Community Foundation Receives $1.375 Million Bequest

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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has received a $1.375 million bequest from the estate of Roy L. Doss. The gift will establish the Roy L. and Mary G. Doss Scholarship Fund to benefit Danville and Pittsylvania County students.

Mr. Doss worked as an electrician and also served in the U.S. Navy in World War II., where he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and in the Amphibious Force. The Danville native died December 12, 2009 and was predeceased by his wife, Mary.

“What a wonderful legacy the Doss family has left for area students,” said Debra Dodson, Executive Director of The Community Foundation. “The Doss Scholarship will certainly make a difference when we begin our next scholarship cycle in February 2011.”

The Community Foundation Receives $1.375 Million Bequest From Estate of Roy L. Doss, August 31, 2010