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Time, Talent, & Treasure Exploring the multiple ways community members help Hampton Roads thrive Inspiring Philanthropy. Changing Lives. Annual Report 2022

Deborah M. DiCroce President & CEO Sharon Goodwyn Board Chair VisionA thriving community with opportunity for all MissionMake life better in Hampton Roads through leadership, philanthropy, and civic engagement ValuesCollaboration, Excellence, Integrity, Justice, Knowledge “Indeed, day in and day out, people like you give their time, talent, and treasure to help build a opportunitycommunitythrivingwithforall.”

In this report, we celebrate the power of philanthropy through the stories of our donors, nonprofit and corporate partners, and grant and scholarship recipients. You will read how the late Kurt Rosenbach’s experience with Nazism in Germany in the 1930s shaped the “giving back” that drove his and his late wife’s philanthropy. You will read why Kevin and Wanda Turpin have themselves “always been givers” and how that giving led to their founding of a children’s literacy program which the Foundation helped fund. You will read about Ellis Pretlow, a successful attorney and member of our Professional Advisors Committee, who is following in the footsteps of her mother and her “very famous” Tipsy Cake. You will read how David Landsberger, a donor-advised fundholder, helps seniors, children, and families on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. These four stories, and the powerful others that comprise the 2022 Annual Report, bring to life the work of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and the philanthropy of forward-thinking individuals who fuel it. Time, Talent, and Treasure. They are the driving force of a thriving community and its community foundation.

The year also brought to life three highly customized funds for Dollar Tree, Facebook, and Norfolk Southern to meet their unique philanthropic needs. This experience, in turn, helped us understand the nuance of corporate giving and its implications for our giving products and services.


Of course, such results would not have been possible without the continued generosity of people from all walks of life who entrust the community foundation to do good in their name and, in so doing, to help make life better in Hampton Roads.

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Indeed, day in and day out, people like you give their time, talent, and treasure to help build a thriving community with opportunity for all.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation experienced another banner year in 2021.

For the first time since its founding in 1950, the Foundation’s asset base reached the half-billion dollar mark coming in at $532 million. Annual giving also set a new record at $49 million, as did our 589 established funds and 299 Legacy Society members. And our grantmaking program topped over $20 million in grants and scholarship awards—which, while not a record, reflects a significant increase in grant awards to Black-led nonprofits and equity-focused projects.

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Racial EquityWe believe


Special thanks to the community foundation staff and nonprofit partners for their assistance with this year’s annual report and these special contributors: Sonja Barisic, Stef Carr, Roger Chesley, Irene Davis, Lee Dear, Sally Hartman, Jones Printing, Jpixx, Mike Knepler, Jonathan McNair, Bart Morris, Lisa McGill, Skip Rowland, Reginald Smart.

Our Commitment to that racial equity is essential to the success of region and its people. further believe that advancing a more equitable and inclusive community is core to the mission of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

Learn more at HamptonRoadsCF.org/RacialEquity Confirmed in Compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations 2021 Highlights 4 New Charitable Funds Created in 2021 5 A Legacy of Gratitude, Service, and Volunteerism 6 Lessons in Giving with Kevin and Wanda Turpin 8 In Memoriam: U.S. Sen. John Warner 9 Ellis Pretlow on Women and Philanthropy 10 Getting Involved and Giving Back 11 Near-Death Experience Leads to Purpose-Driven Giving 12 Creating Brighter Futures Through Scholarships 14 Eggleston Services: Helping Brain Injury Survivors Live Fuller Lives 16 Black Community Partnership Fund Supports 30 Local Nonprofits 18 Moving to the Beat of Their Own Drum 20 Supporting Families and Children with Autism 21 Caring for Pets and Families in Times of Crisis 22 Wesley Community Service Center Provides Tutoring and More 23 Helping Nonprofit Leaders Learn and Grow 24 Sharing Culture: Tidewater African Cultural Alliance 25 Working Together to Give Youth a Brighter Future 26 Community Leadership Partners 27 Visionaries for Change 28 Time, Talent, & Treasure – Community Voices 30 Table 1 Keeps the Conversation Going 30 Raising Cultural Awareness – EXODUS: Homecoming 32 Barron F. Black Community Builder Award: Shirley C. Baldwin 33 Poem: Where We Live 34 Artist Gives Back by Celebrating History 35 Garden of Tomorrow 36 Grants, Funds, and Our Generous Partners 37 On Coastal Resilience 41 All Smiles! Virginia Dental Association Foundation 44 Legacy Society for Hampton Roads 46 Frequently Asked Questions 61 Our Donors 62 Board Members and Staff 65 2021 Financial Summary 66 How to Donate 67 This annual report primarily highlights grants, funds, and activities occurring January 1 – December 31, 2021.

Editor: Cherise M. Newsome, vice president for communications and marketing, CNewsome@HamptonRoadsCF.org or (757) 622-7951.

Total charitable assets. We are ranked the 55th largest community foundation in the U.S. Donations received in 2021 from individuals, families, and corporations Total grants and scholarships paid Students received scholarship support New charitable funds created New Legacy Society members Tidewater Distinguished Merit Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities for our longtime humanitarian work Black Community Partnership Fund for Black-led nonprofits to advance racial equity Giving Black® Hampton Roads research project to learn about and amplify Black philanthropy in the Understandingregion Hampton Roads civic engagement events, including Hurricanes: Before and After the Storm, focused on coastal resilience and preparedness Highlights2021 4 Hampton Roads Community Foundation $ 532 million+ $ 49 million+ $ 20LaunchedAchievedmillion+4171916Hosted EducationalSuccess $5,183,776 StewardshipEnvironmental $598,891 Vibrant Places $1,439,927 Health Wellnessand $2,607,559 Other $2,660,844 Cultural Vitality $3,093,812 EconomicStability $3,561,538 2021 Grants Paid by Program Area 2021 Grants Paid by Fund Type Donor-Advised $9,234,221 Unrestricted $3,247,040 Designated $3,111,065 Field of Interest $3,069,106 OrganizationalEndowments $484,915 Scholarships $1,384,775 Scholarships $1,384,775

For students from South Hampton Roads who are in need of financial aid for undergraduate nursing education

Kay and Al Abiouness Charitable Fund A donor-advised fund

Frank and Carol Kroboth Scholarship Fund

Willcox Savage Scholarship Fund

ES Part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation family of funds

S & C Gagliardi Scholarship Fund

An organizational fund for Lynnhaven River NOW McClellan Family Charitable Fund

A donor-advised fund Joyce Brown Milliner Endowment ES

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Cheryl Karam Bilbo Fund

An unrestricted fund

Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation

A donor-advised fund Lewis Family Scholarship Fund for The New E3 School

Neikirk Family Fund

Nancy Upton Thiemeyer and John S. Thiemeyer, Jr. Fund A designated fund for Norfolk Academy and Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk Southern Hampton Roads Community Fund A donor-advised fund

Lynnhaven River NOW Endowment Fund

An unrestricted fund Saint Clare of Assisi Foundation Fund

A designated fund for scholarships for The New E3 School in Norfolk, Virginia

Kurt M. & Rose R. Rosenbach Fund

A designated fund for the Philippians 2 Foundation

A donor-advised fund

A donor-advised fund Holland Family Scholarship Fund

Archivist Endowment - In Memory of Kirk C. Mariner and in Honor of B. Miles Barnes Fund ES

An organizational fund for the Eastern Shore Public Library

Lawson Family Foundation Fund

An organizational fund for the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation

In 2021, Norfolk Southern created a $5 million fund for the Hampton Roads community on behalf of the many Norfolk Southern employees and retirees who call Hampton Roads h ome a nd t he many more who have lived and raised their families in the area over the years. The company chose the Hampton Raods Community Foundation to administer its fund. The announcement was made at the Southside Boys & Girls Club in Norfolk (pictured), which also received a $10,000 gift from the company.

For African American and Black law students or other historically marginalized racial or ethnic groups who are longtime Virginia residents attending law school in Virginia or the District of Columbia Dr. Steve Yetiv Memorial Fund

A donor-advised fund

For students from the Eastern Shore of Virginia or students graduating from Pocomoke High School and Holly Grove Christian School on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with a preference for those pursuing degrees related to farming and agriculture

For students from public high schools in Accomack County Mark Greenspan Family Fund

It would only get worse.

At 15, Rosenbach immigrated with his family to the United States in February 1938 just nine months before Nazis searched their neighborhood for Jews to send to the concentration camps. . The trip to America and the grueling transition of leaving behind his home, learning a new language, and starting over shaped Rosenbach’s sense of gratitude.

Kurt and Rose Rosenbach arranged an unrestricted gift in their will to the community foundation, which will forever benefit important causes in Hampton Roads.

“They were very, very fortunate to get out,” son Murray Rosenbach recalled about his dad’s family. “I think that just gave him such an appreciation for life and for being able to go forward. I think that was part of always why he felt like ‘I’m going to give back.’”

The late Rosenbach served on the Board of Directors for the community foundation’s predecessor, The Norfolk Foundation, and he also served on its finance and audit committee for many years. Additionally, he served in many philanthropic organizations, like the United Way of South Hampton Roads, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, and as the founding president of the Downtown Norfolk Council.


“He worked with nonprofits through his 90s,” daughter Caroyln Perlman said. “With my dad, there was no such thing as difficulty. You just keep going,” Murray Rosenbach added. “He always had that can-do attitude.”

Kurt Rosenbach was 9 years old when the Nazi antisemitism of 1930s Germany penetrated his peaceful life.School lessons disparaged Jews as “murderers, thieves, and rapists,” while once-friendly classmates began to bully him, Rosenbach wrote in an autobiography for his family in 2002.

Kurt Rosenbach settled in Baltimore with his family and later earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore. He met and married Rose in Baltimore, and they had two daughters and a son.

“Yet, we were among the fortunate ones who escaped the fate of six million Jews who perished during that period,” Rosenbach wrote about the Holocaust.

Customers abandoned his father’s retail business because they no longer would buy from a Jew. His dad had to close his store, move, and sell goods from his home. In the news and conversations, Rosenbach heard about threats and violence against Jews, too.

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Rosenbach passed away in 2020 at age 97 after a life of service and volunteerism in the region and beyond. His wife, Rose, died eight months later in 2021. Their legacy of love and philanthropy lives on. The couple arranged a charitable bequest to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation in the form of an unrestricted gift. Their generosity will benefit an array of nonprofits helping the region for years to come.

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Rosenbach began working as a comptroller for a women’s

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Rosenbach’s volunteerism started with retail and business advocacy in downtown Norfolk, Terkeltaub said. “Then, that just basically went into ‘how can I give back to the community?’”

“It’s a great legacy from both of them. I don’t think we could have had better role models,” Murray Rosenbach said. The Rosenbachs (center) with their grandchildren,children,and extended family. The Rosenbachs and their children and spouses.

specialty store in Baltimore before moving to Norfolk in 1955 to start a 30-year career with Rices Nachmans, an upscale department store, as chief financial officer. He later became its chairman and CEO. Following the sale of Rices, he began a 23-year career as senior vice president with Haynes Furniture before retiring in 2008.

“My parents belonged to Ohef Sholom Temple from day one until the very end,” daughter Carolyn Perlman said. “And the Temple was their life. They were so devoted to that synagogue. My dad was president there.

Rose Rosenbach cared for her family and remained active over the years, including volunteering as a candy striper for the former DePaul Hospital, checking on patients, bringing them magazines, and caring for their nonmedical needs.

Rosenbach loved retail, his children said, and years ago he envisioned a thriving downtown at a time when shuttered storefronts and parking lots accounted for much of the space.

And when he wasn’t president, he was always on a board or on a committee.”

“He very much believed in downtown Norfolk,” daughter Marcy Terkeltaub said. “He had a vision of it growing into retail, eating establishments, and living. He wanted to see Granby Street come to life.”

Their children and grandchildren have followed in their footsteps by volunteering, donating, and serving on nonprofit boards.

Rosenbach and his wife Rose were active in the community and passionate about their Jewish heritage.

Giving in the Black community

“Often times when it comes to philanthropy, people don’t think of African American folks,” Kevin said. “But we are givers. We’ve always been givers. We’ve given out of our need. We’ve always had a giving spirit. That’s part of the culture.”

Where it all began “From a child, I would watch my dad give,” Wanda said. “He wasn’t the type to brag. He just did it. My mom, too. Then we started tithing as a family. As soon as I started working, even small jobs, tithing was very important to us, and so it still is.”

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Paying it forward “I struggled personally with reading, and actually, I got left back in first grade,” Kevin recalled. “I had a lot of folks helping me. That following year, it just clicked. It’s pretty interesting that God would allow me to focus on an area that was such a struggle for me and he would use that to the good of others.”

Kevin Turpin is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Life Enrichment Center, a children’s literacy program which in 2021 received a $50,000 grant from the Black Community Partnership Fund at the community foundation. Wanda Turpin is the site director and office manager. “Reading can take you all over the world,” Wanda Turpin said. “So that’s my passion to see a child become all they can be through reading.” The Turpins believe in giving back to the community. They are founding members of the Visionaries for Change giving circle, and they are active in New Life Church, where Kevin Turpin is a senior associate pastor.

Teaching the next generation

Wanda’s advice: “Always be willing to help someone in any way. Whatever it may be, use your talents and do it young so that it’s always in you, in you forever.”

Giving takes many forms – volunteering, donating, and sharing your talents. Kevin and Wanda Turpin have done them all. The Turpins have been married for more than 40 years, and they believe in philanthropy and giving back.

Wanda, who is African American and Shinnecock, said her family cared for her aging Shinnecock grandfather when they lived in Southampton, New York, accompanying him to the annual powwow and learning the history of the Shinnecock Nation and bringing it back home to share. Her father, one of the first Black golf course superintendents in Southampton, New York, used his success to help relatives and friends in need. It was never a burden to him but a joy. Who can give?

Wanda said you don’t need to have millions of dollars.

“You just need to have it inside of you that ‘I’m going to do this because it’s the right thing to do,’” she said. It could be volunteering one hour a week or anything to help someone else in need. “Just be committed,” she said.

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Among his many accomplishments, Sen. John Warner served as U.S. secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and five terms as a U.S. senator from 1979 to 2009. He and wife, Jeane Warner, established their designated fund in 2015. It continues to do good work in their name by honoring submarine crew members for their meritorious public service. Annual Report Sen. John Warner was a Navy petty officer in World War II, a Marine in the Korean War, and Secretary of the Navy before serving in the Senate for 30 years. He passed away at age 94 in May 2021.

“Our family has a deep sense of humility and gratitude to our nation ... and for the sailors and the shipyard workers.” – Sen. John Warner 2015, he and his wife, Jeanne, worked with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to arrange a charitable gift to the crew of the USS John Warner, a submarine commissioned in his honor. grants from the Warner Family Fund for the SSN-785 are used to recognize the meritorious public service of crew members serving on the USS John Warner and to support its morale, welfare, and recreation fund. family has a deep sense of humility and gratitude to our nation and for the sailors and the shipyard workers,” Sen. Warner told the community foundation in 2015. Warner’s memory and generosity will live on through this fund and the powerful legacy he left behind.


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Philanthropists like Ellis Pretlow give of their time, talent, and treasure to make life better in Hampton Roads. Pretlow is an attorney with Kaufman & Canoles. She serves on the community foundation’s Professional Advisors Committee, a group of estate attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, and insurance experts who assist their clients with charitable giving goals. Pretlow, who lives in Norfolk and grew up in Suffolk, is a member of the Community Leadership Partners giving circle. In the community, she has served on several boards, including the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Her grandmother Betty Pretlow was the president of the first Girl Scouts council in the region in the 1960s. Ellis Pretlow is following in the footsteps of civic-minded women who have given back, and she is making her own mark.

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Ellis Pretlow on Women Philanthropyand

Women have always been givers, and they make a significant difference through their philanthropy.

Ellis Pretlow is following in the footsteps of civic-minded women who have given back, and she is making her own mark. My earliest memory of giving It’s related to my mom, Lila Pretlow, who makes a very famous dessert called Tipsy Cake. Every Christmas a lot of her friends would hire her to make these Tipsy Cakes for them because they thought hers was the best. And every year she would take in their funds to pay for them. Then, she would make an anonymous donation to The Joy Fund, which was a fund that directly went to help youth in need, especially during the holidays. Every year in the Suffolk News-Herald newspaper, we would see the Tipsy Cake listed in The Joy Fund, and that made it very clear to me what it means to give back. The fact that she did it anonymously was extremely impactful to me. As a young woman, especially, I think it’s important to start those giving cycles and conversations and habits now. And you don’t have to be a billionaire to make that happen.

Betty Pretlow, president of the first Girl Scouts council in the region in the 1960s.

Ryan said he likes how the community foundation can tailor its services to the donor’s needs.

“I was the first person in my family to ever go to college,” he said. “My father was an accountant, and he didn’t go to college for that. You just had to study for the exam. But education lifted him from humble beginnings. And education lifted me to an even better situation.”

By the time Ryan retired from Landmark in 1999, he had a game plan: give back to the community as a volunteer.

“That was my first involvement both as a donor and as a volunteer in any sort of meaningful way,” he said. Now, at 75, Ryan is one of the region’s most engaged philanthropists, encouraging others to get involved, too. “If you want to enrich your own life, getting involved in ways other than just money is critical,” Ryan said. With his time, he has volunteered on boards for the Elizabeth River Project, ACCESS College Foundation, the Virginia Symphony, EVMS Foundation, Virginia Wesleyan University and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. With his wallet, Ryan and his wife, Pru, have arranged a gift in their will to the community foundation to benefit several charitable causes. “You live forever through your philanthropy,” he said.

After working in Norfolk for about four years at the law firm, Ryan served as an attorney for the former Landmark Communications under the leadership of the late Frank Batten, Sr., a longtime businessman, civic leader, and philanthropist. “Everybody at Landmark followed the lead of Frank Batten and got involved. The people were committed beyond their immediate self-interests,” Ryan recalled. “It grew a little bit here and a little bit there.”

First, Louis Ryan began giving through the church collection plate as a kid.

“You’ve got some very smart people looking over the investment of the funds, so you know that your money is going to be handled properly,” he said.

As a young attorney at what is now Kaufman & Canoles, he traveled door to door to raise funds for the annual United Way campaign.

“I thought maybe there were some holes in my overall giving package. I thought I was a bit light on health and human services. So, I asked Leigh Davis to help me pick an organization focused on homelessness,” he said. “It’s one of those kinds of things that even though you might think as a person who’s engaged in the community that you know everything you need to know about giving, the community foundation can help you think that through if you decide to expand to some areas that have gone overlooked.”

He said that the community foundation’s role as a convener helps connect generous people to the causes they care about.

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Ryan, who grew up in Richmond, worked for a consulting firm after graduating from Princeton with a degree in engineering. He later earned a law degree at the University of Virginia but moved to Norfolk to be closer to local waterways because of his love of sailing.

GivingInvolvedGettingandBack live philanthropy.throughforeveryour” Louis Ryan, philanthropist and volunteer


Ryan said he’s learned about a breadth of community needs and ways to help through the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. He periodically reaches out to Leigh Davis, vice president for donor engagement, to learn about nonprofits addressing the region’s most pressing needs.

For now, Ryan is mainly focused on educational and environmental causes.

Then, as a Princeton University student, he pledged $20 a year to a school fundraising campaign.

“Truth is, if you want to make a better world, you have to bring people together,” he said.

In 1989, David Landsberger boarded United Flight 232 in Denver. On the way to Chicago, the plane crashed due to engine failure and loss of hydraulics. The accident killed more than 100 people. Landsberger was among 184 survivors. The experience changed his outlook on life and stirred his passion for helping others in need.

“What they say about posttraumatic stress syndrome is true. It changes you,” he said. “Things that weren’t important become important. And things that were important aren’t that important.” Ever since then, Landsberger has been determined to give back.

“I have made a directive so that the residual of my estate will go into a fund at the Foundation, and in perpetuity, I have designated 10 to 15 nonprofits that will get money from it,” he explained. “It’s much easier than having to revise my will to add or subtract something. I don’t have to keep administering that.”

