In Memoriam: Vaughan P.A. Toney
June 29, 1955 — September 4, 2023
Advocate, Chief Executive Officer & Ambassador-at-Large
It is with profound sadness that The Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Inc., (FOCH), announces the passing of its longtime President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Vaughan Toney. Mr. Toney died on Monday, September 4th, 2023, following a fiercely fought battle against cancer. He was 68.
In a career spanning more than four decades of exemplary public service and advocacy in the fields of child care and early childhood education, legislative reform, community empowerment and political activism, Vaughan Toney was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations celebrating his lifelong commitment and leadership in the service of others. In September 2022, he was formally accredited by the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as an Ambassador-at-Large in recognition of his outstanding service to the Vincentian diaspora. Read more