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Heidi Clarke the Director of Programs for the Sandals Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) which was created in 2009 to continue and expand upon the philanthropic work that Sandals Resorts International.The Sandals Foundation focuses on achieving the promise of the Caribbean in the three key areas of: Education, Environment and Community and is dedicated to playing a meaningful role in the lives of communities where Sandals operates across the Caribbean
Ms Clarke’s primary responsibilities includes managing over 300 Sandals Foundation’s programs,as well as developing and maintaining relationships with nonprofit organizations in the Caribbean community,corporate partners, donors and volunteers.Under her stewardship she has launched a number of key initiatives including the largest volunteerism outreach program in the Caribbean with travel partner Flight Centre and the company’s widely popular Reading Road Trip,volunteer literacy enhancement program which has helped improve the reading skills of local children while providing over 1,600 guests the opportunity to“give back” while on vacation.
Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International. Our company was borne from the ethics and philosophies of our chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart who is above all a family man. Nothing means more. To us family isn’t just our blood-ties. It’s our colleagues across our four brands.We believe we have contributed much to the Caribbean over the years. We know that as World’s Best it’s our plans, hard work, skills and innovations that put us there – but we have a responsibility to put them to work beyond our resorts.
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