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The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. is pleased to announce it has approved 30 grant awards for 2012. These awards totaling more than $50,000 represent the Foundation's 16th annual grant cycle supporting local nonprofit groups and community projects. With the inclusion of the 2012 awards, the Foundation has invested more than $875,000 in the area in grants and scholarships since its first grants cycle in 1997.

The Foundation appreciates the dedication of the Grants Committee, whose members Rich Bezjak, Phyllis Beaver-Horwitz, Kathleen Blaydes, Carole Dodson, Darryl Hudson, Doris Sue Kantor, Kermit Moore and  Susan Cooper-Snyder who labored diligently under the direction of Chairman Bob Perkinson to review applications and recommend grant awards the the Foundation Board of Directors for Approval.

The Board of Directors of the Foundation unanimously approved the following grants on September 11, 2011, and funded them through the Foundation Funds listed with each award:

 

Donor Advised Fund Awards

Education

Appalachian South Folklife Center - $2,000.00 - Fund for Mercer County Ruth Creasy and A. Elmo Fleshman Fund

First Book Mercer County and Tazewell County - $2,000.00 - Fund for Mercer County, BDT Literacy Fund, c/o the United Way, Unrestricted Fund

New Opportunity School for Women Foundation, Inc. - $2,000.00 - Fund for Mercer County, Ghia Borg Fund, Ruth Creasy and A. Elmo Fleshman Fund

Whitethorn Primary School - $2,000.00 - Fannie Kate and Betty Gardner Bailey Fund, Jeffrey Edward Shott Memorial Fund, Judge Jerome and Hilda R. Katz Fund, and the Bluefield Rotary Fund

 

Human Services

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens - $2,000.00 - AEP Community Service Fund, Unrestricted Fund

Buckskin Council Boy Scouts of America - $2,000.00 - Perkinson Family Fund, Unrestricted Fund

Center for Christian Action, $600.00, Unrestricted Fund

City of Bluefield Fire Department- $2,000.00 - Rotary Club of Bluefield, Anonymous Fund, and Unrestricted Fund

Princeton Board of Parks and Recreation - $2,000.00 - Sandra Gayle Monk Memorial Fund

Princeton Elks Lodge - $1,000.00 - Unrestricted Fund

Princeton Police Department - $2,000.00 - Unrestricted Fund

Richlands Athletic League - $2,000.00 - Unrestricted Fund

Royal Family Kids Camp - $2,000.00 - Fund for Mercer County

Second Chance for Cats - $500.00 -Fannie Kate and Betty Gardner Bailey Fund

Sunrise Center, Inc. - $2,000.00 - Ruth Creasy and A. Elmo Fleshman Fund, Community Action Grant Fund, Unrestricted Fund

The Wade Center - $2,000.00 - Fund for Mercer County

Town of Bluefield, VA - $2,000.00 - Sandra Gayle Monk Memorial Fund and the Unrestricted Fund

 

Arts & Humanities

4 PALS Productions - $2,000.00 - Unrestricted Fund

Bailey Log House Graham Historical Society - $1,000.00 - Fannie Kate and Betty Gardner Bailey Fund and the Unrestricted Fund

Beautification Commission of Bluefield, VA - $1,700.00 - Ammar Family Fund and the Unrestricted Fund

Bluefield Fine Arts Commission - $2,000.00 - Unrestricted Fund

Bluefield, WV Beautification Commission - $2,000.00 - Ammar Family Fund, Community Action Grant Fund, Unrestricted Fund

Blue Mountain Performing Arts - $2,000.00 - Special Request - Judge Jerome and Hilda Katz Memorial Fund and the Unrestricted Fund

Bluewell Improvement Association, Inc.  - $2,000.00 - Charles A. and Marjorie M. Peters Fund and the Unrestricted Fund

Mercer County Fair - $1,500.00 - Warren Ashby and Elizabeth Featherstone Thornhill Memorial Fund and the Unrestricted Fund

Southwest Virginia Community College - $2,000.00 - Unrestricted Fund

Theatre Arts of West Virginia, dba Theatre West Virginia, Inc. - $1,600.00 - Unrestricted Fund

 

Donor-Designated Fund Awards

Education

Bible in the Schools of Mercer County - $1,242.12 - Donor-Designated - B. G. and Rachel Blalock Fund

 

Health

Mercer Charitable Clinic - $507.71 - - Charles E. and Jerry Ann Myles Fund

 

Human Services

The Wade Center - $691.11 - Donor-Designated - Sylvester C. and Janice M. Myers Fund

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