Bill Raynor still giving to the NGOs he loved so much
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- Published: Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:25
- Written by Kpress
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On Thursday, September 8th, around the island buzz of the Pacific Island Forum, a small ceremony was held at the Care Micronesia Foundation’s NGO Center at the old MicSem building. Bill Raynor’s younger brother, Tom Raynor, had flown to Pohnpei to hand over three checks from Bill’s estate. He gave $10,000 each for the Conservation Society of Pohnpei and Island Food Community of Pohnpei, $50,000 to TNC’s Micronesia Program, and $50,000 to the Micronesian Conservation Trust for the new Bill Raynor Micronesia Challenge Scholarship Endowment Fund. Bill was a founding member/incorporator for three of the organizations (CSP, IFCP and MCT) and also served on the Boards of all three. Tom came and visited Bill’s family and participated in the one year anniversary remembrances of his passing and visited with the organizations Bill cared about. There were representatives from IFCP, Conservation Society of Pohnpei, MCT, The Nature Conservancy, and Bill’s daughter and her husband were present at the ceremony.
Even though he has left us, his presence is still being felt in large ways!