Jim Candler

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.

Candler is Chairman of Candler Oil Company in Lynchburg and has been active in the community for years. A former school board chair, Candler has been a mainstay for the Step with Links Program since its inception. Stuart Fauber, The Community Foundation’s President & CEO, stated “This generous gift to honor Jim Candler is a tremendous boost to the Step with Links Program. Additional gifts to this new endowment fund will serve to sustain the program for years to come.”

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation is nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to receive and manage gifts for perpetual benefit of the Greater Lynchburg area. Contributions to The Jim Candler Fund for the Pauline F. Maloney Step with Links Program may be sent to The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, 101 Paulette Circle, Suite B, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Additional information concerning the fund is available at The Community Foundation office at (434) 845-6500, or on the website at

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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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