On behalf of its clients, the MaplesFS Community Services Committee donated more than US$12,000 to the United World Colleges (Cayman Islands) National Foundation scholarship fund.
The charity provides full scholarships for exceptional Caymanian students to attend one of 13 United World Colleges worldwide. The charity currently supports six students from Cayman.
Committee chairperson Ebony Myles-Berry said the committee was delighted to present the cheque to a cause focused at furthering the education of young Caymanians, underscoring a commitment to developing the youth in our community.
Foundation chairperson Orchid Morrison said, “This donation from the clients of MaplesFS Community Services Committee to our very worthy cause was a very pleasant surprise and most certainly welcomed and appreciated!”
She said that in conjunction with funds raised during the Foundation’s Blue Jack Night, the MaplesFS donation has provided adequate support to fund an additional full scholarship for the next academic year.
The charity is dedicated to providing scholarships to Caymanian students to complete the United World College programme, with scholarship funding provided by corporate and individual donations. Founded on the ideals of international peace and understanding, the United World Colleges are a two-year, university preparation programme for students aged 16–18 years that awards the International Baccalaureate Diploma on successful completion. In 27 years of the charity’s existence, 60 Caymanians have attended United World Colleges.
MaplesFS is a specialised fiduciary and fund services provider and has close ties to Maples and Calder international law firm. Both have offices in Cayman.
Contact Ms Morrison at [email protected] or 814-2734 for information on making a donation.