Originally from Verona, N.J., Landsberger moved to Chincoteague Island on the Eastern Shore of 12 Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Landsberger chose to arrange a gift in his will to the community foundation, which will forever benefit the causes he cares about.


Landsberger also set up a donor-advised fund through which he chooses the nonprofit organizations to support throughout the year and recommends grants to them in various amounts. His principal balance grows over time because it is invested with the community foundation’s charitable endowment. His funds will last forever and continue to impact the region, particularly the Eastern Shore. “From an accounting point of view and an investment standpoint, that makes my life easier. It makes administration easier. I make one or two big donations a year and the Foundation tracks that and makes the grant awards,” he said. “For me, that’s one of the biggest advantages of working with the community foundation. Plus, it checks out all the nonprofits I recommend to make sure they are legitimate.”

David Landsberger chose to arrange a gift in his will to the community foundation, which will forever benefit the causes he cares about.

“Over the last 30 years, I was very successful,” he said of his medical manufacturing businesses. “I had a really good run and eventually wound up selling all three of my businesses and set out to look at what I had. I put aside enough to take care of myself and my children and my family and decided that the only logical thing to do with what was left over was to give it away and do some good with it.”

Several years ago, the Chincoteague community wanted a YMCA, but the island was too small to sustain one on its own. Landsberger donated through his donoradvised fund to help what is now the David Landsberger Family YMCA. Currently, he is working with the organization to add a gym.

“When David is at the table, he brings a can-do attitude,” said Robbie Gill, CEO of the YMCA of the Chesapeake. “He just doesn’t allow barriers to

Virginia about 12 years ago after falling in love with the community’s history and people. Landsberger has made grants to Eastern Shore Community College, the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, the Chincoteague Library, the Island Community House, the Eastern Shore Coalition, Chincoteague Island Arts Organization, including restoration of its historic theater, and the Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the only agency that focuses on survivors of domestic abuse and sexual abuse on the Eastern Shore. He helped the latter buy a shelter to serve more families in need.

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“The whole town really got behind it,” he said. The park includes a sensory playground, chess tables, a pavilion, an adult exercise area, and a walking trail. It also has a soccer field. Landsberger often drives by the park to see its impact on families and reflect on the community effort that made it possible. “Whatever you can give that doesn’t affect your lifestyle, I think it’s everybody’s obligation to give back and pay it forward,” he said.

“Just about every nonprofit on the island has been supported in one capacity or another by David Landsberger,” said Cindy Faith, director of the Island Community House, a recreational and educational space for seniors and a meeting place for nonprofits and community groups.

“When David is at the table, he brings a can-do attitude. He just doesn’t allow barriers to prohibit a dream from becoming a reality.” – Robbie Gill, CEO of the YMCA of the Chesapeake

For Landsberger, giving back is a joint effort. He partnered with the town of Chincoteague to build Brianna’s Kindness Park, named in honor of a local girl who died of cancer. Her last wish was that everyone would be kind to each other, Landsberger said. Community members raised about $90,000 through game tournaments and donations from youth lemonade stands, and a host of other community fundraisers.

When the Chincoteague community wanted a YMCA, Landsberger (center) donated through his donor-advised fund to help open one. The community and YMCA leaders lilke Katie O’Shea (left) and Robbie Gill (right) are grateful for Landsberger’s support.

prohibit a dream from becoming a reality.”

“I remember seeing adults who started out there come back with fancy cars to see the owner who gave them an opportunity.” Stone is now that successful adult coming to say thank you and let restaurant workers know that “if someone tells you that you can’t, use that as fuel to show them you can.”

Stone’s position requires “multifaceted skills knowledge of languages, drafting and communication skills, sense of diplomacy, and precision,” said Philippe Gautier, the registrar Stone assists. Stone “always comes into the office with a smile on his face, is a hard worker, and is ready to learn and adjust. You do not easily find all these qualities in one person. This positive attitude is certainly a recipe for excellence.”


As a freshman at Norfolk’s Granby High, Stone met school counselor Babs Prewett, who supported his quest for success. “Seeing where he is now makes my heart swell with pride,” she said. Roads Community


Busing tables at the Pancake House & Grill “taught me accountability and responsibility,” said Stone, now 39.

As a child, Stone dreamed of going to college and made it there with the help of supportive mentors. He struggled in school, repeating seventh grade and attending an alternative school. With both parents incarcerated, Stone packed his belongings into grocery bags and bounced between his grandmother’s house and a group home. Free time after school was spent clearing dirty dishes at the Pancake House.

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Stone, a past Hampton Roads Community Foundation scholarship recipient, serves as assistant to the registrar of the International Court of Justice. The registrar oversees daily operations of the 15-judge world court housed in a palace in The Hague, Netherlands.

Stone moved to The Netherlands in 2006 determined to work for the court where multiple languages are used. He is fluent in English, Dutch, French, and Portuguese, and he is comfortable speaking German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.

As a child, Stone dreamed of going to college and made it there with the help of supportive mentors.

Coley Stone serves as assistant to the registrar of the International Court of Justice in The Netherlands.

“This is my dream job,” said Stone, a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate who joined the court staff in 2020. The United Nations founded the court in 1945 to settle disputes between countries.

On visits home from The Netherlands, Coley Stone always stops for a sausage, bacon, and egg sandwich at the Norfolk restaurant that gave him his first job at age 14.

Stone thrives on the day-to-day challenges of his work “as well as the exposure to ambassadors, heads of state, and other VIPs,” he said. He plans to continue working for the court while earning either a law degree or a master’s degree in diplomacy. As often as he can, he comes home to Hampton Roads to visit with supporters and others who “all played an important role in teaching me how to be an adult while instilling strong values in me,” he said. “They were my family when I had none, and I love them dearly for opening up a spot for me in their hearts and homes.”

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After graduating from VCU in 2006, Stone moved to The Netherlands and started applying for jobs at the world court. Persistence paid off when he was hired in 2020. In the interim, he gained experience in The Netherlands working for the International Court of Justice, a global dermatology company, an international recruiting agency, and a worldwide fitness company.

About Stone’s Scholarship

A 1992 bequest from the late Ettie Fearing Cunningham created the scholarship Coley Stone received. It is for students from South Hampton Roads with a preference for those from Norfolk and those planning to make education their careers. Cunningham taught math at Blair Middle School in the 1920s. For the 2021-22 academic year, the community foundation awarded nearly $1.4 million in scholarships to 417 students. Learn more at HamptonRoadsCF.org/Scholarships.

Prewett helped Stone devise a plan to graduate in three years and go to college. When Stone faced homelessness his senior year, Prewett connected him with Suzi Williams, the school office manager, who invited him to live with her family. “No obstacle would stop Coley from succeeding,” Prewett recalled. To graduate on time with his original class, Stone twice attended summer school and earned a vocational diploma in 2001. The one snag he couldn’t overcome was not being able to fit in foreign language classes. Graduating with honors, Stone fielded offers from four colleges and received the community foundation’s J. Robert and Ettie Fearing Cunningham Scholarship. For Stone, the four-year scholarship “showed me that if I work hard there are possibilities. I hope to one day have a scholarship named after me,” he said. “The Foundation’s scholarship ensured a bright future for me.” Stone was the first in his family to attend college. While at VCU, Stone honed his gift for languages and earned a degree in French and history.

“These are people in past years who would have lived in a nursing home or institution. Now they live in a group home, and we have staff who support them,” Atkinson said.


The numbers Programs: 33 Adults served: 1,000+

The history Founded in Norfolk in 1955, Eggleston helps create employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities. It also serves veterans with disabilities by connecting them to resources that lead to employment. The organization offers vocational rehabilitation and case management for brain injury survivors as well as day programs that provide community engagement and interaction. Eggleston also provides around-the-clock in-home support and care for individuals living in the community. “When you sustain a traumatic brain injury, usually life changes so significantly, you lose your friends and you might lose family connections because most people with a brain injury remember themselves pre-injury. They don’t see how they have changed,” said Paul Atkinson, CEO for Eggleston.


The new Eggleston facility was supported with a grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

The need There are over 37,000 adults disabled as a result of a brain injury in South Hampton Roads, according to Eggleston. Its Brain Injury Services program is the only brain injury-specific service of its kind in the region. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted Eggleston’s operations, programs, and participants who needed its services most. “Their life has been turned upside down,” Atkinson said of Eggleston’s clients. In the midst of those challenges, Eggleston had to move from its Virginia Beach office due to re-zoning. The organization bought the former Virginia Employment Commission building in Norfolk but had to make repairs due to water damage and fix the roof. Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Eggleston clients learn necessary skills to increase their independence and achieve personal goals. Eggleston provides job training, education services, and support for adults with disabilities.

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The first floor is used primarily to serve approximately 125 brain injury clients through a program called Beacon House. Renovations prioritized furnishings, fixtures, and features that are compliant with accessibility design standards in order to better serve current and future clients, many of whom use mobility devices.

“We can help empower people by providing employment. Work is more than just a paycheck,” Atkinson said. The impact “One of the participants was on his way to work when a car hit him while he was sitting on his motorcycle,” said Atkinson. He couldn’t go to vote, couldn’t drive a car, spent over a month in a coma. After months in rehab, the participant was able to get his license back thanks, in part, to his involvement with Eggleston. “A lot of what we do is help people find their new normal in life,” Atkinson said. Founded in 1955, Eggleston assists adults and veterans with disabilities by connecting them to resources that lead to individualsupportworkEgglestonemployment.staffmemberswithclientstotheirgoals.

The newly renovated center also houses the Warrior Bridge program for veterans with disabilities and those who have diffculty finding employment. The organization partners with organizations like United Way of South Hampton Roads and the federal government on entry-level jobs. For example, it handles over 7 million pounds of federal laundry each year, which generates jobs for about 75 people.

The grant A $125,760 grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation helped the organization renovate space for the Beacon House and the Warrior Bridge programs, and some of their offices. Eggleston was able to consolidate office space and renovate the second floor, which includes accounting, payroll, marketing, and administration. The new facility opened in June 2021. The support helped Eggleston focus on and prioritize clients’ needs.

This commitment involves confronting unfair and unjust policies and practices that persistently limit opportunities for Black people in Hampton Roads and beyond. The grants come from the Black Community Partnership Fund, which the community foundation launched thanks to a $1 million gift from Facebook t o s upport nonprofits with a majority Black board of directors, executive leadership and/or staff, and that primarily serve Black people.

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In 2021, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 30 local Black-led nonprofit organizations as a part of its commitment to racial equity.

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“The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is serious about addressing racism and racial inequities in the region,” said Linda Rice, vice president for grantmaking. “These unique grants support Black leaders and organizations who know firsthand how to address important community needs.” Grants will be used over two years for a variety of programs and needs.

In 2022, the community foundation allocated $450,000 to the fund to continue its important work.

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Donations from the community are welcome so that the fund can continue long after the Facebook funds are gone. Learn more at HamptonRoadsCF.org/ BlackCommunityPartnershipFund are: of Center, Inc. Coalition Don Carey REECH Foundation Edustar Performing Arts Society Inc. Lead Grow, Inc. G.I.R.L.S. Club Garden of Hope Hearts Full of Grace Inc. Hope U Inc. I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. Kairos Freedom Schools of Virginia, Inc. Life Enrichment Center of Norfolk Menchville House Ministries, Inc. Mosaic Steel Orchestra New Vision Youth Services, Inc. Nursing PortsmouthCAPVolunteers for the Homeless, Inc.


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Hearts Full of Grace is one of 30 Black-led nonprofits that received a grant from the Black Community Partnership Fund in 2021. The organization provides food, trauma-informed care, and educational training to more than 2,000 local residents in need. The group recently hosted a conference for single mothers on topics such as self-care, money management, and healthy relationships.

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How long will the Black Community Partnership Fund last?

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Providing funds directly to Black nonprofits helps confront the injustices Black people face on a daily basis. It is a conscious step to address the racial disparities that have impacted Black communities for generations. And, it is a visible demonstration of our commitment to racial equity.

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation uses the definition developed by ABFE (which was founded as the Association of Black Foundation Executives). ABFE describes a Black-led and Black-serving organization: as an organization with a majority Black board of directors, executive leadership and/or staff, and that primarily serves Black people.


What does Black-led and Black-serving mean?

The funds from Facebook were given to the community foundation in 2021 to be used in that year and in 2022. The goal is to deploy resources to the Black community through Black-led and Black-serving organizations. However, addressing the full scope of community needs and racial inequities will take much longer. This is why the Black Community Partnership Fund is a part of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s long-term commitment to racial equity. The community foundation encourages other people, organizations, and businesses to join us on the journey. You can donate any amount to the fund at HamptonRoadsCF. org/BlackCommunityPartnershipFund. the Black

Why Black nonprofits?

The group “is more of a family,” he said.


They mentor. They provide a study hall where instructors and volunteers assist with classwork.

Armoni McIntyre, 18, began playing with Shark City when he was a junior at Nansemond River High School in Suffolk. He now has a full-tuition scholarship at Norfolk State University and plays the snare drum in the award-winning Spartan Legion Marching Band.

Shark City has also partnered with local organizations, helping other folks learn the joys of drumming. Shark City’s volunteers teamed up with Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater ( FACT) for a recent performance. Social and extracurricular activities especially help with the overall growth and development of children with autism. Shark City is committed to helping kids beyond the boom of a bass drum.

Darion Clark, a 20-year-old sophomore at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., earned a full musical scholarship to the historically Black college. The Norview High School alum is a multifaceted talent. He’s on the drumline, plays piano in the chapel, and sings for the jazz band.

Students as young as four years old play in the drumline. Students learn drumming and life skills in the Shark City programs.

He was at Shark City from the very beginning when only a few students had joined.

“We don’t take away from high schools,” said Dixon, who sees his organization more as a complement, not a substitute, to school bands. Roughly 50 students now practice with Shark City, from elementary through high school. It also started a dance component for a handful of students, primarily young girls. The group’s spunk and passionate leadership impressed the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. In 2021, the community foundation awarded a $30,000 grant over three years to support the music program.

That’s the biggest grant the organizers have won, said Dixon, executive director of the Black-led nonprofit. “With that donation,” he added, “we’ve been able to get people to help, play with us, or do sound for us and cover the expenses.” Organizers have drawn participants from Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. Volunteers can already point to some proud milestones. Aside from their music program, Shark City has helped 10 students go to college with music scholarships over the past couple of years. They won first place during a competition in Atlanta a few years ago. And, their YouTube video channel is growing with followers.

“They pushed me to go to college,” McIntyre said. “They keep in touch, try to get you to stay on top of your schoolwork.”

They’d met about a half-dozen years ago, drawn together by their appreciation of music and a focus on shaping the “rat-tata-tat!” rhythms of drummers. However, they wanted to team up and influence a whole generation of percussionists beyond just a couple of local high schools. So, the duo formed Shark City Drum and Dance Corps in 2018, designed with a range of goals for students of all ages. The group, which later became a nonprofit, provides young drummers with another outlet besides their school band. They seek recruits from different cities. They mentor. They provide a study hall where instructors and volunteers assist with classwork.

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Frederick Dixon and Orlando Edwards, percussion instructors at rival high schools in Norfolk, once drove their band members to be the best at Norview and Booker T. Washington, respectively.

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Families and children who participate in FACT engage in social and learning activities across the region.

His mom, Timiko Winn, began helping him with the information she learned from the internet and community workshops.

“They really connected with him on a oneon-one basis,” Winn said. “They have helped us out tremendously.”

“One thing that FACT really works on doing is getting to know the kids and who they are,” Williamson said. “The kids are always in therapy and school. They are always being told what to do or how to act. But we just take them as they are. They are children first.” Based in Virginia Beach, FACT hosts regional programs, including an Arts Adventure program in Portsmouth and other cities.

“We have secret handshakes, and I can make him laugh. I can tell his mood by his laugh.

“I love this organization,” he said. “It’s been part of my family.”

Williamson knows this personally. His 31-year-old brother Bryan Williamson has autism and began attending FACT’s summer camp a quartercentury ago and still participates in FACT events. Bryan enjoys hiking, playing basketball, and swimming. Williamson said he’s thankful for Bryan and the lessons he’s learned as his brother. “Other kids had siblings they could talk to, and I couldn’t with mine,” he said. “It was very challenging, but it’s been a huge monumental thing in my life because it’s shaped who I am. It’s made me more empathetic and more patient.”

According to Autism Speaks, autism refers to a “broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.”

He now goes to a camp for children with autism and plays various sports, including basketball and bowling. “With all the activities, it tires him out,” Winn said. “He’s more calm and relaxed.”

This specific program is free to participants and is designed to help children from families facing economic hardship. Williamson said families of children with autism usually have additional costs of an estimated $60,000 yearly. That’s attributable to lost parental wages because someone might need to quit work to care for a child and additional expenses like occupational and speech therapy.

FACT has conducted activities since 1997, said Tyler Williamson, FACT’s executive director. Last year, roughly 250 people with autism participated in one or more events.

Williamson, who previously worked as an attorney and served on FACT’s board, enjoys how FACT helps children and adults learn and grow.

When she enrolled Kamren in Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater (FACT), she saw a significant change in her son. She credits part of Kamren’s progress using verbal communication to his time and interaction at FACT.


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During a trip to a trampoline park, 10-year-old Kamren Winn bounced through obstacle courses. He chatted with random kids and laughed with friends. But a few years earlier, speaking and social interactions were challenging for Kamren, who has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Such success stories helped convince the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to support FACT, a nonprofit working to improve the lives of children and adults ages six to 40. The community foundation awarded the group a cultural vitality grant totaling more than $32,000 over three years. The grant helped FACT expand its reach with Arts Adventure, an after-school program. The grant helped 15 middle and high school students with autism spectrum disorder attend annually. Arts for Learning, which is the Virginia affiliate of Young Audiences, does arts-in-education events for schoolchildren and collaborates with FACT on the program.

Williamson said that learning nonverbal ways to communicate with his brother helped the two form a unique bond.

The Crisis Boarding Center operates out of the Humane Society’s new donated facility on New Mill Drive, just off Cedar Road in Chesapeake. The 7,000-square-foot building sits on three and a half acres, and it includes dog runs, caging, and a large outdoor play yard. The organization renovated a portion of that building for office and meeting space. Plus, the Humane Society operates an animal clinic at its Battlefield Boulevard facility, which also received an extensive renovation with the help of a $200,000 grant from the community foundation’s Nicholson Fund to better help animals in need.

Supporting Pets and Families in Times of Crisis Lacy Shirey, executive director, loves helping animals and families.

Now, they can do so even more.

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The projects extend the organization’s mission to support homeless animals in Hampton Roads through adoption, low-cost spay and neuter services, vaccinations, dental services, and more.

The Crisis Boarding Center operates out of the Humane Society’s new donated facility on New Mill Drive, just off Cedar Road in Chesapeake.

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The goal is to eliminate barriers for pet owners seeking social services and help keep pets with their families.

When a family becomes homeless, their pets do, too.

“Our new crisis boarding program helps pets stay with the ones they love at a time when that human-animal bond and companionship is so important,” said Lacy Shirey, executive director of the Chesapeake Humane Society. “We are partnering with wonderful organizations so they can do what they do best, provide support and care for people.”

A new crisis boarding program operated by the Chesapeake Humane Society helps animals and their owners stay connected with the help of a $100,000 grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s Alfred L. Nicholson Fund. Alfred Nicholson nicknamed Captain Nick died in 1997 at age 93 after serving on the boards of several animal shelters and the Canine Country Club in Virginia Beach. He left a gift in his will to the community foundation to create a field-of-interest fund, which promotes humane treatment and care of animals for three specific agencies Chesapeake Humane Society, Norfolk SPCA, and Virginia Beach SPCA.

The Chesapeake Humane Society opened the Crisis Boarding Center in a former pet hotel donated to the animal welfare organization in 2021. The nonprofit partners with women and family support organizations, including The Samaritan House, YWCA, and the HER Shelter, to offer temporary pet boarding at no or low cost to people experiencing a temporary hardship, such as victims escaping domestic abuse or human trafficking, the affordable housing crisis, the families displaced by house fires, or people faced with unexpected medical procedures.

