a charity of the Morrow Community Foundation

The Forsyth BYOT Benefit

The Morrow Community Foundation

Jim and Peggie Morrow decided early in their relationship that they wanted to do something to give back to their community.

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 serves on the board of Leadership Forsyth and is active in the Cumming Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Jim Morrow has practiced family medicine since 1985. He began practicing in Cumming, Georgia in 1998 and has built a very successful practice on the Northside Forsyth Hospital campus. An early adopter and proponent of computerized medical records, he is nationally recognized as a leader in health information technology. This "inner geek" helped lead the Morrows to begin supporting the technology initiative in the Forsyth County Schools, where he practices.  He was named the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Cumming Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and also the 2014 Community Leader of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Morrow Family Medicine has been named "Best of Forsyth" two years in a row, 2015 and 2016.

Over a game of cards in their kitchen in 2013, they decided to create what will become the premiere fundraising event in Forsyth County. 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.

The Morrows live on Lake Lanier, where they are raising Hampton and Rowley, their Golden-Doodles, who enjoy swimming, playing with the grandchildren, and chewing up napkins.