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Food for Kids and HumanKind receive Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Youth Awards.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation are pleased to announce that Food for Kids was selected as the recipient of the fourteenth annual $10,000 Youth Philanthropy Award, and HumanKind was selected as the recipient of this year’s $5,000 Youth Philanthropy Award.

The awards were selected by a committee of 20 high school seniors representing 11 public high schools located in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell, and the city of Lynchburg.   This committee, along with the Adult Advisors, met several times during the year and conducted site visits on many of the agencies.  Twenty four grant requests for these awards were submitted.  This annual program is designed to create awareness in area youth of the importance of philanthropy and service in the community.

The program was established as the centerpiece of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation.  Wells Fargo Foundation has graciously provided the funding for the $10,000 Youth Philanthropy Award.

Listed below are the members of the Youth Philanthropy Committee, all of whom are seniors at their respective high schools:

Altavista High School – Tony Close and Rachael Dalton
Amherst County High School – Lee Hamilton and Sara Pettyjohn
Appomattox County High School – Nick Servis and Adam Vaughan
Brookville High School – Madison Floyd
E.C. Glass High School – Emma Podosek and Caleb Slaughter
Heritage High School – Julia Finley and Turner Lee
Jefferson Forest High School – Jennifer Floyd and Sarah Price
Liberty High School – Aaron Plattus and Jerica Thompson
Rustburg High School – Owen Evans and Lauryn Foster
Staunton River High School – Lauren Hughes and Michael Smith
William Campbell High School – Ryan Henderson and Hannah Schrock

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation exists to promote local philanthropy and to simplify the process of planned giving for the benefit of the citizens of the city of Lynchburg 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 was established in the Greater Lynchburg area in 1972, and now consists of  242 special and unrestricted funds, with assets today of over $37 million.  The Community Foundation currently makes grants of over $1.5 million annually in our community.  It is one of approximately 850 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


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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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