2014 Scholarship Recipients Honored at Reception

Date: June 26, 2014 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

Last evening, the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation co-hosted the annual Today's Scholars & Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship Reception with the Beazley Foundation. The event was held at the Bide-A-Wee golf course in Portsmouth, where dozens of high school graduates from Hampton Roads were recognized for their accomplishments. Recipients, families, donors, and board members gathered in the course's pavilion, escaping the sprinkling, summer rain. Inside, many round tables were spread out across the room, each one adorned in navy blue linens and marked with a blue hydrangea centerpiece. The first half of the...

Here’s a way to save cash – donate some property!

Date: October 11, 2013 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

Posted: December 16, 2011 in Inside Business I already knew what I would name it. "The Cruising Vessel" could be the only one. The gently used 1963 Chevy Impala had been donated to YMCA Camp Silver Beach and was up for sale. As I test-drove the gleaming craft of yesteryear, and pushed the accelerator on the two-barrel carburetor V8 engine, the winding rural roads of the Eastern Shore felt like historic Route 66 or the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Unfortunately, the price of this vintage automobile was the same price of...

Hometown donor now playing for hometown team!

Date: March 28, 2013 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

Darryl Tapp goes to the Redskins! One of the most generous philanthropists in South Hampton Roads who recently bought a 15 passenger van for a local youth sports league. Congratulations to a great friend from Chesapeake, VA. Redskins sign free-agent linebacker Darryl Tapp By The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – 13 minutes ago ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent linebacker Darryl Tapp. The team announced Thursday the acquisition of Tapp, who has played seven NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. Tapp hasn't been...

Community foundations have these advantages

Date: October 28, 2011 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

October 28, 2011 Private foundations have been a force for positive change since their invention at the beginning of the last century. Their philanthropic power has spurred economic and social progress. They have comforted the afflicted and fed the hungry. Some local private foundations have millions in assets, and some of our most treasured community institutions bear their founders' names. For years, foundations both large and small have been able to unleash their philanthropic power and self-support their overhead and operations. But the Great Recession created administrative and financial problems...

Those in uniform need us more than ever

Date: September 23, 2011 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

My nephew Peter is now a Marine. Ten years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, he was only in the fourth grade. I still see him as the ring bearer at my wedding or the skinny kid who could eat two stacks of blueberry pancakes at Mom-Mom's house. Peter was on leave this summer over the July 4th holiday. He wore his dress blues to church at Fort Story and looked so proud and strong. He is now training in electronics before he goes to Afghanistan, Iraq or wherever duty calls....

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