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News Archive - Page 5 of 5 - Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

Awards Program Remains Unique In America

The Community Foundation takes tremendous pride in presenting the Dawbarn Education Awards each year. When Buz Dawbarn established this fund with our organization in 1992, he recognized it as his opportunity to elevate the education of youth in our community by rewarding those individuals who, through their extraordinary efforts to inspire and foster education, set […]

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Community Foundation Celebrates Dawbarn Education Award Winners

At a ceremony on November 4th, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge presented awards of $10,000 to each of ten individuals during the 22nd Annual Dawbarn Education Awards ceremony.  With nearly 200 guests in attendance at the Best Western PLUS Waynesboro Inn and Suites Conference Center, the Community Foundation celebrated the inspiring contributions […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2015 INVISTA Scholarship Recipients

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge selected Emily Chandler and Logan Rexrode as recipients of two INVISTA scholarships for local high school students interested in science. The $1,500 scholarships aim to support the Waynesboro area’s continued need for well-educated professionals in scientific fields. “We proudly support individuals with aspirations for better lives in […]

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Community Foundation Seeks Nominations for Area’s Most Inspirational Educators

22nd Annual Dawbarn Education Awards will distribute $100,000 to deserving individuals who inspire, encourage and foster learning in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. 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 […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2015 Smyth Education Awards

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge presented the 18th annual Smyth Education Awards at the opening meeting of the Nelson County Public Schools on Tuesday, August 4th.  The Smyth Education Awards recognize and reward outstanding staff performance in the public schools of Nelson County. During the ceremony, in which Mary Beth Smyth participated, […]

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CEO’s Letter to the Editor

The News Leader story “Left Unanswered” undoubtedly stirred many strong emotions.  For me, in my role as CEO of the Community Foundation, it stirred my passion for organizational governance. It should compel the board of directors of every government agency and nonprofit organization to ask themselves if they are exercising proper and thorough governance. Strong […]

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Community Foundation Awards $213,430 in Local Grants

On May 21st, 67 area nonprofits will receive a total of $213,430 in grants from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge. The grants represent the culmination of a competitive process through which nonprofit organizations serving Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson and Highland submit detailed applications. This year, the Community […]

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Grant from Community Foundation Launches Book and Film Project

~ History Project Seeks Personal Stories of WWRC ~ With the support of a grant from the Community Foundation’s Carroll and Grace “Patsy” Guynn Memorial Fund, the Augusta County Historical Society is documenting the history of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation (WWRC) complex in Fishersville from its World War II beginnings as the Woodrow Wilson Military […]

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Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is currently accepting scholarship applications from seniors attending high schools in Staunton, Waynesboro and counties of Augusta and Nelson. Additionally, adult students are encouraged to apply for select scholarships. The Community Foundation administers nearly 30 scholarship funds that will provide over $50,000 this year. Each scholarship has […]

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