Tag Archive: Philanthropy
Jean Blackwell opened the front door of her home and greeted me with with a smile and a warm handshake. Stepping inside, I couldn’t help but gasp at the enormous sailfish on the wall above her fireplace. “Jimmy caught that on a business trip,” she said. I responded in amazement, “How? Where? … You can’t… 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
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
A cowbell sounds across the Hopewell Community Center swimming pool as a swim instructor announces that Dante* is moving on to Station Three. The whole room erupts into applause for Dante before returning to their lessons. Ryan Nester, the SwimRVA Learn-To-Swim Program Coordinator, is in the water supporting a student learning to float. It’s obvious… View Article
Petersburg’s very own Progress Index covered the John Randolph Foundation 41st Grants Ceremonies. We are delighted to share part of that coverage with you, and we encourage you to hop over and read the entire article on the Progress Index Website. In total, the John Randolph Foundation handed out almost $400,000 in grants to 17… View Article
John Randolph Foundation is pleased to announce the election of officers to the 2017 Board of Trustees. Linda M. Ault will serve as President of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Jerry A. Williams who is now Immediate Past President. Remaining in their current positions are Elisa S. Carraway, Vice-President, Brenda M. Hayes, Secretary, and Diane H. Parr, Treasurer.
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, who contributed greatly to her community over the course… 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
John Randolph Foundation is pleased to announce grant recipients for the 2016 fall grant cycle. JRF awarded $391,074 to 16 nonprofit organizations helping residents of the Tri-Cities area in the fields of health, quality of life, and education.