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Giving With



Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by responding to needs and inspiring philanthropy. We are a resource for people, businesses, and nonprofit organizations committed to making a difference. Our staff assists donors with creating charitable funds and incorporating philanthropy into their estate plans; oversees complex grant, scholarship, and award programs; engages local residents to better understand community issues and how we may support solutions; and works to strengthen the rich array of nonprofit organizations in our community.

For more information about our services, please visit us online at www.cfcbr.org or call 540-213-2150



Art in the Park/Staunton Augusta Art Center PHOTO BY KATE SIMON


Letter from the President


e are committed to engaging in purposeful philanthropy for the greater good of our community. As this 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 year as many individuals and companies help us expand our capacity to lead. Donors contributed more than $2.5 million in new funds to the Community Foundation last year. Combined with a strong return on our investments, our total assets grew 17% to $21,537,620. In 2016, we invested more than $1 million into our community through

“November 9, 2017 will mark our 25th anniversary. We are proud of our first quarter century of service, and wellpositioned to be a strategic partner and leader for the future of our community.”

grants, scholarships, and awards. We supported critical learning opportunities for our youngest community members. We contributed to after-school programs that add direction to each child’s continued development. We created new ways for teenagers to expand their career horizons. We enabled adults of all ages to gain meaningful employment and even business ownership. These are just a few examples of how we approach our grant making with purpose. As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, you will learn about a number of new strategic initiatives originating from the Community Foundation, such as Change Makers®, Charity Trail®, and our partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. We couldn’t undertake this important work without you, and we remain, as always, grateful beyond all measure.


Dan Layman, President & CEO

We offer a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. What is a community foundation?

About us

A community foundation is a charitable

Central Blue Ridge serves the independent

organization created by and for a community

cities of Staunton and Waynesboro,

of people. It is supported by local donors

and the counties of Augusta, Nelson,

and governed by a board of private citizens

and Highland.

who work toward the greater good of

How to become a donor

the community. Funds come from a wide variety of donors who establish permanent charitable funds, or contribute to existing funds, to ensure that the charitable work that matters most to them will be supported today and forever. From those funds, the Community Foundation distributes grants, scholarships, and awards to worthy organizations and individuals each year.

The Community Foundation of the

You can contribute cash, appreciated securities, real estate, or other assets during your lifetime or through your estate. If you choose to create a new charitable fund within the Community Foundation, you may elect to stay personally involved in the good work your gift makes possible while we handle the administrative details.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about how to join the Community Foundation’s family of donors. 540-213-2150 • info@cfcbr.org • www.cfcbr.org



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Supporting First Steps 4


A growing body of evidence links access to quality early-childhood education to many critical outcomes across an individual’s lifetime, including intellect, physical and mental health, earnings, and social engagement.

Nonprofit organizations such as Community Child Care, which offers services on a sliding scale based on family income, play an essential role in closing the substantial achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged children.


Community Child Care, Inc.

FACT: For families living below the poverty level, child care costs can constitute 36% of a family’s monthly budget.



FACT: Regular participation in after-school programs helps to narrow the achievement gap between high- and low-income students, improve academic and behavioral outcomes, and reduce school absences.



Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton & Augusta County

Nurturing with Direction


Quality after-school programs continue to create positive outcomes for our community’s youth. The Boys & Girls Club, which provides a diverse array of activities for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, assures that success as a productive, caring, and responsible citizen is within reach of every young person who enters their doors. The Community Foundation has proudly supported the work of the Boys & Girls Club for many years.



FACT: 1-2-7: For every 1 job that requires an advanced degree, there are 2 jobs that require a bachelor’s degree and 7 jobs that require some education beyond high school, but less than a bachelor’s degree.



Highland County Public Schools

Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce


Through our ongoing investments in workforce development we are helping young men and women connect the dots between their education, their aspirations, and our region’s in-demand jobs. As one example, a strategic grant from the Community Foundation supported the creation of the new Advanced Manufacturing Lab in the Highland County Public Schools. High school students are responsible for building a suite of 3D printers, designing products, creating the programs that control the printers, marketing their products in the community, and reinvesting in the lab for future students.



Investing in Local Innovators For those who cannot afford college, who may be struggling in the current economy, or have innovative ideas and need access to education and capital,the Staunton Creative Community Fund is an important resource and valued member of our nonprofit community. Their financial stability initiatives bring together the funding, financial literacy education, and ongoing support that are crucial to empowering entrepreneurs of modest means to build successful businesses.



Staunton Creative Community Fund


FACT: 75% of businesses in America have fewer than 10 employees.



