The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation was founded in 2001 in Hudson, Ohio, as a private grantmaking foundation. Margaret Clark Morgan’s husband, Burton D. Morgan, provided the initial donation that established the foundation.
Since our founding, we have steadfastly kept our sights on fulfilling the interests of our founder and Chairman Emeritus, a longtime Hudson resident, active community member and compassionate advocate of change. Throughout the years, Peg was both the compass and conscience of the foundation that bears her name, always guiding our thinking and challenging convention.
Peg was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and grew up in Kent, Ohio. She was valedictorian of her class at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent. She began her college education at Kent State University but transferred to and then graduated from Miami (of Ohio) University.
After graduation, Peg was hired as an executive secretary at the B.F. Goodrich Company in Akron, where she met her future husband, Burton D. Morgan.
In 1959, the Morgans settled in Hudson, Ohio – a quaint town between Cleveland and Akron where Peg’s family had been among the earliest settlers. Her great-great-grandfather, Owen Brown, settled in Hudson in 1805, only six years after David Hudson established the town.
Burt and Peg raised a son and two daughters and were active in their community and church for decades. Peg generously contributed both time and treasure to causes important to her – most notably, mental health, education and the arts. Thus, our primary focus of support is the mental health field, with secondary interest in education and the arts.
We act as social entrepreneurs, creating measurable social impact with our grant investment dollars. We are dedicated to making an impact in the key areas of mental health in Northeast Ohio, education in Summit and Portage counties, and the arts in Summit County.