Jack and Audrey Morgan
It is said that Audrey Morgan has raised more money for charities in DeKalb County than any other person.
“Life is about helping others less fortunate than ourselves,” Morgan says. “This has always been my philosophy.”
Audrey and her husband, Jack Morgan Sr., made a generous contribution in 2007 to support The Physicians’ Care Clinic, a volunteer organization of local physicians and nurses who serve more than 1,500 uninsured or underinsured patients each year.
“I don’t know a better way to help more people than by supporting our community hospital,” Morgan says.
Morgan has been active in the DeKalb community for 50 years. In 1960, she joined forces with her sister, Bobbie Bailey to form Our Way Inc. The company rebuilt compressors, serviced window air conditioning units and did “a little bit of everything” in the new air conditioning industry.
Over the years, the company grew from a four-employee machine shop into multimillion-dollar family business and one of DeKalb County’s largest employers.
Morgan and her sister sold the business in 2001 to concentrate on philanthropic efforts. Although proud of her success, Morgan maintains that “it’s not about material things, but about people—especially underprivileged children—and helping them get a fair chance at life.”
In addition to serving as chairman of the Morgan Foundation, which was established to fund educational scholarships and training for underprivileged youth, Morgan continues to work with the DeKalb Medical Foundation as a member of the Board of Trustees and as chair of the Executive Ambassadors Committee.