It all started in 1991 when Juli Hall, Founder of Cherish Our Children International (COCI), peeked over another traveler’s shoulder and spied a photo in the Washington Post that showed orphans being warehoused in Romania.
That one photo was the impetus for a half-dozen programs that have saved or enhanced the lives of tens of thousands of children worldwide. One woman’s determination to make a difference led to the creation of Cherish Our Children International, fondly known as COCI!
Juli Hall – Founder and Board Chair
Juli Hall is the President of JKC Inc., a management consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. She is a senior Program Leader for Landmark Education, specializing in the field of Communication. In addition, Juli is a triathlete who runs half marathons with Team COCI, raising funds for the kids we serve. Juli resides in Houston and Albuquerque with her husband, film director Price Hall, and is the proud mother of Abbie Kamin, an attorney in Houston, and professional actress Jennie Kamin, the voice of ‘New Mexico True,’ travel advertisement. Of late, Juli was on the producing team for ‘Artists Die Best in Black’, a gothic thriller filmed in Mississippi starring Malcolm McDowell and Luke Goss.
Juli was moved to ease the plight of Romanian orphans abandoned after the fall of the brutal Ceausescu regime. She established Cherish Our Children International (COCI) as a non-profit organization to sponsor and implement model programs that now benefit thousands of children around the world. Today, twenty years later, Juli is as passionate as ever to make a difference in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.