FACT: 85% of adults age 18 and older with developmental disabilities do not have a paid job.



Vector Industries, Inc.

Opening Paths to Opportunity


Each of us has the ability to shape our community. During their lifetimes, Kitty and Bill Davenport of Waynesboro worked tirelessly to ensure that citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities had the resources they needed to enjoy a quality life. The Davenports played a lead role in establishing two nonprofit organizations, known today as The Arc of Augusta and Vector Industries. They also included generous provisions in their estate plans to create funds at the Community Foundation that will support these two organizations in perpetuity. Bill and Kitty Davenport, with their son Tommy



2016 Financial Highlights

$21.5 million IN ASSETS

TOTAL ASSETS $20 million $15 million $10 million 2011

















DISTRIBUTIONS Aiding our most vulnerable community members Supporting aspirations for better lives





Rewarding outstanding individual effort


$110,000 Enhancing our community’s quality of life







2016 Grant Recipients 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation, Inc. American Cancer Society, Inc. (Relay for Life of Augusta County) American Frontier Culture Foundation, Inc. American Red Cross of Central Virginia American Shakespeare Center The Arc of Augusta Artisans Center of Virginia Augusta County Fair Augusta County Historical Society Augusta Dog Adoptions Augusta Garden Club Augusta Health Foundation Augusta Health (Hospice of the Shenandoah) Augusta Regional Clinic Augusta Regional SPCA Babe Ruth Leagues of Virginia, Inc. (Waynesboro Youth Baseball/Softball) Bessie Weller Elementary School Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Blue Ridge Community College Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Blue Ridge Legal Services Blue Ridge Medical Center Boy Scouts of America (Stonewall Jackson Area Council) Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton, & Augusta County Casa de Amistad CASA for Children Cat’s Cradle Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission Central Virginia Community College Chatham Hall School Chesapeake Bay Foundation Children’s Art Network Christchurch School Foundation City of Staunton City of Staunton Fire Department City of Staunton Police Department Community Child Care Center Creative Works Farm, Inc. Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Daily Living Center Danville Community College D’Evelyn Education Foundation Disciples Kitchen EVACE International, Inc. Explore More Discovery Museum The First Tee of Harrisonburg Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library Garth Newel Music Center Glossbrenner United Methodist Church Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.

Heifetz International Music Institute The Highland Center Highland County Humane Society Highland County Public Schools Historic Staunton Foundation Hollins University House of Mary Infant Toddler Connection of Augusta-Highland Jacob’s Ladder, Inc. James Madison University Foundation, Inc. Jazz in the Park Kay Yow Cancer Fund Learn English and Reading Now, Inc. Lord Fairfax Community College Love Inc. Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County Mary Baldwin University Mental Health America of Augusta The Mosby Foundation Mountain Empire Community College National Kidney Foundation Serving Virginia New Directions Center, Inc. New River Community College Patrick Henry Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Port Republic Road Historical and Community Association Preston L. Yancey Volunteer Fire Department Project GROWS Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia (Jefferson’s Circle) Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta Ride with Pride Rockfish Valley Community Center Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary Rockingham-Augusta Search & Rescue Rockingham Education Foundation, Inc. The Salvation Army, Staunton Corps. The Salvation Army, Waynesboro Corps. Scenic Virginia, Inc. Shenandoah National Park Trust Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center Shenandoah Valley Art Center Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation Shenandoah Valley Community Focus Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Staunton Augusta Art Center Staunton Augusta Church Relief Association, Inc. Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Habitat For Humanity Staunton Choral Society Staunton Creative Community Fund Staunton Mentoring Alliance Staunton Music Festival

Staunton Parks and Recreation Staunton Performing Arts Center Stuart Hall School Stuarts Draft High School Stuarts Draft High School Parent Advisory Council Stu-Comm Inc. (WNRN) Theater Wagon, Inc. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. Three Notch’d Road United Way of Central West Virginia United Way of Greater Augusta United Way of Greenbrier Valley United Way of River Cities United Way of Roanoke Valley University of Virginia Health System, Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center University of Virginia Law School Alumni Foundation UVa-Wise Foundation Valley Alliance for Education Valley Children’s Advocacy Center Valley Conservation Council Valley Hope Counseling Center Valley Mission Valley Music Academy Valley Pastoral Counseling Center Valley Program for Aging Services Valley Supportive Housing Vector Industries, Inc. Verona Community Center Verona Community Food Pantry Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation Virginia Paws for Pits Virginia Weekday Religious Education Association Virginia Western Community College Wayne Theatre Alliance Waynesboro Area Learning & Technology Center Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry, Inc. Waynesboro Family YMCA Waynesboro First Aid Crew Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra Well of Hope America West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company Wildlife Center of Virginia Wilson Elementary School Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Performing Arts Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Wytheville Community College



