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Cave Hill Shows Gratitude - The Benefactors Awards Ceremony

For Release Upon Receipt - Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Mr. Christopher Sinckler will deliver the feature address at a special ceremony in which The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus will thank and recognise some 300 organisations and individuals who have made financial and other resource contributions to the campus over the past four years. The Benefactors Awards Ceremony will be held at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) on campus on Thursday, May 30th, 2013.

Under this year’s theme “Partnership on the Path to Prosperity”, the awards ceremony, previously held in 2003 and 2008, highlights the impact and importance of the support of private citizens, including alumni, the private sector, Government and statutory agencies, development banks, donor agencies, foundations and non-governmental organisations in assisting with capital development, research, scholarships and prizes for students, new programme development and community outreach.

While all contributors will receive a special 50th Anniversary commemorative scroll, representatives of 52 organisations and individuals will be present at the ceremony to receive their awards in person.This includes ten Barbados Government ministries, 14 international agencies, 19 private companies and three private individuals, whose contributions total in excess of $25 million.

The top award will be presented to Sagicor Financial Corporation in appreciation of its contribution of more than $3 million to support the construction and branding of the “Sagicor Centre for Lifelong Learning”, as well as ongoing maintenance of the Centre; the establishment of a Chair in Health Economics and support for Departmental programmes in the Chronic Disease Research Centre; the Cave Hill School of Business Reserve Fund; funding of annual scholarships in Business Studies and a Prize in Insurance Law; and annual sponsorship of the Sagicor UWI Elite cricket team. In addition, three 50th Anniversary special awards will be presented.

View the Ceremony live at on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 7 PM


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