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VIPA's Adopted Schools


Our management team has realized that an investment in our children is a sound investment in the future of our territory, and in the future of the global economy.  VIPA has adopted two public elementary schools in the U.S. Virgin Islands: the Gladys Abraham Elementary School on St. Thomas (severely damaged in the storms of September 2017) and the Juanita F. Gardine Elementary School on St. Croix.  The VI Port Authority adopted these schools in 1990 and has provided facility maintenance, mentoring, donations and financial assistance to the schools as requested.  VIPA has also recently donated supplies to the Julius E. Sprauve Elementary School on St. John, that was also damaged in the storms.

Gladys Abraham Elementary School
Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas

Julius E. Sprauve Elementary School
St. John

Juanita F. Gardine Elementary School
Christiansted, St. Croix


VIPA employees donated supplies to Lockhart Elementary School
who have welcomed the displaced staff and students of the
hurricane-damaged Gladys Abraham Elementary School.




VIPA Facility Tours


A facility tour is a great way to discover the diverse and intricate operations managed by the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  The public relations department provides educational and informational tours of its facilities on all islands.  (Please note that areas open to the general public at our facilities may be restricted by various federal laws and regulations.)


General Tour Requirements

  • To request a tour, contact the public relations office at (340) 774-1629 ext. 6639 or   You will be asked to provide the following information:

- Name of your agency/company
- Number of adult chaperones and children in the group
- Age of children in the group
- Date and time you want to visit
- Name of contact person and telephone number, fax or e-mail address where that person can be reached

  • There is no fee for facility tours.
  • Scheduled tours may be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the tour date.
  • All children are the sole responsibility of their accompanying parent/guardian or teacher(s) and MUST be supervised at all times.



Donations, Sponsorship and Free Use of VIPA Property

The Virgin Islands Port Authority believes in giving back to our local and national communities, and is a strong supporter of many charitable foundations, events and activities. The following guidelines will help you submit a request for advertising support, donations or sponsorship of your activity. Please read the guidelines carefully to determine whether your request meets our criteria.  Please note that we receive a large number of applications each year, and regret that we are unable to fill all requests.


General Criteria

The goal of the VI Port Authority’s giving program is to contribute to the well-being of our communities and those who live in them. As an organization, we have decided to focus our support in the following target areas:

1. Events that enhance the U.S. Virgin Islands’ travel and tourism industry
2. Events that contribute to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ economy
3. Charities and activities targeted towards children, disadvantaged youths and schools
4. Earth and environmentally friendly causes
5. Health care

  • All requests for sponsorship or a donation must be submitted to the VI Port Authority’s executive director in writing at least eight weeks prior to your event or activity.
  • All requests are subject to the approval of the VI Port Authority executive director.
  • Applicants should clearly outline how the funds or services provided will be used and how the Virgin Islands Port Authority will be publically acknowledged for our contribution.
  • The Virgin Islands Port Authority does not support political parties, groups or events.
  • Mail requests to:

Executive Director
Virgin Islands Port Authority
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, VI 00803


If your request is approved:

Upon approval of your request, you must contact our public relations office immediately to complete:

(1.) A 
new vendor form if you have never done business with the VI Port Authority, and
(2.) A W-9 form for tax purposes. 
Download the W9 form here.

Your donation check will not be processed until you complete and return these forms.

Checks are processed by VIPA’s accounting office, and will be issued within 30 days after the date of approval by VIPA’s executive director.


If your request is denied:

We regretfully cannot fund as many charitable and worthy causes as we would like to due to budget restrictions. You may contact our public relations office if you wish to discuss other ways we might be able to assist your organization.


Public Information Officer
Virgin Islands Port Authority
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, VI 00803
Tel: (340) 774-1629
Fax: (340) 714-1492


St. Thomas
St. John
St. Croix
161-A Subbase
PO Box 1707
St. Thomas, VI 00803
Theovald Moorehead
Dock & Terminal
Cruz Bay
PO Box 1707
St. Thomas, VI 00803
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Terminal - 2nd Floor
PO Box 1134
St. Croix, VI 00821