Making a difference in the lives of others
Established a year ago, Morgan Family Heritage Estates Foundation is working at making a difference in the lives of others.
The charitable organisation, which reinforces its mission of creating and supporting initiatives that facilitate the progression of health care, music, education, and cannabis research, is big on transforming and healing lives through giving.
“The organisation was created by the children of Denroy A Morgan. We have established the Morgan Family Heritage Estates Foundation as a loving tribute to our patriarch. The fields that we promote and fund initiatives were of great significance throughout the life of Denroy,” said Bridget McKenzie, president and board member of the foundation.
Denroy Morgan, a renowned reggae singer, was best known for the Billboard-charting single I’ll Do Anything For You. He passed in March last year due to complications brought on by the effects of cancer.
McKenzie shared some of the initiatives that the foundation has been involved with since it started.
“We have held a community health fair in Spanish Town, St Catherine. We also supported 25 elementary schoolchildren to return to school for the academic year 2023/2024, and we made monetary donations to St Margaret’s Hospital in St Thomas,” McKenzie disclosed.
For 2024, some of the goals and objectives of the foundation include providing health screening and education for residents in rural communities in Jamaica, establishing a community resource programme to support areas within Gwinnett County in Georgia, USA, the implementation of an empowerment programme that will target girls ages 12-18, and establishing a scholarship programme for students who are pursuing higher education after high school.
The foundation also plans to partner with service providers in areas such as dental care and screening for diabetes.
McKenzie, who is Morgan’s daughter, said her father always displayed philanthropic tendencies when he was alive.
“We grew up always seeing our dad demonstrate key characteristics of a philanthropist. For example, he always helped people who were in need by providing resources such as shelter, food, and employment. We are a young foundation, but we are committed to growing so that we can serve people to live better lives, and so we are looking for support and sponsorships to help us to achieve those objectives,” McKenzie said.
Recently, the foundation partnered with SistersRsisterS Ministries for a power heal mission conference in Spanish Town. The initiative also provided free health-care screening and dental care for adults and children.
Windsor Lions Football Club in Spanish Town also benefited from supplies donated by the foundation.