George Gramby was the founder of a drug and alcohol referral center in Morristown, NJ. The center was known as Beginnings and was founded in 1984. Through Beginnings, George tirelessly worked within the community to help many people turn their lives around.  As a community leader George organized a local softball game and celebration of recovery, The George Gramby Day. Shortly thereafter, George passed away; however, his efforts live on through the early celebration of his life by way of an annual George Gramby Day event and also by the continued efforts of the George Gramby Observance Committee.


Partners and Sponsors

Franz Owens, Chairperson
Alton Robinson, Vice Chairperson
​Jennifer Amaya, Secretary

Liset Diaz, Treasurer
Edward Murphy

Keith White

Michael Strickland
Mina Blackwell
Nita Whyte

Stan Prater

     The George Gramby Observance Committee is a nonprofit organization that plays an integral role in sustaining drug prevention by connecting  those seeking recovery  with highly capable inpatient and outpatient programs.  This process that George started, refined over our 25-year history, promotes good matches between  willing volunteers and and  successful recovery stories, frequently over a long term.   

     The George Gramby Observance Committee is dedicated to helping create a substance abuse free community.

​​     Our mission is to empower individuals to actively abstain from substance abuse utilizing the education and resources introduced to them by our committee.

Methods and Programs

  • Youth Outreach Events
  • Annual Celebration of Gramby Day
  • Annual Recovery Walk
  • Volunteering 
  • ​Event Sponsorship
  • ​Charity
  • ​Community Service
  • ​Monthly Meetings
  • ​Fundraising



  • Morristown Neighborhood House
  • Urban League of Morris County
  • Eva’s Village (Patterson NJ)
  • Market Street Mission
  • The Eric Johnson House
  • Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (Morris County SLAP)
  • Morris County Prosecutor’s Office


  • Town of Morristown
  • ​​PNC Bank
  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • Jersey Central Power & Light Co.
  • Bethel Angels
  • Congressman Rodney    Frelinghuysen

About Us

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Board Members