News Release: PEMBROKE, Bermuda – BF&M Limited announced a $75,000 donation to Bermuda College Foundation to help to support its ongoing mandate to provide alternative sources of funding to Bermuda College.
“BF&M has expanded its pillars of giving, which to date have been Our Heritage and Future, Wellness, and now include Youth and Education,” said Abigail Clifford, President, COO, and CEO Designate of BF&M Limited.
“BFM’s donation to support the Bermuda College Foundation’s capital campaign aligns with our aspiration to build stronger communities. As a company with a century-old legacy, our goal is to impact the communities we serve in a long-lasting way. Supporting education is one way we have chosen to execute our vision.”
“The Foundation Board is extremely grateful for this commitment from BF&M, which will help the Foundation to fulfill its overall vision towards a fully-funded, state-of-the-art Bermuda College. It is rewarding to have this legacy organization underscore the importance Bermuda College is to our educational system, to our students, both young and old, and to our society in general in Bermuda,” stated Bermuda College Foundation Deputy Chairman, Garry Madeiros.
“Education is paramount for the success of this country and the Foundation is looking forward to developing a long-term philanthropic partnership with BF&M as we ensure that the island’s only community college continues to provide equitable access to quality tertiary education.”
Bermuda College President, Dr Duranda Greene stated: “Bermuda College is extremely appreciative of this new partnership and the benefit it will bring to the College campus, its students, and to the community in general. Collaboration with local companies, such as BF&M, speaks once more to the confidence that Bermuda’s business community places in Bermuda College to provide quality education, workforce development, and professional career opportunities, to Bermudians and residents alike, at a global standard.
“On the behalf of the entire Bermuda College family, we thank BF&M for its endorsement and partnership through the efforts of the Bermuda College Foundation.”
“The effort to create a centre of excellence at the College has already begun due to generous support from our Community, and the work must continue as the needs of the College are many, which are outlined on Bermuda College Foundation‘s website www.bermudacollegefoundation.org, the Chairman, Mark Berry, stated. Corporate and private donors are encouraged to donate to Bermuda College Foundation as an investment in our College, our Bermuda, our future”.