President’s Message 2019


Dear Friends & Supporters:

Thank you for sharing in our vision for a stronger Jamaica and for your generosity this year.

Because you care, because you give, you have supported many important programs in this grant cycle. You have provided training programs for unemployed youth, improved early childhood education with both equipment and teacher training, funded after school programs for high risk children, equipped a new laparoscopic lab, facilitated eye surgeries for those in need and so much

Each year we spend time connecting with the charities that are doing the work in Jamaica to review their impact. We speak with policy makers and partner donors to review strategic needs and effective interventions. This work informs our focus and our grant making process. We are committed to our fiduciary responsibility to spend the funds we raise wisely and in making a difference.

The growth in our funding and our work has been led by our Executive Director, Caron Chung and her small but hardworking team, supported by a committed Board of Directors who care passionately about Jamaica and its people.

We hope you will be able to join us in New York at our Hummingbird Gala on October 25, 2019 as we honor The Honorable Dr. Usain Bolt and The Honorable Dr. Glenford Christian with the International Humanitarian Award.

One Love,

Wendy Hart
AFJ President