In its third year, the Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development helped 34 kids from Prince George County go to summer camp, including the entire Prince George Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team. The Endowment was created by B.J. and Chuck Patton to honor B.J.’s mother, Trudy Bogese, who led an inspirational life and devoted much of it… View Article
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
Last Christmas, John Randolph Foundation hosted a small lunch for our trustees, past and present. I can’t tell you how glad I am that we did. It was the last event (of many JRF events) that Zane Blevins attended. I can still see him and Eunice standing together, tenderly holding hands as Jerry Williams said… View Article
Investing in the Future of our Children: the Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development In 2013, B. J. and Charles Patton established the Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development with John Randolph Foundation in memory of B. J.’s mother, Trudy Bogese. Trudy Bogese was a remarkable businesswoman and citizen, who contributed greatly to her community over… View Article
Remembering “Mr. Hopewell” through the D. Paul Karnes Endowment for Wellness There are many ways to honor the memory of a loved one. For Judy Karnes, wife of the late JRF trustee and Hopewell community advocate, David Paul Karnes, establishing an endowment in his name at the Foundation was the best way to keep his… View Article
Below is a special reflection written by the Gray’s children, ‘Rick Gray & Evelyn “Tucky” Tucker. Our parents, Fred and Eve Gray, were a team. As teenagers, “Buddy” Gray and Eve Johnson might not have seemed an obvious couple, but in retrospect their 49-year marriage made their partnership appear inevitable. Fred was a blue-collar kid… View Article
Sue Gibbs lived a meaningful life and embodied many of the characteristics that a community values in its residents – humility, selflessness, and compassion towards others. For ninety-seven years, Sue Gibbs changed the lives of those around her for the better. The John Randolph Foundation is honored to play a role in ensuring that Sue will continue changing lives for years to come.