CFVI Receives $100,000 Donation for Cancer Support Virgin Islands from Generous Donor Kym Rapier

(U.S. Virgin Islands) – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has received $100,000 from a long-time philanthropist and cancer survivor, Kym Rapier. Recognizing the many challenges that cancer patients across the U.S. Virgin Islands experience when faced with such a devastating diagnosis, Kym Rapier recently committed this generous donation to Cancer Support Virgin Islands (CSVI) Fund. CSVI is an organization dedicated to helping patients get the care they need to fight their battle with cancer.
On June 17, when Rapier’s $100,000 check was presented to CFVI, President Dee Baecher-Brown, who explained, “Thanks to generous donations like this, V.I. cancer patients can access financial support and care to help them manage the challenges that impact their entire family when they are diagnosed. We would not be able to help without the amazing support of people like Kym.”Rapier is a dedicated philanthropist who seeks to inspire a giving spirit in others. Whether the donation is monetary or the contribution of a few hours of someone’s time, she believes that each of us can make a difference. Rapier says “Giving in any way should be contagious. Once one person does it, hopefully everybody will hop in.”If you would like to donate or for additional information regarding CSVI please or contact Barb Michaud, Director of CSVI, at 340-474-5129 or via email at can be made directly to CFVI online via or mailing checks directly to the Foundation at CFVI, PO Box 380, St. Thomas VI 00804. Please remember to write in the memo: Cancer Support VI Fund.


Pictured: Shanna O’Reilly, CFVI Communications Manager; Barbara Michaud, Director of Cancer Support Virgin Islands; and Dee Baecher-Brown, President of CFVI.