Celebrating CFDRR’s History: First Director

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

In 1996, the Foundation hired its first part-time Executive Director, Bob Wiles (left).  He directed the inception and growth of the Foundation with care, enthusiasm, and dedication.  Mr. Wiles was instrumental in attaining over $10 million in assets during his service to the Foundation.

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Bob Wiles and Fred Leggett

Celebrating CFDRR’s History: The RiverBank Fund

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

In 2015, The RiverBank Fund was created to establish an initiative to protect and enhance the Dan River.

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Celebrating CFDRR’s History: Workforce Solutions Fund

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

In 2008, CFDRR became the fiscal agent for the regional National Fund for Workforce Solutions Collaborative and created the Workforce Solutions Fund. CFDRR accepted local, regional, and national funding on behalf of local workforce development efforts, and returned this funding to the community through grants. This partnership ran through 2015. Danville became a Southern Virginia Certified Work Ready Community, the fifth community to do so in Virginia!

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25th Anniversary Open House Celebration!

CFDRR would like to thank the 58 guests who celebrated with us at our 25th Anniversary Open House on Sept. 10! The celebration included speakers and spontaneous sharing of stories highlighting CFDRR’s history of impact. CFDRR held a surprise $2,500 grant drawing in recognition of nonprofit organizations that are so vital in helping CFDRR connect donors to the resources and causes important to them and our community. Congratulations to the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, serving Danville-Pittsylvania County, winner of the drawing! CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign will run until Dec. 31, with the goal of raising $25,000.

Photo credits: Ralph Adams Photography

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Celebrating CFDRR’s History: 2008

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

In 2008, assets of the Dan River, Inc. Foundation were transferred to create the Dan River Inc. Endowment Fund of The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. Grants from this fund benefit nonprofit organizations in Danville-Pittsylvania County that provide a variety of services, including education, arts and culture, workforce and economic development, literacy and tutoring, and health care.

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Celebrating CFDRR’s History: 2007

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

Enjoy these highlights from 2007!

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Celebrating CFDRR’s History: 2004

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

Enjoy these highlights from 2004!

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Celebrating CFDRR’s History: 1998-99

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

Enjoy these highlights from 1998-1999!

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Celebrating CFDRR’s History: 1996

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

Enjoy these highlights from 1996, the year CFDRR was established!

You’re Invited!

You’re Invited to CFDRR’s Anniversary Open House!

RSVP here: https://cfdrr25.eventbrite.com

Schedule of Events:

12:15 PM: Cake Cutting and Light Refreshments Served

12:45 PM: Words of Gratitude and Voices of Impact

1:15 PM: Special Grant Drawing

We would love to hear stories of how The Community Foundation has impacted you or your organization! During our Voices of Impact section, you will have the opportunity to share your story with our community of supporters.

You are welcome to drop in and say hello anytime from 12:00-2:00 PM. This is an informal, open-house style celebration. We look forward to seeing you there!