March 2019
Kathy Milam Named Executive Director
Katherine “Kathy” Milam has been named the new Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region and will begin March 4. Milam was the Executive Director of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History and previously served as agency grant writer for the Danville Pittsylvania Community Services. She is a graduate of Emory University and has lived in Danville since 1990 with her husband, Judge Joseph Milam. Kathy is a certified paralegal and certified in nonprofit management through Duke University Continuing Studies. She is active in several long-standing civic organizations, and is past president of the Danville Riverview Rotary, Garden Club of Danville and Danville Concert Association.

Debra Dodson is retiring April 1 after serving 20 years as the Executive Director of The Community Foundation. Bob Wiles was the first director who helped to found the organization.
 
“We are so pleased to welcome Kathy Milam as our next Executive Director,” said Board President Charles Strauss. “We feel confident she will continue to build the region’s trust in The Community Foundation.”
Halifax County Grants Awarded

The Fund for Halifax County has awarded its seventh round of grants, thanks to the work of the Halifax County Advisory Committee. The committee consists of a few prominent members of Halifax County who wish to see the county grow and prosper. After carefully reviewing the applications received, they chose Halifax County-South Boston Public Library $500 to purchase materials from The Great Courses Collection, Halifax Dog Squad $500 to purchase a partially enclosed shelter and winterize it in order to better protect the dogs in foster care and M ain Street United Methodist Church $1,000 to purchase food for the Jane Jones Food Pantry.  The committee also chose to award $990 from the South Boston Medical Fund to the Halifax County Cancer Association to support indigent care in Halifax County. Checks were presented at the South Boston Visitors Center on January 24. To read the full press release, please click here .
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Past Presidents Attend Luncheon

The Community Foundation recently hosted many of the 17 past presidents who have served since our founding in 1996. They provided continue support and guidance on how the Foundation can continue to grow and serve our region.

"In the early days it was not always easy to get clients to use The Community Foundation for bequests, even as a backup," said Robert Vaughan. "Now more and more people know about it before we begin the conversation."
Attention Nonprofit Staff and Board Members!
Register Now for
Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Series

 The Community Foundation will host three 2019 Cannon Estate Planning Teleconferences in Danville for area professional advisors. Come connect and collaborate on relevant issues without the added expense of travel and accommodations while you earn Continuing Education and Learning credits!

The first teleconference is " Identifying Landmines and Minimizing Battle Scars in Conflicts Between Trustees and Beneficiaries" and will take place on Tuesday, March 26 at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for $30 per person. Boxed lunches will be served at 12:30 with the teleconference provided from 1-2:30 p.m. To register online, please click here . If you would like to pay by check, please make it payable to The Community Foundation, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541.

The second teleconference is " Your Marital Agreement Toolbox " and will be take place on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for $30 per person. Boxed lunches will be served at 12:30 with the teleconference provided from 1-2:30 p.m.

The third 2019 teleconference is " Contemporary Uses for Life Insurance in Estate Planning " and will be take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for $30 per person. Boxed lunches will be served at 12:30 with the teleconference provided from 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Autism and Keokee applications extended deadline! Now due March 8 by 5 pm.
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