Owner's accolade for work of Morgan Foundation
Wolves owner Steve Morgan has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for philanthropic services through the Morgan Foundation.
Steve launched the Morgan Foundation in the North West back in 2001, and the charity has now handed out over £30million to charities and community groups.
The Foundation’s work was extended to cover the Midlands area after Steve arrived as Wolves owner and has funded the donations from Wolves Aid which recently passed through the £1million barrier.
The charity is focused on the young, the disadvantaged and the disabled.
On top of the donations to local good causes, the Morgan Foundation has also invested heavily in The Way Youth Zone, now up and running and flourishing in Wolverhampton City Centre.
Wolves CEO Jez Moxey says: "This is a very prestigious and well deserved award reflecting decades of charitable work through the North West of England and more recently Wolverhampton and the surrounding area.
"Steve has given away millions to charity through the Foundation but it is not just about the cheque book.
“He also gives his time and business expertise to charities, most recently The Way in Wolverhampton.
“The Foundation gave them £1m but in addition he became the chairman of its trustees - he has been the driving force behind the venture.
"His Foundation carries the slogan 'Making a Difference' with particular emphasis on the young, the disadvantaged and the disabled."
Steve, who became Wolves owner in 2007, announced he was ready to listen to offers to buy the club in September of last year.
He was awarded the OBE for Services to the Construction Industry in 1992.