About Us

Walkathon 2013A small group of Wolmerians living in South Florida, came together and decided they wanted to honor their alma mater and give back to their schools. The intent was to find an effective way to help maintain the rich tradition of education from which all Wolmerians have benefited – a most critical asset to the ongoing development of the young people of Jamaica. With this objective in mind, Wolmer’s Alumni Association, South Florida Chapter was founded on July 12, 1997. The organization is headed by an Executive Committee of five members who are elected annually. Currently, the Association reaches out to more than 400 alumni in the area and boasts active members with graduation dates from the 1950s. Our monthly meetings include a variety of activities in addition to the business of the association. Our meetings are sometimes hosted at the homes of members or any convenient location. They provide a great opportunity for fun, fellowship, and networking. Those who cannot make it to our meetings but wish to stay involved, benefit from the association’s newsletters and website, that spread the word about recent activities and newsworthy events. Special annual events include community outreach, fundraising banquet, church services, membership social, family fun day and dance party. The growing accomplishments of the organization include:

  • An annual donation of Scholarship Funds to both Wolmer’s Boys’ and Wolmer’s Girls’ Schools
  • Annual Lafayette Morgan Scholarship to any Wolmer’s student pursuing the field of Engineering
  • Fundraising of over $150,000 to assist with rebuilding the auditorium at Wolmer’s Boys’ school
  • Financial assistance to Wolmerians attending college in the USA
  • Financial support to students competing in the Miami-Dade Classic Competition
  • A ceiling fan drive that resulted in a gift of 40 fans to the schools, and
  • A school uniform drive for financially-challenged students

As a 501C-3 Non-Profit organization, it is a part of our mission to contribute to the local community as well. We have been doing so in a number of ways, including:

  • Annual donation of several food baskets to families in the community through local churches at Easter
  • Sponsorship of annual community health fairs
  • Co-sponsoring an annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community
  • Special ad hoc donations to other worthy causes
  • Participation with other non-profit groups such as Food For the Poor and Habitat for Humanity

We encourage all Wolmerians (and friends of Wolmer’s) living in the South Florida area to become involved in our Association.