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Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Fund

Pittsylvania County leadership has made a significant commitment to build a new Animal Shelter where every adoptable, healthy, well-behaved pet in need of a loving home will be provided one. The new shelter will provide significant improvements for the care of unclaimed dogs, cats and livestock as well as a more visible and easier access for area citizens interested in adoption. PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER FEBRUARY 2017 OFFER Pittsylvania County …
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The Autism Education Fund

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The Autism Education Fund was created in April 2012 with proceeds raised from the first Dan River Autism Awareness 5k.  The race is held annually in April and continues to contribute its proceeds to the Fund. The Autism Education Fund accepts grant proposals annually to support local autism education-related programs or organizations benefitting individuals, families, educators and the Dan River Region community. The grants may be used to provide support …
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Irene L. Pritchett

A tobacco factory worker at P. Lorillard for decades, Irene L. Pritchett had a dream. She believed in a better tomorrow for black children through higher education. This visually handicapped woman worked hard, invested her money wisely, and, through her will, established a scholarship fund which, over the past 25 years, has given $32,850 to 52 local students to help pay for their college education. Mrs. Pritchett died on Christmas …
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The W. Earl Allen and Elise M. G. Allen Fund

W. Earl Allen always tried to help the people of his community. Understanding the importance of a hometown bank, he helped to preserve the bank through the Depression years and set an example of community service throughout his life. He began his career in 1919 as a bookkeeper with Chatham Savings Bank and was president of the Bank of Chatham when it was acquired by First & Merchants National Bank, …
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Patrick H. Musick

The Patrick H. Musick Memorial Scholarship supports deserving Averett University students, with a preference for academically qualified students who have a tennis-playing background. Pat Musick was a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration in 1975 and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1978. He clerked for Justice George Cochran of the Virginia Supreme Court …
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Frances Hallam Hurt

The John L. Hurt, Jr. Scholarship was established with the Community Foundation by Frances Hallam Hurt (Mrs. Henry C. Hurt, Sr.). The scholarship supports Gretna High School graduates, with a preference for those who attended the John L. Hurt, Jr. Elementary School. Frances Hallam Hurt’s husband’s great-uncle, Major John L. Hurt, was the founder of the town of Hurt. His nephew, the late John L. Hurt, Jr. spent his life …
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The RiverBank Fund

  Our River Needs Attention.  You Can Make A Difference. The Dan River has been impacted by a history of neglect and a recent coal ash spill.  The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has stepped forward and established the RiverBank Fund to gather substantial donations throughout Virginia and North Carolina earmarked for the protection and revitalization of the River. Find out how you can help today.