January 23, 2022

Intertrust’s Cayman Islands office injects US$31.9k into four local charities

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PR PHOTO_ Intertrust injects USD28k into four Cayman charities [June 2016]George Town, Grand Cayman, 21 June 2016

In 2015 Intertrust Cayman ran a unique “One Intertrust, Give It Your All” staff initiative, which combines employee wellness with Corporate Social Responsibility, was again hugely successful, raising US$31,937.84 for four local charities over six months.

Four high-potential staff members, Aisha Conolly, Boris Brady, Dwayne Lee and Phillip Tatum, were appointed as team captains and given the challenging task of representing four youth and education charities chosen by the Intertrust Cayman Charity Committee. Respectively, Big Brothers Big Sisters (“BBBS”), Extended After School Programme (“EASP”), Feed Our Future (“FOF”) and Early Intervention Programme (“EIP”), were selected and all Intertrust employees were assigned to a team.

Overall funds turned over to each charity were, BBBS $9,196.93, EASP $5,434.69, FOF $14,251.74 and EIP $3,054.45.

How will the funds be deployed by the chosen charities?

Honourable Tara Rivers, JP, MLA, Minister of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs commented, “I am very pleased that the children participating in the Early Intervention Programme will benefit from this donation. Children are our priority. Donations such as this one from Intertrust will help EIP to better serve the children and ensure that even the most complex of needs are met.”

Pilar Bush, Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters remarked, “The Intertrust team really connected with our mission and with some signing up to become BBBS mentors. The generous donation will help us launch our first ever summer group mentoring programme for adolescents aged 11-13. Thank you Intertrust, our work is only made possible through the generosity of companies and individuals such as yourselves.”

Gillian Roffey, Operations Director of the YMCA, and EASP Programme Manager said, “The Y is so grateful for the financial support of Intertrust, which directly impacts the academic and character development of nearly 1500 students in the Extended After-School Programme across 14 public schools.”

Stacy VanDevelde, Chairwoman of Feed our Future commented, “Feed Our Future has enjoyed a partnership with Intertrust since 2014 when staff members rallied behind our cause, using creative means to help our goal of enriching our school meal programme, thereby reaching more needy children and reducing hunger in Cayman’s schools. Most recently Intertrust has extended its support towards our educational workshops, which are intended to benefit the children and families we support through sessions focused on low budget healthy cooking.”

How were the funds raised?
Over the course of six months, team captains coordinated creative fundraising and volunteer activities to raise funds and awareness for their respective charities. The BBBS team, raised the most through fundraising, US$3,192.32. Another US$906.15 went to each charity following the distribution of funds raised through staff dress-down days.

Inspired with the enthusiasm of staff involved in the fundraising efforts, the Intertrust Foundation matched those funds, totalling US$10,157.84 (across the four charities).

The annual initiative concluded with a Game Day hosted by Krav Maga. Staff, their families and friends competed in challenge activities with $5,000 up for grabs to the winning team’s charity. Needless to say, all participants ‘gave it their all’. Team FOF were victorious with Dwayne Lee taking the Game Day trophy for his team and FOF winning an additional $5,000 donation. The three other teams earned an additional $1,000 each for their charities.

Intertrust Cayman’s Managing Director, Marije van der Lindt, who is also the Global Head of CSR for Intertrust commented, “We are pleased to bring our global charitable foundation focus on youth and education to benefit Cayman’s future generations through ongoing collaborative staff and community engagement. There is a well-recognised proverb, “it takes a whole village to raise a child” and we are proud to play our part through this initiative.”

Photo Caption: From left to right: Intertrust Cayman’s Ahisha Bodden and Lesley Connolly; The Honorable Tara Rivers; Senior School Improvement Officer, Barbara Peace-Ebanks; Acting Chief Education Officer, Lyneth Monteith; Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Shona McGill; EIP Coordinator Darbra Bodden and Feed our Future Chairwoman, Stacy VanDevelde.

Intertrust is a publicly-listed company with more than 60 years’ experience in providing world class trust and corporate services to clients across the world. Over 1,800 professionals, operating out of more than 25 countries worldwide, work together to offer the genuine global reach, deep local knowledge and extensive international network needed to help our clients achieve their strategic goals.

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