An endowed gift lasts forever. It’s carefully invested – but never spent – and the investment returns power change in the community for generations. Endowments enable donors and nonprofit organizations to create a stable source of funding and invest in the future. A great example of an endowed fund at John Randolph Foundation is the… View Article
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
With April’s tax deadline behind us and the end of Financial Literacy Month approaching, we think it’s a great time for donors to review this helpful glossary to ensure that your generosity pays off during tax season. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) An individual’s total income for the year, less certain deductions. Individuals may deduct cash contributions up… 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.