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Lifting Lives, was first founded as The International Cultural Exchange Foundation (ICEF) in 1991 by Macoy McMurray, who served as president from 1991 through 2013 and his wife, Marjorie.  In the early years, high numbers of refugees were arriving in the United States and assisting them was an important focus of the foundation.


Over the years, Lifting Lives' humanitarian assistance has evolved as the organization became acquainted with Carolyne Ashiono and began to contribute to projects in Kenya, fundraising efforts were increased in 2008. 


In 2013, under the president, Ann Dale​ our organization began to really make an investment into doing all the good we can for the children of Kenya.  The Gardner Granny home was built and we provide for the care of 26 children who live in the home and are educated at the Daisy Academy.