy, Inc. or to donate, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Follow Gem Legacy on Instagram @thegemlegacy and on Facebook @thegemlegacy.