Paula Felder The generosity of Paula Felder, noted local historian and writer, continues to improve and enrich the lives of citizens with intellectual disabilities, even after her death earlier this year. As she stipulated, the proceeds from her estate will go to the Anne Felder Fund, which she originally established at The Community Foundation in 2000.
Paula Felder’s estate will meet the needs of citizens challenged by intellectual disability and homelessness.
When the gift is complete, the Foundation expects to begin competitive grantmaking that supports nonprofit organizations whose projects align with the donor’s charitable goals. Paula envisioned her philanthropy addressing the needs of those with intellectual disabilities and the disadvantaged, including the homeless, in the Rappahannock Region. She suggested
that grant distributions could support residential services, daycare, research, education, vocational opportunities and recreational programs that serve those with mental disabilities. “In her lifetime Paula gave generously and often anonymously to many causes. She was passionate about the matters she supported,” said Foundation Executive Director Teri McNally. “Paula recognized just how lucky she was to be able to give at the level she gave. But I believe our community is lucky because Paula was the one making these gifts – thanks to her community spirit, generosity and intellect, her gifts have made a significant impact on our community and will continue to do so into the future.”
Celebrate Community! 11th Annual Holiday Party Wednesday, November 28th Mill Race North The Community Foundation’s 11th annual holiday party is a critical source of operating support for its mission to increase charitable investment throughout our region. It will be held Wednesday, Nov 28th at Mill Race North – the home of The Community Foundation’s offices – at 725 Jackson Street in downtown Fredericksburg. We are grateful for our many sponsors’ enthusiastic support of this year’s event.
Platinum Design Storage & Handling, Inc. Cary Street Partners Hirschler Fleischer Mary Jane O’Neill Cullen, Inc. PBGH, LLP The Davis Family StellarOne Union First Market Bank - Union Investment Securities Wack Contractors
Gold Cushman & Wakefield - Thalhimer Zope Corporation Parties by Dori
Bronze Bowling, Franklin & Co., LLP Carter Frackelton Germanna Community College Education Silver Foundation Applied Technology, Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Inc. J. Hughes CB Richard Ellis Holmes, Riley & Brokerage Services Associates of Cooper Financial Merrill Lynch Raymond James J. F. Fick, Inc. Hallberg & O’Malley John and Linda Coker Financial Group Keystone Coffee and HDT Global, Inc. Auto Spa Hilldrup Properties, Parrish Houck and Inc. Snead, PLC Johnson Realty PermaTreat, Inc. Advisors, Inc. Rob Billingsley Lucy and Wayne Northwestern Harman Mutual Peoples Community Worth New York Bank Sarah Pierson Sterne Agee SunTrust Bank The Blalock Family
The Hoffman Family Fredericksburg The Keddie Group Davenport & Co. LLC Therapy Toolbox Tulip Salon & Spa Aveda Utility Professional Services, Inc. Fred & Tanya Howe Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian, P.C. Virginia Commerce Bank Virginia Partners Bank
The Community Foundation's Fall 2012 newsletter.