Wyndham Vacation Ownership Donates to Education in USVI
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wyndham Vacation Ownership presented a gift of $45,000 to education services and graduating students of the U.S. Virgin Islands last month. The donation comes along with a committed effort to giving back to the communities of St. Thomas and other islands as the buzz-worthy Margaritaville Vacation Club gains favor among timeshare owners and other travelers.
The donations were split among three different causes. $15,000 went to the St. Thomas Department of Education, $10,000 went toward the Territorial Scholarship Fund at the University of the Virgin Islands Summit, and two $10,000 scholarships were set aside for graduating seniors pursuing a business degree in hospitality.
Karen Case, senior vice president of human resources for Wyndham Vacation Ownership, said:
“We’re pleased to once again make these donations as part of our ongoing commitment to the island. At Wyndham Vacation Ownership we’re passionate about supporting the St. Thomas community, and these donations reflect our sustained desire to aide in the development and education of our future leaders.”
This is not the first act of generosity that Wyndham Vacation Ownership has made toward USVI. The hospitality giant has been supporting local education programs and has set up career development opportunities within hospitality, resort operations, and more since 2013.
The brand’s latest property in the Virgin Islands, the Wyndham St. Thomas, is a part of the all-new Margaritaville Vacation Club. Now in its second year of operations, the emerging Margaritaville brand has captured the interest of timeshare owners and vacation ownership aficionados around the globe. Noted for their laid-back approach to vacation and their massive list of amenities, Wyndham plans to open several more Margaritaville resorts in the next several years.
For more on Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Margaritaville Vacation Club, or the brand’s donations and charities related to USVI, visit their website.