Kayla Graham

Education Awards

Benjamin Agnor

Mahek Mehta and Haley Sanders pictured with Martin Lightsey

2016 Dawbarn Education Award Recipients Deborah Burke Victoria Conyers Alison Cornish Jennifer Goss Robert Ham Paula Jesalva Derek McDaniel Roxie Megginson Donna Morris Lori Swortzel

2016 Smyth Education Award Recipients Thomas Allen Madalyn Bell Patricia Beverly Mary Creed Tracey Fix Adrienne Harvey Hayley Osborne Morgan Robertson Maureen Serban Meghan Shortt



2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Anum Adrees Benjamin Agnor Benjamin Agnor Paetyn Beverly Abigail Cassell Corey Davis Jillian Dudley Carly Edwards Micaela Escudero Danna Gallego-Garcia Kayla Graham Tessa Hickman Norah Hunt Jennifer Jarosz Cinthia Jimenez Daniel Jones David Jones Kizh’ae Khan Sarah Kullman Marianela Laconi Dalton Lafferty Jenifer Lantz Danielle McCormick Brooklyn McLain Mahek Mehta Savannah Melton Tyra Meredith Madalyn Mongold Sarah Peer Zachary Pereles Austin Putnam Katherine Quigley Haley Sanders Laurel Scheeren Ann Sheehy Nerio Vazquez Khai Vien Ryan Washington Keelin Wolfe

Lindsay Ree Hyson Memorial Scholarship Community Scholarship for Excellence INVISTA Waynesboro Scholarship A. Gordon Houff Memorial Scholarship Christopher DeWitt “Chris” Rockwell Memorial Scholarship R.S. Yeago, Jr. Scholarship Louis & Emily M. Spilman Scholarship Martin Lightsey Scholarship for Technical Education Ganelle Hargrove Cook Scholarship Louis & Emily M. Spilman Scholarship Kenneth L. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fritz and Mary Rogers Stout Memorial Scholarship Roy B. Martin Memorial Scholarship Norman St. Laurent Scholarship Ganelle Hargrove Cook Scholarship John W. Greene Memorial Scholarship John W. Greene Memorial Scholarship Roy B. Martin Memorial Scholarship Mark Tinsley Scholarship Ganelle Hargrove Cook Scholarship Mark Tinsley Scholarship V. Francis & Susan S. Reynolds Scholarship John W. Greene Memorial Scholarship Morgan R. Funk Memorial Scholarship Martin Lightsey Scholarship for Technical Education John W. Greene Memorial Scholarship Montebello Scholarship Ethel Driver Memorial Scholarship Peter Veglahn Memorial Scholarship Louis & Emily M. Spilman Scholarship R.S. Yeago, Jr. Scholarship Roy B. Martin Memorial Scholarship Martin Lightsey Scholarship for Technical Education Louis & Emily M. Spilman Scholarship Richard A. Hobbs Scholarship Waynesboro High School Alumni Scholarship Roy B. Martin Memorial Scholarship Montebello Scholarship Robert E. Lee High School Memorial Scholarship

YOUTH PHILANTHROPY COUNCIL Through our Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) program, established in 2008, we engage students from each public and private high school in Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, and Highland County in the practice of community philanthropy, including grant making to local nonprofit organizations. YPC members meet with community leaders, local philanthropists, and nonprofit executives. They work together to establish philanthropic priorities, request grant proposals from the nonprofit community, interview applicants, and determine how best to distribute grants totaling $35,000. Through YPC, we are working to prepare our next generation of leaders and philanthropists.

2016-17 YOUTH PHILANTHROPY COUNCIL: Staunton, Waynesboro & Augusta County Austin Armentrout Teagan Baiotto Angie Baltazar Kevin Brent Oliver Dahl Nathaniel Davis Emma Evans Ryan Fix Sean Fridley Kelly Galway Marigrace Grow Isiah Henrickson Sydney Henriques

2016-17 YOUTH PHILANTHROPY COUNCIL: Highland County offered in partnership with The Highland Center

Caleb Jones Logan Jones-Wilkins Andrew Koehn Angelica Martinez Annabelle Mastrandea Jessica Milo Erin Nelson Justin Payne Sam Pereles Nathaniel Shields Seth Spire Lucy Weidner

Hannah Adams Morgan Adams Katie Amirault Kailey Ancarrow Kathryn Ancarrow JR Chaney

Sophie Hevener Anita Hiner Michael Lotts David Musick Aubrey Skillman Will Thomas

GRANT RECIPIENTS Dare to Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship, McDowell Volunteer Fire Department, and Valley Program for Aging Services.