“We are here to help the community with what we do best, provide support and care for pets,” Shirey said.

The Battlefield Boulevard facility will continue serving the public with low-cost veterinary clinic services. Grant funding supported building upgrades, including furniture, a key card system, signage, a digital radiology unit, cages for small animals, cat beds and towers, medical supplies, and kennel repairs.

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“The Wesley Center is a place to go for parents to get help,” Beamon said. “For me, it meant not having to readjust my budget to hire a tutor to help my child.” said she liked the tutoring program and became less frustrated while doing math problems. “They helped me with my homework, explained why I got things wrong, helped me practice,” she said.

The center was founded in 1937 in Portsmouth to address community needs and social issues, and it serves a majority of People of Color. It is one of 30 Black-led nonprofits supported by the community foundation with a grant from the Black Community Partnership Fund, which was launched with a $1 million gift from Facebook.


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In addition to tutoring, the center’s services include food distribution, mental health referrals, a community clothes closet, summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming, city jail ministry, and senior support programs.

While Meliyah has finished her tutoring sessions, her family’s involvement with the center continues. Wanting to give back, mother and daughter occasionally help hand out food at the center’s food pantry on Saturdays. The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore designated Wesley as its Portsmouth hub. “I just want people to know how great the Wesley Center is,” Meliyah’s mother said. “It is such a vital resource center of the community of Portsmouth.”

“The Wesley Center is a place to go for parents to get help.”

Renyatta Banks, executive director, is thankful for the many families the Wesley Center is able to help.

During the pandemic, students have been participating in virtual tutoring sessions. The plan is to return to inperson sessions in the future.

“The grant has truly enabled us to grow the program by hiring more certified teachers,” said Executive Director Renyatta L. Banks. “We’re able to buy the things we need, making sure teachers have the technology they need.”

Latarisha Beamon was determined to help her daughter, Meliyah, improve at math. The 12-year-old girl struggled, and Beamon believed a tutor would ensure her daughter didn’t fall behind.

The one-on-one tutoring program had a waitlist. In 2021, the center received a $30,000 grant over three years from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to expand the program from 43 students each year to 75. It also received a $7,000 grant from the Community Leadership Partners giving circle.

A friend from church told her that the Wesley Community Service Center offers free tutoring services. Beamon signed up Meliyah and saw her daughter’s grade go up.


“We are a wraparound program,” Banks said. “People can get a little bit of this and a little bit of that and leave here feeling fulfilled.”

Starting this year, the Academy is offering half the classes online and half in person at TCC’s Center for Workforce Solutions in Suffolk, Lloyd said.

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The Hampton resident earned his Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence in 2021 while serving as national commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Leaders and Grow Hal Roesch is proud to have earned a Certificate in Management.Nonprofit nonprofit’s got different hurdles to get over. You get to see that and learn different ways.” Hal Roesch

Although he finished his coursework in 2021, Roesch said he continues to use the lessons and insights for ongoing activities with the VFW as a national board member, with his local Post 3219 in Phoebus, and in other volunteer positions.

“Lesson No. 1 was that you don’t have to do everything,” he said. “So, I’m able to plant some seeds, give guidance, and let other people run with it.”



Hal Roesch II is a rarity among nonprofit leaders in Hampton Roads. And he’s got a certificate to prove it.

“We issue only six or seven certificates a year. So, it’s really a big deal,” Lloyd said. “It represents a deep commitment. It speaks to well-rounded knowledge and skills in the nonprofit sector. If you apply for a job, it’s a credential that sets you apart and may make you the preferred candidate.”

Nearly 3,000 area nonprofit employees, board members, and volunteers have taken courses from the Academy since its founding in 2005. About 166 have attained the Certificate of Nonprofit Management, according to Amanda Lloyd, who served as executive director through mid-2022.

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While some nonprofit leaders can absorb similar knowledge and skills through their work or volunteer experiences, Lloyd said, the Academy provides exposure to learning from various experts and an opportunity to learn alongside other leaders. Participants can compare experiences with classmates from various nonprofits, discuss case studies, and share problem-solving exercises. Roesch said he particularly benefitted from learning about grant writing, working with a board of directors, and developing good relations with outside agencies and sponsors.

The Academy is a partnership between Tidewater Community College and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, which covers most of the annual costs, around $160,000. The program helps nonprofits to be good stewards of their organizations and funds, and it helps nonprofit leaders strengthen their skills.

To attain the Academy’s certificate, a participant must complete 20 courses in six core topics, which amount to 100 classroom hours. Subject areas are grouped as follows: board development, executive director development and governance; human resources, leadership and management; fund development and communication; financial management; organizational planning, management and evaluation; and software and technology.

“Every nonprofit’s got different hurdles to get over. You get to see that and learn different ways,” Roesch said. “And it reinforced what I knew: that there’s a lot of people taking time out of their day to do a lot of good things for other people.”


“It was a good paintbrush of the nonprofit world,” said Roesch, 60, a retired Air Force master sergeant and a semi-retired financial advisor. “The instructors were well-versed. And all of them were very much committed to being engaged with the students and allowing feedback and questions as we went on.”

Roesch enjoyed a family-like rapport with classmates and instructors as he took all of his classes via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That online option proved extra helpful for Roesch as he traveled two to three weeks every month during his term with Veterans of Foreign Wars. “It was a godsend for me. Without that, I wouldn’t have even attempted to complete it,” said Roesch, who completed the program in 16 months.

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On a recent Friday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Cohen and a TACA assistant transported 28 children to Nigeria. In previous months, weekly sessions highlighted South Africa. Coming next will be a focus on Ghana. “It’s good for children to learn about different cultures and languages,” said Lea McMinnon, the Thurgood Marshall Boys & Girls Club site manager. McMinnon said many of the children in the program haven’t had an opportunity to travel much due to economic hardships. “Some kids here have never been out of Chesapeake.” Dressed in a T-shirt, colorful yoga pants, and athletic shoes, Cohen passed around a large map of the African continent as each child pointed to the country of Nigeria. She challenged children to recall what they had learned in previous weeks. Hands flew in the air as children vied to name Nigeria’s capital (Abuja) and some of its 500 languages, including Igbo, English, Hausa, and Yoruba.

Cohen said her childhood experience “planted a seed in my head” that inspired her in 2017 to found the nonprofit Tidewater African Cultural Alliance (TACA). The Virginia Beach resident’s goal is to instill knowledge and an appreciation of Africa’s 54 diverse countries among people “who come from different places and don’t understand each other.”

Rita Addico Cohen’s family moved to Hampton Roads in 1982 from their native Ghana when she was eight years old. At her new Norfolk school, Cohen was “happy to see kids who looked like me. I assumed they were from Ghana, too,” she recalled thinking about her Black classmates. student holds up a photo of the African continent.

However, Cohen’s classmates had never heard of Ghana, its culture, and its customs. Cohen said students laughed at her accent, and she struggled to understand their southern accents and American ways. Forty years later, Cohen still remembers the sting of culture shock.

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TACA, a Black-led nonprofit, sponsors cultural events for all ages that highlight music, dance, and food from various African countries. It added children’s programs in 2021 with help from a three-year, $15,482 grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. The grant funds weekly African storytime for children ages 5 through 12 in Chesapeake at the Thurgood Marshall Boys & Girls Club and ForKids Center for Children and Families. Cohen, TACA’s executive director, is a University of Virginia and Manhattan School of Music graduate who worked as a professional opera singer and Zumba instructor. At TACA, she created a curriculum that blends storytelling with music, dance, geography, and languages. Students spend an hour each week learning about specific African countries for three months.

Afterward, third-grade regulars Caelyn Mitchell and Kristian Johnson called dancing and storytime the best parts of the weekly sessions. “I also like learning languages,” Kristian added, calling Zulu from South Africa “my favorite.”

Cohen quizzed students about the Nigerian flag (green for land and white for peace) and key facts about the country (most populous in Africa and renowned for its oil and minerals). She surprised children with two facts: Nigeria creates more movies than the United States and is second only to India in worldwide movie production. Students listened intently as Cohen taught them Yoruba words for “sun,” “moon,” and “water” (“oorun,” “osupa,” and “omi”). As Cohen told the Nigerian folktale Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky, children shouted out the three Yoruba words when they heard Cohen say them in English. Afterward, students recounted the morals they learned from the story: “Listen and think before you say something,” a girl said. “Trust people when they tell you something,” a boy added. The program ended with many students’ favorite part dancing. They imitated Cohen’s energetic steps and other moves as they stomped, marched, and swung their arms to a song by Yemi Alade, a contemporary Nigerian singer.

In 2021, the Community Leadership Partners giving circle at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded the Together We Can Foundation $17,500 for the portfolio program. Every year, the Partners learn about Hampton Roads issues, choose a funding focus area, invite nonprofits to apply for grants, go on site visits to see programs in action, and collectively recommend grants to fund.

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“We try to prevent disconnection by giving them some of the skills for growing up: planning for your future, having some sense of why you’re going to school and what you want to do after high school, and also skills for employment,” Crockett said.

Arielle Skinner (center) poses with a copy of her book along with Paris Barrett-Lundy (left) and Tom Crockett, executive director of Together We Can Foundation.

“Being in the program helped me to believe that I could actually have a career,” said Skinner, who went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees and become a social worker helping children in foster care.

Community Leadership Partners awarded $7,500 to Together We Can.

Together We Can’s mission is to improve outcomes for youth at risk of disconnection and in transition to independent adult life and the workforce in Hampton Roads and Southeastern Virginia by ensuring that they are better prepared, more connected, and have a greater sense of optimism about their future.

She also wrote a children’s book, “I Am a Sunflower, the Sunflower is Me,” to help girls like she once was a Black girl in foster care grow and become the best version of themselves.

Arielle Skinner always knew she had the drive to succeed. She credits the Together We Can Foundation’s Smart Transitions Life-Work Portfolio Course with helping her achieve her goals. The program, which helps youth ages 16-24 prepare for employment, created an “environment for healing” and gave her confidence, Skinner said.

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Most recently, the Partners funded nonprofits that provide prevention, intervention, and/or re-engagement programs and services to help address youth “disconnection” in South Hampton Roads. Youth disconnection typically refers to youth and young adults ages 16-24 who are neither working nor in school nor in military service.

The portfolio course helps young people clarify how they want to be seen by the world. They also develop practical tools for adult success, including life-work plans, professional resumes, personal presentation portfolios, and refined personal presentation skills. And, they receive a professional headshot.

The nonprofit’s participants may have been in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, grown up in poverty, or struggled with school, Executive Director Tom Crockett said.

The portfolio program “made me curious about my future,” said Skinner, 27, who lives in Maryland with her husband and their young son. “It allowed me to dream a little bit and get some vision for my future.”

Her connections to Together We Can didn’t end when she finished her portfolio. When she needed help to buy books in college, she reached out to Crockett and received assistance through Together We Can’s Connections Fund. Graduates of the portfolio program can apply for grants for short-term aid for housing and education. When she self-published her book, the nonprofit bought copies to distribute. Earlier this year, Skinner spoke at Together We Can’s Community Awareness Breakfast. “They remain a part of my support system even to this day,” Skinner said.

Skinner said she recalled feeling proud to have her portfolio when she applied for jobs. “Employers were wowed,” she said.

Skinner was in foster care on and off from age four until she turned 21. While at Lake Taylor High in Norfolk, she learned about the portfolio course from a social worker.

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Every year, the Partners learn about Hampton Roads issues, choose a funding focus area, invite nonprofits to apply for grants, go on site visits to see programs in action, and collectively recommend grants to fund.

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Since 2010, the Partners have put more than $2.7 million into action here in Hampton Roads through a competitive grants program to help area youth and young adults overcome life obstacles and thrive in school and life. Membership is open to all. Members donate each year to participate and support the annual grants program. Visit CommunityLeadershipPartners.org to learn more.

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The Community Leadership Partners, a giving circle of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, is a vibrant group of philanthropists of all ages who enjoy learning about community needs and combining their resources to tackle them.

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Founded in 2019 by Black business and civic leaders, the Visionaries for Change giving circle has grown to 97 members in three years. It now includes a young professionals membership level. is open to all. Its endowment fund is more than $835,000.



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Audrey Settle attended that launch and knew immediately it was something she wanted to be involved in. She joined and now serves as membership and planning co-chair for the Visionaries for Change.

“I thought it was important to address some of the needs of the Black community, and Visionaries is a more direct way that I could be involved in it,” she said. “It’s remarkable to see the giving circle grow.”

“We look forward to growing our membership, engaging more young professionals in philanthropy, and working together to support charitable causes in the Black community. It’s all about building relationships and bringing about change.” “It’s givingtoremarkableseethecirclegrow.”

They leverage the power of endowment and collective philanthropy, which involves giving time, expertise, and resources. They invest in organizations that build a healthy community, increasing everyone’s opportunity for success.

Visionaries launched during Black Philanthropy Month in August 2019 at the Attucks Theatre with a lot of fanfare.

In 2022, Visionaries launched its first-ever grantmaking round, focusing on nonprofits working in mental health and racial trauma.

Settle, who is also a fundholder at the community foundation and a member of the Community Leadership Partners giving circle, enjoys serving on the membership and planning committee because it allows her to meet some great people and advocate for the efforts of the Black community.

Visionaries pool their resources into an endowment fund that will forever benefit important causes in the Black community. To learn more, VisionariesforChange.org.visit 2022

– Audrey Settle

Visionaries develop solutions for Black communities, especially those experiencing economic distress.

Attendees at a previous Unmasking Hampton Roads event discuss race and the history of race in an effort to learn about each other and make meaningful connections.

Offend someone. Say something stupid. Or that you’ll be ignored.

During those sessions, they happened to sit together at the same numbered table Table 1. Their conversations were judgment-free and opened their minds to other points of view, members said. So, they’ve kept the conversation going well beyond the series, and they now call their group Table 1. Yvette Simmons, a retired Portsmouth educator and driving force behind Table 1, said she had always been interested in race discussions but that race seemed to be “a hush-hush category, especially in the workplace. It got to the point I stopped talking about it. I suffered silently.”

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It’s hard to find a safe place to talk about race. You worry you’ll put your foot in your mouth.

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It started in 2019, when they met at an Unmasking Hampton Roads diversity learning series. The three-day sessions brought people together to talk about race and its impact on the region.

It started in 2019, when they met at an Unmasking Hampton Roads diversity learning series. The three-day sessions brought people together to talk about race and its impact on the region. The events were sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation in partnership with Virginia Humanities.

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A group of about 10 people have found a safe place by creating it. They get together twice monthly to share their opinions about race among strangers who have become friends.

“The discussion needs to continue, and we need to all be at the table,” she said. Find resources on race and talking about race at UnmaskingHR.org.

Simmons reached out to MJ Vilardi, and then the group grew. “The trust and sharing that was going on at that table was amazing,” said Vilardi, a film and video producer with a background in professional development training. By continuing with the group beyond the event, Vilardi and other participants wanted to see “can we trust each other, can we be open with each other, can we share things from an authentic place?”

Table 1 is diverse in race, age, gender, occupation, political views, and more. There are lawyers and students. Liberals and conservatives. Members who the Foundation and the community as a whole in many different ways. We all can give something to help Hampton Roads thrive.

– Community Voices 312022 Annual Report

With Unmasking, Simmons recalled being “overjoyed that finally, someone was going to be talking about race.” She decided to ask those at the table with her to exchange email addresses so they could keep the conversation going something she thought was especially important after the murder of George Floyd, a Black man killed in 2020 by a Minneapolis police officer, who pinned his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.

The Unmasking Hampton Roads series brought together people from across the region to talk about race and the history of race.

Civil discourse is an important part of civic engagement. Having difficult conversations helps us learn and grow together.

They discuss current events from a racial perspective, recommend podcasts, and read books such as Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. They don’t always agree with one another, but the discourse is lively, yet friendly.

Simmons said Table 1 has thought about expanding by pulling together a conference or a performance with vignettes about race that would be followed by open discussion.

are gay and straight. They meet via Zoom, due to the pandemic. One advantage of being online is that a member who moved to Oklahoma can still easily participate.

In August 2021, In[HEIR]itance Project artists began working with memberscommunitytoexplore three narratives side by side: the story of the Biblical account of Exodus, the history of the region, and the reflections of people who live in Hampton Roads. goal was to use them to create the play, “EXODUS: Homecoming,” which was performed at the Attucks Theatre in Norfolk as a part of the Virginia Arts Festival’s 25th Anniversary Season in 2022. In[HEIR]itance Project is a national arts organization that intertwines community issues, history, religion, and theater to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding. work was supported by a $10,000 Beneath the Surface grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation in collaboration with Virginia Humanities. The Beneath the Surface program explored ways that race has shaped and continues to shape this region and its communities in an effort to advance personal understanding and community dialogue across the region. The play was created with hundreds of local residents. Developed as a funny and thought-provoking drama, the production re-imagined the seven cities of Hampton Roads as an intergenerational family, and it explored the struggles of the region. Hampton Roads Community Foundation




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Photos from the play EXODUS: Homecoming. To Learn more, visit BeneathTheSurface.HamptonRoadsCF.org/



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Baldwin continues to help others now and is involved in her current church, Main Street Methodist, and in the community at large.


“We can help guide people through the most effcient way to give, but it’s more than that. It’s being involved and touching other people’s lives.”

Baldwin said she got her giving spirit from her parents. Baldwin, her sister, and her two brothers grew up on a farm in Suffolk with their parents. Every Sunday, she saw her parents involved in the church, Wilroy Baptist, either by teaching Sunday school or Vacation Bible School or wherever they saw a need.

– Community Voices 332022 Annual Report

In doing so, Baldwin said her parents demonstrated a simple but powerful lesson: “We’re blessed, so being blessed means we need to help other people.”

Along with helping clients, she dedicates time to serving on several boards, including the YWCA of South Hampton Roads, Hermitage Museum and Gardens, and Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation. She also serves on the community foundation’s Professional Advisors Committee.

Baldwin recalled getting an allowance as a child and how her parents used those moments to teach her about tithing and giving back.

Baldwin graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a concentration in accounting, and she received her MBA from the College of William & Mary. Baldwin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of CPAs. For several years, she worked for accounting firm KPMG, and Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer before launching her own firm.

Advisors like Baldwin play an essential role in advancing philanthropy in the region. She elaborated: “We can help guide people through the most effcient way to give, but it’s more than that. It’s being involved and touching other people’s lives.”

Baldwin’s award is named for Barron F. Black, an attorney who founded Vandeventer Black. He was the community foundation’s first board chair from 1950 until he died in 1974. Black, a champion for philanthropy, also helped start Eastern Virginia Medical School. Like Baldwin, he routinely encouraged his clients to be charitable.

Over the years, she has given back in different ways whether volunteering with local organizations during the United Way’s Day of Caring, organizing financial literacy workshops for children in Norfolk schools, or helping launch the Perry Glass Studio at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Baldwin said one of the reasons she volunteers is “to see philanthropy in action.” Giving back is something everyone can do, she said. “Whether you give $1 or $10 or $1,000 or $100,000, it takes all of us to make a good and viable community, and we just give what we can,” she said. “Every one of us is a philanthropist, and I just think we have to find the thing that we are passionate about.”

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As a part of the award, the community foundation gave Baldwin an opportunity to direct a $5,000 grant to a charity of her choice. She selected the United Way of South Hampton Roads to assist with its capital campaign. She established the fund at the United Way in memory of her friend and colleague, Martin Einhorn, a longtime community advocate and philanthropist who passed away in 2021.

– Shirley C. Baldwin, CPA, CFP, MBA

Congratulations to Shirley C. Baldwin, CPA, CFP, MBA, the 2021 recipient of the community foundation’s Barron F. Black Community Builder Award for her longtime dedication to philanthropy in the region.

Baldwin is the founder and principal of Baldwin Advisory, LLC. She has more than 30 years of public accounting experience. She works with executives and families on tax and financial reporting, succession planning and governance structures, and gift and estate planning.

