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UVI Celebrates 55th Anniversary with Revolutionary Fund-Raising Campaign

The University of the Virgin Islands is celebrating the University’s Emerald Anniversary with a revolutionary philanthropic initiative. “55 for 55: The Great Alumni Challenge!” encourages UVI alumni to make history by achieving a 55 percent alumni giving rate in honor of the institution’s 55th anniversary.

“UVI’s Alumni Affairs Office was overjoyed when we received an anonymous $55,000 gift,” said Linda Smith ‘98, ‘03, UVI director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs. “The anonymous donor issued a surprise challenge with this gift.” If UVI alumni donate $55,000 collectively, the donor will match the contribution, making the total value of the gift $110,000.

As part of the challenge, alumni and friends who make a contribution in the amount of $55 or more will be automatically entered into the running for an all-expense paid trip for two to our nation’s capital, Washington, D. C. Sponsored by Ian Tomlinson ‘88 and Reginald Vigilant ‘88, UVI alumni and owners of OmniSystems, this prize includes two round-trip tickets, two nights and three days in a downtown hotel, and two tickets to the newly opened Smithsonian’s National Museum of African History and Culture

More information is available in a news release on the UVI website – - and from this direct link.