GRANT RECIPIENTS CASA for Children, Creative Works Farm / Camp Light, Elk Hill Farm, Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta, Ride with Pride, Valley Alliance for Education, Valley Children’s Advocacy Center, Valley Hope Counseling Center, and The Valley Mission COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CENTRAL BLUE RIDGE | ANNUAL REPORT 2016


Community Foundation Funds 2016 FUNDS Each fund has its own purpose and history, but all of them gain strength from being managed together. We welcome additional contributions to these funds at any time.



The Arc of Augusta Fund Augusta County Public Schools Endowment Fund Augusta Regional Clinic - Loesch Endowment Fund Augusta Regional SPCA Endowment Fund Beverley Street Studio School Fund Samuel Matthew Lucente Memorial Fund (Boys and Girls Club) Shenandoah Valley Art Center Endowment Fund Staunton Public Schools Educational Endowment Fund The Talking Book Center Fund United Way of Greater Augusta Endowment Fund Valley Alliance for Education Endowment Fund Valley Concerts Foundation Piano Maintenance Fund Valley Conservation Council Fund Valley Pastoral Counseling Center Endowment Fund Valley Program for Aging Services Fund Waynesboro Family YMCA Endowment Fund Wilson Workforce & Rehabilitation Center Foundation Fund

The Arc of Augusta-Katherine A. Davenport Fund* Augusta Regional SPCA-Katherine A. Davenport Fund* Caroline E. Roberts Memorial Flower Garden Fund Community Foundation Administrative Endowment Fund Croushorn Endowment Fund Fort Defiance High School Foundation Gene Wood Memorial Waynesboro Family YMCA Youth Fund* J. B. “Gus” Stombock Memorial Little League Fund John M. & Katherine F. LaVigne Memorial Fund John Moore Memorial Fund Leo A. Thralls Fund Linda Ebert Thompson Memorial Fund Loesch-Augusta Regional Clinic Fund Mary T. Echols Fund Maurice H. and Wilma C. Baylor Fund Paul Flanagan Memorial Fund Robert E. and Barbara B. Cox Charitable Fund* Roy B. Martin Memorial Endowment Fund ShenanArts Endowment Fund Staunton Public Schools Endowment Fund-Bessie Weller Elementary School Stuarts Draft High School Parent Advisory Council SVGS Director’s Fund in honor of Linda N. Cauley Valley Program for Aging Services Endowment Fund Vector Industries-Katherine A. Davenport Fund* Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation Welcome to Stuarts Draft Beautification Fund

AWARD FUNDS H. Dunlop ‘Buz’ Dawbarn Award Fund Smyth Education Award Fund

CURRENT FUNDS (pass through) Cadence, Inc. Community Giving Program Current Fund Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation Current Fund EVACE Fund Friends of the Sears Hill Bridge Guy R. Fisher Trust H.E. Coiner Trust LD&B Insurance and Financial Services Fund Mathers Construction Community Giving Program

Funds created in 2016 are identified with an asterisk.



Funds, continued DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS Agents of the Wintergreen Real Estate Company Carroll and Grace “Patsy” Guynn Memorial Fund Cochran Family Foundation Dennis and Bonnie Fontenot Nielson Fund Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation Community Contributions Fund Gerhart Family Fund Herring-Jones Donor Advised Fund The Jamin Fund Leonard and Elsie Chittum Memorial Fund LUMOS Networks Foundation Michael Clay and Mary James Moore Quillen Family Advised Fund* NTELOS Wireless Foundation Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club Fund Waynesboro Kiwanis Club Fund William K. & Lois Glover Orr Charitable Fund WISE Fund

FIELD-OF-INTEREST FUNDS A.P. Boxley, Jr. & Rachel Barksdale Boxley Memorial Fund Coyner Endowment for the Elderly David Feline Medical Assistance Fund J.B. “Gus” Stombock Family Fund Lucy Coyner Endowment Fund Maryanne Moffett Memorial Fund Meadows Fund for the Intellectually Disabled Peggy and Lloyd Gochenour Endowment Fund United Nursery Fund for Early Child Care and Education

