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The The Community Community Foundation Foundation of of thethe Rappahannock Rappahannock River River Region Region Newsletter Newsletter Fall/Winter Fall/Winter 2015 2015 www.cfrrr.org www.cfrrr.org

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Like Like any any self-respecting self-respecting Chesapeake Chesapeake Bay Bay Retriever, Retriever, Jack Jack O’Neill O’Neill loved loved thethe water, water, water water fowl fowl and and being being outside. outside. “He “He loved loved swimming swimming and and getting getting muddy,” muddy,” said said Mary Mary Jane Jane O’Neill, O’Neill, hishis owner, owner, “He “He could could eateat a whole a whole fish fish in in a minute!” a minute!” When When Mary Mary Jane Jane decided decided to to establish establish a fund a fund at at The The Community Community Foundation Foundation to to support support environmental environmental stewardship, stewardship, it seemed it seemed only only natural natural to to name name it init in Jack’s Jack’s memory. memory. Jack Jack died died lastlast March March after after living living a long, a long, healthy healthy 1616 years. years. TheThe Jack Jack O’Neill O’Neill Fund Fund forfor a Green a Green Community Community is is dedicated dedicated to to ensuring ensuring that that thethe greater greater Fredericksburg Fredericksburg region region is aiswelcoming a welcoming andand vibrant vibrant place place to to live, live, work work andand play. play.TheThe fund fund supports supports efforts efforts to to preserve preserve or or increase: increase: • •Sound Sound environmental environmental stewardship, stewardship, • •Beautiful community landscapes andand Beautiful community landscapes • •Healthy river, forest, field andand urban ecosystems. Healthy river, forest, field urban ecosystems. TheThe foundation is pretty sure Jack would have liked foundation is pretty sure Jack would have liked thethe first two grants made from thisthis fund: first two grants made from fund: A gift of of $1,090 to to thethe Fredericksburg Area Trail A gift $1,090 Fredericksburg Area Trail Managers Users Group was made to to repair a Scout Managers Users Group was made repair a Scout Trail foot bridge along thethe Rappahannock River that Trail foot bridge along Rappahannock River that was washed outout in in July’s heavy rains. was washed July’s heavy rains.

“He “Hecould couldeat eataawhole whole fish fishininaaminute!” minute!” A gift A gift of of $6,500 $6,500 to to UMW’s UMW’s CLEAR CLEAR partnership partnership project project willwill create create a native a native plant plant “living “living landscape” landscape” teaching teaching garden garden near near Hugh Hugh Mercer Mercer School. School. This This sitesite willwill serve serve asas a destination a destination forfor STEM STEM educators educators andand their their classes classes throughout throughout thethe region. region.

Philanthropy PhilanthropySpeaks, Speaks,Annual AnnualCelebration CelebrationtotoRing Ringininthe theHolidays Holidays Philanthropy Philanthropy Speaks Speaks

The Community Foundation’s annual Ring in in The Community Foundation’s annual Ring thethe Holidays Party will bebe held Wednesday, Holidays Party will held Wednesday, December 2, 2, 2015 from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. December 2015 from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. This year wewe celebrate thethe ways Philanthropy Speaks to to thethe This year celebrate ways Philanthropy Speaks needs of of ourour community–today andand in in thethe future. We’ll toast needs community–today future. We’ll toast ourour sponsors, donors, grantees, andand guests who contribute sponsors, donors, grantees, guests who contribute soso much to to ourour vibrant region. OurOur sponsors areare being much vibrant region. sponsors being recognized forfor their magnificent support of of ourour 2015 party. recognized their magnificent support 2015 party.

Sponsorships are still available. Sponsorships are still available. Contact Teri McNally atat 540.373.9292 Contact Teri McNally 540.373.9292 to to discuss opportunities. discuss opportunities.


Our Community Scores a 10! New Charitable Funds Created Every day, The Community Foundation helps our most generous people identify and support the issues and causes that matter to them most. Our architectural heritage, the arts, the environment, cancer research, education, churches… In the past 12 months, a record 10 new charitable funds were created at The Community Foundation. Their impact can be felt now and for generations to come. The Craig “Cujo, Jr.” Bennett Scholarship Fund

continue to support higher education, particularly community college initiatives, that align with Ron’s involvement on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Community College System, as well as their church, their alma maters and the United Way. “What we like about having a fund is that now we can write one check and have the Community Foundation grant out the funds as giving opportunities arise,” Ron said. The Falcon Fund

Knowing that his numerous physical issues would shorten his life expectancy, Craig Bennet asked his parents to establish a scholarship in his memory. “Craig was always fighting for the underdog. Funny thing is, he never saw himself in the same way everyone else did. Everybody saw Craig’s disabilities as limiting. Craig saw himself almost as a superhero. If someone was bullying a child or a person with special needs, he would rush up to protect. He always looked out for others and encouraged them to believe in themselves,” said ReBecca Bennett, his mother. Upon his death, Craig’s family established this scholarship to benefit Stafford High School seniors who, like Craig, have “pulled themselves up by their bootstraps,” using determination and the force of will, to overcome odds, meet hardship and succeed in achieving their dreams.

