Society of Founders
The following individuals, families, financial institutions, businesses, and foundations are honored as Founders in recognition of their special role for providing the initial funding of the Foundation. These Founders ensured the establishment of the Foundation and continue to sustain its operation and growth.
Ammar Family Fred and Bernice Gilbert
Richard and Jay Ammar Rick Kendrick
Betty Gardner Bailey J. Franklin and Darnell Long
Bluefield Regional Medical Center Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc.
Sallie Brevick Norfolk Southern Foundation
Paul and Carol Cole Clara Perkinson
Stelio J. and Betty T. Corte Charles and Marjorie Peters
First Century Bank Rose Sinicrope
First Community Bank Katharine Tierney
First Virginia Bank - Clinch Valley WVVA-TV
The Community Foundation is especially appreciative of the generous financial support the Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation provided to the Bluefield Area Foundation in its formative days in the mid-1990s. Through matching grants, the Shott Foundation was responsible for providing and attracting substantial funding for the BAF.
The Legacy Society
Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. acknowledges the following members of the Legacy Society who have donated to the Foundation through their estate, or have informed the Foundation of their plans to leave a legacy to the community through a future gift. Gifts can be made through various vehicles including bequests, retirement accounts, insurance policies, and charitable remainder trusts. We thank each donor for their forethought and generosity.
Nick and Jeannie Ameli
Betty Gardner Bailey
Dr. Donald W. Caudill
James and Rebecca Steorts
Margaret "Trika" Smith-Burke
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