Harvey L. Massey Honored As Orlando Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropist Of The Year
Massey Services Chairman & CEO, Harvey L. Massey, was named Corporate Philanthropist of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) and was honored at the OBJ Corporate Philanthropy Awards luncheon on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Massey and his wife, Carol, are longtime supporters of the Central Florida community, especially in the areas of the arts, healthcare and education. They 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 to fund a public sculpture for the “See Art Orlando” community project – just to name a few.
“I am honored to receive the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year award and accept it on behalf of our team members at Massey Services who do so much for our company and community,” said Massey. “I’m personally convinced that when you take a lot out, it’s important to put something back. In other words, you can’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands – sooner or later, you have to throw something back.”
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.
Harvey L. Massey also has contributed to the Central Florida community through his involvement 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.