November 2017
Celebrating 10th Anniversary of the  
Veterans Memorial 
A committee of the Korean Happy Warriors, a local veterans' organization, convened in the summer of 2004 for the purpose of erecting a Korean War Memorial. The committee secured the use of a one-acre plot in Dan Daniel Memorial Park and realized the size could accommodate a much larger vision, one of a memorial to local veterans of all wars and teach a history lesson, lest we forget.
The mem
orial was dedicated November 10, 2007 and features a black granite wall inscribed with the names of all local men who died in all of our nati on's conflicts from the Revolutionary War to our current War on Terrorism. A centerpiece of the Veterans Memorial is the circular brick walkway engraved with names of veterans who served, or are ser ving, in war and peace. There are over 6,400 bricks that honor veterans of all branches of service, not only from the local area but also from any location, any war, or any time period.   
In honor of Veterans Day, please consider making a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one, and please take time to visit the Veterans Memorial. 

5 ways Community Foundations  
Are A Best-Bet For Disaster Giving

Natural disasters can happen anywhere, anytime. We recently have experienced an influx of horrendous disasters this year between all the hurricanes, fires, flooding and much more. Many people want to help those affected but don't know where to begin. Do you send water? Food? Clothes? Forbes put together an article on why giving to Community Foundations are the best bet for disaster giving. For the full article, continue reading  here.  
  1. Community Knowledge. Community Foundations are rooted in the communities they serve, so they know firsthand of the needs following a disaster and the assets that can be deployed to respond.

2. Vetting. Community foundations are in the business of making effective grants to reputable nonprofits. They've done their homework so you don't have to.  
3. Partners. Because they are truly community-grown institutions, community foundations are used to working in close partnership with other organizations. These relationships come in especially handy when multiple organizations must work together to recover from a natural disaster.  
4. Leadership and Reputation. Community foundations are created by community members, which means they are usually among the most trusted institutions around. They are also considered leaders of philanthropic community. They can use their leadership and reputations to help influence action among others, especially when disaster strikes.   
5. Give any amount. Community foundations offer options for donors who wish to give any amount. Make smaller or one-time gifts to the community foundation's disaster relief fund, or consider a gift to an unrestricted fund that will allow the community foundations board to determine the best use of charitable dollars. For larger or longer-term gifts, consider a donor advised fund from which you can provide direction on how grants are made. Community foundations also offer field of interest funds in which donors can leverage their gifts with those of others who share the same focus or priorities.   
Agency Emergency Fund
 Remember, The Community Foundation established the Agency Emergency Fund in 2016 to offer assistance on a one-time basis to Danville/Pittsylvania County/ Caswell County/ Halifax County nonprofit agencies which have a short term urgent funding need created by an unforeseen event. Click here for more information!

December 31 Deadline for Brick Sales
The Community Foundation will be selling engraved bricks for the Pittsylvania Pet Center until December 31.This will be your last chance to order a brick. All purchases help the pets at the Pittsylvania Pet Center. Order your 4"x8" brick for $100 or 8"x8" brick for $200 to celebrate or memorialize your most important people, pets and dates for years to come.

Each engraved brick will be a visible part of the main entrance and gar den area.
Download the PDF file to open a brick order form. You can save this form on your system and fill it out and print it and mail it to The Community Foundation, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541 with your payment. Bricks can also be paid for online with forms mailed in or emailed to
Remembering Virginia Elizabeth "Betsy" Robertson

We were saddened to learn of the death of Betsy Robertson. She was one of The Community Foundation's founding board members. Betsy was on the distribution committee during her time on the board, and helped to review grant and scholarship applications.

In 2011, Betsy created the Virginia Elizabeth "Betsy" Robertson Fund to further the charitable purposes of The Community Foundation. Memorials may be made to this fund any time. To learn more about Betsy's service to our community, please click here.

~ Mark your calendar now for our Appreciation Luncheon on November 9.  
~ Scholarships open again on January 1, 2018 at   
~Begin planning now for your year end giving
Thank you to our  
Appreciation Luncheon Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors: American National Bank and Trust Co.;   
Daniel, Medley & Kirby, P.C.; Wells Fargo Advisors 
Silver Sponsors: Clement Wheatley, First Citizens Bank, JTI Leaf Services,  
Lamar Barr
Bronze Sponsors:
ERA Holley & Gibson Realty; Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co. LLP;
Veterans Memorial

The Community Foundation 
541 Loyal Street | Danville, VA 24541 | |