|L-R: Chairman of Supreme Ventures Foundation, Dr. David McBean and Directors, May Lawrence-Evans & Barrington Chisholm
Deputy Chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, Ian Levy, announced the establishment of the Supreme Ventures Foundation at a press briefing today. The briefing was held at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel.
Levy said: "The Board took a decision to establish the Supreme Ventures Foundation, which will focus on legacy type projects that will transform Jamaica's landscape in the future."
Levy also introduced Dr. David McBean as the appointed Chairman of the Supreme Ventures Foundation. Dr. McBean is an Independent member of the Supreme Ventures Limited Board of Directors and plays an active role in the Peace and Love in Schools (PALS) project, as well as the e-learning initiatives for educational development.
In his remarks to the media, Dr. McBean stated: "The Foundation was created to further enhance the corporate social responsibility initiatives of the Supreme Ventures Group."
The Supreme Ventures Foundation will focus on marquee projects in the areas of health, education and sports. McBean also introduced fellow members of his Board: Barrington Chisholm, who has a distinguished career in banking and investments and is an active Rotarian and May Lawrence Evans, who brings years of experience in implementing outreach projects as an Optimist.
McBean also said: "Our Vision is to spearhead transformational projects that will improve public health care; utilize information technology to bring our educational institutions into the twenty-first century and implement long-term initiatives for the growth and development of sport in Jamaica."
Brian George, President & CEO of Supreme Ventures Limited in his remarks, made it very clear that the lottery company will continue its corporate citizenry through sponsorships and donations. George said: "The company will enhance its partnerships with national organizations such as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA); the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) and the Courtney Walsh Cricket Clinics for youngsters under 15 years of age."
Supreme Ventures Limited will continue to build relationships at the community level through its participation in festivals; outreach to the needy and support for institutions such as the Jamaica Cancer Society, Diabetes Association, Lupus Foundation and the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.
The Supreme Ventures Foundation will launch in the coming weeks, an initiative that is slated to be part of the Jamaica 50 celebrations and will benefit the Jamaican team going to the London 2012 Olympic Games.