The Community Foundation has lost a great friend with the passing of Ret. Major General Carroll Thackston of South Boston. Carroll served tirelessly on the Foundation Board for six years and was the founder of the Fund for Halifax County with The Community Foundation. He taught us all the meaning of dedication and also made us laugh. We will greatly miss Carroll and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Here is a nice article on Carroll Thackston’s many accomplishments. http://www.timesdispatch.com/obituaries/death-notices/maj-gen-carroll-thackston-dies-at/article_de5c80bc-41be-5a09-92e4-fa5cfd7ccce0.html
The first grant presentations were recently made from The Fund for Halifax County. Shown left to right are: Halifax Fund Advisory Committee members Logan Young, Bill Kelehar and Mayor Carroll Thackston; Community Foundation Director Debra Dodson; South Boston-Halifax County Museum Board President Paul Smith; and Bill McCabe, Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens Board Vice President Bill McCabe and President Dr. Charles Stallard.
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is now accepting applications for two education funds. The deadline for all applications to be received is Monday, March 4, 2013.
The Keokee Fund’s purpose is to support the education of academically gifted students. The grants will be used to provide support for organizations, schools, classrooms and students that are serving academically gifted students in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell County. 2013 Keokee Grant Application
The Autism Education Fund’s purpose is to support autism education-related programs or organizations benefitting individuals, families, educators and the community. The grants will be used to provide support for educators, supplement costs of educational services and promote autism awareness in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell County. 2013 Autism Grant Application
The Community Foundation is a fully tax-exempt organization. Individuals, businesses or organizations may establish their own fund or may contribute any amount to existing funds. The Community Foundation may be contacted at 541 Loyal Street, VA 24541, (434) 793-0884 or www.cfdrr.org.