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JIM CANDLER FUND ESTABLISHED AT Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

The Jim Candler Fund for The Pauline F. Maloney Step with Links Program was recently established at The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation with an initial gift of $50,000. The donor wanted to honor Jim Candler and acknowledge his contribution to the Step with Links Program which was established in 1983 to enhance leadership potential for middle school students in Lynchburg City Schools. STEP stands for Striving To Enhance Potential. The program is designed to build self esteem, encourage and support academic achievement, and promote character-building activities. The program has served over 2,000 students since its inception, and today 25 students in each of the three middle schools in Lynchburg are enrolled in the program.

DistributionTHE Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation DISTRIBUTED $1.3 MILLION IN GRANTS IN 2011

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation recently announced a total of $315,021 in new grants to 56 non-profit community agencies during the organization’s fall cycle, bringing total grants issued in 2011 to $1,388,617. The Community Foundation was established in 1972 and has returned $12.2 million in grants and scholarships to our community since its inception.

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MaryJane Dolan To Chair Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Board.

MaryJane Dolan was recently elected as Board Chair of The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation. Ms. Dolan is Founder and CFO of Colonial Brokerage House. She is active in the community and serves on a number of community boards including Amazement Square, Centra Health Foundation, Lynchburg College, and United Way. Other officers elected at the December meeting of the Board of Directors include David A. Herrick, Vice Chair; Stuart C. Fauber, President & CEO; and Cheryl C. Hall, Secretary and Office Manager. Other board members include John R. Alford, Jr., Robert L. Finch, Jr., John M. Flippin, William E. Gayle, Jr., Ernie Guill, Hylan T. Hubbard, III, Wallace G. McKenna, Jr., Ellen P. Jamerson, Ellen Nygaard, Augustus A. Petticolas, Jr., James R. Richards, Marc A. Schewel, Massie G. Ware, Jr., and Charles B. White.



William F. Quillian, Jr., retired Randolph Macon Woman’s College President, former Central Fidelity Bank Senior Vice President, and first Executive Director of The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation was recently honored as The Community Foundation’s first recipient of the organization’s Philanthropy Award as a part of the organization’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. The award is very appropriately named The Quillian Award in honor of Margaret and Bill Quillian who have exemplified philanthropy, endowment giving, and service to community during their lifetime.

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October 11, 2011





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It's Our Mission

The principal mission of The Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by the establishment of permanent endowments for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell, with income distributed annually to charitable organizations within the community.

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