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Kingston, Jamaica: For the fourth year the Cecil Boswell Facey Foundation (CBFF) will observe Maurice Facey Day on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

The day would have marked the 92nd birthday of the founding chairman of PanJam Investment Limited Maurice Facey OJ.

“We wanted to recognise the family’s patriarch; our chief giver; the pioneer of high-rise construction in Kingston and commemorate his life by continuing his legacy of giving,” said CBFF Executive Chairman Brittany Singh Williams

Maurice Facey’s philanthropy, which was encouraged from boyhood, culminated in the 1984 creation of CBFF to honour his father — Cecil Boswell Facey — after whom the charity is named.

“Last year the Foundation launched its official website www.cbfaceyfoundation.orgin observance of Maurice Facey Day. This year we have designed a portal on the website through which entities can apply for grants for 2017-18,” explained Singh Williams.

The Foundation has also reformulated the core functions and perceptions to emphasise its social investment model.

Social Investment Model promotes the investing of the donated funds to a create a fund-base that will become self-sustaining and eventually generate operational funds.

“As the charitable arm of PanJam Investment Limited, CBFF sees its role in the Foundation landscape as the avenue to assist non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to invest sustainably and empower pathways to Vision 2030,” Singh Williams posited.


   Brittany Singh Williams, executive director of C.B. Facey Foundation


Foundations and NGOs in their grant applications will also need to provide a detailed project description as well as the start and end date of the project.

“We, importantly, want to focus on the areas of education, art, and the environment. So the project area of intervention and the Community/Partner Involvement is critical in all applications,” she added.

The applicants will also need to provide information regarding the Success Indicators; Situation Analysis; Target; Number of Beneficiaries; and the Age of people targeted by the project.

Applications close October 11, 2017.

About Maurice Facey Day

Pan-Jam began observing Maurice Facey Day, on his birthday August 12, a few months after his passing on April 2, 2013.

In 2016, the Foundation launched its website which catalogues the communities and organisations the Foundation has impacted — including National Gallery, Jamaica Junior Theatre, Missionaries of the Poor, Rise Life Management Services, Debate Mate Jamaica, and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. PanJam also premiered its reflective documentary Strong Legacy Powerful Future on www.panjam.com. The 22-minute documentary, which was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the private equity company, highlights the formation of PanJam, and the key shapers of the revolutionary conglomerate.