100 scholarships totaling more than $195,000 awarded to area students
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has awarded 100 scholarships totaling more than $195,000 to area students. Presentations from 46 different scholarship funds within The Community Foundation were made at a scholarship reception held June 11, 2017 at The Community Center in Chatham. The Community Foundation has awarded 950 scholarships totaling more than $2 million since its beginning in 1996.
On June 15, The Community Foundation hosted its second annual Legacy Society Reception. The Legacy Society is a way for The Community Foundation to honor those who have made a lasting commitment to the Dan River Region. Individuals who designate a gift to the Foundation through a will, trust, retirement place beneficiary or other planned gifts are invited to join the Legacy Society.
Legacy Society members (from left to right) Walter Gunn, Gail Gunn, Mar Escario and Niki Fallis
Help support the Pittsylvania Pet Center
Special naming opportunities and brick sales are now available to allow a variety of ways to support the new Pittsylvania Pet Center, formally known as the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter, being constructed on Route 29 in Blairs.
Now you can support the new Pet Center, while also honoring the memory of a beloved pet, commemorating a special occasion or proclaiming your love and support of animals in need. A variety of giving opportunities are available here.
Personalized Bricks may also be ordered to celebrate or memorialize your most important people, pets and dates for years to come. Each engraved brick will be a visible part of the main entrance and garden area. Engraved bricks may be ordered in two sizes:
4"x8" bricks - $100
8"x8" bricks - $200
Brick order forms are available here or by calling The Community Foundation at 434-793-3663.
General donations may also be given to the
Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund to support continuing animal care and services at the Shelter - emergency vet care, spay and neuter services, food, transportation, etc.
Any of the above tax deductible gifts may be designated for the Pittsylvania Pet Center through The Community Foundation, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541. Online gifts can be made by clicking the "Please Donate" button below. A portion of every donation will go to provide long-term support for the shelter.
Community Foundation awards surprise grant to Danville Public Library
A surprise grant of $3,000 was awarded to the Danville Public Library by The Community Foundation of the Dan River at a June 15 Legacy Society Reception at the Foundation Office. The grant is in honor of the Foundation's 20th anniversary and will be used to make reading materials available to children in our community and to foster a culture around reading.
To read more information on the surprise grant to the Danville Public Library,
Debra Dodson, Executive Director of The Community Foundation,
presents a grant of $3,000 for summer reading programs to Joe Zappacosta, Director of the Danville Public Library
~The competitive grant cycle closes July 28. The Foundation has created a step by step video to help with the grant application process.