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Trust Asset Management and UVI Partner in Support of Science & Math Education

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June 28, 2005 – Trust Asset Management LLP, a global investment management services company based on St. Thomas, has made a $100,000 donation to the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCR). This donation, which represents the second year of a $335,000 multi-year commitment, will support the VI-EPSCR science and mathematics research and education program hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands.
In the first year, Trust Asset Management's VI-EPSCR donation supported key outreach activities related to strengthening K-12 science and mathematics education in the territory.
"I'm delighted to be able to enhance the learning opportunities of young people in the territory," said S. Donald Sussman, the chairman of TAM. "It's especially rewarding to know that, working together, UVI and TAM are capable of changing the way our future leaders view the world and their part in it."
TAM's donation is also supporting the efforts of the V.I. Department of Education and UVI to forge closer bonds in support of K-12 education through the use of video-conferencing and "smart classroom" tools linking the territory's schools and the UVI.
"The territory's young people are realizing the benefits of Mr. Sussman's demonstrated interest in science and mathematics," UVI President LaVerne E. Ragster said. "This contribution from Trust Asset Management is also a very important vote of confidence in the university's ability to deliver the types of educational and research opportunities that shape minds and build futures."
In the coming year, TAM's donation will continue to support VI-EPSCR outreach activities, to strengthen K-12 science and mathematics education in the territory, and to provide K-12 students with opportunities to engage in hands-on research. It will also support educational outreach activities linking UVI faculty and students with the Department of Education.

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