Matthew’s Legacy

While taken from earth too soon, Matthew J Morahan III made the most of his 30 years with us. He graduated from the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ in 1997 and then cum laude from Georgetown University in 2001. He went on to follow in his father’s footsteps as a government bond trader, beginning his career at HSBC London and New York, followed by Merrill Lynch and then Jeffries & Company, Inc. Matthew was a member of New York’s Union League Club and, an avid golfer, he was a member of Canoe Brook Country Club, Spring Lake Golf Club, and Tralee Golf Club.

His most notable achievement was his ability to connect with people and turn these connections in to life long friendships. Matthew was an amazing son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. As he grew up, his relationship with his parents became a true friendship, and he became a confidant to his three sisters. Matthew was able to make everyone in his life important and make them feel as though they were his best friends, but his true gift was to connect those friends to each other thereby creating a tremendous network of friends.

On April 9, 2009, the world lost a true friend – a best friend. It is the hope of Matthew’s family that his legacy live on through this network. To accomplish this mission, we are committed to supporting three charities that we believe would mean something to him and he would be happy to support. It is our hope that you will join us in our mission to expand Matthew’s circle of friends and continue his legacy.

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May 5, 2011 – New York, NY

The Matthew J Morahan III Memorial Mission was honored at the Operation Smile Smile Event in New York City on Thursday, May 5th. Watch the video

January 2011 – Guatemala

Joe Petri, Cindy Doherty, and Joan Raftery joined Father Paddy O’Donovan for a trip with From Houses to Homes to help build a home in Guatemala. The group had a fantastic and moving trip and left a lasting impact in the community. From Houses to Homes aims to strengthen community harmony in highland Guatemala by building lasting, healthy homes, improving access to health care and education, and inspiring participation between the poor and civil society. The group remembered the life and spirit of Matthew during their trip, dedicating the house they built in his memory. See the pictures

Saturday, January 29, 2011 – San Francisco, CA

The Georgetown & Villanova Bay Area Clubs came together to watch the Big East rivals go head to head while supporting the Matthew J Morahan III Endowed Scholarship Fund for Georgetown University. The Bus Stop (1901 Union Street, San Francisco, CA) donated $1 to the scholarship fund for every drink bought during the game. We had a great raffle, including a signed basketball from the 2010-2011 Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball Team, a signed basketball from the 2010–2011 Golden State Warriors Basketball Team and a signed basketball from the 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Coach, Rollie Massimino. See the pictures

Thursday, September 23, 2010 – New York, NY

Thank you to all of our friends and family that attended our first fundraiser for the Matthew J Morahan III Charities at Connolly’s.

The night was a huge success with close to 300 people attending and we raised over $60,000 over the three supported organizations! See the pictures

How to Give

The MJM III Memorial is proud to support the following organizations. Please follow the links below to donate directly via the organizations’ websites. We thank you in advance.

Matthew J Morahan III Memorial Medical Mission for Operation Smile

One of Operation Smile’s mantras is that “every child deserves the ability to smile and a chance to thrive.” Matthew lived a full and successful life surrounded by friends and family. We know he would want all children to have the same advantages and experiences that he was able to enjoy.

The Matthew J Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center

Before finding his true athletic calling on the links, Matthew participated in little league, recreational football and swimming. In addition to becoming a golfer, Matthew went on to be an enthusiastic sports viewer as well as a devoted runner. To ensure that many child athletes are able to enjoy the same experiences Matthew did, we will support a center where young athletes can go to be screened for otherwise undetectable brain and heart conditions at minimal cost.

The Matthew J Morahan III Scholarship to Georgetown University

Matthew was an accomplished student who truly valued his education. The days that he spent at Georgetown connected Matthew to some of the people he held closest in his heart, and he took what he learned from his professors, his friends, and his experiences in Washington DC and applied them to the rest of his life. It is our wish that other students are able to experience this amazing opportunity.
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