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As for these years of retreat and quarantine, we’ll remember when we didn’t sit at school or work or places of worship; how it hurt not to touch in greeting each other. We honor so many that tried to save, so many brave and gone from our midst. We search for them in words: night after night, listening for the low, mournful sound of foghorns; relay of coal trains, the dust and sooty fingerprints they leave on deck furniture. Yet we know the other name for this wound we bear is love; and in its name, we’ll rise and give ourselves again each morning to this history, this work of reparation.

Where we live is here, inside of history— By which we mean the soil and salt-laden air, ridges and hills; tunnels and bridges, shipping channels, harbors, trestles— Waterways and woodlands teeming with wildlife: cormorant and tern, osprey, oysters, crabs. Before the colonists, who were— before us— here? What names did they bear? Algonquian, Chesepian, Piscataway, Powhatan, Nanticoke, Kecoughtan… And who remembers a world before the famine time, before street names, before paved curves of interstates? Yellow fever and Spanish flu; a quarantine house at Lambert’s point nearest “the anchorage between... black buoys numbered 5 and 7.” History, your brittle shards speckle our shores and ports like oyster shells. You are what we mean when we remember commerce of bodies brought over the water: bound, weighed, marked, sold, exchanged for other goods, enslaved. Their first landing here: irony of a port called Comfort. Each plague of fortune seekers ready to measure and claim, plot, make war or whatever it might take to fill the scales. When one dreams of grace or fortune, how could it only be for oneself? Where you live, who came before you and twisted cotton out of the ripened boll, cropped it into bags while trying not to cut their hands on bristled stalks? Who fled from calamity or some war abroad with one suitcase in hand, and a wild hope for a different life? Sometimes in the evening, you might hear a different hush inside the air: the sea’s old voice? the ancestors, sending up a collective sigh from out of marked or unmarked graves? Our bodies swell the streets, marching to the anger and ache from so much death, saying no more, no more, no more. A sound that’s one long braid: echo of footfalls and battle cries, ironclads testing wooden vessels; a cannonball that hurtled across burning roofs to lodge in a wall on the side of a church— We too have wanted to fly through the air like that, deliver our own message time won’t so easily dislodge. Long-legged waders step carefully through water— Water the color of nightshade, the pigment of dusk; mahogany obsidians, banded tourmalines, onyxes and agates extracted from the earth. And the swamp winds itself a sheet of tempered iron, a mourning veil. What grit forms from the sediment of time; what grace! Nothing’s new, or everything’s new— because it’s come from something that made and preceded it. Fireworks explode in July over a landfill, mountain fashioned from pressed layers of waste and good, old-fashioned soil. Summertime fills estuaries with jet-skiers, beats back saltmarsh cordgrass to make a path for boats. How blue the water is, backdrop for shrieking children as they throw themselves with joy upon the foam or whiz through the streets on skateboards, bodies vibrating to music in their ears. And on blacktop courts and playgrounds, see the bituminous sparkle of natural stone: how even against such darkness, you can pick out what gleams. Season after season— no matter the squalls and nor’easters that sweep the coasts, or fire that boils through the swamp to leave its smell on what it touched flags of cardinals return to dress the trees. Sweetgum, pye weed, swamp milkweed, common yarrow, dogwood; honey locust, loblolly pine, cypress, green ash, hemlock. Cotton, tobacco, soybeans; sunflowers taller than your youngest child. Here we are, fishermen with crab-pots; sailors at the navy yards, office workers flying past on bikes. Mothers with infants chatting in line at post office or coffee shop; gardeners trimming the grass. There are children waiting again on sidewalks for the school bus. Migrant workers gather fruit and flower with their hands. Tomatoes and squash, okra and beans; gleaming teeth of yellow corn, children shushing crows as they run along the rows.

Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, Luisa A. Igloria is the author of 14 books of poetry and 4 chapbooks. She was the 20th Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of only four People of Color to hold the title. She is a Louis I. Jaffe Professor of Creative Writing and English at Old Dominion University. The late Louis Jaffe was an editorial writer for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929 for an editorial condemning lynching. His wife Alice, who taught art history at ODU, created two scholarships in his memory at the community foundation in 1994.

The poem reflects on our region’s treasureenvironmentalandourcollective efforts to ensure a thriving community for all.

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“When I put myself on that canvas, I am giving you my knowledge as a painter and what’s distinctly a Ken Wright. When you look at it as a viewer, then you become a creator,” he said.

But Wright is there for something more. “They all want to take pictures, and I say, well, I want to tell you about some history,” Wright said. “I give myself back to the community when I speak about the Buffalo Soldiers,” he said. “We should keep that history alive,” Wright said.

Wright followed the footsteps of his father and other relatives who were artists and musicians in the 1940s in Richmond. His love for art and for Simonetta, his high school sweetheart led him to the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College, now known as Norfolk State University. He graduated from there in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in graphics and fine art. After an internship, he was hired as the first African American graphic artist at The Ledger Star, the former affliate afternoon paper to The Virginian-Pilot, where he worked until retiring in 2007.

Wright began painting abstract art with acrylics, hoping people would find personal meaning in his work. It also helped him to stand out in art shows crowded with traditional landscapes.

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Every stroke of Ken Wright’s paintbrush brings a story or song to life. The 78-year-old artist uses abstract paintings to inspire people to reflect deeply.

Wright is the longestserving artist-in-residence at d’Art Center and the first African American artist to set up a studio there about 36 years ago. The center has received more than $170,000 from the community foundation and donor-advised funds here since it moved to Norfolk’s NEON District after a fire at its previous facility in 2016.

Art becomes life for Ken when he dons cowboy attire to ride his horse, Major, as a part of the Buffalo Riders. They are a group of local Black cowboys founded in 1997 to keep the history alive through storytelling, parades, and educational community events. He enjoys visiting schools because the children want to pet and ride Major.

Wright painted portraits, landscapes, and other scenic pieces in earlier years. But something was missing.

Artists like Wright capture and reflect the essence of the people, places, and things that help our community thrive. Their talent enriches philanthropy beyond dollar value.Wright’s work is featured worldwide, including in the private collections of former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Wright created a piece in honor of Obama as the first Black president, using the former president’s campaign logo as a centerpiece of the work. During Bush’s term, Ken created a solemn painting of New York’s Twin Towers, which memorializes the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11.

Ken Wright is the longest serving artistin-residence at d’Art Center in Norfolk.

You can distinguish a Ken Wright by signature characteristics like thick brush strokes, pencil lines, and color streaks.

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Before every showing or artist talk, Wright tells the viewers to “hear the melody, see the movement, and feel the emotion.”

Wright gives back using his art to preserve and celebrate history. Specifically, he tells the story of the Buffalo Soldiers, the cavalry regiment of Black soldiers who served in the 1860s and later Wright fell in love with horses while growing up in Richmond, and he learned to ride horses on a friend’s 188acre farm. He blends his equine passion with history in each painting of the Buffalo Soldiers.

“When looking at other art, I didn’t see who I am,” he said.

Wright hopes others will feel inspired to create art and give back to the community.

– Community Voices 352022 Annual Report




The environment is a treasure we’ve all been given. 2021, the Norfolk Botanical Garden broke ground on its Garden of Tomorrow project. Among many amenities, it will include a new, state-of-the-art conservatory, which will focus on the conservation of rare plant species in the world and include a tropical rainforest biome and two educational exhibit wings. 2018, the community foundation supported the historic project with a $450,000 grant over four years. to the Garden, the second-story indoor and elevated outdoor skywalk will provide aerial views of the tropical rainforest biome, leading outdoors to a viewing platform overlooking the most extensive rose garden on the East Coast. project also includes a water education and rowing center, which will sit along the waterfront near the entrance to the Garden. It will serve as a state-of-theart educational venue and a regional hub for regattas. Center will actively practice and promote conservation, increase support for local rowing programs, and introduce the next generation to Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Michael Desplaines, president and CEO of the Norfolk Botanical Garden, smiles in front of a tractor during the groundbreaking ceremony. Artist rendering Artist rendering



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372022 Annual Report Funds,Grants,and Our Generous Partners The following pages include the lists of grants and scholarships paid, donors, special gifts, and friends in philanthropy.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Shotgun Players Inc.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation

The Feldman Chamber Music Society

The Muse Writers Center

The following organizations received Hampton Roads Community Foundation grants in 2021 for Cultural Vitality. Grants came from donors’ designated, donor-advised, field-of-interest, organizational, or unrestricted funds. $3,093,812



The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian The Southern Jewish Historical Society

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

of Virginia Barrier Islands Center Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society

In[HEIR]itance Project Island Community House

Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc.

The Academy of Music

Young Audiences of Virginia d.b.a. Arts for Learning

Virginia African American Cultural Center, Inc. Virginia Arts Festival

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The Hurrah Players

*Includes an E.K. Sloane Fund grant for a piano

d’Art EasternCenterShore

The Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance

Tidewater African Cultural Alliance Tidewater Arts Outreach

Virginia Musical Theatre, Inc.

Virginia Opera Virginia Stage Company

Virginia Chorale Virginia Historical Society

Encinitas Friends of the Arts Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater Generic Inc.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Edustar Performing Arts Society Inc.

Mosaic Steel Orchestra

Symphonicity - the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Teens With A Purpose

The Little Theatre of Norfolk The Mariners’ Museum

American Jewish Historical Society Arts Alliance Arts Education Connection San Diego Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

The Tidewater Winds*

National Trust for Historic Preservation Nauticus Foundation

Preservation Virginia - State Home Office Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Foundation

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization Council of United Filipino Organizations of CreativeTidewaterVisions Foundation

Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation KD Entertainment La Jolla Playhouse Little Theatre of Virginia Beach

Norfolk Society of Arts North Street Playhouse Old Coast Guard Station

Portsmouth Museums Foundation

The Chrysler Museum of Art

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

RVA-757 Connects Samaritan House Seton Youth Shelters Simon Family Jewish Community Center Ski for Light Smile, SouthsideInc. Boys & Girls Club St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children StandUp for Kids - Hampton Roads Sugar Plum Bakery, Inc.

Healthy Day Partners HER, Inc. (Help and Emergency Response) Hope House Foundation Hope U Inc. Hunters for the Hungry

NewNeighborhoodVisionYouth Services, Inc.

Survivor Ventures The Bridge Ministry The ORPHANetwork

392022 Annual Report GrantsStabilityEconomic2021 $3,561,538 TOTAL ECONOMIC STABILITY GRANTS PAID IN 2021

The Virginian-Pilot Joy Fund Foundation

The following organizations received Hampton Roads Community Foundation grants in 2021 for Economic Stability. Grants came from donors’ designated, donor-advised, field-of-interest, organizational, or unrestricted funds.

Westminster-Canterbury of Hampton Roads WilliamFoundationA.Hunton YMCA Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. YMCA of South Hampton Roads Young Investors Group YWCA of South Hampton Roads

Orphan Helpers Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless PrimePlus - Norfolk Senior Center ReInvent Hampton Roads RVA Hampton Roads Mega Region Collaborative d.b.a.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Salvation Army - Hampton Roads Area Command The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Adult Rehabilitation Center

Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging/Community Action Agency

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia Boys’ Home, Inc. Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Inc.

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia Life Enrichment Center of Norfolk Light House Ministries Loving and Caring for the Homeless Manna Cafe CI Martin County Department of Social Services Meals on Wheels of Virginia Beach Menchville House Ministries Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Up Center

Together We Can Foundation Tunnel to Towers Foundation Union Mission Ministries United Jewish Federation of Tidewater United Way of South Hampton Roads United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Untamed Spirit Therapeutic & Educational Program Urban League of Hampton Roads Urban Renewal Center Virginia Beach CASA Virginia Gentlemen Foundation Virginia Supportive Housing Wave City Care Wesley Community Service Center

Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council

Franklin-SouthamptonMinistryAreaUnited Way Garden of Hope Ghent Area Ministries Habitat for Humanity of SHR, Inc. Hampton Roads Workforce Foundation

Ability Center of Virginia American National Red Cross American Red Cross of Coastal Virginia Arc of the Piedmont Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads Back on My Feet Black Brand

Jackson-Feild Homes Jewish Family Service of Tidewater Judeo-Christian Outreach Center Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Community Harvest Outreach Cover 3 Foundation Inc.

Eggleston Services Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program Father Bill’s & MainSpring Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern ForKids,Shore inc. Franklin Cooperative

Norfolk Academy Norfolk Collegiate School Norfolk Public Library Norfolk Public Schools* Norfolk State University Foundation Nursing CAP, Inc.

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation

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E3: Elevate Early Education Eastern Shore Community College Foundation Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation Envision Lead Grow, Inc.

Graceland University Grymes Memorial HamptonHampden-SydneySchoolCollegeRoadsEducational Television Association, Inc. (WHRO) Hampton Roads Workforce Foundation


The Ready Academy Christian School

The following organizations received Hampton Roads Community Foundation grants in 2021 for Educational Success. Grants came from donors’ designated, donor-advised, field-of-interest, organizational, or unrestricted funds. Hampton Roads 5,183,776

200+ Men Foundation ACCESS College Foundation Adult Learning Center, City of Virginia Beach Public AmericansSchools for Oxford Inc.

Fork Union Military Academy Friends of the Norfolk Public Library Friends of the Northampton Free Library G.I.R.L.S. Gordon-ConwellClub


Cal Ripkin Sr. Foundation Inc. Cape Henry Collegiate School Catholic High School Chatham ChesapeakeHallBay Academy Chesapeake Public Schools* Child Mind Institute Children’s Harbor Chop Point ChristopherCampNewport University*

Theological Seminary


An Achievable Dream Virginia Beach Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads Barry Robinson Schools

Thomas Nelson Community College Foundation

The 3:20 Scholarship The Angel Fund Helena The Endependence Center The Literacy Lab The Maury Foundation

Princeton University Quality of Life Randolph-MaconInc. College Rider RobertUniversityC.Nusbaum

Virginia Beach City Public Schools* Virginia Beach Library Foundation Virginia Center for Public Safety Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Virginia Humanities Virginia Space Flight Academy

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Virginia Tech Foundation Virginia Theological Seminary Virginia Wesleyan University

in Action Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads Community Outreach Coalition Cornell University Don Carey REECH Foundation Duke University

Old Dominion Athletic Foundation Old Dominion University Educational Foundation Park Place School

The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of TheLeadershipVirginiaZoological Society

Talmudical Academy of Norfolk TCC Educational Foundation

Youth Outreach Urban Resources and Services Ministry (YOURS)

The Williams School

Southside Boys & Girls Club St. John the Apostle Catholic School St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School Star of the Sea Catholic School

Christopher Newport University Educational CleverFoundationCommunities

Broadwater Academy Bryn Mawr College

*Includes an E.K. Sloane Fund grant for a piano

Sentara College of Health Sciences Slover Library Foundation

Hampton University Hollins HorizonsUniversityHampton Roads Joy Ministries Evangelistic Association K5K A Run for Kendra Inc. Kairos Freedom Schools of Virginia, Inc. L.D. Britt, M.D. Scholarship Fund Lehigh University Life Enrichment Center of Norfolk Mary Baldwin University Merton College Charitable Corporation

Tidewater Friends of Foster Care, Inc. Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop Tulane University UNCF Virginia Union Presbyterian Seminary University of Pennsylvania University of Virginia Darden School of Business Urban League of Hampton Roads UVA’s College at Wise Virginia Air & Space Center

Visions of Truth Community Development Corporation Walk In It, Inc. Wesley Community Service Center West Point Association of Graduates Woodberry Forest School


Honors College Saint James School



The following organizations received Hampton Roads Community Foundation grants in 2021 for Environmental Stewardship. Grants came from donors’ designated, donor-advised, field-of-interest, organizational, or unrestricted funds. a coastal region, Hampton Roads neighborhoods are at risk of devastation from hurricanes. event grew out of a partnership between the community foundation and Old Dominion University, a leader in resilience research and efforts. The community foundation provided a $500,000 grant to support the effort called Recover Hampton Roads, which uses specially designed software, developed with the help of the community foundation’s grant, to coordinate recovery efforts such as donations, volunteers, and materials for neighborhoods and residents in areas that need additional support.

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The community foundation provided a $500,000 grant to support the effort called HamptonRecoverRoads.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Hampton Roads ChesapeakeOffice Bay Foundation - Maryland Office

Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore Ducks FriendsElizabethUnlimitedRiverProjectofFredHeutte Foundation Hudson River Park Friends Lynnhaven River NOW Nansemond River Preservation Alliance Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk Botanical Garden Foundation Old Dominion University Educational Foundation The Buff Foundation, Inc The Center for Conservation Biology The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation The Hermitage Museum and Gardens The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Chapter The Virginia Zoological Society Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust $598,891 TOTAL ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP GRANTS PAID IN 2021 Grants

In 2021, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation hosted Hurricanes: Before and After the Storm, a virtual event about hurricane preparedness.

The event was included in the community foundation’s Understanding Hampton Roads series in 2021. It includes forums on the region’s critical issues to help build understanding, inspire action, and bring people together to help improve life in our region.

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Community Hospice of Texas Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc.

Old Dominion University Educational Foundation Operation Smile Parkinson

Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Virginia League for Planned Parenthood YMCA of South Hampton Roads

The following organizations received Hampton Roads Community Foundation grants in 2021 for Health and Wellness. Grants came from donors’ designated, donor-advised, field-of-interest, organizational, or unrestricted funds.

42 Hampton Roads Community Foundation WellnessandHealth2021 $2,607,559 TOTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS GRANTS PAID IN 2021 Grants

RonaldRiversideQualityPrimePlusPreventPhysiciansAllianceforPeaceCancerFoundation-NorfolkSeniorCenterofLifeInc.HealthSystemFoundationMcDonaldHouseCharitiesof Norfolk Sentara Health Foundation Shore Health Services, Inc. Shriners Hospitals for Children StandUp for Kids - Hampton Roads T2 Fitness Foundation The Chas Foundation The Up Center Trails of Purpose Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

Auxiliary of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Beach Health Clinic Blakey Weaver Counseling Center

American Cancer Society - South Atlantic Association American Heart Association - Mid Atlantic Aspen Hope Center


Virginia Dental Association Foundation Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition


Foundation for Reproductive Medicine

JDRF, International - Virginia Chapter Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Lee’s MercyFriendsMedical Angels NAMI Coastal Virginia

Edgehill Recovery Retreat Center Edmarc Hospice for Children

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Children’s Health Investment Program

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore Girls on the Run Hampton Roads

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service

DoctorsTrust Without Borders USA Inc

Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation Emergency Assistance Foundation Inc. Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary First Baptist Church of Norfolk First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk First Presbyterian Church, Staunton First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern FrancisShoreAsbury



VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads Wesley Community Service Center Wesley Grace United Methodist Church Western Tidewater Tennis Association Westville Christian Church (DOC)

United Methodist Church Friends of Animal Control Eastern Shore Galilee Episcopal Church Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Goldring/Weldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish GraceLife Episcopal Church

Nimmo United Methodist Church Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association NorfolkFoundationCrime Line, Inc. Norfolk SPCA

The Community Foundation Martin St. Lucie The Elder’s House The Genieve Shelter The Navigators The Peregrine Fund The River Ellis Foundation The Southern Poverty Law Center

USS John Warner Recreation Fund

Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia Big Brothers & Big Sisters Services, Inc Black Creek Baptist Church Buffalow Family and Friends Community Days Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. ChancoCandid on the James Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Church of the Good Shepherd Community Foundation of Jackson Hole Council on Foundations

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Guru Nanak Foundation of Tidewater Hampton Roads Community Foundation Hampton HopeHeartbeatUniversityofMiamiForLifeRescue

Inc International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist InternationalConventionRescue Mission Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Johns Hopkins University, Center for Innovative KeyMedicineLargoBaptist Church Mt. Carmel Christian Church National Dental Association National Disaster Search Dog Foundation New Vision Youth Services, Inc.


