ORLANDO, Fla. – Massey Services Chairman & CEO, Harvey L. Massey was recognized with the H. Clifford Lee Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This award is the organization’s highest honor and is presented to an individual who demonstrates a history of exceptional leadership and is personally active in philanthropy.
Massey has been an unwavering philanthropist for 33 years. He and his wife, Carol, are longtime supporters of the Central Florida community, especially in the areas of the arts, healthcare and education. They formed the Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation in 2014 to further solidify their personal and professional commitment, and have made major contributions to the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital for early childhood autism research, the Veterans Memorial Park of Central Florida, the Burnham Institute, Rollins College and funded a public sculpture for the “See Art Orlando” community project – just to name a few.
“A key principle in our company’s guiding philosophy is ‘Above all, we believe in being a contributing member to the communities in which we serve’,” said Massey. “We have embraced this statement and encourage all of our team members to get involved because we have always believed that when you take a lot out of a community, you have to put something back in.”
Massey has been recognized for his charitable work by various organizations. Most recently, in March of 2016, Massey was inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. This national award honors outstanding business, civic and cultural leaders who are committed to philanthropy and education. In addition, the Orlando Business Journal named Massey its Corporate Philanthropist of the Year in November of 2016.
He has also provided leadership and assistance with various community organizations, including serving as Chair of the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Task Force, Vice Chairman of the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Chairman of United Arts, Vice Chair of United Way and as a member of the Dr. Phillips Foundation Board of Directors and Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Board. He currently serves on the Florida Council of 100, is on the Governor’s Council of the Orlando Economic Partnership, and is a Trustee of the United Arts of Central Florida.