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News / Virgin Islands / August 27, 2018

The Marion and John E. Anderson Foundation along with local subsidiaries Bellows International, West Indies Company, Dorchester Insurance, TOPA Insurance, TOPA Properties, Leeward Islands Management Company and Caribbean Cellars BVI, on Monday announced a massive awarded of $5 million in grants to numerous deserving nonprofit entities operating in U.S. Virgin Islands.

“We are very happy to make these donations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria to non-profits that have played such vital roles in the rebuilding efforts of the Virgin Islands,” said Judy Munzig, chairman of the Foundation. “Every person in the Virgin Islands was impacted, especially those in need, and the perseverance we have seen from our wonderful employees and the people of these territories was truly exceptional”.

Over the next month, the foundation will announce the already-determined recipients of these grants, according to the release.

“As a born-and-raised Virgin Islander, I am so proud to have worked closely with the Marion and John E. Anderson Foundation and our local managers to secure such substantial gifts for so many non-profits,” said Richard Berry, president of Leeward Islands Management Company. “Historically, our local subsidiaries donate a considerable amount of resources to the community, however, in the aftermath of the hurricanes, we saw desperate need and felt compelled to made additional contributions.”

“We are so thankful to the Marion and John E. Anderson Foundation and the Anderson Family for the generous support given to our employees and the Virgin Islands people as a whole,” Mr. Barry added.

According to the release, the Marion and John E. Anderson Foundation is a philanthropic organization through which the Anderson Family supports educational, healthcare, and other community-based organizations including UCLA, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and many other organizations. The Anderson Grants in the USVI have supported teachers and their students for two decades.

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