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Fiona Luck Joins Knowledge Quest Board

The scholarship charity Knowledge Quest recently held its annual summer party at Bacardi headquarters on Pitts Bay Road. Gathered together were current scholarship recipients, graduates, donors, volunteers and directors.

Bacardi HR Director Alana Rogers took the lectern and stated that this is one of her favorite events of the year and that Bacardi has hosted either the Christmas or summer parties for the past 10 years and has been a donor for the past 11 years.

Co-President Kathy Lines congratulated Bacardi on its 50th anniversary, thanked them for their long-term support which enabled Knowledge Quest to make multi-year pledges that were critical to its operation. She introduced Fiona Luck as director who joined in 2015 and thanked her for her significant contributions in the areas of strategic planning and fund-raising.

Past Chief of Staff of XL Capital and currently a Director of the Bermuda Monetary Authority and a Trustee of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Ms. Luck stated that she found Knowledge Quest a particularly inspiring educational charity.

She stated that the model of allocating all donor funds to the scholarships with no overhead expense is very rare and that donors consequently were enthusiastic about the high level of efficiency and effectiveness with scholarship recipients.

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Co-President Cynthia Cox stated that Knowledge Quest has spent $3.1 million since inception on scholarships with the only other expense being bank charges which totaled $34,000 over the past 13 years. She thanked PWC for donating the annual audit.

She noted that the Green Family worked in conjunction with Knowledge Quest and had donated an additional $1 million towards scholarships. Scholarships are intended to provide last resort support to Bermudians of limited financial means.

Knowledge Quest scholarships are awarded last after all other scholarships to ensure that only those in need will receive required funding.

Director Eneye Jatto thanked the charity’s volunteers and encouraged more graduates to volunteer for KQ and elsewhere in Bermuda.

Director Kerry Fletcher introduced current student Jennifer Chisnall [2014] and graduates Shannon Swan [2008] and Jecoa Tucker [2007] who spoke to the gathering about their individual stories while long-time Directors Gigi Barit [Secretary] and Ricky Lines [Treasurer] also were in attendance.

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Team Knowledge Quest raises funds for students

TeamKnowledgeQuestOn Saturday March 10th Team Knowledge Quest, consisting of Barry Brewer, Heather Brewer, Gail Miller and Reid Henderson competed in the first ever Island Challenge event to raise funds for KnowledgeQuest, Raleigh International and the Bermuda Film Festival.

The event and the team was supported by Knowledge Quest students, graduates, friends and, directors including Jahkeel Quallo, Rodricka Pitcher, Mr and Mrs Lynwood Trott, Cynthia Cox and Sharon Bailie. This was the first ever Island Challenge and it was contested over the Bermuda Regiment’s endurance/assault course. Team Knowledge Quest managed to win its category after a raising lots of funds and then placing fairly well in their division. Thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers.

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KQ Participates In The Argus Walk The Walk Charity Fundraiser

One of Knowledge Quest’s graduates had the idea to participate in the Argus Walk the Walk on Saturday, February 26, 2012.

Argus Walk the Walk is an annual event that raises money for dozens of Bermuda charities through contributions from supporters of the walkers and sign up fees. The thinking was that this would be a great way to get together with other KQ graduates and friends while supporting the charity with needed funding. The attached picture is of Knowledge Quest graduate Lynwood Trott (University of Western Ontario – BSc in Mathematics 2009) and his wife Darnell, Cynthia Cox (Knowledge Quest Director) and Eleanor Cox.

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