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Ohef Sholom Temple Old Donation Episcopal Church Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia


Veteran Sailing Village Family Virginia Beach CASA Virginia Beach SPCA Virginia Beach United Methodist Church Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Virginia Humanities Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Virginia Public Access Project Virginia Stage Company

American Jewish Committee American Resilience Project AssociationASPCA for Science in Autism Treatment

The Virginia Zoological Society Tidewater Youth Services Foundation Town of Chincoteague Tribal Trust Foundation Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Unchain America Union Mission Ministries United Methodist Family Services of Virginia University of Virginia-Virginia Athletics Foundation

The following organizations received Hampton Roads Community Foundation grants in 2021 from donors’ designated, donor-advised, field-of-interest, organizational, or unrestricted funds. $2,660,844

Church Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Samaritan House Slover Library Foundation Southeast Virginia Community Foundation Southeastern Council of Foundations SPCA Eastern Shore St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Nicholas Catholic Church St. Peter’s Episcopal Church TCC Educational Foundation Temple Isaiah The Baptist General Convention of Virginia The Billfish Foundation

Virginia Arts Festival Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation

Earlier this year, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation partnered with the Chesapeake Care Clinic to provide about 100 free dental extractions to residents in need. There are approximately 77,000 uninsured adults in the region. The Virginia Dental Association Foundation is making dental care more accessible.


44 Hampton Roads Community Foundation PlacesVibrant2021 $1,439,927

Seton Youth Shelters Southside Boys & Girls Club

Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters d’Art NorfolkForKids,ElizabethEgglestonCenterServicesRiverProjectInc.BotanicalGarden

The following organizations received Hampton Roads Community Foundation grants in 2021 to help transform their facilities. Grants came from donors’ unrestricted or field-of-interest funds.


The Virginia Dental Association Foundation recently partnered with the Chesapeake Care Clinic to provide about 100 free dental extractions to people in need of care.


The two agencies met at nonprofit group meeting hosted by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and developed a plan. Additionally, the dental association received a $7,500 grant from the community foundation to support its Donated Dental Services program that provides free dental care to seniors and persons who are permanently disabled and live below 150% of the federal poverty level. Founded in 1996, the organization provides comprehensive care, including dentures and crowns, through local dentists who offer their time free of charge. The dentists agree to provide services until each patient’s treatment plan is completed.

Art & Design

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Tidewater Community College Tulane University Union UnitedCollegeStatesMerchant Marine Academy



Rochester Institute of Technology Salisbury University

Babson ChristopherBrownBridgewaterBenedictBellevueCollegeUniversityCollegeCollegeUniversityNewport


Virginia Commonwealth University VCU School of Medicine Virginia Military Institute Virginia State University Virginia Tech Virginia Wesleyan University Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Waynesburg University Williams College

Medicine &

Elizabeth City State University

The Citadel

Flagler College Florida State University George Mason University Georgetown University Georgia Tech

Grand Canyon MayoMaryLoyolaLongwoodLibertyKentJohnsJamesHowardHarvardHampden-SydneyUniversityCollegeUniversityUniversityMadisonUniversityHopkinsUniversityStateUniversityUniversityUniversityUniversityChicagoBaldwinCollegeClinicAlixCollegeof

Emory EasternUniversityVirginiaMedical School

Morgan State University Norfolk State University

Dixie State University Duke University East Carolina University

North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina State University

The College of William & Mary Community College of Vermont Dartmouth College

The Ohio State University Old Dominion University Pennsylvania State University

Radford RappahannockUniversityCommunity College Regent RensselaerUniversityPolytechnic Institute

University of Notre Dame University of Oklahoma University of Pennsylvania University of South Carolina University of the Arts

University of Virginia University of Virginia School of Medicine

Grants for scholarships were paid to the following colleges and universities individual selected to payments from

to benefit the 417

Appalachian State University


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Mary Washington University of Miami University of North Carolina School of the Arts

the scholarship funds we administer. 452022 Annual Report Scholarships2021 $1,384,775 TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS PAID IN 2021 Grants

Joanna and Frank Fowler Terry and James Freeman Cheryl and Larry Garrett Emil James Gasser, Jr. Valerio M. Genta, M.D. W. Collins Gooch and Karen Y. AliceWhitmoreCooper Goodman Martha and Rob Goodman Burton D. Goodwin, M.D. Charlene Greiner Michael Hamar and Barry Menser James S. Hanner, M.D. Mary Lee Harris Mark Harrop Sally Kirby Hartman Sharon Henley Lucia A. Herndon Shirley Hetland James W. High Raquelle L. Hill Susan and Paul Hirschbiel Susan and Bruce Holbrook

Legacy Society for Hampton Roads Members (as of April 29, 2022)

Jacque and Powell Peters Starr HenryPlimptonL.andSharon K. Rankin Patricia Peace Rawls

Joan P. ThomasBrockC.Broyles John R. Buffington Hunter Joyce Burt Bill RosanneArleneCabellT.CampsenElizabeth

Susan Pfiester Anders and Michael Thomas Anders Mary P. Bailey H. Furlong Baldwin Robin Deal Baliles Sandra LawrenceBaylorA.Bernert, Jr., M.D. Kim S. and Robert L. Bey David Cole Bland Joanne and Bruce Bodner Susan M. Borland Allison and Scott Bough Lilly and Bruce Bradley Joseph H. Brandon, Jr. Bobbie and Bob Brenton Arthur Broadbent III

Cary Charlotte Coates-Wilkes, M.D. Paula C. Collins and Arthur L. Collins

Anonymous (36) Thomas J. Adams Nancy VirginiaAlainW.Alberts

James Ivey Davidson Edward J. Dempsey Vallery L. Doe Ronald Durand and Patricia O’Hare

Eric DorisJohnSandraHollomanM.IgartuaP.JacksonandDonald Jellig Terry S. KirklandJenkinsMolloy Kelley Katherine L. Kitterman Paul A. DeborahKotaridesandL.M. Landreth

Gwendolyn Joyce Moss Frederick Napolitano, Sr. Sharon P. and John F. Newhard, Jr. Barbara B. O’Leary Susan


Lynette S. Regan

JackWhitneyEuniceDalPatriceOlitskyParkerPaull,Jr.PayneS.PeaceMuellerPeirson and John Mueller

In 2021, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation welcomed 16 new members to its Legacy Society, which honors forward-thinking people with plans for charitable gifts through their community foundation. Several more Legacy Society members have joined in 2022 by letting us know of their plans for a bequest through their wills or other estate plans.

46 Hampton Roads Community Foundation

James R. Early Russell D. Evett, M.D. Joyce H. and John L. Fain Mary and Jesse Fanshaw Ann SandeeJuanitaFarleyG.FeltonFerebee and Erik van Strien

Cynthia M. Cook Mary Pem L. Copeland Nancy Whitlock Corriveau Denyce K. and James W. Corzatt Edwin J.

W. Haines


David Landsberger Leslie P. Langley John R. Lawson II Peggy and Aubrey Layne Mary Louis LeHew and Willette L. LeHew, M.D. Ernest M. Lendman Harry T. PenelopeLesterBarlow Lewis Angelica D. Light Linda and Ed Lilly, M.D. Harvey L. Lindsay, Jr. Shirley W. Liverman Tony London and Tim Bostic Katherine Loring Jean A. Major Harriet and John Malbon Lewis K. Martin II, M.D. and Cheryl Rose Martin John May and Judith Whitehead Marshall and Glen McClure Marylen Melton Roberto L.R. Mercado William A. and Harriet Messner Judge Lester and Thelma Moore

Sandra M. Reynolds Richard Rivin Virginia Buchanan Rountree Roger F. Rowe Dr. Burt PrudenceRubinH.and Louis F. Ryan Hon. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott Patricia A. Seay Audrey Settle Jane Reeb Short Gay W.

John M. TheodoreBaillioBaker, Jr. Winifred Maddock Baldwin Robert I. Benjamin Mary Rawls Cooke Berkeley Cheryl Ann Karam Bilbo Theodore Bonk Christine Clegg Bosher Julia Atwater Bristow Macon F. Brock, Jr. Dan H. CharlesBrockwellF.Burroughs, Jr. Judith Ball Wysong Cofer Geraldine “Jeri” Johnson Colenda, Jr. Richard P. Cook Dr. Samuel Coppage, Jr. Joseph W. Cotten, Jr. Susan Ashburn Cotten Joshua P. Darden, Jr. Ann Caldwell Dearman Chester W. DeWalt, Jr., M.D. Francis Facchini Lynne Farrell Paul ThomasFarrellA.Felton, Jr. Virginia Glennan Ferguson Mary Adele Forbes William A. Goldback Augusta Goodman Melvin R. Green Marjorie Frame Hawkins G. Barbara Hudgins Pamela Scott Hyatt Asa B. Johnson, Jr. Calvert Lester Charles F. Lester Stuart P. Levy Robert L. Major Carl GeorgeMangumHenry Marin Eleanor Marshall Linford Mason Joanne C. McClellan Harry E. McCoy, Jr. Martha Lee McCoy Dorris W. McNeal H.P. “Sonny” McNeal Ula K. Motekat, Ph.D. Richard D.

William Brewster Purdy Nancy A. Richards Kurt M. Rosenbach Rose R. Rosenbach Michael E. Sakakini Toy D. Savage, Jr. Glenn Allen Scott Dr. John Settle, Jr. Gretchen H. Shine Lewis H. Shulman Ada Louise Sivik Donald E. Sly, M.D. Alexander P. Smith Edward Snyder Hildreth Strode Charles Syer IV Barbara Taylor Marjorie L. Taylor Patsy Teer John S. Thiemeyer, Jr., M.D. Nancy Upton Thiemeyer Frederick R. Ward Hon. John W. Warner Ruth B. Weeks, M.D. Eleanor H. Wheeler Janet C. Whitehead James Martin Willcox Barbara Upton Wilson


Terri L. CarolynTallmanT.andRobert W. Waddell, M.D. Jeanne Warner Brenda and Richard Waters Marsha

472022 Annual Report

Remembering Our Forever Friends



Wynne W. Byron Babcock

We are saddened by the recent passing of Legacy Society for Hampton Roads members Robert I. Benjamin, Jacqueline P. Napolitano, and Alexander P. Smith. We appreciate the arrangements they made for gifts to the community foundation through their estate plans. Our Honor roll of Legacy Society members who have passed away include:

To improve life for children and youth in Norfolk

For improving educational opportunities for students Community Fund for Health and Human Services, 2007 47,305

For the preservation of Virginia history

For civic engagement and leadership Community Fund for Educational Achievement, 2007 42,881

For cultural and performing arts

For the arts

For advanced research in mental illness

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, 2020 1,566

For human services with a preference for programs supporting women in difficult situations

For local arts organizations to aid during the COVID-19 pandemic Ryan S. Crouse Fund, 2005 28,263

For arts and culture Community Fund for Civic Leadership, 2007 44,726

Mary E. and Curtis M. Chappell Jr. Fund, 2006 41,743

Friends of Norfolk Public Schools Fund, 2019 84,042 To benefit Norfolk Public Schools

Community Action Resource Empowerment Fund, 2008 13,432

Lee A. and Helen G. Gifford Endowment for the Cultural and Performing Arts, 1997 499,609

Vernon and Judith Cofer Fund, 2013 38,695

Benjamin R. Brown, 1985 192,411

For local nonprofits to aid in their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Relief Fund For The Arts, 2020 4,572

Black Community Partnership Fund, 2020 10,500

To benefit early childhood education

The Colenda Fund (Art, Gerry, Jeri Colenda) - FOI, 2007 944,391

Christadelphian Ecclesia of Hampton Roads Helping Fund, 2015 170,157

Lowery D. Finley Jr. Memorial Fund, 2002 38,632

For health and human services Community Fund for the Environment, 2007 82,527 For the environment

For children, veterans and abandoned or abused animals

William A. and Jane M. Charters Fund, 2004 10,567,710 For essential human services

For youth

Julian Haden Gary and Margaret Savage Gary Fund, 1998 904,419

To support training for people with mental disabilities

48 Hampton Roads Community Foundation Field-of-interest funds continued on the next page

Paul S. Huber Memorial Fund, 1985 7,547,358

Ashinoff Family Fund for the Arts, 2004 $35,598 To benefit the arts

Ethel T. Jones Fund, 1965 2,627,154

Field-of-interest funds support broad areas of concern identified by donors. These charitable funds underpin Community and Special Interest Grants awarded through a competitive process to nonprofit organizations working in Hampton Roads.

For youth living in foster care

For horticultural educational purposes

G. Barbara Hudgins Foundation Fund, 2020 375,918 To benefit low-income people and children

Inge Family Fund for the Environment, 2013 40,577 To improve life for the environment Lee B. Jacobs Fund, 1993 576,203

For local nonprofits to aid in their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

For Black nonprofit organizations

For children and teenagers

For arts and humanities on the Virginia Peninsula

COVID-19 Recovery Excluding the Arts Fund, 2020 7,320

Victor and Ruth N. Goodman Memorial Fund, 1996 2,509,461


To support performing arts organizations and to support medical services, medical education or research

For research in mental illness and for those suffering from it Charles G. Brown, 1983 686,126

William A. Goldback Fund, 2009 6,202,766

Dixon-Settle Fund for Women, 2015 151,231

For students studying for a career in medicine or health care

For projects that positively impact youth in certain neighborhoods in Virginia Beach Community Fund for Arts and Culture, 2007 51,503

Jeanne Atkinson Fund, 2011 103,329

For human services with a preference for helping Norfolk residents Civic Leadership Fund, 2019 574,572

Jennifer Lynn Gray Fund, 1993 551,080

For cultural arts

Sue Cook Winfrey Memorial Fund, 1997 5,329,726

John L. Roper, 2nd and Sarah Dryfoos Roper Fund, 1984 857,592

Field-of-interest funds

Perry and Bunny Morgan Fund (FOI), 1999 13,258,158

For organizations serving minorities, people living in poverty, or those experiencing homelessness in Norfolk

Patsy G. Teer Fund, 2014 1,155,295 For South Hampton Roads students attending college and for research The Laura Turner Fund, 1997 65,181

Barbara Upton Wilson Charitable Fund, 2014 1,516,821

For people experiencing homelessness Landmark Fund for Slover Technology, 2010 3,525,068

For the environment

For early childhood and elementary education and health care and support services, particularly for those with Alzheimer’s disease or cancer

Alfred L. Nicholson Fund, 1998 8,433,743 For the humane treatment and care of animals

The Surry Fund, 1999 27,460

For public high schools on the Virginia Peninsula Skip Wilkins Fund, 1992 5,158 For basic human needs

Value of Field-of-Interest funds as of 12-31-21 Shore of Virginia Community Foundation family of funds

Virginia Dietrich Williams Fund for Women and Children, 2005 142,430 For women and children

E. K. Sloane Fund, 1997 6,433,538

For food, clothing or shelter, especially for children

continued from previous page $79,482,277

For health and human services and arts and culture.

To support children’s charities Eleanor J. Marshall Fund, 2020 70,094

The Glenn Allen Scott and Anne C. Brower Cultural Endowment, 2001 135,129 For an arts and culture endowment

Mary Jane Kunhardt Fund for the Benefit of the Homeless of Tidewater, 2000 11,642

Harry F. Wall Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2007 359,720

To support the technology needs of the Colonel Samuel L. Slover Library in Norfolk

For preservation of the natural environment, environmental education, and humane treatments of animals

To promote racial harmony in Surry County

To support solutions for Black communities experiencing economic distress

Taylor Sisters Library Fund, 1999 23,225

Visionaries for Change Fund, 2019 824,943

For organizations helping abused children and/or spouses

H. Lee Kanter Fund, 2001 661,428 For the performing arts

John W. and Linda Vakos Fund, 2014 398,947

Sean A. Lovas Memorial Fund, 2008 35,156

492022 Annual ReportES Part of the Eastern

For the arts, education, and essential human services

A 2010 merger of two community foundations created the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. All names, logos, and taglines are trademarked.

To assist adults with cerebral palsy Tyler Cultural Fund, 1995 314,284 For arts and cultural organizations

To provide pianos to charitable, educational or intellectual institutions Brenda & Alan Stein Fund for Homeless & Indigent, 1990 27,268

William Thomas Reilly, III, 2013 72,494

50 Hampton Roads Community Foundation Designated Funds continued on the next page

For Places and Programs for Children for its Children’s Harbor centers Batten Fund for The Academy of Music, 2010 2,921,738 For The Academy of Music in Norfolk Batten Fund for the Barrier Islands Center, 2011 2,251,179

ACCESS Education Challenge Fund, 1999 1,094,344

For American Cancer Society for Hampton Roads cancer patients needing wigs and other head covers, prostheses and transportation services

Designated funds provide annual grants to nonprofits chosen by the donors who established these endowed funds.

For Park Place School in Norfolk Batten Fund for Places and Programs, 2011 1,779,946


For Grace Episcopal Church in Norfolk Dr. Samuel F. Coppage Jr. Fund #2, 2015 995,550

Fannie R. Cooke #1, 1961 113,159

Access 20th Anniversary Fund, 2007 $284,251

For ACCESS College Foundation for scholarships to students from Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach public high schools

Black Creek Baptist Church Enhancement Endowment Fund, 2010 46,592

For Lynnhaven River NOW C. M. Baylor Jr. Fund, 2001 7,503

For First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Christ and St. Luke’s Church in Norfolk, Norfolk Academy, Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond and Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria Margaret G. and William T. Campbell Fund, 1989 12,413

George Chamberlaine Memorial Fund, 1953 159,804

For Mary Baldwin College in Staunton and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond Elsie Stewart Copeland Fund, 1983 78,175

For the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach Batten Fund for Young Audiences of Virginia, 2007 1,933,090

For K5K A Run for Kendra Inc. Isaac M. Baker, Jr. and Sarah Lee Baker Memorial Fund #1, 1995 86,179

For EquiKids Therapeutic Riding Program in Virginia Beach Batten Fund for Horizons Hampton Roads, 2007 1,919,482

For the Virginia Beach SPCA

The Chrissy Fund, 2008 18,468

The Colenda Fund (Art, Gerry, Jeri Colenda)Designated, 2007 228,373

For Horizons Hampton Roads programs in Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach Batten Fund for Park Place School, 2008 1,704,336

For the Norfolk Botanical Garden Foundation to benefit the Norfolk garden

For the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo Batten Fund for the Children’s Museum of Virginia, 2008 2,035,520

For resident support grants at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach Baptist General Convention of Virginia Foundation Fund, 2019 67,458

For the Baptist General Convention of Virginia Foundation Batten Fund for An Achievable Dream Virginia Beach, 2015 2,002,091

For the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth Batten Fund for the Virginia Aquarium, 2011 2,953,035

For The Maury Foundation

For St. Mary’s Catholic Church a.k.a. The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk

The Mary F. Ballentine Fund, 2000 3,373,897

For An Achievable Dream in Virginia Beach Batten Fund for Elizabeth River Project, 2013 2,048,810 For the Elizabeth River Project Batten Fund for EquiKids, 2011 590,539

For Hampden-Sydney College, Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond Fannie R. Cooke #2, 1962 450,305

For the Jones Institute Foundation

For ACCESS College Foundation for “last dollar” scholarship awards to students from Virginia Beach public high schools Kendra Ruestow Atherton Fund for Scholarships, 2020 300,262

For Christ and Saint Luke’s Church in Norfolk Constance Jordan Coppage, Dr. Samuel F. Coppage Sr. and Dr. Samuel F. Coppage Jr. Fund, 2015 995,550

For Tidewater Community College Foundation Dr. Samuel F. Coppage Jr. Fund #1, 2015 995,550

For the Generic Theater, Little Theatre of Norfolk, and Little Theatre of Virginia Beach

For Randolph-Macon College scholarships for Hampton Roads students Charles F. and Mabel C. Burroughs Memorial Fund, 1960 5,358,690

For Black Creek Baptist Church in Franklin L.D. Britt, MD, Community Health Fund Designated Fund, 2015 412,307 For the L.D. Britt Community Health Fund

For Young Audiences of Virginia Bay Island Yacht Club, 2009 482,804

Macon & Joan Brock Scholarship Fund for Randolph-Macon College, 2012 1,085,674

For need-based scholarships at Norfolk Academy Carol Chittum Endowment for the Theatrical Performing Arts, 2004 37,478

For the benefit of the Union Mission Ministries of Norfolk, Virginia, the Knox Area Rescue Ministries in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the Lottie Moon Offering

For the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera, Virginia Musical Theatre, Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, and Virginia Beach SPCA Anne and Keith Lansley Fund, 2018 70,159

For the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum in Virginia Beach NSU Honors Program Fund, 1998 1,444,322

For Norfolk State University’s Honors Program

For the model early childhood education center located at the YMCA in the Park Place neighborhood in Norfolk East Ocean View Literary Fund, 2005 169,872

For the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Ohef Sholom Temple, and the Red Cross 2022 Report

John Jay & Ola Hill Krueger Fund, 1999 48,349

To support the R. Franklin and Arbee R. Edwards Scholarship Fund Sandee Ferebee and Erik van Strien Fund, 2017 68,988

For JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Designated Funds continued from previous

For the Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust Inc.

