85.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, July 3, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesRotary Sunrise Recognizes Carl Milligan for Commitment to Education

Rotary Sunrise Recognizes Carl Milligan for Commitment to Education

It was a special Valentine’s Day for Carl Milligan, CEO of Golden Eagle Financial, as he accepted a plaque Tuesday from Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise for his company’s support for the past five years. President elect Fred Warden praised Golden Eagle’s involvement with the community in providing educational opportunities for Virgin Islands youth.

The annual AT&T Rotary Sunrise Golf Scramble last year raised $40,000 for the Ron Magunson Scholarship Fund and many Rotary Sunrise charities.

It was not hearts and flowers, Milligan said on this day set aside for lovers, but love for the community that has inspired Golden Eagle’s support. Milligan, who has grown children of his own, has been on the island about 10 years, long enough, he said, to see the need for more educational opportunities.

"Education is the key to keeping youngsters busy, off the street and out of trouble," he said. "We have lots of problems in the community, and we want to be part of the solution. One important way to do that is to give students a solid education through scholarships, so they will either stay on island and study or come back and contribute to the community."

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

The golf fundraiser supports four local students at the University of the Virgin Islands and one student enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at The International Academy of the Virgin Islands. All are on full scholarships.

In addition, Golden Eagle Financial supports a business scholarship at UVI for students majoring in the financial field, Milligan said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,757FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Host Adisha Penn recaps the biggest headlines of the week while Source reporter Knema Willett joins USVI Division of Festivals Director Ian Turnbull in the studio for some behind-the-scenes info on the 2022 St. John Celebration. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

My only critique that nobody asked for, record videos horizontally 🖤

Load more

It was a special Valentine’s Day for Carl Milligan, CEO of Golden Eagle Financial, as he accepted a plaque Tuesday from Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise for his company's support for the past five years. President elect Fred Warden praised Golden Eagle’s involvement with the community in providing educational opportunities for Virgin Islands youth.

The annual AT&T Rotary Sunrise Golf Scramble last year raised $40,000 for the Ron Magunson Scholarship Fund and many Rotary Sunrise charities.

It was not hearts and flowers, Milligan said on this day set aside for lovers, but love for the community that has inspired Golden Eagle's support. Milligan, who has grown children of his own, has been on the island about 10 years, long enough, he said, to see the need for more educational opportunities.

"Education is the key to keeping youngsters busy, off the street and out of trouble," he said. "We have lots of problems in the community, and we want to be part of the solution. One important way to do that is to give students a solid education through scholarships, so they will either stay on island and study or come back and contribute to the community."

The golf fundraiser supports four local students at the University of the Virgin Islands and one student enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at The International Academy of the Virgin Islands. All are on full scholarships.

In addition, Golden Eagle Financial supports a business scholarship at UVI for students majoring in the financial field, Milligan said.