No One Is An Island

August 18, 2009

Captain Casey poses for a photo with some of the school children on Mayreau island in the Grenadines.

Capt. Cornelius "Casey" Plantefaber poses for a photo with school children on Mayreau island in the Grenadines. Casey was instrumental in raising funds to establish a local school on the island. Captain Casey died of cancer on July 23, 2009. In his memory, he asked his friends to donate money to help the school he founded.

Isis Initiative, Inc. received $1,150 in donations for the Captain Casey Scholarship Fund.

This is a new project for Isis, brought to us by our treasurer, Samanda Dorger, from her good friend Anne Stanley, a dear friend of Captain Casey’s widow, Charmia.

Our primary project offers scholarships for women overseas who have the desire but not the resources to attend college. We have just awarded a scholarship to our 2009 recipient, Marethel Guinsayo, who plans to study education and become a teacher on her island, Mindanao, in the Philippines.

The board discussed the opportunity to help the school children on the Caribbean island of Mayreau. We felt the school children’s needs met our mission’s criteria. The story of how Captain Casey felt compelled to help the children parallels in many ways the story of why Cheryl Hatch founded Isis Initiative, Inc.

When Captain Casey saw a need, he took action.

One person inspires another person, who inspires others to make a difference.

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