Sen. Kevin Parker presents proclamations at Jamaican Independence Foundation 61st gala

NYS Sen. Kevin Parker third from left is pictured with Dr. Annabelle Manalo Morgan, second from left, a member of the Morgan Heritage Group, and a special guest, at the August 5, 61st Jamaica Independence Foundation Inc. Gala.
Photo: Courtesy Office of Sen. Kevin Parker

NYS Senator Kevin Parker, proudly recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of the Jamaican Independence Foundation Inc. (JIFI) at their 61st gala celebration on August 5th where he presented proclamations to this year’s honorees.

This momentous occasion is a testament to the JIFI’s pivotal role in promoting Jamaican culture as the event brings together distinguished guests, community leaders, and individuals from all walks of life to honor Jamaica’s rich history and the significant achievements of the Jamaican diaspora. 

NYC Sen. Kevin Parker presents Dr. Annabelle Manalo Morgan with a Proclamation at the August 5, 61st Jamaica Independence Foundation Inc. GalaPhoto: Courtesy Office of Sen. Kevin Parker

Through vibrant cultural performances, testimonials, and inspiring speeches, the gala creates a unique space where Jamaican culture and heritage can shine.

“The Jamaican Independence Foundation Inc. has been a stalwart champion for the Jamaican community, inspiring generations and ensuring that the rich cultural heritage of Jamaica continues to thrive in our great city,” said Senator Kevin Parker. 

“I am honored to recognize their extraordinary work and celebrate their 61st Gala, which not only showcases Jamaican achievements but also serves as an important reminder of the immense contributions made by Jamaican Americans.”

JIFI is renowned for its tireless efforts in preserving and celebrating the rich Jamaican heritage. The organization has played a vital role in connecting Jamaican diaspora communities, offering essential support systems, educational initiatives, and cultural events that celebrate Jamaican independence and highlight Jamaican-Americans’ contributions to society.