History of the Foundation The Jamaica Medical Foundation Backgroud
he Jamaica Medical Foundation, the outreach arm of the Insurance Industry of the 80s, was incorporated in 1987 by the Life Insurance Companies Association (LICA) and got Approved Charitable Foundation status in 1988 when it began operations. It grew out of the desire of the leadership of the Jamaican Life Insurance Industry of the time to create a Public Service Arm through which the Industry could give back something to the community which supports it. The Companies, and some individual executives, seeded the Foundation with a five digit sum.
Insurance Executives Meet with Prime Minister From Left:The late A. Tennyson Palmer, First Chairman of the JMF, Norman Bingham, Gordon Arnold, Marjorie Stephenson, R. Danny Williams,the late Rt. Hon. Michael Manley, then Prime Minister, Oliver E. Jones and the late Vivian Rochester, talk about the JMF and other matters with the PM.
Growth Over the next 25 years to its 2012 Audit, the Foundation, through prudent investment strategies and various fund raising activities, grew its Total Reserves to J$22.3M after gifting away approx J$5M during the period to individuals and institutions for medical emergencies, public education on health matters, and research.
Donation to Bustamante Hospital for Children
Donation to Kidney Donation to Kingston Public Hospital Kids Foundation
Expansion of Membership to Respond to Mission Challenges The Foundation, which has had membership from inside and outside of the insurance industry, now wants to further open its membership to Jamaicans at home and abroad (the Diaspora) at two levels, namely, Individual and Corporate. The objective is for it to significantly increase its resource base so that it can better respond to the challenges for which it was founded. In furtherance of it's Mission, the Foundation will also accept financial support from local and international donors.
Local and Overseas Donors In furtherance of it's Mission, the Foundation will also accept financial support from local and international donors.
Forward Movement of the Foundation 1. 2.
Vision To become a major Jamaican Philanthropy capable of attracting, and assisting with funding, for projects in pursuit of a healthier Jamaica in perpetuity Mission Help, financially, to alleviate the suffering of individuals or groups with immediate medical challenges and fund research for solutions to medical problems in the Jamaican community Strategy to transform the Vision into Reality (”It takes Cash to Care” former Prime Minister Edward Seaga in Parliament, 2001). Build a capital base of Minimum $100 Million Dollars by 2023 such that the Foundation can make meaningful financial contributions in pursuit of its Mission.
Dr. The Hon. Oliver E. Jones, OJ,CD, LLD (Hon.),JP,CLU (Chairman)
Honouring Outstanding Medical Practitioners Over the years, as part of the Foundation’s focus on Creating a Healthier Jamaica’, several outstanding medical practitioners who have contributed significantly to the health of the nation have been recognizsed and honoured at the Foundation,s Fund Raising Banquets.
JMF Membership Benefits Company ? Company Advertisement on the JMF Website (At reduced price or for free.) ? Special Recognition at JMF Fund Raising Banquets ? Membership Certificate ? Entitlement to list in its profile ‘Member of the Jamaica Medical Foundation”. ? Eligible for “Corporate Donor of the Year Award.
Individual ? Entitled to list “Member, Jamaica Medical Foundation” on business card and
profile. 2009 Awardees
Beneficiaries Some of the individuals and institutions who have received donations from the JMF during its first twenty five (25) years include: ? Kingston Public Hospital Renal Unit. ? Daphnie Clue – Artificial Arm ? Sponsorship of an Aids Workshop ? The Heart Foundation of Jamaica ? UWI Hospital – Diabetic Research ? Daphne DaCosta Memorial Foundation. ? Public Awareness Programme conducted
by the Jamaica Cancer Society. ? Adrian Gayle – Cardiac Surgery ? Sophia Dennis – Open Heart Surgery ? Ministry of Health– Immunization
? Membership Certificate suitable for framing. ? Listed on the JMF Website as a member of the Foundation ? Eligible for Outstanding Member of the Year Award.
? Baby Daniel Smith – Open Heart Surgery ? Cornwall Regional Hospital – Renal Unit ? Jamaica Cancer Society – to purchase equipment ? Health Seminar in partnership with IAJ ? Jamaica Medical Assistance Committee ? Bustamante Hospital for Children ? Best Care Foundation. ? Presentation to Ms Yolande Bailey ? HTLV International Conference ? Contribution to KPH in 2012 - ECG machine.. ? Donation to Ms. Julian Allen, a stage 4 Breast
Corporate - J$50,000 Annually or US$500.00 Individual - j$10,000 Annually or US 100. 00
Contribution Privilege Corporate of Individual financial donations may be made to the JMF at anytime in excess of the Annual Membership fee to further its aims and objectives.
Jamaica Medical Foundation Insurance House 3-3a Richmond Avenue, Kingston 10, Jamaica, W.I. Tele: 876-920-3385/6 Website: www.jamaicamedfoundation.com