Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Steve Harvey Foundation

Steve Harvey once known as simply a comedic talent, Steve Harvey has broken the mold, reinvented himself and is widely known for his strong family values, savvy business sense and genuine passion for helping others. Beginning his philanthropic endeavors in Los Angeles, California in the year 2000, Mr. Harvey has helped countless individuals pursue their career and educational dreams. From book drives and technology upgrades in the Los Angeles Unified School District, to donating more than $35,000 to underserved school children in Jamaica, Steve Harvey has proven himself to be a tireless servant of his community.

Steve Harvey believes that “dreaming is more important than anything.” As a partner with Walt Disney World, Mr. Harvey created the Annual Disney Dreamers Academy in 2007. This weekend event brings 100 gifted and talented young people from across the country to Disney World in Orlando, Florida where they are inspired and exposed to a number of job skills and career opportunities. Harvey’s goal over the course of the weekend is teach young achievers to become overachievers by opening their minds to the power of dreaming.
Expanding his philanthropic efforts in 2009, he launched The Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men; a 4 day development camp for boys from homes headed by single mothers. This weekend retreat serves as true “Manhood Experience” for these young men. Harvey wants these boys to see beyond their current circumstances and give them tools to navigate through this world as men. Steve Harvey knows the power of men teaching other men and makes it his mission to impart his wisdom to save a generation of forgotten young boys.

Marjorie Harvey, wife of comedian Steve Harvey, has long been an advocate for children’s education, health and welfare worldwide.  Not one to merely rest on the laurels of her famous spouse, Mrs. Harvey began the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation which funds programs, nationally and internationally, that are committed to providing educational and healthcare assistance to children and families.  Always diligent in her commitment to those in need Mrs. Harvey spearheaded a holiday give to over 1,200 families across the country.  Understanding the important role of education in sustaining a family’s future, Mrs. Harvey awarded two single mothers with full scholarships to Ashworth University. These women chose a degree program of their choice and received Dell laptops computer and DSL service for one year to assist them in their studies.

Marjorie Harvey is an active member on the Fundraising committee for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Chastain Horse Park.


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