Anthony B. Jernigan 2020 Fund for Boys & Girls Clubs of SEVA, 2020 240,385

For the Boys’ Home in Covington Mary Ludlow Home Fund, 2011 1,432,822

For the 200+ Men Foundation to provide scholarships for Hampton Roads students Hampton Roads Cultural Endowment, 1994 67,781

George H. Marin Fund, 2016 175,232

Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men George C. Crawley Scholarship Fund, 2014 44,833

Dollar Tree Associates Disaster Relief Fund, 2014 1,180,780 To assist after disasters Early Education Fund, 2013 8,476,149

The Garden Club of Eastern Shore Fund, 2013 ES 58,238


For the internship program at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Barrier Island Center

For the Feldman Chamber Music Society

Lewis Family Scholarship Fund for the New E3 School, 2021 31,927 For scholarships for The New E3 School in Norfolk, VA

For grounds beautification at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Virginia Cooke Glennan Fund, 2012 686,325

For Westville Disciples (Christian) Church in Mathews

For the Old Coast Guard Station and the Eastern Shore of Virginia Barrier Island Center Inc.

Jan and Morris Fine Fund for the Virginia Beach SPCA, 2016 158,227

For the Feldman Chamber Music Society, Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia Opera and WHRO

For the Pretlow Branch of Norfolk Public Library Edwards Family Scholarship Support Fund, 2016 102,848

For First Baptist Church of Norfolk Franklin/Southampton County Relay for Life Endowment Fund, 2010 38,413 For the American Cancer Society, Mid-Atlantic Division Region VII for the Franklin/Southampton County, Virginia Relay for Life

For the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation

For the Virginia Beach SPCA First Baptist Church of Norfolk Fund, 2016 287,902

To support ForKids, Inc.

For the Auxiliary of the Riverside Memorial Hospital Kellam Family Fund, 2005 ES 1,110,581

Margaret Jane Dickinson Internship Fund, 2020 ES 204,659

Harold L. and Brooke Neilson Lowry Memorial Fund, 1959 651,298

Designated Funds continued on the next page

Lynnwood Craig Fund, 2002 26,828

For Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia Johnsen Peregrination Fund, 2005 ES 329,701

For the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore, programs working to end homelessness, and the S.A.M.E. Foundation

For WHRO and Virginia Musical Theatre

Ann Caldwell Dearman Fund, 2020 201,160

ES Part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation family of funds

Justine Nusbaum Family Fund, 2018 330,415

For participating Hampton Roads arts and cultural institutions. Gabrielle P. Hubbard Fund, 2010 757,148

For The Williams School in Norfolk Alice R. Jaffe Memorial Fund-Feldman Chamber Music, 1994 149,176

For the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community College Foundation Mildred Jordan Fund, 2015 995,550 For Hampton University E. Polk Kellam Foundation Fund I, 2016 ES 63,795

For the Virginia Symphony Benjamin W. Mears, Jr. Family Fund, 2007 ES 47,893

For the SPCA of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Green Family Memorial Fund, 1990 185,337

Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men Fund, 2014 274,392

For Catholic High School, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Niagara Catholic High School, Salvation Army –Hampton Roads Area Command, Star of the Sea Catholic School, and St. John the Apostle Catholic School


Ula and Janne Motekat Fund, 2016 454,646

Eugenia Smith Kennedy Fund, 2013 281,242

Arnold B. McKinnon Family Symphony Fund, 2019 334,304

Margaret N. and Charles F. Lester Designated Fund, 2020 1,655,761

For the 200+ Men Foundation.

For the Chrysler Museum of Art, Fred Heutte Center, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk SPCA, Virginia Beach SPCA, Virginia Opera, and WHRO Ula Motekat Fund, 2006 105,739


For Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, the Boys’ Home in Covington, and the Jackson-Feild Homes in Jarratt Glick-Papetti Family Fund, 2019 ES 33,496

For grants to the United Way of South Hampton Roads to support the Bertha G. Snyder Children’s Care Fund Ed & Jean Snyder Fund, 2017 2,977,509

The Harold E. and Marjorie L. Taylor Fund, 2020 120,798

William E. and Anne D. Wood Scholarship Fund, 2018 122,255 For South Hampton Roads or northeastern North Carolina students studying business or education at Old Dominion University, Tidewater Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College, or Christopher Newport University.

I. T. Walke Jr. Designated Fund, 1978 4,107,754

William B. Purdy Fund, 2015 260,038

For READY Academy of First Baptist Church in Norfolk Robert & Nancy Richards Fund, 2017 1,235,301

52 Hampton Roads Community Foundation ES Part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation family of funds

Smithfield Courthouse of 1750 and Clerk’s Office of 1799 Fund, 1996 65,530 For the Old Courthouse of 1750 and Clerk’s Office of 1799 in Smithfield

For the Norfolk State University Honors Program

For Norfolk Public Library

Virginia Beach Foundation Administrative Fund, 2007 181,827

To honor the meritorious public service of USS John Warner crew and for its morale, welfare and recreation fund

Whitehead Fund, 2019 ES 400,467

For Eastern Virginia Medical School, Christ and St. Luke’s Church in Norfolk and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Kathrina B. Powell Fund, 2006 48,679 For Norfolk Public Library branches

For the American Heart Association – Mid-Atlantic, American Red Cross of Coastal Virginia, Boys’ Home Inc., Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Chrysler Museum of Art, Hampden-Sydney College, Jackson-Feild Homes, Norfolk Collegiate School, Operation Smile, The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command, Virginia Opera, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, St. James School, Virginia Symphony, WHRO, and The Williams School

Symphony Fund, 1962 1,303,896

For the Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust James M. Willcox Memorial Fund 1, 2018 21,325,460

For the Nauticus Foundation

William A. and Lucille W. Sawyer Memorial Fund, 1999 134,353

For the Talmudical Academy of Norfolk

Senator John W. Warner, Mrs. John Warner, Ship’s Sponsor, and Warner Family Fund for the SSN-785, 2015 112,394

For the Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging/Community Action Agency Value of Designated funds as of 12-31-21

For First Presbyterian Church in Staunton, First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., Westminster Choir College in Princeton, Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Norfolk Academy, and the Arts and Culture Community Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation Shore Bank Fund, 2006 ES 73,090

Vonnie Wray Mission Support for Operation Smile Fund, 2017 122,195 To help support participation in Operation Smile mission trips.

READY Academy of First Baptist Church Fund, 2019 86,120

For St. Peters Episcopal Church in Norfolk, VA, Boys Home Inc. in Covington, VA, and Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s unrestricted funding Nancy Upton Thiemeyer and John S. Thiemeyer, Jr. Fund, 2021 3,660,648

Jo Nock - Lydia Nock Wyatt Fund, 2019 ES 94,974

For Union Mission Ministries and Beach Health Clinic

For annual grants to Norfolk Academy and Eastern Virginia Medical School William J. and Ellamae Vakos Fund, 1993 166,982

For Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norfolk and needbased scholarships for Norfolk Collegiate students Mary Elizabeth Semple Fund, 1991 128,805

For Shore Health Services Inc. in support of the Shore Cancer Center Slone Family Designated Fund, 2008 182,269

For Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Sergeant Memorial Fund, 1988 100,734

For the Virginia Symphony Taylor Brothers Fund for Scholarships, 2010 37,485 For Norfolk Academy for need-based scholarships Taylor Sisters Library Fund, 1999 77,660 For Norfolk Public Library

Robert C. Nusbaum Scholarship Fund F/B/O Norfolk State University Honors College, 2016 132,939

Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia Board of Trustees Foundation Fund, 2019 55,934

For Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Civitan Acres in Chesapeake, Virginia Arts Festival, Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University to support the Center for the Arts and the Robert R. and Nancy A. Richards Scholarship at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University Saint Clare of Assisi Foundation Fund, 2021 25,509 For annual grants to the Philippians 2 Foundation

For the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Shore Cancer Center Fund, 2008 ES 31,916

William E. and Anne D. Wood Fund, 2018 489,049 To help support ForKids, Inc., Hope House Foundation, JudeoChristian Outreach Center, Loving and Caring for the Homeless, Menchville House Ministries, Samaritan House, and Seton Youth Shelters

Designated Funds continued from previous page $101,182,608

Propeller Club Norfolk Judy Barrett Fund, 2019 33,219

To support free admission to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for active-duty members of the Armed Forces

For the Council on United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater, Inc. to support the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia

Bertha G. Snyder & Ben Paul Snyder Children’s Care Fund, 2017 1,485,630


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Ability Center of Virginia Fund, 2014 Academy of Music Endowment Fund, 2011 An Achievable Dream Virginia Beach Endowment Fund, 2015 Auxiliary of Shore Memorial Hospital Fund, 2006 ES Beach Health Clinic Fund, 2000 Broadwater Academy Fund, 2005 ES Broadwater Academy Julia B. Fleet, 2006 ES Children’s Harbor Anchor Fund, 2012 Chincoteague Island Arts Organization Fund, 2018 ES Chincoteague Island Library Endowment Fund, 2013 ES Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore Endowment Fund, 2009 ES Randy Custis Memorial Fund, Inc., 2011 ES Eastern Shore Community College Foundation Fund, 2005 ES Eastern Shore Family YMCA Branch of the YMCA of SHR Fund, 2006 ES Eastern Shore of Virginia Barrier Islands Center Endowment Fund, 2006 ES Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation Fund, 2005 ES Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation Archivist Endowment - In Memory of Kirk C. Mariner and in Honor of B. Miles Barnes Fund, 2021 ES Eastern Shore Public Library Materials Endowment Fund, 2020 ElizabethES River Endowment Fund, 2014 Katharine H.S. Edmonds Reading Materials Fund, 2017 ES Endependence Center, 2001 Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program Fund, 2010 Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater (F.A.C.T.) Fund, 2012 Feldman Chamber Music Society Endowment Fund, 1991 ForKids Inc. Endowment Fund, 1998 Friends of the Northampton Free Library, Inc., 2010 ES Hope House Foundation Fund, 2002 Horizons Hampton Roads Organizational Fund, 2008 Lynnhaven River NOW Endowment Fund, 2021 Joyce Brown Milliner Endowment, 2021 ES Mt. Carmel Christian Church Fund, 2016 Museum of Chincoteague Island Endowment Fund, 2015 ES Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation Fund, 2009 Norfolk Rotary Endowment Fund, 1992 Norfolk Senior Center Endowment Fund, 1998 Northampton County Education Foundation Fund, 2019 ES Park Place School, 2009 Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia Fund, 2004 Physicians For Peace Fund, 2005 Portsmouth Museums Foundation Fund for the Children’s Museum, 2009 Seton House Fund, 2003 SHR Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Fund for Jill House, 2002 Sugar Plum Endowment Fund, 2003 Symphonicity Endowment, 2008 The Children’s Center Fund, 2008 The Hermitage Foundation Auxiliary Endowment Fund, 2000 The Hummingbird Fund, 2001 The Muse Writers Center Fund, 2018 United Way of South Hampton Roads Endowment Fund, 1995 Virginia Arts Festival Endowment, 1997 Virginia Beach CASA Endowment, 2008 Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust Endowment Fund, 2012 ES Volunteer Hampton Roads, 2000 Young Audiences of Virginia Fund, 2008

Value of Organizational funds as of 12-31-21

Organizational Funds are created by nonprofit organizations to provide them with permanent endowments that grow over time and enable them to receive grants to support their missions.

The Jennet Bernert Helping Hands Charitable Fund, 2000 R.G. “Pete” & Christine C. “Tina” Bosher Family Fund #1, 2016 R.G. “Pete” & Christine C. “Tina” Bosher Family Fund #2, 2016 R.G. “Pete” & Christine C. “Tina” Bosher Family Fund #3, 2016 R.G. “Pete” & Christine C. “Tina” Bosher Family Fund #4, 2016 Bradley Family Fund, 2008 Broadfoot/Ambler Fund, 2015 Sarah K. Brokaw Fund, 1998 CG2 Fund, 2005 The Checkered Flag Fund, 2000 Cherrystone Fund, 2010 ES Ted Clarkson Fund, 2006 Community Leadership Fund, 2009 The Cooke Fund, 2012 Mary Rawls Cooke Horticultural Fund, 2012 James W. and Denyce K. Corzatt, 2008 Kitty and Tim Croke Fund, 2014 ES Homer Cunningham Fund for Meals on Wheels, 1996 Kim and Keith Curtis Fund, 2005 Joshua and Elizabeth Darden Fund, 2001 The Davis Family Fund, 2014 E. J. Dempsey Fund, 2005 R. & C. Dickerson Family Fund, 2012 Deborah M. DiCroce Fund, 2019 Friedrich Ludwig Diehn Fund, 1987 Dollar Tree Stores Fund, 1997 Fain Family Fund, 2002 Fine Family Fund, 1988 Future Leadership Partners, 1998 Gettier Family Fund, 2006 Lee A. and Helen Gifford Fund, 1994 John & Susan Gill Family Fund, 2006 William Gooch Foundation Fund, 2020 Alice Cooper Goodman Fund, 2016 Beverly Goodman Fund, 2017 David Goodman Fund, 2017 Martha and Rob Goodman Family Donor Advised Fund, 2005 Mark Greenspan Family Fund, 2021 The Genny Hayes Fund, 2015 Henderson Family Fund, 2019 Robert L. Herman Family Fund, 2018 R. and J. Hofheimer Family Fund, 2019 Thomas P. Host, III Family Fund, 2018 Rebekah L. Huber Family Charitable Fund 1, 2007 Rebekah L. Huber Family Charitable Fund 2, 2007 Rebekah L. Huber Family Charitable Fund 3, 2007 Jain Family Fund, 2014 Julia & Rebecca Memorial Garden Fund, 2002 E. Polk Kellam Foundation Fund II, 2016 ES Floyd E. Kellam Jr. Family Fund, 2000 Kirkland Molloy Kelley Fund, 2015 Kirkland-Harris, Suitt Fund, 2008

Donor-advised funds let living donors recommend grants to specific nonprofits they choose. Donors can name advisors and successor advisors to recommend grants from their funds.

The David Landsberger Fund, 2015 ES Maureen and Augustine H. Lawrence III Fund, 2013 ES Lawson Family Foundation Fund, 2021


Kay and Al Abiouness Charitable Fund, 2021 Winifred Maddock Baldwin Charitable Fund, 1998 Linda D. and John I. Barney Family Fund, 2016 Michael J. Barrett Fund, 2017 Batten Family Educational Achievement Fund, 2019 Bellamy Martin Fund, 2003 Mary Rawls Cooke Berkeley and Richard D. Cooke, Jr. Fund #1, Mary2014Rawls Cooke Berkeley and Richard D. Cooke, Jr. Fund #2, Carter2014Grandy Bernert Fund, 2015

Nancy Bush Lawson Memorial Fund, 1999 Robert A. Lawson, Jr. Family Fund, 2005 Edward and Ruth Legum Family Fund, 2015 Sandra and Miles Leon Family Fund, 2017 Lewis Family Fund, 2008 Lisa and Revell Lewis Fund, 2018 ES Senator L. Louise Lucas Legacy Fund, 2015

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Donor-Advised Funds continued from previous page $157,964,457

Dr. Luke’s Trust, 1991 John & Harriet Malbon Family Fund, 2018 Carl W. Mangum, Jr. and Marguerite S. Mangum Fund #1, 2016 Carl W. Mangum, Jr. and Marguerite S. Mangum Fund #2, 2016 Carl W. Mangum, Jr. and Marguerite S. Mangum Fund #3, 2016 Carl W. Mangum, Jr. and Marguerite S. Mangum Fund #4, 2016

Glenn B. and Reba S. McClanan, 2004 McClellan Family Charitable Fund, 2021 McClellan Railroad Fund, 2019 Harry E. and Martha Lee McCoy Fund, 2010 McKinnon Fund, 2004 Arnold and Oriana McKinnon Family Fund, 2019 E.A and George N. McMath Edgewater Fund, 2007 ES The Mermaid Fund, 2015 Milton-Mountjoy Fund, 2007 Elsie N. (Sis) and Monroe Nash Fund, 1992 Neikirk Family Fund, 2021 Nightingale Fund, 2004 Alan and Susan Nordlinger Family Fund, 2002 Norfolk Southern Hampton Roads Community Fund, 2021 Alan and Ann Nusbaum Family Fund, 2018 Nancy N. Nusbaum and V.H. Nusbaum, Jr. Donor Advised Fund 1, Nancy2011 N. Nusbaum and V.H. Nusbaum, Jr. Donor Advised Fund 2, Robert2011 Nusbaum and Linda Laibstain Fund, 2014 Marianne Olivieri Memorial Fund for the Performing Arts, 2007 Richard and Maureen Olivieri Family Fund, 2006 Alison J. and Ella W. Parsons Fund, 2005 Dal Paull Endowment Fund, 2005 Charles E. and Starr D. Plimpton Donor Advised Fund, 2001 Allen and Ann Richter Fund, 2012 Robin A. Rinaca and Nicholas J. Covatta, Jr. Fund, 2006 ES Leigh Rinearson Fund, 2018 Bill Rosenow Memorial Fund, 2002 William F. Rountree, Jr. Fund, 2011 Louis F. and Prudence H. Ryan Fund, 2008 Louis F. and Prudence H. Ryan Fund 2, 2020 Kelsey and Jay Sarcone Family Fund, 2018 Bobby Scott Fund, 2019 Slone Family Donor Advised Fund, 2007 Louis Snyder Foundation Fund, 2002 Special Fund #5, 2003 Special Fund #6, 2008 Special Fund #7, 2008 James A. Squires and Karen Jones Squires Fund, 2020 B. M. Stanton Foundation Fund, 1989 Debbi and Jim Steiger Family Fund, 2006 Kay and Ronald Stine Family Fund, 2012 David B. and Suzanne VK. Tankard Fund, 2005 ES Lisa and David Tankard, Jr. Fund, 2007 ES Richard and Joie Tankard Conservation Fund, 2008 ES Tonya T. and Samuel V. Tankard Fund, 2007 ES Taylor Family Fund, 2020 Bob & Marion Taylor Family Fund, 2013 Barbara Taylor Fund, 2020 Mary Josephine Termini Memorial Charitable Fund, 2020 Thistle Foundation Fund, 2018 Torrech Family Fund, 2004 Betty McClung Turner Fund, 2017 ES Mabel Burroughs Tyler Fund, 2007 George W. and Nancy S. Vakos Fund, 2002 Christiane and James Valone Charitable Fund, 2010 Virginia Eye Foundation Fund, 2015 Carolyn T. and Robert W. Waddell, M.D. Family Fund II, 2017 Bradley J. Waitzer Fund, 1998 Mr. and Mrs. Guilford Dudley Ware Charitable Fund, 1997 Senator John W. Warner and Mrs. John Warner Fund, 2016 Violet S. Whitson Memorial Fund, 2005 Kate and BC Wilson Family Fund, 2018 Barclay C. Winn Family Fund, 2018 Leah S. Wohl Musical Arts Fund, 2013 Dona Wood Family Fund, 2002 Katherine and John Wynne Family Fund, 2017 Susan S. and John O. Wynne Family Fund, 2008 Dr. Steve Yetiv Memorial Fund, 2021 Lynn G. Zoll Fund, 2017 Value of Donor-Advised funds as of 12-31-21 552022 Annual ReportES Part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation family of funds

Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation Fund, 1997 4,579

Leon H. Ackerman Fund, 1976 $378,846

Mary L. B. Birdsong Fund, 1971 807,852

The Family Channel Fund, 1990 4,433

John M. Baillio Fund, 2018 94,695

Landmark Design Group Fund, 1990 5,811

J. Burton Harrison, Jr. Fund, 1988 6,512

E. C. Barnhardt III Memorial Fund, 2005 98,498 Frank Batten Fund, 1988 50,031 Beskin & Assoc., 1988 1,959

Alan and Ester Fleder Foundation Fund, 1991 2,369


Daisy K. and William P. Dickson Jr. Memorial Fund, 2004 195,821

Virginia P. and Charles F. Burroughs Jr. Memorial Fund, 2008 3,302,983

Ralph B. Douglass Fund, 1973 850,045

Hall Auto Mall Fund, 1988 9,829

Richard S. Cohoon Memorial Fund, 1978 339,993 Community Fund, 2003 2,112,814

Isla Vance Grover Fund, 1980 5,401,852

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Edward J. Brickhouse Fund, 1979 2,047,080

Ethel and Linford Mason Fund, 2009 4,232,550

Lynne & Paul Farrell Fund, 1992 990,983

Croshaw, Seigal et al, 1989 4,934 Colgate and Constance Darden Memorial Fund, 1980 11,752,393

Ellen W. & Douglas D. Ellis, Sr. Fund, 2003 170,135

Unrestricted funds are created and endowed by donors who entrust the community foundation to provide grants to meet changing needs, help solve complex regional issues, or enhance the quality of life in Southeastern Virginia.

