Autism Education Fund!
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  To register to walk, run or volunteer for the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k or to find out more information visit their website  

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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region
541 Loyal Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
Our Mission

To improve and enrich the lives of people in our community by encouraging the generosity of donors; by receiving, managing and distributing important resources; and by meeting a variety of charitable purposes in our community.
Our Vision

To recognize needs and provide resources to improve the quality of life in our community and to serve the wishes of our donors.
April 2015
Autism Education Fund!


The Community Foundation recently made awards from the Autism Education Fund.  This fund was established in 2012 with the proceeds from the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k and they have continued to support it every year.  


This year awards were made to Averett University to provide teacher training workshops to Danville and Caswell County public schools regarding autism inclusion and Danville Public Schools to provide students with an educational and socially engaging trip to the Greensboro Sciquarium.   


The Dan River Autism Awareness 5k will be held on April 25th proceeds from the race go to support the Autism Education Fund! 

Click here for more information!       

5 Important Tax-Saving Tips
Selecting the right assets to give as well as the appropriate timing and gifting vehicles will maximize your charitable impact as well as provide you with the maximum financial benefits.
  1. Congress has granted favorable tax treatment to individuals who choose to make charitable contributions to the charities of their choice-whether through current outright gifts, deferred gifts or bequests.   
  2. "Giving while you're living"  Charitable gifts made during your lifetime provide an income tax deduction not available through a bequest gift.  
  3. Giving assets is better than giving cash, especially long-term, highly appreciated assets.  
  4. Planned giving provides powerful benefits. They provide significant income tax and estate tax benefits.  They also can provide a lifetime income stream as well as a significant remainder gift to charity.  
  5. Assets such as pension plans generally provide better tax benefits in a testamentary gift.  If you are going to make a charitable bequest, it is usually better to transfer assets subject to income tax to charity and transfer non-taxable assets to heirs.

Prospective donors are advised to seek the advice of a tax professional before entering into any charitable planned gift.

Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship Tournament     

T h e Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship Tournament will take place on Friday, May 15th at Goodyear Golf Club to support the Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship Fund.  Tee time will be at 1:00p.m. and lunch will be served
11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.   

Proceeds will be used to help the fund reach the
$25,000 minimum to become a perman ently endowed scholarship.  The Scholarship will support future law enforcement officers.

The Scholarship was created in 2012 in memory of Frankie, a Pittsylvania County Sheriff Deputy who was killed on the job during a traffic stop on May 17, 2002. 

For More information about the tournament and how to register take a look at this Brochure