April 2019
Debra L. Dodson Fund Established in Retirement
The Board of Directors and staff recently honored retiring director, Debra Dodson,with a surprise party and the opening of an endowment fund in her honor.

Debra has chosen to use the fund to benefit two of her many favorite organizations - The Community Foundation and Pittsylvania County Library. Donations may be made to the Debra L. Dodson Fund online at www.cfdrr.org or by mail to 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541.

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.
Donors create three new funds

Area donors have recently created three new funds with The Community Foundation.

  • The Carol and Charley Majors Fund will help provide books to area elementary students.

  • The Larry N. Whitt Agricultural Enterprise and Educational Fund will support a variety of causes.

  • The Torrey and Shelley Blackwell Fund will support a variety of charitable causes.

Gifts can be made in support of any of these funds at 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541 or by giving online here.
Contact Kathy Milam to set up a fund!
Kathy Milam, our new Executive Director, is ready to assist donors who may be interested in establishing their own fund, whether during their lifetime or through an estate gift.

Kathy can be reached at 434-793-0884 or kathy@cfdrr.org.
Board approves grants of $105,000

Included were grants from the Autism Education Fund grant cycle to the following:

  • Friends of the Danville Public Library - $550 - to increase collaborative efforts towards Autism awareness, acceptance and support by hosting a stakeholder's forum.

  • Just Kids Child Development Center - $1,950 - to create and equip a sensory room.

  • Pittsylvania County Schools - $1,200 - to purchase Augumentative Communication Technologies and a Board Maker for students on the Autism Spectrum.

The Keokee Fund also awarded a $1,670 grant to Pittsylvania County Schools STEM Academy to fund 8th grade gifted students for year long research and submission to the Virginia Junior Academy of Science.
Support beloved pets through the V.E.T. Fund
Charitable giving is a “win-win” for donors and beneficiaries alike. Impact from charitable gifts is often multifaceted. A great example is gifts to the Veterinary Emergency Treatment (V.E.T.) Fund in honor or memory of a friend or family member’s pet.

This gift demonstrates:
·        love and support for your friend or family member;
·        love for the pet(s);
·        support for the purpose and the beneficiaries of the V.E.T. Fund; the purpose is to work with veterinarians in the Dan River Region to make financial assistance available to give companion animals a chance to remain family members;
·        and your caring spirit!

All gifts in honor and memory of pets are welcome no matter how big or small. Gifts can be given online or by check mailed to The Community Foundation. You tell us whom to notify about your gift. The V.E.T. Fund is a great cause that we ask the community to support year round.
Attention Nonprofit Staff and Board Members!
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