January 2019
Scholarship Cycle Now Open

The Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications. The deadline is Thursday, February 28th . All applications must be submitted online. To begin your application, please click here .

This year we have 50 available scholarship funds. You can view the full list here . After submitting your general application you will be directed to a page where you can choose specific scholarships. Some of our scholarships are automatically matched through the general application while others require additional information.

Start filling out your application now since transcripts and reference letters must have time to be submitted. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Officer, Morgan Epstein via email morgan@cfdrr.org or phone (434) 793-0884.
Autism Education Fund & Keokee Fund
Grants Available

The Autism Education Fund and Keokee Fund will begin accepting applications in January with a February 22th deadline. 501c3 organizations or government agencies may apply. Be thinking about any projects for which you wish to apply. 

The Keokee Fund's purpose is to support the education of academically gifted students. Click here for the Keokee grant application.

The Autism Education Fund's purpose is to support autism education-related programs or organizations benefiting individuals, families, educators and the community. Click here for the Autism Education grant application.

Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance begins scholarship with Foundation

The Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance has begun a scholarship with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. The Scholarship will support Danville/Pittsylvania County graduates who are pursuing medical fields of study.

The Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance began in 1926 and is the third oldest such alliance in the state. For more than 80 years, they have supported the community but the organization is now dissolving and wants to create a permanent scholarship to continue their good work. To read the full press release, click here .
Representing the Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance, Physician Spouse Support Group "Alliance" are
(l.to r.) Meeti Nigram, Dimpal Patel and Michaela Kotlaba
Save the Dates!
Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Series

Tuesday, March 26, 2019: Identifying Landmines and Minimizing Battle Scars in Conflicts Between Trustees and Beneficiaries
  • The roles of beneficiary and Trustee by their nature engender tension. The Trustee has the beneficiary's money (at least that's how the beneficiary views it), and the beneficiary wants it now! This inherent conflict has been accentuated by seemingly ever-increasing expectations and demands of beneficiaries and expanding theories of fiduciary liability.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019: Your Marital Agreement Toolbox
  • Marriage dissolution and the financial obligations that often flow from it, has become so prevalent that a client's planning for this possibility is sometimes nearly as important as his or her core estate planning instruments. Thus, marital agreements, especially among those who have been through divorce, are becoming an essential component of some clients' estate plan.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019: Contemporary Uses for Life Insurance in Estate Planning
  • Despite an historically high deferral and estate tax basic exclusion amount, life insurance, even if required less often than in past to provide cash to pay estate tax, remains a critical part of the asset mix of many clients. Life insurance can provide often-needed financial security and readily accessible liquidity.

  • The 2019 Grant Reception will be on January 15, 2019 at Ballou Recreation Center. Don't forget to RSVP to morgan@cfdrr.org

  • Scholarship cycle closes February 28 at midnight
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