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The Falcon Fund began with a $10,000 gift from the Community Enrichment Fund of The Community Foundation. Fredericksburg Academy was chosen from a pool of area nonprofits that achieved a significant benchmark of donor engagement and won a grand prize during the 2015 Community Give 24-hour online day of giving event. This fund supports the Fredericksburg Academy mission: To provide a rigorous, college-preparatory education in a nurturing environment that challenges each student to achieve academic excellence, to think critically and independently, to communicate effectively, and to act honorably.

The Ron and Ann Holmes Charitable Fund

The Alice Gray and Rick Johnson Memorial Fund

Ann and Ron Holmes are using a named fund at The Community Foundation to give efficiently to several organizations that they actively support as volunteers. They will

This memorial fund was created by Fitz Johnson and his wife Kelly, Past President of the foundation’s board, along with their children Fitzhugh and Mary Gray.

“Establishing a fund in my parents’ name was an easy decision because Kelly and I believe in the mission of The Community Foundation and it seemed like an appropriate way to honor them,” says Fitz Johnson of this named fund. “Everything I have and everything that I am is a direct result of my parents.” Together, the Johnson family is building upon a formidable legacy of community involvement with annual gifts to their chosen nonprofit organizations. The Kerry Keilty Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund is a natural extension of Kerry Keilty’s family’s effort to honor her memory and support brain cancer research. The fund will not only support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, it will also “keep her name alive forever,” according to Colby Keilty. Family and friends have held an annual March Madness Classic Golf Tournament in Kerry’s name since her death in 2004. “Establishing the fund at The Community Foundation will ensure that our family can continue to support brain cancer research long after the last golf tournament is held,” said Colby.


The Community Foundation offers confidential giving options in addition to the named funds it manages. Gifts like the Keilty’s are making a powerful difference. Read about the Duke Cancer Center’s breakthrough using the polio virus to treat glioblastoma at http://www.ibtimes. com/cancer-patients-cured-polio-virus-dukeuniversity-trial-cbs-reports-1862796 The King Wack Family Fund

and events that make up our local heritage. Grants from the fund can support work to stabilize and protect threatened artifacts, for example, or help rehabilitate significant buildings or landscapes. “I became interested in supporting preservation work when St. George’s began repairing and updating the protective coverings on the church’s stained glass windows” said Mary Jane. “Not everyone realizes we have Tiffany stained glass in Fredericksburg, and it must be looked after long-term if we want it to last into the future.”

“Sam was an immigrant who came here when he was 18. He particularly wanted to show his appreciation for the opportunities that life in the United States provided him,” Midge said. “I became aware of all the things The Community Foundation does after I first joined the Women and Girls Fund. I like knowing that our gift will keep giving long after we are gone.” The Kathryn and Benjamin Wafle Fund

The Jack O’Neill Fund for a Green Community

Cathy Wack and Steve King wanted to create a fund that could accommodate their wide array of philanthropic interests. Cathy has observed first-hand the foundation’s positive impact upon the community through her service on the board of governors as Past President and as a founding member of the Women and Girls Fund. “Steve and I strongly support The Community Foundation. We respect its ability to help people create charitable giving funds that become increasingly more effective in perpetuity. What an incredible concept!” The O’Neill Fund for the Stewardship of Historic Resources

The Jack O’Neill Fund for a Green Community, described in the cover story on page one, was also established by Mary Jane O’Neill. Like the O’Neill Fund for the Stewardship of Historic Resources, this fund is dedicated to ensuring a vibrant community for future generations. The Vittoria Family Fund

“We chose The Community Foundation for this fund because we’ve both been involved with the organization and have tremendous confidence in its future,” says Ben Wafle of their named fund at the foundation. “We appreciate the leadership role that the foundation is playing in the continued development of the long-term quality of life in the Fredericksburg region.” Kitty and Ben will be supporting their most loved causes, charities they traditionally support through annual gifts, and growing a permanent resource for these organizations in the future. Additional Funds Another new fund was recently established to support the performing arts, historic preservation and conservation.

