AFJ Executive Director Caron Chung, Orville “Shaggy” Burrell and AFJ President Wendy Hart at the 2017 Jamaica Charity Gala in Miami. Photo: David I. Muir | Island Syndicate

New York, NY March 25, 2022 – The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) announced the 2022 Jamaica Charity Gala to be held in Miami, FL on Friday, April 29th at the incredible Perez Art Museum (PAMM). This year’s Gala will celebrate awardees: Ambassador Glen Holden, Lifetime Achievement Award, Keith Duncan, CD International Achievement Award and Donna Duncan-Scott, International Humanitarian Award.

The Gala dinner, silent auction and entertainment makes for one of South Florida’s premier fundraising events to support initiatives in Jamaica. The Gala will feature an intriguing silent auction collection, three course cuisine, exquisite wines and other glimmering touches to create a night that our supporters won’t soon forget.

The Gala is a kick-off to the AFJ’s 40th year of service. Over the years, the AFJ has provided well needed support in education, healthcare, and economic development. Programs such as disaster relief “A Thousand Roofs of Love”, combating HIV/AIDS, the Jamaica School for the Blind, and Mustard Seed.

All proceeds from the 2022 Jamaica Charity Gala will bring vital funds to support programs that advance the mission of the AFJ for Jamaica.

“After 2 years of virtual events, we at the AFJ look forward to reemerging and reengaging with donors at the Jamaica Charity Gala in person. We will gather carefully and have a fun evening to support meaningful work in Jamaica” – Caron Chung, Executive Director

2022 Jamaica Charity Gala tickets are now available. Individual tickets or tables of ten can be purchased on the AFJ website or on the link below. To become a sponsor please contact [email protected] or 212-265-2550. Follow the AFJ on Instagram @afjcares and AFJ events @afjhappenings.

About the AFJ

The AFJ is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit built on the principles of service and philanthropy. For nearly 40 years, the organization has been rendering assistance in the areas of Education, Healthcare, and Economic Development. The AFJ Grant Cycle begins at the end of each year and grants are disbursed in April of the following year. For information on how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor to support our mission for Jamaica, email [email protected] or visit


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