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“I’m not walking away:” Brenda Hayes Reflects on Nine Years as a JRF Trustee

“I had read about the Foundation, and I constantly saw something in the paper. One day, someone called me and asked me if I’d be interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, and I was.” That was nine years ago. Hopewell native Brenda Hayes said yes and joined the Board of Trustees of John… View Article

Bright Futures Club: Why become a monthly donor?

In 2016, we tried something new at the Foundation. We invited our donors to give monthly using a new automated debit service – and wow! We were overjoyed at the response. As a member of the Bright Futures Club – the Foundation’s monthly giving program – I can tell you there are great benefits. Personally, I give… View Article

The Modest Philanthropist | Jan and the Appomattox Regional Library System

Clad in yellow and black as an homage to her and her husband’s favorite sports teams, Jan Rowley greeted me from the top of the Hopewell Library stairs. She started part-time with the Appomattox Regional Library System nearly 20 years ago, and in 1998, she transitioned to full-time as the volunteer coordinator. Since then, she has… View Article