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The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards

Lynchburg, VA – The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation recently received reaccreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

“Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Hugh Ralston, Chair of the Community Foundations National Standards Board. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that says The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation has demonstrated a commitment to quality, integrity and accountability.”

2014 Philanthropy

Miller Home of Lynchburg and Lynchburg Beacon of Hope receive Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Youth Awards.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and Wells Fargo are pleased to announce that Miller Home of Lynchburg was selected as the recipient of the eleventh annual $10,000 Youth Philanthropy Award, and Lynchburg Beacon of Hope was selected as the recipient of this year’s $5,000 Youth Philanthropy Award.


Dr. James W. Wright Elected To The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Board

Dr. James W. Wright has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation. Dr. Wright is a native of Lynchburg and graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 1965. He earned his BA degree (1969) from the University of Virginia, and his MD degree (1976) from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

After many years of clinical work, Dr. Wright currently serves as Medical Director for Genworth Financial. Board members continuing to serve include John R. Alford, Jr., MaryJane Dolan (Chair), Robert L. Finch, Jr., John M. Flippin, William David A. Herrick (Vice Chair), Hylan T. Hubbard, III, Ellen P. Jamerson, Wallace G. McKenna, Jr., Ellen G. Nygaard, Augustus A. Petticolas, Jr., James R. Richards, Marc A. Schewel, Massie G. Ware, Jr., and Charles B. White.

2012 Grants

THE Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation DISTRIBUTED $1.3 MILLION IN GRANTS IN 2012.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation recently announced a total of $326,037 in new grants to 65 non-profit community agencies during the organization’s fall cycle, bringing total grants issued in 2012 to $1,357,249. The Community Foundation was established in 1972 and has returned $13.6 million in grants and scholarships to our community since its inception.


Rosel and Elliot Schewel Receive Quillian Award

Rosel and Elliot Schewel were recently honored with The Quillian Award at The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Celebration held at the James River Conference Center. The Quillian Award was established to honor Margaret and Bill Quillian who have exemplified philanthropy, endowment giving, and service to community during their lifetime. The Quillian Award is “for lifetime achievement, commitment, and dedication toward the betterment of our Central Virginia communities through the promotion of philanthropy and a keen appreciation for the power and longevity of endowment giving.”

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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    Lynchburg, VA 24504
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