Personal recognition is not a driving force behind anything Kristen Malfara does, nor is it a priority for The M.O.R.G.A.N Project. The work she and her organization has done over the years, however, has been noticed, recognized and celebrated by groups all over the country.
“I try to inspire by example, and therefore enrich the lives of so many others traveling a similar journey as a caregiver to their child with disabilities,” Kristen says calling herself a “reluctant nominee,” only allowing her name to be submitted for contests if it yields significant funds and/or awareness for their innovative support programs for these families.
“I truly believe that it is my privilege to be Morgan’s Mom. Every child I help in his name is just one more way I get to honor him, and the inspiration he truly is!”
– KRISTEN MALFARA
Kristen’s dedicated support system of volunteers is the reason she and The M.O.R.G.A.N Project has been submitted for consideration and been awarded the following honors:
Volunteer of the year finalist
For Florida Today’s Volunteer Recognition Awards, recognizing Brevard County individuals making a difference.
AARP ANDRUS AWARD
A prestigious national award representing the state of Florida, their highest honor for volunteerism.
Small Business champion of the year
by the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Super Nova Award
Points of Light
Children’s Hero of the Year
sponsored by the Eckerd for Kids Foundation.
Humanitarian of the Year Award
by Space Coast Medicine and Active Living Magazine. An honor shared with husband, Robert as co-founders of The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project.
Women who make a Difference Award
from Longines and Town & Country Magazine for making a difference in her community. One of 3 women across the nation so recognized.
All-Star Among Us
by PEOPLE Magazine and Major League Baseball. One of only 30 volunteers chosen for this prestigious award for their community service and leadership.
Women on a Mission, Voices for Change Winner
by Charming Shoppes and The MONTEL Show. One of only 5 women across the country selected for this honor.