A community foundation is built on the premise that place is important. The O’Neill Fund for the Stewardship of Historic Resources champions and protects the places that tell our community’s story. It aims to enhance our sense of community by protecting the memories of people, places

The Vittoria Family Fund was created by Midge Vittoria and her husband Sam, who recently passed away. Their fund supports organizations tackling homelessness, legal aid, mental health, indigent healthcare and autism.

The Community Foundation offers confidential giving options in addition to the named funds it manages.

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Grant Awards: Six-Month Retrospective

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Fund

Grant Amount

Grantee

The Calvin Burns Family Fund

$ $

1,536 3,584

King George Animal Rescue League King George Little League

The Caroline County Community Fund

$

4,000

Caroline Foundation for Education, Recreation and Wellness

The Caroline County Public Spirit Fund

$

300

The Elsie, Carroll and Willie Wheeler Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging Fund

$

2,843

Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging

The Elsie, Carroll and Willie Wheeler Hospice Support Care, Inc. Fund

$

2,843

Hospice Support Care

The Alan F. Courtney Fund

$

1,200

Salvation Army

The Anne Felder Fund

$ $

3,500 4,000

disAbility Resource Center RACSB Parent Education - Infant Development

Female Charity School Endowment Fund

$ $ $ $ $

1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 2,000

Fredericksburg Department of Social Services Hope House Interfaith Community Council Salvation Army St. George’s Episcopal Church Preschool

The Molly Gill Memorial Fund

$

1,568

disAbility Resource Center of the Rappahannock

Kelly Givens Memorial Fund

$

1,139

Fredericksburg Counseling Services

The Graves-King Family Legacy Fund

$

1,777

Empowerhouse

The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

5,000 5,000 2,400 1,400 2,050 3,500 1,500 3,500 1,500 4,877 5,000 1,500

Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont Ladies Memorial Association of Fredericksburg Meadowview Biological Research Station RACSB - Kids on the Block Rappahannock Court Appointed Special Advocates The Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Riverside Foundation for the Performing Arts Riverbend High School St. George’s Episcopal Church St. Paul’s Episcopal Church STEP VA

The Honeywell Charitable Fund

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

15,000 10,000 14,240 10,000 75,000 25,000 7,500 12,500 70,000 17,500

Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity MICAH Ecumenical Services Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Kiwanis Club FH SJI Community Home Trust SJI Public Schools Foundation The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Shoe Fund St. George’s Episcopal Church – The Table FH Food Bank SJI Historical Museum

Jimmy & Ellen Jarrell Family Legacy Fund

$

5,000

The Kallay Family Endowment Fund

$

772

The William Lakeman Habitat for Humanity Fund

$

9,763

The Mahon Family Fund

$

500

The Hugh & Marian McCabe Charitable Fund $

1,592

Rappahannock Legal Services

The McCabe-Felder Endowment Fund

2,122

George Washington Foundation

$

Caroline County Department of Social Services

Children’s Museum of Richmond/Fredericksburg Mary’s Shelter Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity George Washington Foundation


The Community Foundation receives direct support from many of its fund holders, including The Grants for Humanity Fund, The Honeywell Charitable Fund and The O’Neill Family Fund. Thank you for helping sustain our work to enrich the community by promoting local philanthropy! Fund

Grant Amount

Grantee

The Mary Wynn Richmond McDaniel Fund

$ $ $ $ $

500 500 500 1,000 3,000

Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center Garden Club of Virginia Historic Fredericksburg Foundation The Presbyterian Church Stratford Hall

The John F. and Deborah L. McManus Family Fund

$

2,500

Christopher Newport University

The Jack O’Neill Fund for a Green Community

$ $

1,090 6,500

Fredericksburg Area Trails Management Users Group University of Mary Washington – Climate Environment and Readiness Plan

The Robert Cullen O’Neill Memorial Fund

$ $

8,500 15,000

The O’Neill Fund for the Stewardship of Historic Resources

$ $

4,877 5,000

The PNC Community Endowment Fund

$

720

The Dulcie H. Potter Memorial Fund

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,000 917 1,000 1,000 1,000 2,500 1,000 1,500 2,500 1,000 1,000

Bethany Christian Services Compassionate International Florida Oceanographic Society Fredericksburg All Ages Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity Lifepoint Church MICAH Ecumenical Services Montpelier Foundation Odyssey Montessori RACSB – Program for Teen Parents St. George’s Episcopal Church – The Table

The Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters Fund

$

2,058

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Rowe Family Legacy Fund

$ $

2,117 1,021

Children’s Museum of Richmond/Fredericksburg Saving Sweet Briar

The Sullivan Family Legacy Fund

$ $ $

2,500 1,000 1,000

The Presbyterian Church George Washington Foundation Hands Across the Sea

Nicky Seay Charitable Fund

$ $

1,000 1,000

Washington Heritage Museum The Community Foundation

Share Our Selves Fund

$

5,000

Recovery in Motion

The Stafford Junction Fund

$

770

The Aune Sturdy Fund

$ $

5,000 1,500

The Taczak Family Endowment Fund

$

500

The Virginia Heritage Fund

$ $ $ $

1,195 773 1,392 1,826

The Vittoria Family Fund

$ $ $ $

500 500 500 500

The Mary and Joe Wilson Family Fund

$ $

7,009 5,100

MICAH Ecumenical Services Washington Heritage Museums St. George’s Episcopal Church St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters

Stafford Junction Spotsy Dog Park, Inc. A Tail To Be Told The Haiti Micah Project Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Historic Port Royal Museum Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic Mental Health America of Fredericksburg Micah Ecumenical Ministries My Sister’s Circle Buena Vista Public Schools Rappahannock United Way

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Scholarships

The Community Foundation is a leading resource for scholarship funding in our community. Generous donors make these scholarships possible for many different reasons. These thoughtful donors have shown their commitment to creating a better future for the Rappahannock River region by financially assisting students who are pursuing a post-secondary education. Forty-one local college bound students were awarded over $142,000 in scholarship money this year. Recipient

Scholarship Fund

2016 College

Megan Amrhine Julianne Arnold Zachary Batt

The Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell II Memorial Scholarship Fund The Mary B. and Perry A. Thompson Scholarship Fund The Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell II Memorial Scholarship Fund The Betty Booker Lontz Scholarship The Robert H. Bradley, Jr. Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund The Jeremy Daniel Hawley Scholarship Fund The King George High School Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund The Richard C. Hayden Family Scholarship Fund The George D. Taylor Scholarship The George D. Taylor Scholarship The Kenneth T. Whitescarver III Memorial Scholarship The Brian Conner Memorial Scholarship The Mary B. and Perry A. Thompson Scholarship The George D. Taylor Scholarship The Horace A. Revercomb, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for the Continuing Study of Music The Mary B. and Perry A. Thompson Scholarship The Seay Family Scholarship The Clay and Elsie Williams Rural Conservation Scholarship The Kay Orr Memorial Scholarship The Steven Snyder Memorial Scholarship for Colonial Forge The Betty Booker Lontz Scholarship The Linda and Billy Beale Scholarship The Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell II Memorial Scholarship The Peter D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship The Betty Merrill Scholarship for Excellence in Latin The Chris Ross Memorial Scholarship The George D. Taylor Scholarship The Mary E. Berger Scholarship The Mary Carter Frackelton Scholarship The Chris Ross Memorial Scholarship

University of Virginia Savannah College of Art and Design DePauw University

Andrew Berry

Ricardo Bonilla-Vasquez Alize’ Catlett Markeez Coleman Isabella Dillon Christina Dittmer Sara Galan Rocky Gonzalez Elijah Gregory Grace Grossen Omar Hanley Reese Holland Carson King Lora-Maria Koytcheva

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Kyle Kraisser Andrew LaMarca Kylie McKeen Austin Meyer Amy Millis Grace Mills Haley Mills Continued page 7

Bridgewater College

University of Mary Washington Radford University Germanna Community College University of Virginia Christopher Newport University Mount Aloysuis Virginia Tech Clemson University Virginia Tech The College of William and Mary Old Dominion University Clemson University Shenandoah University Virginia Tech University of Mary Washington Averett University King University Swarthmore College Liberty University Liberty University


New Faces on the Foundation Board of Governors

Leah Cox, PhD, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Mary Washington

Michele Mansouri, Executive Director and Vice President Access Eye

The foundation is grateful for the service of these out-going board members: John Fick III Leigh Frackelton (Past President) John McManus (Past President) Erik Muller

Kirstin Snead, Attorney

Jon Van Zandt, Owner Van Zandt Restorations

Legacy Donors When generous citizens arrange for future charitable support to our community through the foundation, The Community Foundation recognizes them as members of our legacy society. If you have included the foundation in your estate plans, please contact us so we may appropriately recognize you. For a confidential consultation with Executive Director Teri McNally, please call 540.373.9292 or email terimcnally@cfrrr.org.

