Morgan Marie Michael Foundation

At the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation, we are humbled to have received nationwide recognition for the work we do each day. While co-founders Alyssa and Amanda direct their focus to contributing to the greater good, they are excited about spreading their mission through the various awards that the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation has amassed since conception. Below, please find a list of awards we have received that we would like to share with you.

Communitas Award Honoring Excellence in Community Service and Social Responsibility

New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award for Public Service

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Letter of Thanks - Tomorrow's Children Fund

Certificate of Appreciation - Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School

      Co-founders Alyssa Lego and Amanda Witkowski are true role models in their community.  Every step they take, in their professional, social, philanthropic, academic, or social endeavors is rooted in humility. From a young age, both Alyssa and Amanda have lived service-based lives. Over the years, they are proud to have achieved nationwide recognition for their constant work that benefits the greater good. Below is a space to find their awards and achievements.

      Alyssa Lego

      • Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan (January 2020)

      • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

      • Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award (2014-2019)

      • Making Good Choices Scholarship (December 2019)

      • Carl and Iris South Scholarship (December 2019)

      • Christopher Calderone Memorial Scholarship (December 2019)

      • Carlos Dumerlin Scholarship

      • The Congressional Award (Silver - July 2019)

      • Donovan Catholic Christian Service Award (Gold - June 2019)

      • Donovan Catholic Principal’s Honor Roll Award (2019)

      • The Prudential Spirit of Community Award National Bronze Distinguished Finalist (February 2019)

      • Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (June 2018)

      • New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award (June 2018)

      • Communitas Excellence in Community Service and Social Responsibility (May 2018)

      • Points of Light Award (May 2018)

      • Prudential Spirit of Community Excellence (2015-2018)

      • MNJOT Service and Scholarship Award (January 2018)

      • MNJOT Community Service Award (January 2018)

      • MNJOT Interview Award (2018)

      • Beauty It's Everywhere Volunteer of the Year

      • Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education Commendation (March 2017)

      • American Model & Pageantry Magazine Top 5 National Jr. Teen (November 2016)

      • Northern Scholarship Program Quality of Life Award (October 2017)

      • The Kayla Watson Humanitarian Award (July 2016)

      • Asbury Park Press Powerful Woman in New Jersey (May 2016)          

      • Township of Toms River Mayor’s Commendation (May 2016)

      • Scholastic Olympics Bronze Medalist (April 2016)


      Amanda Witkowski

      • Dame, Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog appointed by HRH Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II

      • Congressional Gold Medal for Initiative, Service, and Achievement

      • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

      • Points of Light – Daily Point of Light Award

      • Eleven-time Recipient President’s Volunteer Service Award

      • Two-time Recipient New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award for Public Service

      • New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award - Community Pillar Award 

      • Communitas Award Honoring Excellence in Community Service and Social Responsibility

      • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Fundraiser

      • Delta Zeta National 35 Under 35 

      • Thomas More Honors Medal Recipient

      • Alpha Epsilon Delta: Connecticut Gamma – National Health Preprofessional Honor Society

      • Order of Omega: Upsilon Beta National Greek Life Honor Society

      • Beta Beta Beta: Nu Phi Biological Sciences Honor Society

      • Gamma Sigma Epsilon: Tau Beta Chemistry Honor Society

      • Delta Epsilon Sigma: Delta Gamma National Honor Society for Catholic Colleges

      • 2019-2020 Royal International Miss International Role Model

      • Nest Level Pageant and Mentoring Program Humanitarian of the Year 

      • Beauty It’s Everywhere Volunteer of the Year

      • Two-time Recipient US Figure Skating Association Get Up Award

      • 2018 Sacred Heart University Sportswoman of the Year

      • Carlos Dumerlin Scholarship

      • Buch Family Academic Scholarship

      • Atlantis Fellow