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JRF Welcomes New Trustee, Johnny Jones

Johnny Jones is the newest addition to the Board of Trustees at John Randolph Foundation, beginning his term in January 2018. A 1972 VCU graduate, he’s been a banker in the area since ‘79 where he worked alongside fellow trustee, Brad Kaufman. Johnny Jones, John Randolph Foundation’s newest trustee. Johnny begins his term in January 2018…. View Article

“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

NEW! Susie’s Fund for Medication Assistance

John Randolph Foundation is excited to launch Susie’s Fund for Medication Assistance, an eligibility-based program that will help people who struggle to pay for their prescription medications. The program is made possible through a bequest from the late Ursula M. Gibbs and is a collaboration between JRF, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, and Virginia Health Care Foundation…. View Article

Trudy Bogese Endowment Helps 33 Kids Go to Summer Camp

In its third year, the Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development helped 33 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

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

Reflection: Zane Blevins, A Blessing to Our Community

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

The Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development

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

Paul and Judy Karnes

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

The Honorable Frederick T. Gray and Evelyn J. Gray

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

Louis and Ursula “Sue” Gibbs Donor Story

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.