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What is the Foundation's Council of Trustees?

     The St. Croix Foundation, until 1999, received operating support from the Ford Foundation. Last year, however, Ford mandated we complete a strategic planning process to, in part, garner support from our own community. Through the direction of a private consultant, the Foundation formed the Council of Trustees who, through financial support, provide operating funds. Below is a brief outline of the Council's role.
     
     A Trustee gives no less than $10,000 per year for at least three years and provides advice, counsel and direction to the Board of Directors and management of the Foundation. The Foundation looks to the Council for resources that will promote organizational growth, respect and long-term stability in the community.
     
     The Council of Trustees will encourage additional financial support for the Foundation through personal and professional contacts.
     
     The Council of Trustees will be represented by two seats on the Board of Directors.

Foundation Receives $50,000 GrantVice Chair Gerville Larsen and Executive Director Roger Dewey
   The U.S. Department of Agriculture awards the St. Croix Foundation a $50,000 Rural Business Enterprise grant.
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FirstBank Gives Virgin Islands Women's Business Center $15,000
   FirstBank demonstrates its commitment to this community.
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Foundation Hails Work of Architect
   William Taylor's involvement with the St. Croix Foundation led to his designing Sunday Market Square's master plan and the reconstruction of 22A Market Street.
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Women's Business Center Hosts Southern Energy Seminar
   Join Jim Davis, President & CEO and Harold Cain, Manager, Supplier Development, both of Georgia Power, a Southern Company, as they outline Southern Energy's economic development plan and potential procurement opportunities with the company.
  
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Air Freight Pioneer Becomes Trustee
   Emery became interested in supporting the Foundation, having recognized its ability to serve as the bridge between the private and public sectors.
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Sunday Market Square Update
   $215,000 in additional funds were secured through the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) to complete reconstruction of 22A King Street.
  
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The Importance of the Foundation's Fiduciary Services
   The fiduciary services of the Foundation have essentially translated into one thing: the continuation of an HIV/AIDS program in the Virgin Islands.
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Bill & Helen Gilbert Named Honorary Trustees
   "St. Croix has been very important to us for over 30 years. We want to help the community realize its great potential."
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Women's Business Center's Mid-Year Conference Huge Success
   It's up to us - the business community here in the islands - to really see the potential and take our businesses into the 21st century.
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What is the Foundation's Council of Trustees?
  
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Mid-Year Conference Session Topics
  
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Downtown Parking Gets Easier
   Recognizing the need for additional parking spaces in downtown Christiansted, the Saint Croix Foundation has created twenty additional spaces
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Buccaneer Hotel and Bank of St. Croix
   The Pacific Grill at the Brass Parrot at the Buccanner Hotel opens Wednesday, December 8. The opening, sponsored by the Buccaneer Hotel and the Bank of St. Croix, benefits the Saint Croix Foundation.
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Foundation Finds Home for VIPD
   When news surfaced that the V.I. Police Department was leaving Christiansted, the Saint Croix Foundation immediately intervened.
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Visible Change in Sunday Market Square
   The Saint Croix Foundation has made further progress in the redevelopment of Sunday Market Square.
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Attorney Lee Rohn Donates $19,000 Copy Machine to Women's Business Center
   Attorney Lee Rohn, who continues to personify philanthropy at its best, donates a copy machine to the Women's Business Center.
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Women's Business Center Orientation Conference
   Saint Croix Foundation and the U.S. Small Business Administration Introduce Resource Center for Women in the V.I.
  
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AmeriCorps*VISTA Members Train for Community ServiceVISTA members sharpen their communication skills
   This year, the Saint Croix Foundation coordinated training for six AmeriCorps*VISTA members whose focus lies in the area of literacy.
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Committed to Our YouthRohn Summer Program participants at the Landmark's Society
   For the fourth consecutive year, Attorney Lee J. Rohn demonstrates her commitment to St. Croix youth.
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Saint Croix Foundation Launches Women's Business Center Fundraising Campaign
   Through this fundraising campaign, the Saint Croix Foundation, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, will create immeasurable opportunities for women in the Virgin Islands through the establishment of the Women's Business Center.
  
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