Grantmaking Fund of ESVCF, 2009 ES 1,147

Joseph Lust Fund, 1994 7,529

Cheryl Karam Bilbo Fund, 2021 59,890

The Edmund A. “Ned” Langhorne Memorial Fund, 2008 90,219 Angelica D. Light Fund, 2012 52,148

Edwin C. Kellam Fund, 1988 5,568

Gornto Fund, 1988 3,148

Isaac M. Baker, Jr. and Sarah Lee Baker Memorial Fund #1, 1995 51,696 BAL Group Fund, 1988 1,078 Chad Ballard Fund, 2006 ES 165,787

June Page Camp Fund, 1999 133,796

Walter A. Edwards, Jr. Fund, 1992 412,924

W. Wright Harrison Memorial Fund, 2001 7,599

Joshua P. and Elizabeth D. Darden Fund, 2014 2,148,344

Margaret B. Atkinson Fund, 1971 175,417

Dorothy Redwood Cooke Sutherland Fund, 2004 132,934


The Howard Association, 1987 297,625

Byron Babcock Fund, 2009 715,797

Evelyn D. Grones Fund, 1990 14,760

Albert H. Grandy Memorial Fund, 1988 148,851 Grant Making Fund, 2002 5,241,387

Johns Brothers Fund, 1989 3,401

Leroy W. Davis Memorial Fund, 1993 57,842

Barbara H. Fleming Fund, 1987 291,833

Anne B. Addington Fund, 2004 61,642 Argyle Fund, 1998 397,747

Margaret G. and William T. Campbell Fund, 1991 14,250

Samuel G. Jones, Jr. Fund, 2004 145,320

Gary D. McMahan Fund, 1991 9,984

S. E. Liles Jr. Fund, 1988 10,733

Eva K. Grant Fund, 2008 271,550

John Stanley Gregory Memorial Fund, 1994 401,249

Reed W. Kelley Memorial Fund, 2017 112,024

William B. Grover Fund, 1980 795,369

Barron F. Black Article VIII, 1976 230,029 Munro Black Fund, 1959 1,247,327

Furman Family Fund, 1990 13,496

General Unrestricted Fund-VBF, 1988 181,368

Francis & Jean McCoy Fund, 1989 7,767

Macon & Joan Brock Fund, 1992 41,780

The Trinder Fund, 1993 5,288

William P. Woodley, 1990 115,647

Tom and Page Young Fund, 2007 ES 60,205 Value of Unrestricted funds as of 12-31-21 Virginia Community Foundation family of funds

Jean C. Old, 2010 520,397 Pat and Dan Fund, 1991 3,886 PNC Bank Fund, 2006 ES 33,716

Unrestricted Funds continued from previous page $106,797,016 We provide an array of grant opportunities to local nonprofit organizations, including multiple competitive community grant cycles each year. Learn about these opportunities at HamptonRoadsCF.org/Nonprofits. How to Apply for a Grant

Hattie G. Slaughter Fund, 1964 344,869

V. H. Nusbaum Jr. Fund, 1988 6,119

C. Whitley Musick Fund, 1989 1,454 Nandua Fund, 2008 ES 2,397,946 Napolitano Family Fund, 1989 148,435

The Runnymede Corporation Fund, 1988 9,865 Philip & Mary Russo Fund, 1997 38,479

Toy D. Savage, Jr. Fund, 2017 409,822

Irene D. Redwood Fund, 1977 1,147,022

Horace P. and Dorris W. McNeal Fund, 2005 711,664 McPhillips, Roberts & Deans Fund, 1990 3,289 Meadville Fund, 2005 ES 2,095,500

Mrs. C. Gordon Smith, Jr. Fund, 1990 36,761 Special Fund #1, 1997 6,579,183 Special Fund #3, 1984 11,252,929

Donald J. Trufant Memorial Fund, 2015 ES 786,834

C. J. Prettyman, Sr. Fund, 2008 ES 213,367 RBC Centura Fund, 1991 5,858

I. T. Walke, Jr. Fund, 1978 1,333,725 Eugene Walters Foundation Fund, 1992 10,591

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Walter H. Robertson Fund, 1973 577,805

Helen W. and Charles F. Tucker Memorial Fund, 2005 90,533 Goldsborough S. and Katherine P. Tyler Memorial Fund, 1999 126,964 Mabel B. Tyler Fund, 1987 587,199 Virginia Investment Counselors Charitable Fund, 1997 37,388

James M. Willcox Memorial Fund 2, 2018 8,273,162

James A. Squires and Karen Jones Squires Fund, 2016 824,494 Charles Syer Fund, 1996 10,042,527

Kurt M. & Rose R. Rosenbach Fund, 2021 51,018

Alva W. Mercer Fund, 1972 68,384 Perry and Bunny Morgan Fund, 1999 7,859,271

Henry & Phyllis Shook Fund, 1991 5,678 Ada Louise Sivik Fund, 2019 69,600

Langford W. Redwood Fund, 1962 2,253,875 Clarence B. Robertson Fund, 1968 232,496 Lelia E. Robertson Fund, 1980 394,419

For deserving students from Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach Charles F. Burroughs Memorial Scholarship (Hampden-Sydney College), 1960 1,262,920 For students at Hampden-Sydney College

Stephen Ashby Carpenter Memorial Fund, 1994 40,691 For Norfolk Public Schools guidance counselors pursuing additional education

Barron F. Black Theological Scholarship Fund, 1976 101,928

For students at Old Dominion University Frank Fang Memorial Scholarship, 2005 58,215

For graduate students pursuing the creative brand management track at the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter S & C Gagliardi Scholarship Fund, 2021 25,509

For graduate students in environmental studies

Nicholas J. Georges Memorial Fund, 1974 46,846

For students of Color, first-generation college students, and others overcoming barriers to obtaining higher education in South Hampton Roads

Dan H. Brockwell Scholarship for Architecture, 2014 106,300 For undergraduate or graduate students from Virginia Beach studying architecture Clara Wahlig Burhans Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1986 889,904

Melvin R. Green Scholarship Fund, 2014 165,647

For students from South Hampton Roads with a preference for those from Norfolk and those planning to make education their careers


Jesse T. Bonney Scholarship Fund, 1981 1,240,020

For students at Union Presbyterian Seminary

The “Max” Bennis Scholarship Fund, 2007 93,214 For a student graduating from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach

For graduates of public high schools in South Hampton Roads Hunter Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1979 45,891

For Norfolk Public Schools graduates studying art

For former Thalia Elementary School students who are graduates of Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach Dean-Callahan Scholarship Fund, 2015 114,759

For the valedictorian from Granby High School

Edwards Family Isle of Wight Scholarship Fund, 1999 213,787

Helen Murphy Addington Scholarship Fund, 1986 158,981

For female students ages 25 and under Bob & Bobbie Brenton Scholarship Fund, 2019 90,206

For South Hampton Roads students with strong leadership skills and academic abilities who exhibit overall excellence

For Norfolk Public Schools seniors who participate in school athletics

For students from Isle of Wight County Facchini Frost Fund, 2018 620,042

For Chinese or Chinese American students from Hampton Roads Palmer Farley Memorial Scholarship, 2008 160,260

AAA Tidewater - J. Theron “Tim” Timmons Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2016 $435,243

For graduating high school seniors from public high schools in Accomack County Tara Welch Gallagher Environmental Scholarship Fund, 1999 243,356

For Old Dominion University students of Greek heritage Harry Bramhall Gilbert Merit Scholarship Fund, 2004 581,884

D.A. Taylor Memorial Scholarship, 2006 651,350

For Chesapeake Public Schools graduates attending The College of William & Mary, James Madison University, the University of Virginia, or Virginia Tech

For students at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria

Richard Dickson Cooke and Sheppard Royster Cooke Scholarship Fund, 1951 303,674

For Chesapeake Public Schools graduates with a preference for students attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington Community Fund for Scholarships, 2007 89,201 For South Hampton Roads students attending college

Lori Burwell Ocean Lakes High School STEM Scholarship, 2010 204,254

Friends of Joshua P. Darden Jr. Scholarship, 2009 1,825,184

J. Robert and Ettie Fearing Cunningham Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1992 1,427,083

E. W. Chittum Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2005 63,977

For students from South Hampton Roads attending a four-year college or university with a preference for students studying accounting at Old Dominion University Jennifer Mooney Greene Scholarship Fund, 2013 119,740

For graduating high school seniors whose families are AAA Tidewater members who live in one of the 30 cities and counties the regional AAA branch serves in Virginia

For Virginia Beach Public Schools students who are in the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program with a preference for students from Green Run High School or Green Run Collegiate Scholarship funds help students from Hampton Roads attend college. Fund donors specified the purpose of each endowed scholarship fund. In 2021-2022, 417 students attended 84 colleges and universities with help from generous donors.

For female graduates of Maury High School Kay White Baker Art Fund, 1987 75,673

For graduates of public high schools in Norfolk and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia Dan H. Brockwell Fund, 2013 38,471 For students from South Hampton Roads

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James Harry Charleton Valedictorian Scholarship, 2019 32,614

Julia Atwater Bristow Fund, 2010 3,635,753

For graduates of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics

For students graduating from a public high school in Chesapeake with a preference for students from Indian River High School

Joseph E. Harry and Bertha White Harry Fund, 1990 3,511,525

For Maury High School graduates attending a four-year college or university

Metro Machine Scholarship Fund, 2008-2011 65,054

For students from Virginia Beach or Martin County, N.C. 592022 AnnualPart of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation family of funds

Hampton Roads Association of Social Workers Scholarship, 1959 40,499

For students at Old Dominion University or Virginia Wesleyan University in Norfolk

For Norfolk Public School graduates

Diane Reilly Hartzog Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2013 72,530 For South Hampton Roads students with an interest in library science or English Holland Family Scholarship Fund, 2021 53,123

For students from Mathews County

Scholarship for students from South Hampton Roads who are in need of financial aid for undergraduate nursing education

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For graduating high school seniors from Suffolk Public Schools

For students from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach who may not be at the top of the class but have good character and are active in the community and community service

Pat Howe Jr. Health Care Scholarship, 2005 69,773

Leslie P. Langley and Sarah Campen Powers Scholarship Fund, 2017 66,170

Dr. Milton R. Liverman Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2017 33,272

Tommy Horvatic Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2013 146,088

For Norfolk Public Schools graduates at Hampden-Sydney College

For graduate students in social work Hampton Roads Spartan Scholarship Fund, 2011 1,622,399

For students from the Eastern Shore of Virginia or students graduating from Pocomoke High School and Holly Grove Christian School on the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are in need of financial aid for undergraduate education, with a preference for those pursuing degrees related to farming and agriculture

To help Norfolk Public High Schools students in need of financial aid for undergraduate education and are majoring in performing arts or studying to become music teachers

For students at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington

Louis I. Jaffe Memorial Scholarship FundODU, 1987, NSU, 1994 582,947

The Maury Foundation Scholarship FundPaxton-Beale Family, 2020 214,511

For self-identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students from high schools in the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, or Virginia Beach

Ellen Hitt McLaughlin Scholarship, 1998 19,671

For students who attended Holland Elementary School in Virginia Beach Meachum Scholarship Fund, 2018 34,739

For Norfolk Public School students needing financial aid for undergraduate education at a college or university

Adrian Ryan Kirk Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2001 24,905

For students from western Tidewater or deaf and blind students from South Hampton Roads with a preference for students from Isle of Wight County

Colonel J. Addison Hagan Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1980 504,731

The Maury Foundation Scholarship Fund –Oscar B. Ferebee, Jr., 2017 74,081

Indian River Ruritan Scholarship Fund, 2011 103,787

For Maury High School graduates attending a four-year college or university

For Norfolk Public Schools graduates attending Virginia Tech

For Maury High School graduates attending a four-year college or university

Lewis K. Martin, II, M.D. and Cheryl Rose Martin Scholarship, 2005 153,634

Frank and Carol Kroboth Scholarship Fund, 2021 25,106


Thomas G. Johnson Jr. Scholarship Fund, 1990 79,459 For Norfolk Public Schools graduates at the University of Virginia Judge Floyd E. and Annie B. Kellam Scholarship Fund, 2013 911,260 For graduates of Kellam High School in Virginia Beach pursuing degrees in math, science, or business

For students with attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities

The Maury Foundation Scholarship Fund, 2017 748,867

Alice Riddick Levy and Stuart Paul Levy Scholarship Fund, 2017 283,547 For students from Suffolk Lewis Family Norfolk 17 Scholarship Fund, 2020 149,862

For students at Norfolk State University with a preference for single parents

For alumni of Norfolk State University pursuing graduate degrees and for graduate students in humanities at Old Dominion University or graduate students in art history James 2:26 Fund, 2008 2,095,356

Carrie Biggs Morrison Memorial Fund, 1958 1,472,310

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For Virginia students at Davidson College, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Salem College, or Salem Academy

Anne Hurd Memorial Fund, 1987 97,452

George D. and Marion Phelps Hamar HRBOR Scholarship Fund, 2011 36,346

William F. Miles Memorial Fund, 1990 28,989 For students preparing for leadership in a field of religious service

Pamela Scott Hyatt Music Scholarship Fund 2019 268,899

For students from low-income families in South Hampton Roads attending a public college in Virginia with a preference for those living in public or subsidized housing

For female students active in Key Club or the daughters of Kiwanis Club members

John H. and Annie Campbell Miles Memorial Fund, 1990 131,660

Everette H. and Edith P. Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2002 247,125

For students in the allied health professions

Joseph A. Leafe Scholarship Fund, 1992 88,776

For students at Richmond Virginia Seminary or Regent University School of Divinity planning to pursue Christian ministry

For graduates of public schools in Gates County, NC; Southampton County; Isle of Wight County; Sussex County; Suffolk and Franklin

For Norfolk residents Touch the Future Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund, 2020 34,473

Betty Ciampoli Oliver Scholarship Fund, 2018 35,605

For Virginia students attending medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, the University of Virginia or Virginia Commonwealth University

For graduates of Norfolk’s Maury High School attending the University of Virginia Edwin J. Rosenbaum Scholarship Fund, 1985 457,939

For African American or Black law students or other historically marginalized racial or ethnic groups who are long-time Virginia residents enrolled in a juris doctor program

Paul and Athena Yeonas Memorial Fund, 1997 978,460

For students of Greek heritage or students at Old Dominion University

Minton W. Talbot Scholarship Fund, 2013 158,841

For residents of Hampton Roads who attended Woodstock Elementary School in Virginia Beach for at least three years and graduated from high school with a GPA of at least 2.8

For students who participated in youth sports programs at the Kings Grant/Lynnhaven Recreation Association in Virginia Beach

For graduates of Granby High School in Norfolk with a preference for those who participated in track and field, cross country or other sports

For students from South Hampton Roads

Reverend Doctor Joyce G. Moss Theologian Scholarship, 2014 32,855

Harry B. Price, Jr. Memorial Fund, 1985 132,071 For students displaying qualities of leadership, initiative, and ability Roland W. Proescher Fund, 1987 187,617

Doctors Kirkland Ruffin and Willcox Ruffin Scholarship Fund, 1997 48,922 For Norfolk students at Eastern Virginia Medical School

Florence L. Smith Fund, 1952 3,287,284

For students from South Hampton Roads attending Old Dominion University for a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree in the areas of fine arts, design, art history, or art education

Vincent J. Thomas Scholarship Fund, 1984 105,063

For Virginia students attending medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, the University of Virginia, or Virginia Commonwealth University Hy Smith Endowment Fund, 1952 95,689

Margarette H. Old Student and Nurse Educational Fund, 1960 291,829

Walter Cecil Rawls Educational Fund, 2013 393,254

Enid W. and Bernard B. Spigel Architectural Scholarship Fund, 1983 282,363

Thomas P. Thompson Memorial Fund, 1976 237,002

For students from Virginia Beach

John W. and Linda Vakos Scholarship Fund, 2014 135,253

For female students at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Captain Rexford Vinal Wheeler Jr., U.S.N., Fund, 1988 1,790,376

For students at Sentara School of Health Professions or Salem College

Value of Scholarship funds as of 12-31-21

The Lefki and George Polizos Family Scholarship Fund, 2000 63,338 For students of Greek heritage or students at Virginia Wesleyan University

For Virginia students pursuing medicine or healthcare studies at in-state institutions

For students from Granby High School

Elisabeth Kelly King Reilly Scholarship Fund, 2006 643,036

For upper-level undergraduate students studying engineering, physics or math at Virginia colleges

Benjamin D. Pender Scholarship Fund, 1957 439,677

Wilfred G. Semple Scholarship Loan Fund, 1991 388,628

Donald E. Sly, M.D. and Madeline H. Sly Medical Scholarship, 2015 155,862

Gertrude “Betty” Ward Scholarship Fund, 2014 960,671

For students of the Jewish faith Ellis W. Rowe Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1990 1,194,663 For students from Gloucester County

Helen and Buzzy Schulwolf Fund for Smith Scholars, 2011 38,420

For Hampton Roads students attending Virginia Military Institute with a preference for students from Norfolk Public Schools

For graduating high school seniors in South Hampton Roads in need of financial aid for undergraduate education, majoring in early childhood education

For students from Virginia Beach with a preference for graduates of Princess Anne High School and those majoring in English Weisberg and Clark Scholarship Fund, 2010 95,134

For students attending Old Dominion University with a preference for students from Norfolk Willcox Savage Scholarship Fund, 2021 25,106

For upper-level undergraduate or graduate students studying architecture, architectural history, or architectural preservation

Felton Ray Sharp and Evelyn Berryman Sharp Fund, 1999 559,912 For undergraduate or graduate students

Michael E. Sakakini Scholarship Fund, 2018 1,127,669

For students at Virginia Theological Seminary Jarrod Camper Smith Memorial Scholarship, 2000 22,489

Mary Josephine Termini Memorial Scholarship for the Arts, 2020 41,566

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For students in engineering or science

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Our endowed funds are invested for long-term growth in partnership with Spider Management Company LLC, our investment manager. Our goal is to provide grants and scholarships now as endowed funds grow over time. Our Board of Directors sets our investment policy and monitors investment performance with oversight from our Investment Committee. How does the community foundation help Hampton Roads? We award grants annually to about 150 nonprofit organizations. We have quarterly competitive grant cycles and regularly distribute grants from donoradvised, designated, and organizational funds. When needs arise, we create special grant opportunities.

What is the Hampton Roads Community Foundation? The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to making life better in Hampton Roads through leadership, philanthropy, and civic engagement. Since 1950, the Foundation has awarded more than $344 million from its endowment fund in the form of grants to nonprofits and college scholarships to students in need. Through research, funding, and special programs, the Foundation brings the community together to tackle important regional concerns and to advance racial equity.