Fritz and Mary Rogers Stout Memorial Scholarship Ganelle Hargrove Cook Scholarship Fund INVISTA Waynesboro Scholarship Fund John W. Greene Memorial Scholarship Kenneth L. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund Lindsay Ree Hyson Memorial Scholarship Louis and Emily M. Spilman Scholarship Fund Lt. Larry W. McDowell Fund Mark Tinsley Scholarship Fund Martin Lightsey Scholarship for Technical Education Montebello Scholarship Fund Morgan R. Funk Memorial Scholarship Fund Norman St. Laurent Scholarship Fund Peter Veglahn Memorial Scholarship Fund Richard P. Coon Memorial STEM Scholarship* Rita S. Wilson Memorial Scholarship* R.S. Yeago, Jr. Scholarship Fund Richard A. Hobbs Scholarship Fund Robert E. Lee High School Memorial Scholarship Fund Staunton Performing Arts Center Scholarship* V. Francis & Susan S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund Waynesboro High School Alumni Endowment Fund William Henry Sheppard Scholarship


SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS A. Gordon Houff Memorial Scholarship Fund Barbara Hunter Grant Memorial Scholarship* Christopher DeWitt “Chris” Rockwell Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Scholarship for Excellence Fund Ethel Driver Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gertrude M. Fendley Fund James P. Whitworth Fund J. B. “Gus” Stombock Memorial Unrestricted Fund Kelling Unrestricted Endowment Fund L. Dal and Jane F. Simmons Unrestricted Fund Leonard and Jane Penland Unrestricted Fund Leonard and Jane Penland Unrestricted Endowment Fund Lewis M. Coiner Unrestricted Endowment Fund McKee Foods Corporation Unrestricted Fund Walter and Marelia Dixon Memorial Fund Warren and Jean Mundy Unrestricted Fund White Family Fund*

We accept a wide variety of assets as charitable contributions. We also administer many forms of charitable funds designed to accomplish the goals of our donors.

INTERESTED IN STARTING A FUND? We make it easy. Call 540-213-2150. www.cfcbr.org



2016 Donors FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION Membership recognizes donors who have given unrestricted support for the administration of the Foundation with gifts of $500 or more during the fiscal year. Anonymous (3) Benham and Jo Ann Black Dr. Richard Bolstein and Sharon Adams Ken and Laura Boward Asher and Laura Jean Brand Shirley Brand Steve and Pat Claffey Ken and Tonya Cleveland Cary and Allen Dahl Ronald and Kathryn Denney Didawick & Company P.C. Elmore, Hupp & Company, P.L.C. Perry and Colleen Fridley Larry Harrell and Tom Arbaugh Gerald and Jeanette Hershey Homer L. and Joyce C. Hite Becky and Patrick Kelly Kline’s Ice Cream & Hog Wild BBQ The Koehn Family Dan Layman and Pamela Fox LD&B Insurance and Financial Services Joseph and Moira Leigh Carl and Arnesa Lind Dave and Jan Mangun Preston and Jane Manning Dave and Debbie Metz Bill and Lisa Moore Charles and Susan Pauly Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Pereles Carl and Cheryl Rosberg Bob and Liz Schreiber John and Anne Sills Brett and Kim Snyder 20


Jill Sullivan Brad and Deana Tipler Ty and Dottie Tysinger Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Nancy H. Whitmore

2016 DONORS Hal and Peggy Aaslestad Gary and Pennie Abramson Charitable Foundation Acuity Brands, Inc. Lee and Paulette Albright Amy Allamong Carrie Miller and Jim Allenchey AmazonSmile Linda M. Andris Anonymous (9) Joan C. Antonelli Charles L. Arnold, Jr. Dennis and Anne Avery Gilmer Ayers Elizabeth Ballin Scott and Peggy Ballin Ballyshannon Fund of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation James and Karen Barto Lt. Col. and Mrs. Thomas R. Beam, USAF (Ret.) Greg and Jackie Bednarz John Bellis Don and Juliana Benner Andrea Berenstain Marietta Beverage Mark Biegel Benham and Jo Ann Black Dr. Richard Bolstein and Sharon Adams Kenton C. Bosserman Mark Botkin Ken and Laura Boward Bruce and Suzanne Bowers

Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Boxley III Asher and Laura Jean Brand Shirley Brand Emily and Bill Branscome Doug Broce Bromelkamp Company LLC Mark V. Brown Dr. and Mrs. Carie Buckley S. Kay Burnett Judy B. Burtner James and Sylvia Butt Cadence, Inc. Linda and James Cafritz Rob and Debbie Cale Janet Campbell Ron and Rish Capps Carolyn Carpenter Chevron Matching Employee Funds Rick Chittum Steve and Pat Claffey Mary Clarke Ken and Tonya Cleveland Joseph Cloud Richard Coduri Elizabeth Coe Ralph and Judy Cohen H.E. Coiner Trust Commonwealth of Virginia Dr. and Mrs. James R. Cooke, Jr. Bob Coon David Coon Covenant Presbyterian Church Robert E. and Barbara B. Cox Lynn Hall Coyner Dorothy D. Craig Reber and Heather Cribb Ray and Pam Robbins Cubbage CVR Rentals, Inc. Cary and Allen Dahl Nancy P. Dahl Katherine A. Davenport Trust Shelia W. Davenport Gwen David

Donors, continued Pamela J. Davies Mary Emily S. Davisson Mary de Vachon Dave and Anna Deering Emerson and Nancy Deitz David and Susan Delcour Ronald and Kathryn Denney David and Cindy Didawick Didawick & Company P.C. Connie Doebele Janet A. Doerr Bruce and Olimpia Dorries Carter and Brent Douglass Sharon Driscoll and REO Logistics Stephen and Susan Duprey Anita and Edward Dworkin Ernest C. Echols Steve and Becky Elkins Elmore, Hupp & Company, P.L.C. Rich Evans and Lynn Davis Rosemary Eyler Mary Steele Ferguson Barbara and Ray Firehock Walter L. Flora Dr. and Mrs. David E. Fosnocht Sharlene and Don Fowler Brian Fox Frazier Associates Perry and Colleen Fridley Clifford Garstang David and Teresa Gauldin Martha Erickson Glass Kurt and Dinah Gottschalk David and Debby Graham Barbara Hunter Grant Charitable Remainder Unitrust Mark and Madelyn Graves Braxton and Judith Green Douglas L. Guynn Jack and Joey Guynn Jimmy and Janet Guynn Michael and Jennifer McGowan Guynn Lora and Michael Hamp

Michael and Donna Hamp M. P. Hamrick Thomas and Yvonne Hamrick Jim Hanger Bill and Karen Hanna Joe and Evy Harman Larry Harrell and Tom Arbaugh Cory E. “Sonny” Hartbarger Dodd Harvey B.J. and Carolyn Harvick Matt and Stephanie Haskins Daniel and Janne Heifetz Robert N. Braun, M.D. Karen Elizabeth Hembree Phil and Josie Henning Fund Cornelia Henry Carolyn C. Herring Gerald and Jeanette Hershey John and Shelby Higgs Homer L. and Joyce C. Hite Sandra and Wayne Hite Hollister, Inc. John and Cynthia Hoover Brent and Cynthia Houff Jim and Pam Huggins Jim and Kelly Hyson Kevin Jarvis and Safiya Mahmoodian Jarvis Baldwin P. Jennings, Jr. Carol and Bill Jennings Daniel and Susan Jenny Phillip and Sarabeth Johnson Kathryn Kappes James Karides Steve and Carey Keefe Becky and Patrick Kelly Sidney H. Kirstein Jim and Joan Kivlighan Kline’s Ice Cream & Hog Wild BBQ The Koehn Family Becky Kohler Patricia Kopec and Dr. Jay E. Selman Diane and John Kowal

Peter and Ineke Kreeger Bob and Charlotte Kuykendall Elizabeth Labrot Megan Lacey Dr. Jim and Trish LaGrua Dan Layman and Pamela Fox LD&B Insurance and Financial Services Charles and Helen Leach Joseph and Moira Leigh Martin and Linda Lightsey Carl and Arnesa Lind Berlin and Frances Lineberry Mr and Mrs. Christopher M. Little Jim and Latane Long James D. Lott, Sr. Frank and Betty Lucente Victor and Sarah Ludwig Hannah Lundstrom Lynchburg Sports Club Susanne MacTavish Dave and Jan Mangun Preston and Jane Manning Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Markley Darcie Martin Neven Matthews William Mattox Elaine E. K. McCarrick Andrew and Teresa McCaskey Jan and Gene McCombs Liz and Joe McCue Leroy and Alice McLeod Ann D. McPherson Jim and Dee Meadows Geoffrey and Sophie Menin The Merck Foundation Judith Spencer Merrill Dave and Debbie Metz Middlebrook Ruritan Club Suzanne Miller Jerome and Susan Moniot Anne J. Moore Bill and Lisa Moore Phil and Cheri Moran



