Mortel FoundationThe Mortel Family Charitable Foundation was founded in 1997 to serve the poorest of the poor in Haiti. It is the first organization in the US that is involved in every level of education and schooling in Haiti. Founded by a Haitian, the Mortel Foundation started with a primary school and has grown over the past decade to include a secondary school, a vocational school and an adult literacy program.

Map of St. Marc, Haiti. Good Samaritans School and James Stine College are both located in St. Marc.Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and one of the poorest countries in the world. It is approximately the same size as the state of Maryland with nearly double its population. More than 80% of Haitians live below the international poverty line of $2/day.


Empower through Education.
Education in HaitiEducation is an invaluable tool needed to create a brighter future. Speaking from his own Haitian childhood experience, Dr. Rodrigue Mortel notes that, “Empowering the Haitian people with education is the most effective means for them to overcome the barriers that prevent them from achieving a self-sufficient and productive life.” Students who attend the Good Samaritans School and James Stine College gain a quality education as well as a spiritual formation that prepares them to become compassionate leaders for Haiti’s future.

Did you know?

  • For more than a decade, the Mortel Foundation has been able to plant seeds of hope by building schools, providing meals, and health care to the poorest of Haiti’s children in the Saint Marc region.
  • is one of the ways that the Mortel Foundation provides opportunities for people in the US to connect with Haitians through sponsorship and exchange programs. With your help, we’ve been able to support and educate more than 1000 students over the past 12 years!
  • The Mortel Foundation is the first US-based organization to work in every level of education in Haiti- from primary to adult education!

School Supply Drive for the Mortel Foundation’s new Preschool!

Elizabeth Faber & Heather Konstanzer, 2 Haiti trip alumni who both attend Duquesne in Pittsburgh ran a school supply drive for our preschool. They received over 1,000 items for the Preschoolers.

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To Haiti With Love: Roast Celebrates 15 Years Of
Baltimore – St. Marc Connection

empoweringDelicious endless shrimp, pit beef and pit ham are on the menu March 5th, to celebrate a special kind of goodness that’s been happening in St. Marc, Haiti over the past fifteen years. Long known as one of the poorest countries in the world, the terrible problems faced by Haitians on a day-to-day basis were only increased by the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010.

But there are bright spots to celebrate, and in St. Marc, several derive from a unique connection with Baltimore. Both cities are coastal towns, but in St. Marc–where cars are a luxury and nearly 100,000 people live without electricity, sewage, or clean water–a story that spans a decade and a half began with a family who could not afford $4 a month in rent for a mud hut…

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Consider A Sponsorship To Support Us!

The Foundation relies on the generous donations of individuals and organizations to help us fulfill our mission and improve the opportunities of the socially, intellectually and economically deprived.

There are many ways in which you can help us: by participating as a corporate sponsor, individually sponsoring a student, making a donation, or attending one of our 2016 events, such as our Bull Roast, Fashion Show, 5K and our Gala of Hope. Will you join our family of sponsors? Please consider The Mortel Family Charitable Foundation for your year-end giving or in planning of your charitable donations for 2016.

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