On October 27, 2016 for the fourth year in a row, representatives from Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO) presented monetary donations in the amount of $15,000 to the St. Thomas Department of Education and $10,000 to the Territorial Scholarship Fund at the University of the Virgin Islands Summit. In addition, the company also provided two $10,000 scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing a business degree in hospitality.
“We’re pleased to once again make these donations as part of our ongoing commitment to the island,” said Karen Case, senior vice president, human resources for WVO. “At Wyndham Vacation Ownership we’re passionate about supporting the St. Thomas community, and these donations reflect our sustained desire to aide in the development and education of our future leaders.”
Following the initial announcement of its flagship Margaritaville Vacation Club resort in 2013, WVO has been committed to supporting local education programs and establishing career development opportunities within hospitality, resort operations, sales and marketing. Through WVO’s philanthropic program, the company strives to improve the lives of future generations through education and the abundant volunteer service of associates worldwide.
Wyndham St. Thomas began welcoming owners in August 2015 and currently features 70 fully furnished condominium-style timeshare units. The custom-designed resort immerses owners and guests in a completely unique, Margaritaville-themed experience featuring Jimmy Buffett’s lifestyle brand inspired by his experiences, music and books. For reservations and additional resort information, please visit www.margaritavillevacationclub.com.
Since the resort’s opening, more than 100 positions have been created, with additional full-time job openings anticipated upon completion and full opening of the resort in 2019. For more information on job opportunities, please visit www.wvojobs.com.
About Wyndham Vacation Ownership:
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of Wyndham Worldwide’s (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its seven primary consumer brands, CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, CLUB WYNDHAM® ASIA, WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, Shell Vacations Club, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham and WYNDHAM CLUB BRASILSM. As of December 31, 2015, we have developed or acquired 213 vacation ownership resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and the South Pacific that represent more than 24,000 individual vacation ownership units and nearly 900,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by approximately 17,700 associates globally.