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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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!

Welcome, Brian Wilson!

CFDRR is excited to welcome our new Board of Directors President for fiscal year 2021-2022, Brian Wilson! Brian has been a dedicated community leader on the CFDRR Board for four years, and has given much highly valued time and energy to our Distribution Committee and as Vice President. We look forward to Brian’s leadership as CFDRR celebrates its 25th year in service to our community.

Brian Wilson, CFDRR President 2021-2022

CFDRR Article in the Chatham Star Tribune Progress Edition

The Community Foundation is honored to be recognized in the Chatham Star Tribune’s 2021 Progress Edition. Read the full article here.

Celebrating 25 Years, Competitive Grant Awards & Stories of Impact!

The Community Foundation is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary! Read more for news and updates, including CFDRR’s 2021 competitive grant cycle awards, new bequests and funds, how to start a fund with CFDRR, and a unique story of impact from one of our grantees!

25 Stories of Impact: Story #1

The Community Foundation is celebrating 25 years of impact in our local community!

Caswell County Parish, 2020 Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Competitive Grant Recipient

“Families faced with termination of utility service or who have empty tanks and no funds with which to buy LP gas or oil or kerosene are in crisis, especially in cold weather when it comes down to the possibility of having to leave the home to stay warm and preserve food.  The stress level of those coming in for assistance is extremely high and the relief they exhibit when a plan is finally devised and assistance is provided is immense.  There are tears and many expressions of gratitude.  These are not people who casually check to see what is available.  Their backs are against the wall.  They are not between a rock and a hard place.  They are ON the rock with nowhere else to turn.  We are their last resort.”

If you would like to financially support programs such as this, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your contribution options! #cfdrrstoriesofimpact #cfdrrcelebratingtwentyfiveyears

Scholarship Applications Open January 1, 2021!

Get started on your CFDRR scholarship applications! Read more for application tips and news.

Danville Regional Foundation Continues its Partnership with CFDRR

In the news: Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) continues its partnership with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, committing $750,000 for granting purposes over the next three years, plus a $50,000 grant for The Community Foundation’s “board and staff capacity development.” Read the press release in the Danville Register and Bee here.

Remembering the Life of Gail Phillips Gunn

The Community Foundation Board and staff remembers fondly Mrs. Gail Phillips Gunn, a former Community Foundation Board member, who passed away on September 14, 2020. Mrs. Gunn served on the Foundation’s Distribution Committee and established the Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship Fund with her husband at the end of her Board term in May 2015. The Fund’s purpose is to provide post-secondary educational scholarships to local African-American students, with a preference for those studying business or with an entrepreneurial interest. Mrs. Gunn always actively promoted the scholarship and faithfully participated in every Community Foundation event. Her legacy will live on through the scholarship, touching the lives of students for many years to come.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship Fund of The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region by clicking the donate button below, and specifying the Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship on the designation menu. All gifts are tax deductible.