HAPPY 61st ANNIVERSARY JAMAICA
Amb., Hon. Dr. Basil K. Bryan, O.D.
Morgan Heritage Band
Dr. Annabelle Manalo-Morgan, PhD
Dr. Thomas Cowan pka "Tommy 'Yes Indeed Cowan"
Wilburn T. Cole pka Stranger Cole
Juliet Bodley pka "Julie Mango"
Roy Walters pka "DJ Roy"
Garfield Clarke pka "Chef Garfield"
While the pandemic of the past 3 years conjures words like “challenge”, “hardship”, and “crisis”, there are lessons to be learned that offer optimism, and important perspective as we embark on the future. As human beings we have a spirit that is capable of withstanding stress, and we are learning how to adapt and adjust day by day.
The Jamaica Independence Foundation, Inc., is 501(c)(3) accredited not-for-profit/NGO and was formed and created to advocate for women in crisis situations, underserved communities and amateur athlete's from Jamaica playing sports in the U.S. To this end, JIFI~NYC stages several annual fundraising events to aide and assist with not just raising funds for our charities but also help to bring awareness to those charities that are at the forefront championing for our people and our country. The annual "Jamaican Independence Ball" is one of our most highly anticipated fundraising event in the Northeast t region of the United States. Net proceeds from our fundraising initiatives go to supporting our charities.
We aspire to be a positive force in the lives of people who are the most underserved among us. We support philanthropic organizations and communities that address issues related to women in crisis situations, while advocating for women's mental health, and amateur athletes from Jamaica playing sports in the U.S. , and abroad. JIFI~NYC fundraises on behalf of a diverse array of public charities dedicated to the betterment of our diaspora at home in Jamaica and here in New York, as well as our global community.
Jamaica Independence Foundation, Inc.
Jamaica’s Sixty-Second (62nd) Independence
GRAND BLACK-TIE BALL
Save The Date:
Saturday, August 10, 2024
Terrace On The Park
52-11 111st Street
Queens, NY 11368
(Near LaGuardia Airport)
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live & Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Dinner, Awards & Dancing
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Honorary Patron & Guest Speaker
To be named
To be named
Deejay Roy of
Mistress of Ceremony:
To be named
Attire: *Black-Tie* and Patriotic
Some Photos that appear on this site are credit of photographers: Ajamu Photography, The Jamaica Gleaner, RaMed Studios and other sources!
(c) 2023 Copyright Jamaica Independence Foundation, Inc., (JIFINYC) New York ~501(c)(3). All Rights Reserved. Any unauthorized use of any content on this website without written permission is prohibited. Contributions to Jamaica Independence Foundation, Inc., are tax-deductible to the full permitted by New York State and Federal law. Our tax ID # is 82-1017618
Please continue to help support our charities and meet our goal of US$15,000 by Year's End.
Your generous donation of just $5, $15, $25 or any amount you can give will help our cause. DONATE TODAY!
"Out Of Many, We Are One"