“Support does not have to be financial. We think it is essential that we give back even if it is giving of our
time through volunteering” are sentiments shared by the founders of the Ruth Liburd Foundation (RLF).
The RLF demonstrated their commitment to giving back most recently with a donation to the Clarence
Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) on Friday, June 26, 2020. During the presentation, Ms. Christy Herbert,
the Foundation’s Director, stated “we hope the students will use this donation in the pursuit of their
While delivering the vote of thanks at the ceremony attended by members of the Student Government
Association, Dr. Jacqueline Austin, CFBC President, expressed thanks to the RLF for their generous
donation to the students. “We at the College are committed to excellence and to providing the
resources that are required for our students to excel.” She expressed sincerest thanks on behalf of the
faculty, students and staff to the Ruth Liburd Foundation for the kind donation. Ms. Samantha Fox,
Director of Student Services also attended the ceremony.
RLF was founded in honor of the late Ms. Ruth Liburd and is managed by her children and grandchildren.
It is designed to assist with donations to schools in St. Kitts and Nevis as well as to assist persons living in
disadvantaged communities across the Federation. They consider themselves a grassroots foundation
that utilizes media outlets as a vehicle to solicit future sponsorship and donations from the local
communities and abroad in order to keep their initiatives going. Most recently, the Foundation provided
financial assistance to students who were confined overseas as a result of COVID-19 and was also
instrumental in helping to charter flights for others to return to the Federation.