Caswell Family Medical Center Endowment Fund Established with The Community Foundation

DANVILLE, VA- The Caswell Family Medical Center Endowment Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.  The Fund will provide support for the charitable work of the Caswell Family Medical Center.

“The Caswell Family Medical Center Board is pleased to partner with The Community Foundation to strengthen our legacy of providing patient-centered medical care for our community” said William Crumpton, Chief Executive Officer.

“We are so pleased to accept this fund on behalf of Caswell Family Medical Center,” said Debra L. Dodson, executive director of The Community Foundation. “We were impressed that their Board recognized the need to build a strong endowment to create lasting support for the important work that Caswell Family Medical Center provides.”

Anyone who has a special connection to the Caswell Family Medical Center can also support the Fund by sending donations to The Community Foundation, c/o the Caswell Family Medical Center Endowment, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541. The Fund’s first community grants will be awarded after one year.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our area. The Community Foundation has assets of $36 million and has awarded more than $22 million in grants and scholarships.

While the Foundation works with donors to establish funds to benefit any geographic area, our primary service area is Danville/Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. Donations are also being sought to build up resources for South Boston/Halifax County, with consideration being given to other neighboring counties.

For more information on the Caswell Family Medical Center Endowment Fund or The Community Foundation, contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit its web site www.cfdrr.org

October 2018 E-Newsletter

Next Estate Planning Teleconference held December 11

(DANVILLE, VA)- The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is offering a second Estate Planning Teleconference for area professional advisors on December 11 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning.

Ensnared in an Ethics Trap: Navigating Conflicts of Interest” is part of the Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference series and will offer continuing education credits to area attorneys, financial advisors, etc. Registration cost is $30 and include boxed lunches. To register online, please go here. If you would like to pay by check, please make it payable to The Community Foundation, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our region. The Community Foundation has assets of $35 million and has awarded more than $22 million in grants and scholarships.

For more information on Estate Planning Teleconference or The Community Foundation, contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit its web site www.cfdrr.org.

 

Estate Planning Teleconference December 11, 2018

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Institute for Advanced Learning

Continuing education credits offered:

  • Attorneys 5 credit Ethics hours
  • Certified Public Accountant 5 credit Ethics hours
  • Certified Financial Planner 5 credit hours
  • Accredited Fiduciary Investment Manager 5 credit hours
  • Certified Wealth Strategists 0 credit hours
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst 5 credit hours
  • Certified Trust Financial Advisor 0 credit hours
  • Chartered Life Underwriter 5 credit hours
  • Chartered Financial Consultant 5 credit hours
  • Fiduciary Investment Risk Management Assn. 0 credit hours
  • Enrolled Agent (IRS) 0 credit hours

Any questions regarding CE credit, please contact Laurie Fiye at (706) 353-3346.

Fax (706) 353-3994, Email lfrye@CannonFinancial.com

PO Box 6447, Athens, Georgia 30604

 

Debra Dodson Retiring from Community Foundation

(DANVILLE, VA)- After 20 years at the helm of The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, Debra L. Dodson will retire as Executive Director in March, 2019.

Since being hired as The Community Foundation’s first full-time executive director in 1999, Dodson has helped the Foundation grow from assets of $10 million to $37 million. More than $22 million in grants and scholarships has been awarded since The Community Foundation was begun in 1996.

“It has been my honor to devote 20 years to building a permanent endowment for our region,” Dodson said. “I am proud of the strong, well-managed organization that we have developed. I believe our Community Foundation is growing faster than our founders imagined due to the incredible generosity of our more than 4,000 donors with ties to the Dan River Region.”

“Debra has been the heart and soul of The Community Foundation for 20 years,” said Charles Strauss, Board President. “Because of her vision and leadership, the communities we serve have a significant partner supporting charitable organizations and providing scholarships. Community is what it is all about for Debra,” Strauss said. “In addition to her achievements, she has pulled together an inclusive board, representing all of the communities we serve. Debra is the reason so many donors trust and respect The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. There is no telling how many lives she has positively impacted in our region, around our state and beyond,” Strauss concluded.

The Community Foundation board will appoint a search committee to find a replacement. An exact schedule for the search has not been finalized. The Community Foundation board plans to have a new executive director in place to work with Dodson in transition. Dodson will continue to assist the organization during this transition period.

A native of Danville, Dodson worked for 11 years as the Vice President of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce before joining The Community Foundation in its early years. She is the second director of the Foundation following Bob Wiles, founder and executive director who led the organization from 1996-1999.

Riverview Rotary Club Endowment Fund established with The Community Foundation

DANVILLE, VA- The Riverview Rotary Club Endowment Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.  The Fund will provide support for the scholarship and other charitable programs of the Riverview Rotary Club of Danville, Virginia.

