FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Saturday, July 14, was a great day for The OPHELIA Foundation. We welcomed more than 50 donors and supporters to our fourth annual fundraiser — "Party With a Purpose" — supporting our youth initiatives. We enjoyed spending time with everyone as we celebrated another year of making a difference. We were also pleased to welcome special guest and inspirational speaker Jason Groce and his wife, Courtney, from Missouri. Jason was the first recipient of a scholarship from our Founder, Jameece Pinckney, as a high school student in 2004. He spoke to the attendees about what the scholarship has meant to him and the effect it has had on his life.
So far, we have raised more than $5,000 of our 2018 goal of $7,500, and we thank all of
you who so generously donated. Our giving campaign for the quarter ending September
30, 2018 has ended. However, if you would like to contribute to our end-of-year giving
campaign, which runs from October 1 - December 31, you can do so in one of the
Send a check or money order to The OPHELIA Foundation, 5041 Grand Beech Court,
Suite 201, Haymarket, VA 20169.
Make all checks or money orders payable to The OPHELIA Foundation. Please note
that we are a 501(c)(3) organization; portions of your donation may be considered tax
deductible. A letter will be sent to all donors, respectively.
Since our first White Party (which has become our signature Foundation fundraising event), we have raised more than $26,000, which has enabled us to distribute more than 300 backpacks, award scholarships to six high school seniors, and support
seven college students with funds for incidental costs totaling more than $2,500.
This year, your donations will enable us to take our giving in a new direction. We want
to extend our reach beyond the elementary, middle, and high schools we have
traditionally supported and focus on foster care youth in need. This might include
donating school supplies, making a grant, or sponsoring an event; we’ll keep you
updated on our progress.
I’d like to mention several ambitious new initiatives we’ll be undertaking. We will provide
support to the American Diabetes Association, introduce a matching fund component to
our existing giving program, and partner with Project Giveback, all to bolster our efforts
to support our youth and serve our communities by focusing on and addressing the
Watch your email for more details.
And finally, I would like to welcome our new Foundation officers. These individuals
volunteer their time and energy to make sure the business of our organization gets
Governance & Scholarships
Marketing & Communications
Community & Fundraising
We’re excited about the many things we want to accomplish, and with every
achievement, we move closer to our goal of creating