May 2019 E-Newsletter

April 2019 E-Newsletter

March 2019 E-Newsletter

Community Foundation Awards Grants from The Fund for Halifax County

DANVILLE, VA- 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 Main Street United Methodist Church $1,000 to purchase food for the Jane Jones Food Pantry.  The committee also chose to award the South Boston Medical Fund in the amount of $990 to the Halifax County Cancer Association to support indigent care in Halifax County.  Checks were presented at the South Boston Visitors Center on January 24th.

The Community Foundation has awarded more than $16,000 to Halifax County organizations through the Fund for Halifax County, South Boston Medical Fund, Gideon Miller Cancer Fund and Benjamin M. Sugg Fund.

The Fund for Halifax County is a unique opportunity for citizens, organizations and businesses to help build an endowment to improve and enrich lives in Halifax County. The Community Foundation hopes to grow this unrestricted fund to enable more grants to be given in the future.  The next cycle of online grant applications for The Fund for Halifax County will be taken in August 2019.

Anyone can make donations to The Fund for Halifax County. Checks should be made to The Community Foundation, with the Halifax County Fund specified, and mailed to 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541.

Online gifts can be made through www.cfdrr.org. Gifts of stock, life insurance, and personal property can be accepted, as well as will bequests.

For more information on The Fund for Halifax County or establishing a charitable fund of any type, contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit the web site www.cfdrr.org.

Kathy Milam named Executive Director of Community Foundation

DANVILLE, VA- Katherine “Kathy” Milam has been named the new Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

Milam is currently 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 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.”

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 more than $35 million and has awarded more than $21 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 contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit www.cfdrr.org

2019 February E-Newsletter

George A. Grekos Scholarship started with Foundation

Community Foundation Announces $714,000 in New Grants

2019 January E-Newsletter

Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance begins scholarship with Foundation

(Danville, VA) – 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.

“We are so pleased to accept this fund on behalf of Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance,” said Debra L. Dodson, executive director of The Community Foundation. “We were impressed that they recognized the opportunity to build a scholarship to create a lasting legacy to their  work.”

Alliance members are seeking additional donations to help them reach the minimum to permanently endow the scholarship. Friends and associates can support the Fund by sending donations to The Community Foundation, c/o the Academy of Medicine Alliance Scholarship, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541 or made online at www.cfdrr.org. Scholarship applications will be accepted after the fund has been endowed for 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 Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance Scholarship or The Community Foundation, contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit its web site www.cfdrr.org

Representing the Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance, Physician Spouse Support Group “Alliance” are

(l.to r.) Meeti Nigam, Dimpal Patel, and Michaela Kotlaba.