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Marsha Brown Celebrates her 50th Birthday by giving back in MOMENTOUS ways!


Fundraiser for Ryerson University and Food for The Poor Canada - Marsha Brown Celebrates her 50th Birthday by giving back in MOMENTOUS way!

Marsha Brown, Vice-President, Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women's Empowerment - philanthropist and social justice/women"s rights advocate celebrates her 50th birthday. To mark this milestone she will be hosting a fundraiser/birthday party.

Over 120 family members, guests and sponsors were on hand to make this milestone a success.

Marsha Brown has participate in three school builds with Food for the Poor Canada (FFPC) and treasured these experiences. With that said, she created a campaign to build a home for a needy family, in Jamaica Nov 2020. It has been well documented that this basic need, is fundamental to the success of a family, in particular children. Her fundraising goal is $10,000 with 100% of the funds going towards the build. Marsha has donated $1000 to get things going and would like to enroll you to assist in realizing this dream. Attached is the donation link and a bit more information:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/build-a-home-in-jamaica/?fbclid=IwAR0DX-gEdwPl88nTrKWLIHrm79J_rN9zSRCiEiQ6MBEx6bSGFil4YEpx6D0

In addition to this, Marsha has also created The Women Champions of Diversity Award at Ryerson University her alma mater, where she is a director of the Alumni Board and is a member of the Viola Desmond Awards Committee. I know you are thinking, wow Marsha that's very ambitious. Last year she donated $2500 to the Viola Desmond Awards at Ryerson for female students facing financial hardship and thought she could expand that in a more tangible way. The University through the President’s Awards to Champion Excellence (PACE)—a program designed to remove obstacles to education for people from underrepresented groups will match the $10,000 award. Attached is the donation link and a bit more information:

http://supportryerson.ca/womenchampionsofdiversity You can also contact Michelle Hounslow at michelle.hounslow@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 4629.

Words from Marsha:

In celebrating my 50th Milestone birthday🍷 #I am so eternally grateful for all the support, prayers and words of encouragement I have received over the years. My journey has not been without challenges of every kind imaginable. Yet I continue to persevere and count it all as joy to give back on an international scale through the initiatives that I have partnered with #Both my parents and step mom traveled to be here in Toronto with me✈️

#My children stood with me as I cut my cake made by my mom Lolita 'Del' Phillips and decorated by Georgette Dehaney #We were entertained by the beautiful music of my friend and bible study sister Susanne who played the harp #Deval Mamdeen and Christina Smith were on hand with smooth tunes #My dad and I sang together for the 1st time - Unforgettable #CYDT dancers brought their A game #DJ Denzel Neto was on the 1's and 2's #Oh what a night! #Special thanks to my partner Chef Selwyn Richards for the beautiful ice sculpture, amazing eats and fantastic service from his #1 team.

I would also take this time to convey deep appreciation to my sisters Dionne Knibbs and Nicola Olivia Brown, brother-in-law Bert, friends from high school - Karen, Villette Johnson, Patrice Lee and Carla Neto my MC #Special applause to my sponsors Shams Hirji - Remax and Hilary Hernandez - bridgesystems.net, family/friends and donors who came out to support "The Women Champions of Diversity Award" for female students at Ryerson University and the Home Build with Food For The Poor Inc. #Big up to my unofficial photographer Allister Thomas for covering the celebration.

#Mathew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you #Forever grateful to everyone who took the time to birthday wishes❤️

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