GraceKennedy Group - In Your Community - GK Foundation - History
Second meeting of the Board of Directors held on January 11, 1983 (Left to right) Rev. Sam Reid, Mrs. Faustine Sharp, Mr. Peter Moss-Solomon, Sir Herbert Duffus (Chairman), Mrs. Marjorie Humphreys (Secretary), Mr. James Moss-Solomon, Mr. Christopher Bovell and Prof. Gladstone Mills, Absent from photograph is Miss Mable Tenn.

The GraceKennedy Foundation was established in 1982 to mark the 60th anniversary of GraceKennedy & Company Limited. The Foundation began with an initial grant of $500,000 provided by its parent company, and with Sir Herbert Duffus as its Chairman. The first few years were formative in nature. The early months were spent in developing policy guidelines and identifying areas. For the first three years, the Foundation focused on three specific areas of interest. These were: community service, education and Jamaica’s heritage. Initially, the Foundation responded to requests received, rather than attempting to initiate activities.
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