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International Nonprofit Honors TowneBank Executive
Physicians for Peace will present J. Morgan Davis with its
2012 President’s Award on Oct. 27
What do the following have in common? An Elvis impersonator, a Blue Angels flyover, a Moonwalk contest and a summer party that’s so in demand, it sold out two years in a row?
If global health didn’t come immediately to your mind, you’ve probably never been to one of the fun-loving, world-changing Physicians for Peace events planned and hosted by J. Morgan Davis, president and chief banking officer of TowneBank in Virginia Beach, Va., and the recipient of the 2012 Physicians for Peace President’s Award.
“Morgan has a unique and unmatched ability to rally people behind our cause,” said Brig. Gen. Ron Sconyers (USAF, Ret.). “He has injected fun and whimsy into these awareness-building and fundraising events, which, at the end of the day, generate an incredible amount of capital and support for our sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most significant healthcare challenges.”
Since 2011, Davis has raised more than $55,000 for Physicians for Peace through his personal “Up on the Roof” summer parties at TowneBank headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. At the events, Davis wears many hats, acting as host, entertainer and, often, cleanup crew. The parties are decidedly lighthearted – with guest appearances from Morgan’s “soon-to-be-world-famous” back-up singers the Morganettes and contests galore – but they bring together hundreds of people who want to show their support for Physicians for Peace’s medical education programs in the developing world.
Davis also has been instrumental in growing the organization’s annual gala to a signature fundraiser in the Hampton Roads, Va., area. The event provides funds for Physicians for Peace’s medical training programs in underserved communities year-round and supports the group’s over-arching efforts to educate and support healthcare teams in underserved areas, so that all people have the chance for healthy, productive lives.
Outside of Hampton Roads, Va., Davis has connected the organization with key funders and potential donors in places like Palm Beach, Fla., and played an important role in the organization’s strategic leadership. As a board director from 2007 to 2008, Davis drew on his deep experience in banking to help guide Physicians for Peace’s financial management. Those efforts have a clear legacy. In 2011, more than 95 percent of all cash and material donations invested in Physicians for Peace go directly to the field.
“When Morgan dedicates himself to an organization, he puts all of his energy into the work,” said Brig. Gen. Ron Sconyers (USAF, Ret.). “To call him tireless is an understatement. He believes passionately in Physicians for Peace – and the possibility of a healthier world for all people. It’s our privilege to honor his service with our President’s Award.”
Physicians for Peace will present the 2012 President’s Award to Davis on Oct. 27 during its Annual Gala at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside. At the event, Davis will serve as both master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the third consecutive year. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information contact Laurie Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org, 757.625.7569.
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