During the event, with their mother the Honorable Carrie P. Meek in attendance, Lucia Davis-Raiford and former Congressman Kendrick Meek shared their thoughts and thanked leaders in attendance for supporting the Foundation and its ongoing commitment to the community. In addition, Tony E. Crapp, Sr., Executive Director of the Carrie Meek Foundation gave special remarks and spoke about the Foundation’s mission and future community efforts.
The Carrie Meek Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that sponsors and promotes programs in Education, Housing, Health, and Economic Development and is committed to improving the quality of life for all residents of our community. The Foundation sustains U.S. Congresswoman Meek’s work through grantmaking, civic engagement, and community development. The Carrie Meek Foundation is the legacy in action of one of the most visionary and productive public servants in U.S. history.
Throughout her educational career and her distinguished tenure in state and federal office, Carrie P. Meek has staunchly advocated equity and opportunity for poor and disenfranchised people. Committed to taking bold, transformative steps, Congresswoman Meek has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for all, especially the young, minorities, and the disadvantaged. Her belief that safe, decent, affordable housing should be accessible even to the most economically vulnerable populations is manifest in the thousands of affordable rental housing units constructed through her efforts in the Florida legislature.