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.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation exists to promote local philanthropy and to simplify the process of giving. The Community Foundation receives and manages permanent gifts for the benefit of the citizens of the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. Needs served are broad in scope including human services to children, youth, the needy, and the elderly; education; health; the arts; and the humanities.

The Community Foundation began making grants in Central Virginia in 1972, and now consists of 204 special and unrestricted funds, with assets aggregating over $30 million. It is one of approximately 700 such community foundations across the nation rendering a valuable service both to the regions they serve and also to donors interested in the present and future of their communities. During its last fiscal year, The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation distributed grants totaling $1,338,836 to 127 charitable organizations, as well as 20 schools, colleges, and universities.

January 28, 2013

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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