Donors, continued Beatrice Morris Jim and Laurel Roe Morris James and Clementine Morrison Dorothy Duval Nelson Ioana Niculescu Dennis and Bonnie F. Nielson Doug and Ellen Noland Dee and Michael Norris Robert and Mary Beirne Nutt Margie and Walt Obenschain Thomas and Claudia O’Neill Dr. Joseph Orlick and Mr. Robert Powell Eleanor Pages Charles and Susan Pauly Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Pereles Dave Perry-Miller Rickard F. and Dianne M. Pfizenmayer Dwight and Jewell Phelps Sam and Patty Phillips Roberta Pieczenik Morrie Piersol Stephen and Julie Plumbley Nikla Poindexter Mr. and Mrs. Willam C. Pollard Charles and Susan Polly Bill Potter David and Karen Pugh Betty T. Pullin Michael and Mary Jim Quillen James and Tamara Ridenour Thomas and Cindy Roberts Randy and M.J. Robinson Dr. Aimé Sposato Rock Patricia C. Rock G. James Rockwell, Ph.D. Benjamin and Jennifer Roe Carl and Cheryl Rosberg Paul and Susan Rosen Steven and Catherine Rosenberg Linda C. Russell Richard Rutherford



Charles and Anne Salembier Stephanie Schaefer Marv and Annette Schaff Bill and Claudia Schechter Bob and Liz Schreiber G. Cynthia Scott Prewitt and Beth Scripps Tiffany Severs Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club Roller and Jerry Lynn Shipplett C. Robert and Charity S. Showalter Mr. and Mrs. Theodore G. Shuey, Jr. Bill and Sandra Sibert Eric Silberger John and Anne Sills Louise Slovensky Ethel M. Smeak Anne Smith Brett and Kim Snyder Nancy and Randy Sorrells Joel “J.T.” Souders Bill and Nat Sowers Billy Sowers R.K. and Janet Spencer Staunton Branch NAACP Jill Sullivan Sidney and Eleanor Supple Steve and Jeanne Tabscott June H. Tinsley Brad and Deana Tipler Annie Simonian Totah Dr. Ashton D. Trice Sarah Sorrells Tuck Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc. Cherie P. Turman Ty and Dottie Tysinger Union Bank & Trust Valley Conservation Council Paul and Martha Vames Lynn E. Vaughan Elizabeth and Wilson Vellines Eric and Robin von Seldeneck

Fran and Bill von Seldeneck Dan Wachspress Steve and Dori Walk Richard S. Wallerstein, Jr. and Leah Darron Andrea Wasiewski Robert and Mabel Lou Weiss Perry and Susan West Hugh and Connie Westfall Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Louise S. Whipple White Charitable Unitrust Don Whiteman Michael and Angela Whitesell Nancy H. Whitmore Jane Wiggins Gloria R. Wilkins Randell and Helen Willard Blair K. Williamson Jane and Stirling Williamson Annelisia J. Wilson Linda Sorrells Wingfield Anne Wood Henry and Margaret Wood Mr. and Mrs. Gorham B. Wood B.G. and S.H. Worrell Joan D. Wray

IN HONOR OF Ballin Family Lee Cochran Harold Cook Beau Dickenson Connie Doebele Bob and Tommie Duke Fort Defiance High School Class of 1989 Doug Guynn Jack Guynn Jimmy Guynn Alexander Kirtley

Mary Baldwin University

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Blue Ridge Community College

Heifetz International Music Institute Daily Living Center

Blue Ridge Medical Center

Polly and Charlie Schnur Marc and Christiana Shields Nancy Sorrells Tom and Leslie and the Building Gardens Tour

IN MEMORY OF Catharine Birchard A.P. Boxley, Jr. and Rachel Barksdale Boxley Dorothy Bowman Carr Leonard and Elsie Chittum Helen Cloud Richard P. Coon Cleo T. Denney Nancy Bell (Kyle) Detamore Betty Bowman Duval Ruth W. Esh

Paul Flanagan Morgan R. Funk Edna H. Garber Virginia Gottschalk Dr. Joseph M. Greene, Jr. John W. Greene Jody Grogan Carroll and Grace “Patsy” Guynn J.B. and Mildred Van Pelt Hanger A. Gordon and Frances Joy Houff Lindsay Ree Hyson Kenneth L. Jones Ted Jordan Samuel Matthew Lucente Bette Johnson Meeter Maryanne A. Moffett John Moore Dr. William K. Orr Robbie Frazier Owen

