a charity of the Morrow Community Foundation
The Morrow Community Foundation, which hosts the Forsyth BYOT Benefit, was recently recognized by the Forsyth County Schools with their prestigious Don Hendricks Partnership Award, the highest award given each year by the schools. Read more about this here...
Jim and Peggie Morrow decided early in their relationship that they wanted to do something to give back to their community.
Over a game of cards in their kitchen in 2012, they decided to create what would become the Forsyth BYOT Benefit. From that point to the present, making life better for those who have less has been their driving force. Those thoughts led to the formation of the Morrow Community Foundation. In it's first seven years, their Forsyth BYOT Benefit has donated over $350,000 to the local schools for technology needs.
Dr. Jim Morrow has practiced family medicine since 1985. He began practicing in Cumming, Georgia in 1998 and has built a very successful practice there. Morrow Family Medicine has been named "Best of Forsyth" six years in a row, every time the award has been given. The practice has also won "Best of North Atlanta" five years running, every year they have been eligible. For his community work, Dr. Morrow was named "Humanitarian Physician of the Year" in 2019 by his alma mater, The University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
Peggie Oeland Morrow had taught middle school for some twenty years in their hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, and had personal knowledge of the financial struggles that schools, teachers and students face every year. Her experience in the classroom made the choice of supporting school-age children and schools an easy one. She is a graduate and former board member of Leadership Forsyth, is a graduate of Leadership North Fulton, and is a board member for Jesse's House and has served on numerous non-profit boards and committees.
In addition, the Morrows are scholarship donors at Clemson University, The University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and The University of North Georgia.
The Morrows enjoy spending time in the mountains and raising Hampton and Rowley, their Golden-Doodles, who enjoy swimming, playing with the grandchildren, and chewing up napkins.