At last year’s Hummingbird Gala, our guests had a lot of fun with our Masters of Ceremonies, Actor, Malik Yoba and TV Newscaster Kori Chambers, both of whom helped raise awareness and support. Both have strong affiliation with Jamaica – Malik through his role in the film Cool Runnings and
NEWS & EVENTS
AFJ Announces its 2017 Hummingbird Gala in NYC The non-profit will honour philanthropists Mr. Joseph M. Matalon, CD, Mr. Vincent HoSang, OD, OJ, and Mr. Cecil Sam Wright in New York City at their Annual Flagship Gala NEW YORK (July 19, 2017) – The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) announces
On April 3, 2017 the AFJ presented annual grant awards at the US Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. Discretionary grants and donor-direct grant awards of over U$311,677 (JA$40 million) were presented. During the course of the year, over U$159K (JA$20 million) in donor-direct grants were disbursed by the AFJ. Discretionary
The AFJ is pleased to be a part of the legacy of all the grantees we support. Grant Awards are presented annually in Jamaica during the Official Grant Ceremony in April. In 2016, The AFJ presented twenty-one (21) grants to groups and organizations dedicated to Jamaica’s development.
On April 20, 2015, the AFJ presented thirty-‐three grants and scholarships to organizations in Jamaica to support education, health and other forms of social development.
On April 20th, during the annual Official Grant Ceremony at US Embassy Kingston, the AFJ presented thirty-‐three grants to groups and organizations dedicated to Jamaica’s development.
Each year,the AFJ funds four scholarships at the University of the West Indies.
We envision a world in which all Jamaicans have access to basic education, healthcare services and economic development opportunities for a better quality of life.