Anonymous donor offers to match gifts made to Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship

An anonymous donor has generously offered to match every dollar given to the Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship! Please join us in this effort to help permanently endow Frankie’s scholarship at the minimum $25,000 level.

Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton photoDorinda B. Yeatts, Sister of Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton began the scholarship fund with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region in memory of her brother, Frankie. Deputy Sheriff Frankie Lynn Betterton was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on May 17, 2002.Deputy Betterton had been employed with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office for three years.

Dorinda Yeatts said, “Thank you for your help in building this scholarship so we can honor Frankie’s legacy and help future law enforcement officers. We hope to receive donations of all sizes from many different people so this can grow to a sizable scholarship that will benefit generations of students to come!”

Donors can easily give to the Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship via credit card online at Tax-deductible gifts may also be made in honor or memory of loved ones. Stock gifts, paid up life insurance gifts, personal property, IRA or will bequests can also be made directly to the scholarship. Contact The Community Foundation at 434-793-0884 for more information.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, 501c3 public charity The Community Foundation was established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our area. The Foundation services a region from Martinsville/Henry County through Danville/Pittsylvania County to South Boston/Halifax County, including Caswell County and the neighboring North Carolina counties.