Barron F. Black, Founding Board Chair

What is a community foundation?

We manage nearly 600 charitable funds. Each retains the identity and purpose established by the original donors and follows the donors’ intent. For most funds, each year we distribute for grants or scholarships 4.5% of the value of a fund (computed over 12 trailing quarters). The rest is invested to grow for the future. How are funds invested?

How did the Hampton Roads Community Foundation get started? In 1950, seven Norfolk civic leaders gathered donations of $2,350 to create The Norfolk Foundation. In 1987, Virginia Beach community leaders started the Virginia Beach Foundation. In 2010, the two neighboring community foundations merged to form the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

It is a nonprofit organization that manages a permanent endowment helping improve life in a specific geographic region. There are more than 750 community foundations in the United States 30 in Virginia. Ours was founded in 1950 as Virginia’s first community foundation and was built over the decades by generous donors from all walks of life.


How do your charitable funds work?

As a part of our commitment to racial equity, the Foundation also manages the Black Community Partnership Fund to provide operating grants to Black-led nonprofits, which have been traditionally underserved by large philanthropic institutions. We also administer a robust college scholarship program that helps more than 400 students each year go to college. Beyond funding, we convene working groups, participate in partnerships to tackle issues in our community, and train area nonprofits. We encourage philanthropy in various ways, including through two giving circles.


Kathleen Nolen-Martin and Frederick Martin


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Jeff Lawson

Norfolk Rotary Charities Norfolk Southern Foundation Norfolk Southern Railway NancyCompanyandBill Oelrich Paradigm, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Parker III Alison J. and Ella W. Parsons Fund

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation appreciates the 594 individuals, families, organizations, businesses and estates that donated $49,151,552 in 2021. The following made charitable contributions between January 1 and December 31, 2021. 2021 Donors *Deceased

Anonymous (15) 200+ Men Foundation Kay W. Abiouness The Academy of Music An Achievable Dream Virginia Beach Paulletta and Ron Anglin Sharon Asam Janet and Hormoz Azar Dottie Glaize Ballard Fletcher J. Barnes III* and Mary S. Barnes Paige and Tim Barrow Donna Bausch Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union Bellamy Martin Fund Christopher Anderson Joan and Bruce Berlin Cheryl Ann Karam Bilbo* Martina Boone W.B. (Bill) Boyer, Jr. Lilly and Bruce Bradley Martha and Wally Brandt Bobbie and Bob Brenton Anne Brockenbrough Jill MackenzieBroome and Aaron Brunson Linda LaurenButzand Sully Callahan Sean CatharinaCommunityChoiceChincoteagueTheCheckeredRosanneStephanieCalwayCarrollCaryFlagChildren’sCenterIslandLibrary,Inc.InsuranceAgencyFoundationforaGreaterRichmondandJackCunning D.A. Taylor

Jo Ann and Buzzy Hofheimer Dr. Clarence A. Holland Charlotte M. Holland and Frederick William Holland, Sr. Debbie E. and Bruce L. Holland Penny and David Holley Bart EstateHopeofG. Barbara Hudgins Diane and Tom Ippolito Laura and Chris Jackson Nita and Akhil Jain Rajnish K. Jain Anthony B. Jernigan Anthony Jernigan’s Friends at Design Benefits Inc, in Charlottesville, VA Raleigh Jernigan Debbie and Brian Keel Debra Mervis Keeling Katie SuzanneDorothyKeeneKelloand

J. Knotts, Jr. Marilyn Kuhn L.D. Britt M.D. Steve,JohnAnneLeslieDavidCommitteeScholarshipLandsbergerP.LangleyandKeithLansleyR.LawsonIIRob,Mike,and

Martha H. Malabad Wesley Mangum Cheryl Rose Martin and Lewis K. Martin II, M.D. James Masters The Maury Foundation Judith O. Mayes Mr. and Mrs. Rick Mayo Estate of Joanne C. McClellan Tracey McElligott Oriana McKinnon Sarah WendyGothamMcKownArtistsandKeith Miles Rhonda Miller Judith M. Miner and Ralph W. Miner, Anne-MicheleJr. B. Monaco

Lisa A. Mooney

Howard Kern Dale EstateKittsofNorman

Lynn Watson Neumann Nancy and Mike Newbill

Mike KathrynMooreand Lee Morgan Marc E. Munoz

The Muse Writers Center Museum of Chincoteague Island Monroe Nash, Jr. Christine and Christopher Neikirk

Vivian and Steve Lawson Judy Lazernick and George PatsyRacerP.and J. Huntington Lewis Sandra Lewis and Lemuel Lewis Hon. and Mrs. W. Revell Lewis III Angelica and Henry Light J.R. Locke Caroline and Donald Luzzatto

Lynnhaven River NOW

Mary Ann and Phil Walzer Carolyn and J. Catesby Ware The John W. Warner IV Foundation Inc. Thomas and Maria Whitaker Willcox Savage, P.C. Estate of James Martin Willcox Richard Williams Patrick KatherineWilsonand John Wynne Dr. Jack Yetiv

Vivian Oden Susan Feit and Eitan Stern Erin and Charlie Olson Ina and Moss Friedman Christine Nguyen Piersall Judy Piersall Dr. Aleli and Deacon Cris Romero Cynthia Romero, M.D. Audrey Settle John, Hope, and Angela Settle Brenda and Alan Stein Marsha and Luke Hirschler

Honorary Gifts

Whitney S. Peace Marianne Perry Karen JoshuaPoolPretlow, Jr. Nancy L. Purdy Lee and Michael Rashkind Patricia Peace Rawls Deborah and David Reaves

Memorial Gifts

Howard C. Steier, M.D. Cherise and Richard Newsome, Jr.

John and Margaret Stouffer Marion Howard

We appreciate the gifts made in memory of the following special people. Names of donors are listed below the honorees. Donors made gifts between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

Mrs. Sally Taylor Abeles Dale Dean Susan Ainslie Jeanne Chapman Ainslie Revocable Trust Ayoola Lora Sowunmi Paul Christopher Baker, Maury High School, Class of 1968 Frances and Linwood Beckner Max Bennis Herb and Mary Sharpe Macon F. Brock Tim Little Dan Brockwell Ross Brockwell John Brokaw Clark and Dana Harrison Rick Brown George Goodwin Billy and Betty Groover Stanley and Dianne Robinson Lori Burwell Stephen Burwell Harriet Dickman Ina and Moss Friedman 632022 Annual Report*Deceased

Arlene J. Fontanares, M.D. Martin Friedman Ina and Moss Friedman Jerry Harrison Ina and Moss Friedman Heidi Kulberg Julie Cyr The Reverend Canon Win Lewis Mallory and Otis Butler Mary Pem L. Copeland Marion Butler Shaw Tanya Miller Ina and Moss Friedman

The Resolve Team Ann Richter Lisa and Murray Rosenbach Carol and John Rowe Cindy and Edward Russell Jane D. Tucker and Philip L. Russo, Jr. Pru and Louis Ryan Eileen Schneider Hon. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott Sergeant Memorial Fund at Hampton VirginiaVirginiaNiveaElizabethTrackDianeKavithaAllisonTheBJMarshallKennethChristopherKayDebbiKarenSpiderRonMr.MarkConradCeliaAudreyCommunityRoadsFoundationSettleandJohnSheppardShumadineE.SlaughterandMrs.JordanE.SloneandGerrySmithManagementJonesSquiresandJamesA.SquiresandJimSteigerandRonStineStuartTaylorCarneyTaylor,M.D.andTimTaylorNancyUptonThiemeyerTrustsThomasandRonyThomasandMikeTorrechRocketRacingA.TwohyT.VelazquezArtsFestivalEasternShoreLandTrust

We appreciate the gifts made in honor of the following special people. Names of the donors are listed below the honorees. Donors made gifts between January 1 and December 31, 2021. Mr. and Mrs. Apolonio and Felicitas Fontanares Arlene J. Fontanares, M.D. Richard C. Brown, M.D. Susan Brown Girois, M.D., M.P.H. Community Foundation Staff Sally and Ron Hartman Customers and Staff at the Columbia Sportswear Store at Norfolk Premium Outlets Columbia Sportswear Anna Marie and Ed Cross Ina and Moss Friedman The Dixon Family The Lawrences Barbara and Andrew Fine Kathryn Fine Jan and Morris Fine Kathryn Fine Felicitas Fontanares

Jeffrey T. Baker, M.D. and Constance Baker William Burke Best, M.D. Bruce I. Bodner, M.D. George Brenneman, M.D. Richard C. Brown, M.D. Charlotte Coates-Wilkes, M.D. Darrell S. Daniels, M.D. J. William DuVal, Jr., M.D. Charles H. Emerson, M.D. Russell D. Evett, M.D. Arlene J. Fontanares, M.D. Shawn N. Gersman, M.D. Susan Brown Girois, M.D., M.P.H. Burton D. Goodwin, M.D. James S. Hanner, M.D. Dana and Clark Harrison, M.D. Long P. Huynh, M.D. Jeffrey Laoang, M.D. Linda and Ed Lilly, M.D. Lewis K. Martin II, M.D. and Cheryl Rose Martin K. Robert McIntire, M.D. Christa Motsinger, M.D. Arthur Nalls, M.D. Jerry Pratt, M.D. James J. Romano, M.D. Betsy RachelRossheimandGeo Sanborn, M.D. Alfred M. Schulwolf, M.D. Christopher N. Sheap, M.D. Jean A. Smith, M.D. Robert L. Smith, M.D. Steven W. Smith, M.D. Kimberly and John Tamminen, M.D. Marshall Carney Taylor, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. James L. White Karen Bloxom White, M.D. Brett A. Wohler, M.D. Dr. Percy Wootton Dorothy Urban Wright, M.D. Terry P. Yarbrough, M.D. 64 Hampton Roads Community Foundation *Deceased

Judy Eichelbaum Ina and Moss Friedman Ted Galanides Ina and Moss Friedman Tara Welch Gallagher Tiffany Hollowell John and Carol Rowe Jennifer Mooney Greene Carol C. Boesch Mike and Karen Sampson Genny Hayes Thomas J. and Mary E. Hayes Polly Chapman Herring Fred Deen Herring Fred Holland Penny and Jeff Holland Beth Kellam H.B. Kellam, Jr. Anne Stone Harrington Kiland Clay H. Barr Jessica Bernanke and Neil Ewachiw Duke Fentress Win, Carla, and Yulia Harrington Ingolf N. Kiland, Jr. Piper Larson Bill Kittner Ina and Moss Friedman Miss Gill Leaman Stephen Leaman Calvert Lester Fred Deen Herring Matty Ina and Moss Friedman Bill Metcalfe Ina and Moss Friedman Reverend Doctor Joyce G. Moss Estherine J. Harding John Norfleet Myers Randy and Linda Rice Dr. A. Mark Novitch Betsy Rossheim Elisabeth Kelly King Reilly Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate Nancy K. and Robert M. King Rose and Kurt Rosenbach Ina and Moss Friedman Hon. Nathan and Mrs. Nancy Ross Hon. Amelia N. Ross-Hammond, Ph.D. Dr. Edgar Herbert Rossheim Betsy Rossheim William F. “Tree” Rountree Lawton H. Baker Phil and Mary Russo Jane D. Tucker and Philip L. Russo, Jr. Helen Schulwolf Betsy Rossheim Brenda and Alan Stein Mimi and Bobby Stein Henry A. Tarrall, Jr. Barbara Thomas Barbara Taylor Mary Anna White Mrs. Cecilia Taylor Dale Dean Helen and Charles Tucker Hampton Tucker and Christopher JaneAndersonD.Tucker and Philip L. Russo, Jr. Smith Scholars

We thank the following physicians and their loved ones for their generosity. Each donor listed received a Florence L. Smith Scholarship, which helped pay for their education, or is a family member or loved one of a Smith Scholarship recipient. The scholarship started in 1952 from Smith’s bequest. Since then more than 750 Smith Scholars have benefitted from Smith’s generosity, and the Smith Scholarship continues to support medical students – 10 of them in 2021-22. The following donors either made a donation in 2021, created a charitable fund at the community foundation, or arranged for a future bequest.

Professional Advisors Committee


President, Hampton Roads & Northeastern North Carolina, TowneBank Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones Judge, Norfolk Circuit Court

Shirley C. Baldwin Baldwin Advisory, L.L.C. Michael R. Barclift

Lemuel E. Lewis Retired Executive Vice President and CFO, Landmark Communications Suzanne Puryear Consultant and Community Volunteer Cynthia Romero, M.D. Director, M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Sharon S. Goodwyn, Chair Counsel, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Frank Batten, Jr., Vice Chair Chairman, Landmark Media Enterprises L.D. Britt, M.D., Treasurer Chairman of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Deborah M. DiCroce President & CEO Vivian M. Oden Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Sarah Ellis Chief of Staff FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Richard Matthews Chief Financial Officer Robin C. Foreman-Wheeler Vice President for Administration Theresa Newbill

John R. Lawson II Executive Chairman, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc. Miles B. Leon President & Chairman of the Board, S. L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Dawn S. Glynn

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Kate Hofheimer Wilson Associate Vice President for Development Lynn Watson Neumann

Jillian Pruitt Donor Services GRANTMAKINGAssociate Linda M. Rice Vice President for Grantmaking

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation appreciates the time and expertise provided by the accountants, attorneys and financial advisors who serve on our Professional Advisors Committee.

Cherise M. Newsome Vice President Communicationsforand Marketing

Wolcott Rivers Gates Ian A. Holder Cary Street Partners Andrew H. Hook Hook Law Center David Kamer Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. Kirkland M. Kelley Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Retired Richard F. Kiefner, Jr. Northwestern Mutual Insurance Lamont D. Maddox Guidance Law Firm, P.C. Mavis E. McKenley AMG National Trust Bank John T. Midgett Midgett Preti Olansen, P.C. Edward “Ted” H. Miller Cooper Spong & Davis, P.C. Christine Nguyen Piersall Williams Mullen, P.C. Ellis H. Pretlow Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. Neil L. Rose Willcox Savage, P.C. Virginia (Penny) Sanchez Edward Jones W. Kevin Stewart Stewart & Company Guilford D. Ware Crenshaw, Ware and Martin, P.L.C. Caryn R. West Parks Zeigler, P.L.L.C. Board Members

Howard P. Kern Retired President & CEO, Sentara Healthcare

James A. Squires Retired Chairman, President & CEO, Norfolk Southern Corporation Rony Thomas President & CEO, LifeNet Health Inc.

Administrative ENGAGEMENTDEVELOPMENTAssistant&DONOR Kay A. Stine Vice President for Development Leigh Evans Davis Vice President for Donor Engagement


Coastal Virginia Wealth Group David M. Bastiaans Wolcott Rivers Gates Gary D. Bonnewell Morgan Stanley Ginny Brown Virginia E. Brown, P.C. Cyrus A. Dolph IV Clarke, Dolph, Rapaport, Hull & Brunick, P.L.C. Risë Flenner PBMares, L.L.P. Jessica A. Hayes

General Counsel and Senior Director of Gift Planning Mackenzie Morris Brunson Manager of Knowledge Systems

Deborah M. DiCroce Secretary President & CEO, Hampton Roads Community Foundation Joan P. Brock Community Volunteer Thomas R. Frantz Chairman Emeritus of the Board & Partner, Williams Mullen

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Summarized Financial Statements

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation appreciates its donors who entrust us to be excellent stewards of their gifts and to forever do good in our community. Started in 1950 with $2,350 in donations, our assets grew by the end of December 2021 to more than $532 million. Over the decades, we have invested more than $344 million in grants to support nonprofits, scholarships for students, and leadership initiatives. Our quest is to make life better in southeastern Virginia through leadership, philanthropy, and civic engagement. We partner with Spider Management Company LLC of Richmond to wisely invest our financial resources so we can support community needs today as our endowment grows and weathers financial storms. Since 2011, we have been among 26 foundations and nonprofit endowments partnering with Spider Management through its Richmond Fund. Our net return for 2021 was 16.5%. From July 2011 through December 2021, our portfolio has generated an annualized net return of 9.09% in positive investment gains. Spider Management invests its $6 billion portfolio through various managers to protect assets, generate positive returns and mitigate risks even during down markets.

ASSETS: Investments 523,727,276 Operating cash and fixed assets 1,411,064 Future interests 7,524,496 Total assets $ 532,662,836 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS: Funds held for others 20,226,032 Grants and other payables 849,953 Net assets 511,586,851 Total liabilities and net assets $ 532,662,836 REVENUES: Contributions 48,306,657 Changes to future interests (1,374,203) Investment Income 72,249,924 Grant refunds and other 264,430 Total Revenues $ 119,446,808 GRANTS AND EXPENSES: Grants and other program services 21,176,045 Supporting services 2,289,099 Total grants and expenses $ 23,465,144 Change in net assets $ 95,981,664 Net assets beginning of year $ 415,605,187 Net assets end of year $ 511,586,851 These summarized statements do not include all disclosures or the format required by generally accepted accounting principles. Complete audited financial statements, which include footnotes, are available upon request and are posted to HamptonRoadsCF.org.

Year Ended December Hampton Roads Community Foundation

5 Options for Donor-Advised Funds:

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Easy Ways to Support Your Community:

Current-use You make one donation and then recommend grants to nonprofits until you spend the fund balance. (Initial charitable gift: $50,000 or more.)

Field-of-interest funds provide grants to nonprofits working in key areas of concern such as arts, education, or the environment. Donor-advised funds let living donors recommend grants to specific nonprofits as an alternative to having a private foundation. See the list on this page for the five types of donor-advised funds available. Scholarship funds help college students pay for their education.

Customized You create a specialized donoradvised fund that meets your needs now and helps others through your generosity. (Initial charitable gift: $2 million or more.)

• Community Fund for Arts and Culture Community Fund for Civic Leadership • Community Fund for Educational Achievement Community Fund for the Environment Community Fund for Health and Human Services Community Fund for Scholarships equity efforts

Quasi-endowed You and your successor advisors can recommend unlimited grants to nonprofits as long as your fund keeps a minimum balance of at least $50,000. When the advising period ends, your fund becomes a permanent charitable fund with the purpose you specified. (Initial charitable gift: $50,000 or more.)

• Include the Hampton Roads Community Foundation in your will, trust, IRA, or other retirement plans. Direct a donation from your IRA that will count toward your required minimum distribution.

• Mail a tax-deductible check using the envelope in this publication. Go to HamptonRoadsCF.org and donate through our secure online system. Talk with us about arranging for a charitable gift of appreciated stock or other assets.

• Black Community Partnership Fund Community Fund (provides grants to all types of nonprofit organizations)

Types of Charitable Funds Available: Unrestricted funds tackle an array of critical community needs now and those in the future we can’t imagine now.

Corporate Businesses or corporations may create a donor-advised fund and recommend grants to nonprofits. (Initial charitable gift: $25,000 or more.)

We welcome charitable donations of all sizes. Gifts of $25,000 or more let you start an endowed charitable fund that will forever help others. Your fund can have the name and purpose you select, or you can remain anonymous. Explore your options by contacting Kay Stine, vice president for development, at (757) 622-7951 or KStine@HamptonRoadsCF.org.


Designated funds forever provide annual grants to specific nonprofits that you choose. Organizational funds are for nonprofits wishing to start an endowment.

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation offers the following options for starting a donor-advised fund one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy:

Endowed Your legacy will last forever through this endowed, permanent fund that lets you and successor advisors recommend grants to nonprofits. When the advising period ends, your fund will become the type of charitable fund of your choice, such as unrestricted, scholarship, or field of interest. (Initial charitable gift: $25,000 or more.)

Types of Community Funds and Giving Opportunities:

• Racial

In 2021, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 30 local Black-led nonprofit organizations as a part of its commitment to racial equity. Grants came from the Black Community Partnership Fund, which the Foundation launched thanks to a gift from Facebook. Nonprofit grant recipients are pictured above. Read the full story inside.

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Celebrating the good work of Black-led nonprofits

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