The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc.
The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc.

Our History

The Gussie Wortham Foundation began in 2004. It was founded by Mr. Kenneth Thompson who wanted to honor his late sister, Gussie Wortham who was a fatal victim of Domestic Violence in 1981 in Hartford, Connecticut by her estranged husband. Mr. Kenneth Thompson decided to pour his energy into helping others in various ways. Whether it be educating the public about domestic violence, coaching, assisting families in crisis,  volunteering, educating student athletes and parents about the ins and outs of college sports, reading to elementary school children, or providing supplies to veterans, schools and the homeless in need of the necessary tools needed to survive on a daily basis. The Gussie Wortham Foundation is here to serve the needs of the communities it serves while being adaptive and responsive. We are now a current Member Investor the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.


Our Mission:


The Gussie Wortham Foundation Incorporated mission is to serve our communities and provide resources, services, and donations to the underserved and disenfranchised. Our "Don't Talk About Me, Teach Me" mindset was instilled through our sheer commitment to uplift and enhance our communities in any way we can assist them.


Testimonials from the communities we serve:


I will always support your hard work and dedication to your cause. You're a good man who does a lot for others. It's nice to see goodness in a world that feels so uneasy right now.


Mr. Gavin Wentworth-Vice President/ Wentworth. DeAngelis & Kaufman 



Thank you to Mr. Kenneth Thompson and the Gussie Wortham Foundation for donating to the Red Springs Middle School. Your foundation has made a commitment to assist in the future of our students!!!


Mrs. Sharon Breeden-Princpal/ Red Springs Middle School



I cant convey the joy and gratitude that I feel and the schools that were impacted as well. Truly GOD is using your and your foundation as a beacon of love, charity and hope!!!!


Ms. Corrinna Martin-Founder/ Mother's of Victims Equality Inc



On behalf of the Milner Middle School, we would like to thank the Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc. for donating school supplies for our students.


Mrs Tamara Walford-Jones-Paraprofessional Milner Middle School



On behalf of the Myrtle Beach Veterans Stand Down and HGTC, we would like to thank the Gussie Wortham Foundation for your wonderful donation to our Veterans. The socks and toiletries are greatly appreciated!!!


LouAnn Timmons- Veteran Resource Center Supervisior



On behalf of the Milner Owls Baskteball Team and Cheerleaders we want to timeout to thank The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc. for your generous donation so that our students was able receive awards at our end of the season banquet. Its people like you that reassures the community, that there is positive people making an impact in communities everywhere!!!


Ms.Lott-Principal-Milner Middle School


"Kenneth Thompson is a kind, gentle man who also finds time outside of his busy schedule with the Foundation to give to Palmetto Literacy Council, tutoring two children. The Gussie Wortham Foundation is a giving worthwhile foundation that is giving back to the community like no other. So happy to be able to sing their praises! "

Dodi Hodges Palmetto Literacy Council Director




You have done this on your own for all these years and you never complained, you took it to the next level without any help from us. I know you may need help sometimes, but never ask. That is why I respect you and appreciate you carrying on my mother’s name with honor and respect. You deserve to be happy and fulfilled with all your doing. You have not done this for recognition or profit but for your love of your big sister Gussie Wortham.  Peace to you big brother. I love you ??❤️ 


Virginia Wortham 





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