Founded in 2001 by Burt and Peg Morgan, Peg’s Foundation (formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation) is a private, philanthropic organization committed to creating opportunities for sharing knowledge, promoting partnerships, and inspiring improvements in the behavioral health system. As a passionate advocate for her son living with mental illness, Peg recognized the challenges for individuals and families affected by mental illness. She served as the compass and conscience of the foundation, always guiding and challenging everyone to “Think Bigger.”
Peg was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and grew up in Kent, Ohio and was valedictorian of her class at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent. She began her college education at Kent State University but transferred to and then graduated from Miami (of Ohio) University. After graduation, Peg was hired as an executive secretary at the B.F. Goodrich Company in Akron, where she met her future husband, Burton D. Morgan.
In 1959, the Morgans settled in Hudson, Ohio – a quaint town between Cleveland and Akron where Peg’s family had been among the earliest settlers. Her great-great-grandfather, Owen Brown, settled in Hudson in 1805, only six years after David Hudson established the town. Burt and Peg raised a son and two daughters and were active in their community and church for decades. Peg generously contributed time and treasure to causes important to her – most notably, mental health, education and the arts.