Director of Philanthropy at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, President and CEO of Moments by Morrel, Co-founder of Edmonton’s Black Lives Matter Chapter
Through his job, business ventures and philanthropic efforts, Morrel Wax finds different ways to make a difference in his adopted hometown.
“As a permanent resident of Canada, I feel like I’m able to bring my American flavour into the city, and I have expertise and knowledge I’m able to bestow in the work that I’m doing in the communities and the organizations that I’m working with.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, his work helped raise over $3 million for front line staff at over 39 hospitals via Operation Frontline Impact.
“That work is special, the frontline staff, from the doctors, nurses, custodial staff, they don’t need to know who I am, but I consider myself a conduit for change. If I can use whatever leverage or whatever opportunities that I have to better promote and better support those folks who are working their butts off to keep our communities safe, I feel like I’m doing my part.”
He also launched Moments by Morrel during the pandemic, which “helped local businesses say thank you to their clients for the patronage during a time when businesses were closing and losing employees.”
Why He’s Top 40
He brings a fresh perspective to helping frontline healthcare staff