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News Archive - Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

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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2016/17 Youth Philanthropy Council Kickoff

September 20, 2016 marks the kickoff of our 2016/17 Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC). Comprised of a team of motivated high school students, YPC participants channel their energy, skills, and knowledge into meaningful service within our community. “The idea behind youth philanthropy is that everyone — regardless of age — has the ability to engage, participate, […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

We are thrilled to announce the names of thirty-nine recipients receiving a total of $57,675 in support from our scholarship funds. Generous donors to the Community Foundation have created over 30 scholarship endowments for high school students, college-bound high school seniors, and adult learners. Visit our scholarship page for more information or contact our staff. 2016 Community Foundation Scholarship recipients: Anum Adrees, Lindsay Ree Hyson Memorial […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2016 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 19th annual Smyth Education Awards at their opening meeting on Tuesday, August 5th.  The Smyth Education Awards recognize and reward outstanding staff performance in the public schools […]

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