The Manny Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2011 by two young men, Dwane Matthews and Jay Essex, both age 23, who saw a need to provide assistance for advancement opportunities to local youth in the community.
The foundation was founded in memory of a young man by the name of Manuel “Manny” Honeycutt. While pursuing a degree in Business at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, Manny, a graduating senior suddenly passed away in October of 2010 at the age of 23 from a heart attack. Manny was assertive, a dreamer, a respected leader among his peers and in his community, an advocate for education, and full of life.
Through this foundation the youth will be equipped with the tools needed to pursue their dreams and will be given support and encouragement as they participate in the different programs which are stepping stones, as the foundation strives to fulfill its mission. In affirmation, Dwane and Jay know that they will change lives as they Cultivate Leaders, While Empowering the Individual.