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News Archive - Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

Community Foundation Seeks Nominations for Dawbarn Education Awards

Do you know someone in our community who routinely surpasses the expectations of their job to ensure that students in our public schools have the best possible educational experience?  If so, consider nominating them for a prestigious 2017 Dawbarn Education Award. Ten Dawbarn Education Award winners will be selected, and the individuals honored will each […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2017 Smyth Education Awards

Through a fund created by Gordon and Mary Beth Smyth, and managed by the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, the Nelson County Public Schools presented the 20th annual Smyth Education Awards at their opening meeting on Friday, August 4th, 2017.  The Smyth Education Awards recognize and reward outstanding staff performance in the public […]

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Letter from the President

We are committed to engaging in purposeful philanthropy for the greater good of our community.  As our recent annual report reflects, we are working constantly to understand the important turning points in the lives of area residents and how our resources can make a long-term difference. Our ability to achieve this vision grows significantly each […]

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Community Foundation Distributes $335,000 in Local Grants

On Tuesday, May 2, representatives of 85 nonprofit organizations serving Staunton, Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland gathered together in the ballroom of the Best Western PLUS in Waynesboro to receive $335,000 in grants from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge. Those grants represent the culmination of a competitive process […]

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Community Foundation Announces Barbara Hunter Grant Memorial Scholarship

Largest scholarship in Community Foundation’s 25-year history Through a very generous contribution of $600,000, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge will honor the memory of the late Barbara Hunter Grant, a life-long Stauntonian who passed away in June of 2016.  The Barbara Hunter Grant Memorial Scholarship will continue Mrs. Grant’s legacy of philanthropy […]

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Community Foundation Names New Officers and Board Members

Carl Rosberg has been named Chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, effective January 1, 2017.  The board of directors also named Cary Dahl as Vice Chair and Angie Whitesell as Secretary & Treasurer. The Community Foundation also welcomed Mark Botkin and Chris Graham as new members […]

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Community Foundation Celebrates Dawbarn Education Award Winners

At a ceremony on November 2nd, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge presented awards of $10,000 to each of ten individuals during the 23rd Annual Dawbarn Education Awards. With nearly 200 guests in attendance at the Best Western PLUS Waynesboro Inn and Suites Conference Center, the Community Foundation celebrated the inspiring contributions to […]

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50 Under Fifty

The Community Foundation is seeking community members under age 50 to help design a new grant-making program.  Through “Fifty Under Fifty”, we hope to recruit 50 individuals/couples to direct how the Community Foundation distributes $50,000 in support of local charitable work each year. Our community’s emerging leaders are currently under the age of 50. We want […]

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