Scholarships Continued from page 6 Recipient

Scholarship Fund

2016 College

Emily Murray

The Como Farm Scholarship The Sofia Silva Scholarship The George D. Taylor Scholarship The Brian Conner Memorial Scholarship The ShackLax Memorial Scholarship The Steven Snyder Memorial Scholarship for North Stafford The Christine and Will Dickinson Memorial Scholarship The Seay Family Scholarship The Mary B. and Perry A. Thompson Scholarship The Molly Gill Memorial Scholarship The Crittenden R. Sullivan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship The Baron P. “Deuce� Braswell II Memorial Scholarship The Rosie Lee Dawson Scholarship The Rev. Douglas T. Pinkard Scholarship The Seay Family Scholarship The Mary B. and Perry A. Thompson Scholarship The Bill Lontz Science Scholarship The Seay Family Scholarship Lauren Allie White Memorial Paul E. Neri Memorial Scholarship The George D. Taylor Scholarship Lee Wingate Pappandreou Drama Award The George A. and Lucy Mae Scott Scholarship The Mary B. and Perry A. Thompson Scholarship The Irene Miller Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The College of William and Mary

Tyler Nielsen Wade Patton Rebecca Pilkington Neil Schubel

Blake Showers Sandra Simon Zachary Sims

Katherine Smith Madison Sutherland Gabrielle Tate Courtney Walcott Hannah Sky Wilson Michelle Winkler Courtney Wright

Mercer University Virginia Tech The College of William and Mary George Mason University

University of Mary Washington George Mason University The College of William and Mary

University of Virginia Virginia Tech Virginia Wesleyan College Old Dominion University James Madison University University of Virginia James Madison University

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Philanthropy Speaks Ring in the Holidays Sponsors Tent Sponsor

Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, PLC

Cullen, Inc. / Mary Jane O’Neill

Payne Trucking Co.

Bar Sponsor

Peoples Community Bank

Access Eye / Arash and Michele Mansouri

Betsy and Doug Quarles Van Zandt Restorations

Platinum

Virginia Partners Bank

Beveridge Seay, Inc. / Nicky Seay

Wagner Wealth Management of Davenport & Co.

Central Virginia Surgi-Center Cooper Financial Group / Douglas Cooper & Joshua Cooper

Bronze

Bruce and Sandy Davis

Affordable Suites of America / Fredericksburg / Quantico

J. F. Fick, Inc.

Mona and Jack Albertine

Hirschler Fleischer

Rob Billingsley / Northwestern Mutual

Kaeser Compressors

Bowling, Franklin & Co., LLP

PBMares

Ginnie and Jimbee Branscome

SimVentions, Inc.

Heather and Jason Cohen

Sands Anderson

John C. Cowan

Stafford Printing

Flair Communication

Union Bank & Trust / Union Investment Services

Jenny and Dudley DuPuy

Wack General Contractor

Mary Carter Frackelton

Anonymous

The Hoffman Family / Fredericksburg Utility Professional Services, Inc. / Fred & Tanya Howe

Gold

JON Properties, LLC

Applied Technology, Inc.

The Keddie Group of Davenport & Co. LLC

Breeze Eastern

Keystone Coffee & Auto Spa

Cushman & Wakefield / Thalhimer

Eleanor and Marque Ledoux

Hallberg & O’Malley

Tricia and Charles McDaniel

Heritage Wealth Advisors

Brooke Miller Real Estate

Cindy and Tim Hughes

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Mueller

Parties by Dori

Lillie Pitman, DMD and Thanos Ntounis, DDS,

Stifel / Don Newlin Wells Fargo Business Banking / Wells Fargo Private Bank

Periodontics & Dental Implants Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg / Dr. Howard Heppe Rappahannock Restoration

Silver

Reid Engineering Company, Inc.

Stephanie and Matthew Caspersen

Roxbury Mills

Rappahannock Orthodontics

Salon 730

CB Richard Ellis

Janny and Shane Sims

Kate and Matthew DuMont

Tulip Salon & Spa / Aveda

Ben Maxwell / Edward Jones Investments Field at Snowden Farm Germanna Community College Hagerman Group Lucy and Wayne Harman Hilldrup Properties, Inc. / Rennie and Richmond McDaniel Holmes, Riley & Associates of Merrill Lynch Johnson Realty Advisors, Inc. Missy and Steve Norair

The Community Foundation’s annual Ring in the Holidays party will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Thank you to our fantastic committee members! Kelly Johnson, Chair, Michele Mansouri, Chris Repp, Jamie Scully, Nicky Seay, and Jon Van Zandt. This event would not be memorable without the brilliance of our decorators! Dr.'s Tim Hughes and Matt Caspersen, Andrea Hickman, Sally Harman and George Harvey.

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