Sussman gives major grant to UVI for science education

Donald Sussman, Gwen Moolenaar
Donald Sussman, Gwen Moolenaar
     Congregant S. Donald Sussman has donated $335,000 to the University of the Virgin Islands for a science and mathematics research and education program.
     His generous gift provides the local match for a 4-1 grant from the National Science Foundation. Thus, the islands' public school students can benefit to the tune of $1.3 million from his donation.
     Sussman, a resident of St. John, is chairman of Trust Asset Management LLP, a global investment management services company on St. Thomas.
     Sussman told the St. Thomas Source that he was "thrilled to give this gift," adding his pleasure that "my money is being matched four to one by the federal government."
      UVI's proposed project is aimed at improving science and math research and education for kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools throughout the territory.
     For the complete Source story on Sussman's gift, see "St. Thomas businessman to donate $335,000 to UVI".)