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"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each others dreams. we can play together all night"
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Bellaire Buzz March 2012 article
 
Kickstarting a memorial
After Morgan Moss, Bellaire High class of ’04, died in a car wreck in April 2011, his good friend and former classmate Adam Lichtenberger began working with his family, which includes mother Betsy, fatherMichael and brother Mason, to create the Morgan Moss Foundation. Moss was a skilled photographer, and the foundation is working to create a photo book and documentary film of Moss’ artwork to fund photography programs in Texas high schools. To raise money for the film, the foundation is conducting a Kickstarter campaign, where people can pledge money to the project online, and if it reaches its goal of $7,000 by March 7, then the project will go forward; otherwise, no money is accepted. Pictured are Lichtenberger and Moss (from left). To donate, visit http://kck.st/ymQm6e. Or visit morganmossfoundation.org for more information about the foundation
 
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January 27,2012   Morgan's Houston Bench Dedication at Joe Jamail Skatepark
It was a beautiful day ....perfect Houston weather. The bench faces the skatepark with an excellent view of the downtown Houston skyline. Please stop by when you're here. It was a memorable moment for us all and we are grateful to those who donated to make this happen at one of his favorite spots.
Be on the look out for the Austin skatepark dedication this spring!
Skatestock-Oct. 20, 2012
We had a great day at the First Skatestock. A bit of a breezy day , but it was our first event to promote the MMF.
Take a look at the great video and see the MMF listed.
Many thanks to Barry Blumenthal and Elaine Dillard for hosting this fun filled day and electing Morgan's Foundation as beneficiary.
Austin Skatepark Bench(es) Dedication - August 26,2012
On August 26,2012 two benches were placed at the Austin Skatepark. It was a memorable day with family and friends who came to dedicate these benches in a place that Morgan would have loved. The skate community in Austin was so important to Morgan.
His benches face the park and the Austin parks department has placed trees around the benches that will one day provide some shade to those that come to this park.

The Houston Free Press Summer Festival - May 31 and June 1st.

This was our second year to be invited to this wonderful music and arts festival. http://fpsf.com

 
Free Press Festival  - May 2013
It was a wonderful day for the Free Press Festival at Sam Houston park. The Morgan Moss Foundation was selected as one of the charities for the event. Hard work and long hours were needed for those who worked this festival....BUT it was a great event for the Foundation with lots of proceeds. Many thanks to Ben for hooking us up to this event!
SkateStock III - October 18th 2014
 
Thank you for coming out and supporting us at Skatestock and the Art Event!
It was such a great day to be out among Legend skaters, artists, bands, and people of all ages enjoying the gorgeous weather!
 
Thank you to our sponsors Distinctive Life, Katz Coffee, Lee and Joe Jamail Foundation, Pinks Pizza, Go Pop, and  Mountain Dew.
 
Without the vision of Barry Blumenthal and Elaine Dillard this event would not take place. They did an outstanding job!
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Foundation donates cameras to schools to honor late photographer

from the cypress creek mirror

Morgan Moss Foundation founder Betsy Moss presents a camera to Jersey Village High School photography and digital art media teacher Joelyn Lauglin.

Representatives from the Morgan Moss Foundation delivered approximately 20 camera kits to art and photography classrooms in six CFISD schools the week of Feb. 2.

The Morgan Moss Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to honor the legacy of Morgan Moss, an avid artist and photographer who died in a car accident in 2011 at age 26. The foundation’s mission is to provide photography equipment and supplies to high schools throughout Texas, so Moss’ passion and dreams for photography can be extended to others.

After applying for cameras through the foundation website, teachers at Cypress Falls, Cypress Ridge, Cypress Springs, Jersey Village and Langham Creek high schools and the Alternative Learning Center-West learned in January that they would receive Canon Rebel T5 kits — complete with lens, memory cards and camera bags.

Morgan’s mother, Betsy Moss, and his brother, Mason Moss, delivered the kits to the schools while sharing Morgan’s story and photographs from music festivals, skateboarding events and nature.

The foundation purchased a total of 40 camera kits for the Houston and Austin areas, with CFISD receiving nearly half of them.

“I could not believe that we were chosen to get five digital cameras for Cypress Springs,” said Cypress Springs visual arts teacher Mary Beth Finigan. “I appreciate the gift to our visual arts department. I hope that Morgan’s love for photography will be sparked in some of our students. Our Photo I classes are just moving from black and white darkroom to digital and these cameras will allow more students to shoot. The more opportunities students have to shoot will increase the number of projects and allow for quicker feedback on their composition, lighting and overall images.”

Jersey Village art photography teacher Joelyn Laughlin agreed that the three cameras her classroom received would be a boon for the program.

“Most of our students cannot afford a DSLR camera,” she said. “Some students don’t even have cell phones to take photographs with, which made this huge for our digital art program.”

Damaris DeLeon of Jersey Village High School contributed to this story.