James Peak Caroline E. Roberts Christopher DeWitt “Chris” Rockwell Stuart Manly Seaton Sherry L. Simantel Lucy Simms Lousie and Allie Spencer Louis and Emily M. Spilman Wes Straub, Fort Defiance High School Class of 1994 Robert “Bob” A. Sullivan Coach Hunter Talbott Mark Tinsley Robin D. Turner Jamin Wilson Rita S. Wilson Gene Wood Lillian M. Yeago John Zinn

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge deeply appreciates the contributions of each one of our donors. We have made every effort to make this list complete and accurate. If you notice a mistake or an omission, please accept our apologies and call us at 540.213.2150. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CENTRAL BLUE RIDGE | ANNUAL REPORT 2016


Our Leadership BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016


Dinah H. Gottschalk, CPA, Chair Carl A. Rosberg, Vice Chair Cary Dahl, Secretary/Treasurer


Kenneth R. Boward Stephen W. Claffey Ronald W. Denney, Esq. Steve Elkins David T. Gauldin, II Lora F. Hamp, Esq. Larry Harrell, M.D. John R. Higgs Becky T. Kelly Janet P. Mangun Deborah T. Metz Susan H. Pereles Art Schlappi Travis Tysinger Angela V. Whitesell, Esq.

STAFF (from left to right) Dan Layman


Menieka K. Garber

Director of Operations and Donor Services

Cristina Casado,

Don McClure Randolph W. McGann, Jr. William P. McIntyre Ben Melnyczuk Deborah T. Metz William K. Meyer A. A. Miles Lisa Moore P. William Moore, Jr. Beverly S. “Cheri” Moran E. Ray Murphy Steven Nichols N. Douglas Noland, Jr. Samuel F. Phillips Thomas W. Puckett James S. Quarforth Thomas Reider William Rion Robert E. Saunders Richard W. Schilling Liz Schreiber Edward A. Scott Richard W. Smith* John W. Sills Ray Stapleton Edward J. Stemmler Stacey D. Strawn Robert A. Sullivan* Cynthia Tyson Jennifer H. Vela Wilson F. “Wick” Vellines, Jr. Wesley Wampler G. William Watkins M. Terry Westhafer Marcia B. Winfield Philip R. Winter * DECEASED

Director of Community Engagement

A very special thank you to Elmore, Hupp & Company. With appreciation for their help on this annual report, we thank: Mid Valley Press Kathy Moore, Moore Public Relations Gretchen Long, Queen City Creative


A. Tracy Aitcheson Carter Allen* C. Phillip Barger* Bob Berrang Benham M. Black Richard Bonin* Laura Jean Brand Michael L. Burton Rob W. Cale Timothy Carwile Kenneth S. Cleveland, III Emily Cochran Lewis M. Coiner, Director Emeritus Harold C. Cook, Director Emeritus H. D. “Buz” Dawbarn* David E. Deering Lynn M. Diveley Richard P. Evans Roger W. Farris* Perry Fridley Barbara R. Gibb Thomas L. Gorsuch*, Director Emeritus Richard H. Graham Douglas L. Guynn Thomas Harris William P. Heath, Jr. Timothy C. Hess Andrew Hodson Jan Hoover James T. Huerth Pamela T. Huggins James W. Humphries Safiya Mahmoodian Jarvis Diane Johnson Melsee M. Jones James G. Kelley Martin Lightsey Carl G. Lind Donald A. Mastrorocco, Jr.


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Community Foundation Invests in Preservation of Local History During 2016, two documentary projects of significance came to fruition with the aid of grants from the Carroll & Grace “Patsy” Guynn Memorial Fund, one of several donor-advised funds within the Community Foundation. Nancy Sorrells and Connie Doebele, on behalf of the Augusta County Historical Society, produced Hope Reborn of War, a book and accompanying DVD detailing the history of “The Post,” from its origins as a WWII military hospital to its current use as a rehabilitation center and education community. Copies of the book and DVD are available online at www.augustacountyhs.org and onsite at the Wilson Workforce & Rehabilitation Center. Over the course of two years, a team of Mary Baldwin University students, led by faculty Marlena Hobson and Allan Moye, recorded over 600 hours of oral history with Booker T. Washington High School alumni and others who grew up in the neighborhoods around the former African-American school in Staunton. From this resource they produced the two-hour DVD entitled Threads of History: Conversations with a Community, available online at store.marybaldwin.edu.

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2016 Annual Report  

As this annual report reflects, we are working constantly to understand the important turning points in the lives of area residents and how...

2016 Annual Report  

As this annual report reflects, we are working constantly to understand the important turning points in the lives of area residents and how...

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