Danville Bar Association donates $5,000 to Spiros Skenderis Scholarship
Founded the Scholarship in memory of judge
The Danville Bar Association has presented a $5,000 donation to the Spiros Skenderis Scholarship with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.
The Skenderis Scholarship was originally created by the Danville Bar Association in memory of Judge Spiros Skenderis, Judge of the Danville Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. The scholarship was first managed through the Danville Academic Boosters Club and then transferred to The Community Foundation in 1999.
The Skenderis Scholarship provides support for Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates who have demonstrated achievement over obstacles. Twenty-three students have received the Skenderis scholarships from The Community Foundation.
“What a wonderful legacy the Bar Association has created for Judge Skenderis’ work with youth,” said Debra Dodson, Executive Director of The Community Foundation. “Every year the Skenderis Scholarship helps students who may not receive any other support.”
The Foundation currently has assets of more than $25 million and now manages 109 separate funds, including 37 scholarships. The next round of scholarship applications will be available online at www.cfdrr.org by the first of the year.
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region works with donors and their professional advisors such as trust officers, attorneys, accountants, brokers and financial advisors in their charitable giving plans. The Community Foundation allows donors to begin an endowment fund with a minimum of $10,000 or a scholarship fund with a minimum of $25,000. Or to give to an existing fund. Many donors choose to establish the funds upon their death, with a will bequest or naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of IRAs, life insurance, etc.
To learn more about giving back through The Community Foundation, visit www.cfdrr.org or call 434-793-0884.