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$10,000 Awarded to Educators in Nelson County Public Schools

Through a fund created by Gordon and Mary Beth Smyth, and managed by the

Community Rallies Around Opportunity for Young Composer

By the age of 15, Sophia Schwaner of Staunton had already written the script

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The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, founded in 1992, serves the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland in Virginia. As one of the area's largest philanthropic institutions, we are committed to careful stewardship of and thoughtful investment in our region's future.


Express your intent to apply to our 2020 Scholarship Program

Express your intent to submit a Dawbarn Education Award nomination

August 28, 2019

Workshop:  Navigating Organizational Change

September 1, 2019

Dawbarn Education Awards–Now Accepting Nominations

October 2019

2020 Community Grants Program opens

December 1, 2019

2020 Scholarship Program Opens

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Gypsy Hill Park Campaign

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