“The Riverview Rotary Club Board is pleased to partner with The Community Foundation to continue our legacy of providing scholarships and community projects that include the Danville Art Trail, Danville Riverwalk Trail and others” said Dan Hayes, president.

“We are very excited to accept this fund on behalf of Riverview Rotary Club,” said Debra L. Dodson, executive director of The Community Foundation. “What an honor it will be to create lasting support for the great work of Riverview Rotary across our community.”

Anyone who has a special connection to the Riverview Rotary Club or their community projects can also support the Fund by sending donations to The Community Foundation, c/o the Riverview Rotary Fund, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541. The Fund’s first community grants will be awarded after one year.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our area. The Community Foundation has assets of $36 million and has awarded more than $22 million in grants and scholarships.

While the Foundation works with donors to establish funds to benefit any geographic area, our primary service area is Danville/Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. Donations are also being sought to build up resources for South Boston/Halifax County, with consideration being given to other neighboring counties.

For more information on the Riverview Rotary Club Endowment Fund or The Community Foundation, contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit its web site www.cfdrr.org

September 2018 E-Newsletter

Hart Street Fund Established with Community Foundation

 (DANVILLE, VA )The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is pleased to announce a new fund titled the Hart Street Fund.  Established earlier this summer by long time Danville area resident Gregg Mason, the Hart Street Fund’s purpose is to assist young adults when transitioning out of the foster care program.

According to Mason, “Whatever the quality of the foster family structure and experience, the foster child‘s support system, may become limited or terminates at the legal age of maturity.” Mason continues, “It is my hope that this fund will be able to offer financial support to foster children leaving the system or create educational programs that will help the individual successfully make the transition.”

Mason appreciates the blessing of his own childhood and the emotional, financial, and self-enabling skills he received from his family.  He wants to assist those who, through no fault of the own, may not have had the same quality childhood experience. Mason continues, “Forming a partnership with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region was a no brainer! Their foundation’s experience and their strong personal desire to create the best fund possible were clearly evident. They worked closely with me to clarify my goals for the fund and in choosing the correct type of fund to accomplish those goals.”

Their assistance won’t stop there. Morgan Epstein, Program Officer explains, “The Community Foundation is looking forward to awarding annual grants to agencies who assist in the transition period of those that are aging out of the system and know that this fund will have an impact in our region.”

Debra L. Dodson, Executive Director of The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region adds,”We are so excited to be able to have Mr. Mason establish this fund to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care. The Community Foundation works with over 4,000 donors from nearly all 50 states and manages 140+ different funds – each one representing a special donor’s charitable interest.”

Mason concluded by saying, “It is my hope the Hart Street Fund will continue to grow by the monetary contributions of people who share the same concerns about foster children.” Tax exempt contributions identified for The Hart Street Fund can be sent direct to The Community Foundation, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541 or can be made online at www.cfdrr.org.

August 2018 E-Newsletter

Stratford House Fund Established with The Community Foundation

The Stratford House Fund has been endowed with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.  The Fund will provide grants to charitable organizations that support activities and programming for senior citizens (ages 60+) in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell Counties.

Stratford House Center was sold to Commonwealth Senior Living in 2016. The assets from the dissolution of any nonprofit are required to be used for charitable purposes.

“The Stratford House Center Board is pleased to partner with The Community Foundation to continue our legacy of caring for our area’s senior citizens,” said Charley Majors, vice chairman.

“We are very excited to accept this fund on behalf of Stratford House,” said Debra L. Dodson, executive director of The Community Foundation. “What an honor it will be to continue the good name and good work of Stratford across our region.”

Anyone who has a special connection to the former Stratford College or Stratford House can make donations to the Stratford House Fund. Checks should be made to The Community Foundation, c/o the Stratford House Fund, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541. The Fund’s first community grants will be awarded after one year.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our area. The Community Foundation has assets of $35 million and has awarded more than $22 million in grants and scholarships.

While the Foundation works with donors to establish funds to benefit any geographic area, our primary service area is Danville/Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. Donations are also being sought to build up resources for South Boston/Halifax County, with consideration being given to other neighboring counties.

For more information on the Stratford House Fund or The Community Foundation, contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit its web site www.cfdrr.org

Community Foundation offering Estate Planning Teleconference

(Danville, Virginia) The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is offering an Estate Planning Teleconference on August 28 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning.

“Retirement Asset Planning for Estate Planners: Compelling Practical Advice” is part of the Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference series and will offer continuing education credits to area attorneys, financial advisors, etc. Registration cost is $30 and include boxed lunches. 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 Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our region. The Community Foundation has assets of $35 million and has awarded more than $22 million in grants and scholarships.

For more information on Estate Planning Teleconference or The Community Foundation, contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit its web site www.cfdrr.org.