PRESS RELEASE:-On Friday July 8th, 2016, The UWI Alumni Association (UWIAA) Saint Lucia Chapter joined The UWI Open Campus in launching Global Giving Week under the theme “Emancipate, Educate, Donate.” This initiative was launched under the patronage of H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of Saint Lucia and is scheduled to be held from August 1st – 7th.
Global Giving Week is a major fundraising initiative of The University of the West Indies aimed at encouraging Alumni, staff, friends, donor agencies and the public and private sector to collaboratively demonstrate a spirit of philanthropy towards The UWI.
Ms. Lydia Dariah, Alumna and Interim President of the UWIAA Saint Lucia Chapter in delivering remarks at the launch, made a special appeal to alumni to demonstrate their Pelican Pride and spirit by being benevolent to their alma mater.
She encouraged alumni to give back to The UWI by proactive engagement in fundraising activities to enhance the development of the University.
“In that way” said Ms Dariah, “the same opportunities that alumni have been privileged to receive through their UWI education will also be made available to our youth.” Ms Dariah encouraged alumni to collectively invest in The UWI and to contribute to the University’s research, capital projects, infrastructural needs and student scholarships.
Ms. Dariah further added that as our regional university, The UWI is critical to the growth and development of the region and exhorted alumni, the lifeblood and living history of the University, to be Ambassadors for The UWI – working together and willingly contributing to its sustainability .
To start the alumni giving process, Ms. Dariah made a contribution of $2, 500 on behalf of the UWIAA towards the global gift giving initiative and as an indication of The Association’s commitment and unwavering support to their alma mater.
Alumni are invited to continue donating towards this initiative via the link www.uwi.edu/giving. Additionally Alumni are encouraged to actively support the UWIAA by participating in the upcoming activities which includes a Meet and Greet and Church Service slated for August 6th and September 4th respectively.
Please re-connect to The UWIAA via email at [email protected] or face book at uwiaastluciachapter.
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