Proud of this pa­tri­otic phi­lan­thropist

Jamaica Gleaner - - HALL OF FAME -

AS ONE of Ja­maica’s most suc­cess­ful en­trepreneurs, Gary ‘Butch’ Hen­drick­son has spent his ca­reer giv­ing back to his coun­try through phil­an­thropic en­deav­ours in ar­eas crit­i­cal to Ja­maica’s so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

A tire­less ad­vo­cate for small busi­nesses, his in­ter­ven­tions have ben­e­fited scores of fledg­ling en­trepreneurs. One of the more well-known projects is ‘The Bold Ones of Man­u­fac­tur­ing’ through which vi­sion­ary Ja­maican small busi­ness own­ers are iden­ti­fied and sup­ported in their mar­ket­ing ef­forts.

He is also a pas­sion­ate cham­pion for early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion. The Na­tional Bak­ing Com­pany is a ma­jor spon­sor of the Crayons Count pro­gramme, do­nat­ing both cash and man­power to fa­cil­i­tate dis­tri­bu­tion of learn­ing kits to schools across Ja­maica. The Na­tional Bak­ing Com­pany Foun­da­tion is also one of the found­ing mem­bers of the Union Gar­dens Foun­da­tion, a coali­tion of pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions that built the Union Gar­dens In­fant School in 2015. The state-of-the-art in­sti­tu­tion is lo­cated in South West St An­drew and has 100 stu­dents on roll. Gary ‘Butch’ Hen­drick­son is a pa­triot, a phi­lan­thropist, and some­one whom I am very proud to call my friend. May God con­tinue to bless him as he seeks to serve his pur­pose. GLEN CHRIS­TIAN, OJ, CD CEO, Cari-Med

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