About Cornwall College Alumni Association
The Cornwall College Alumni Association
is one of the oldest continuously operating Jamaican High School alumni associations in South Florida. Our group is focused primarily on raising funds for our high school in Montego Bay, Jamaica and promoting the interest of its alumni here in South Florida.
To preserve and perpetuate the heritage of Cornwall College as a Top 10, Jamaican High School that provides the foundation for developing outstanding Leaders for the Global Community.
Charter and By-laws
The Association was first incorporated in the State of Florida, on May 26, 1994. On October 23, 2002, the Association was re-incorporated as a not-for-profit organization with the official name:
“Cornwall College Alumni Association, Inc.”
Cornwall College Alumni Association, Inc., is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for profit organization. We are also registered with the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act – Registration #CH46754. 100% of each contribution is received by Cornwall College Alumni Association, Inc. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 800-435-7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.
This means that all activities are tax-exempted by the U.S. Government, and more importantly, donations to the Association are tax deductible on your annual personal US income tax returns!
Copies of the Charter and By-laws can be found online on our Facebook page and by clicking here.
Recurring Fundraising Events
Raising money for the school is an important part of the Association’s charter. Since 2008, the Association has donated more than USD$130,000 to the school! Our three main fundraising events each year are; A Spring Party, Family Picnic and a Reunion Dinner/Dance.
- March Madness/Spring Fling – an informal party held in March or April, each year.
- Family Picnic – a family event held at a park in Broward County in June, each year.
- Reunion Dinner/Dance – a weekend of activities held on the first weekend of November every year as follows:-
Friday night – ‘Meet n Greet’ party.
Saturday Night – A formal dinner/dance and awards ceremony
Sunday – A Jamaican brunch.
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held the third Sunday in January each year. The primary purpose of the AGM is to elect officers and directors of the Association for a new term.
Everyone is invited, but only members in good financial standing can nominate, run for office or vote in the elections.
The Annual General Meeting is held at a venue that is advised to the membership at least 30 days before the meeting.
Our Monthly Board Meetings are held on the third Sunday each month, starting at 5:00 pm sharp. Board Meetings are used to discuss the needs of the school and students, plan and make decisions about the Association’s activities. Everyone is invited, but only members of the board can vote on issues.