Viya has donated a check for $20,000 to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands to become one of CFVI’s Angels. In presenting the donation to CFVI, Viya continues its commitment to support philanthropic initiatives that benefit our territory.
The importance of CFVI Angels was never more apparent than in 2017 when the Virgin Islands were devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and CFVI was in a position to help – immediately. Because of the trust invested in it by its Angels, CFVI has been able to provide leadership and guidance during this critical period of recovery and building forward, providing hundreds of grants and scholarships on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. The foundation’s giving has reached into every corner of the V.I. and affected thousands of lives.
Since 1990, CFVI has partnered with community organizations, businesses and individuals. Together they have demonstrated to the world an unshakable resolve to make the territory a better place for all who love it.
Since the storms, CFVI has built on its modest but mighty infrastructure to receive contributions from more than 10,000 donors, and offer expanded services for fiscally sponsored projects and for additional giving and volunteering. Annual Angel donations fund the necessary support services that CFVI provides to its donors, partners, projects and programs, thereby minimizing fees and maximizing funds available for grant making and distribution back to the community. This donation from Viya places the company at the excelsior level of CFVI 2019 Angels (those giving $20,000 – $24,999).
Dee Baecher-Brown, president of CFVI said, “We are honored to have Viya join this illustrious network of philanthropists in the Virgin Islands. And it is particularly fitting to welcome Viya to the CFVI Angels network as they work towards building forward with partners in the territory.”
Viya CEO Geraldine Pitt said, “VIYA is committed to giving back to our communities in whatever way we can because we understand that the community has supported Viya throughout the years. What is special about this sponsorship is that demonstrates the power of partnership and leading by example as the funds were mostly contributions from our vendors and employees.
We are proud to partner with the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands because we share similar missions for rebuilding the territory. Viya continues to be an exemplary partner in the economic development of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and this is just one of the many ways we demonstrate our commitment to its citizens.”