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Community Foundation celebrates 20 years of awarding scholarships

Dasol Lee (left) and Jacqueline Wang, two of CFNRV's 2021 scholarship recipients. Christiansburg, Virginia; May 10, 2022: This year, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is celebrating 20 years of awarding scholarships to New River Valley high [...]

2022-08-02T15:20:21-04:00May 11th, 2022|

Community Foundation Welcomes Lindsey Gleason as Assistant Director

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to welcome Lindsey Gleason as its new Assistant Director. In this role, she will manage all marketing and communications for the CFNRV, spearhead the annual GiveLocalNRV Online Giving Day, [...]

2022-05-13T09:02:52-04:00May 3rd, 2022|

A passion for helping others comes full circle with the Josephine D. Shotts Memorial Scholarship Fund

Each step of life that we take creates our path forward. Some of these steps introduce us to people we would have never met, or passions we would have never pursued. This was the life of Josie Shotts – her [...]

2022-05-03T09:51:49-04:00November 20th, 2021|

The 2021 Celebration of Giving Honors National Bank 2021

The 2021 Celebration of Giving hosted by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) on September 16, 2021, at Pete Dye River Course in Fairlawn honored the CFNRV’s many donors, with a special tribute to National Bank, a [...]

2022-05-03T11:25:36-04:00October 26th, 2021|

Community Foundation Invites the Public to Take Part in Its Responsive Grant Program for Second Year

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) received 100 applications to its 2021 Responsive Grant Program in July. This program makes a positive impact in the community by responding to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by [...]

2022-05-04T11:30:21-04:00September 30th, 2021|

Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For its 2021 Responsive Grant Program

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce the call for applications for its 2021 Responsive Grant Program for regional nonprofits. The program responds to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by the area [...]

2022-05-05T16:38:13-04:00June 15th, 2021|

Guidance Counselors Fund Started in Honor of Shirley R Van Dresser by her Six Daughters

Throughout her life, Van Dresser had an impact on countless children. Shirley Van Dresser was one of those special people who made an impact on everyone that she met. As a child, her father’s job required the family to move [...]

2022-05-05T16:55:35-04:00April 12th, 2021|

Community Foundation Awards Over $117,000 in Scholarships to NRV Students

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce a record number of scholarships in 2021. $117,738 in scholarships will be awarded to 78 students from across the New River Valley. The CFNRV will host a [...]

2022-05-13T15:57:01-04:00March 31st, 2021|

Christiansburg Institute: A friend to the CFNRV, and mover and shaker in the New River Valley

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV)’s Board of Directors established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force in 2020 to examine all aspects of the CFNRV’s work through our commitment to DEI. The Task Force and Board [...]

2021-03-23T13:40:57-04:00March 23rd, 2021|

First Steps Network Hosts First Parent-Facing Meet Yourself Session

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley’s collaborative network, First Steps, hosted a Meet Yourself session focused on supporting kids during the COVID-19 pandemic, on February 24th. First Steps is a network of agencies and individuals working to support [...]

2021-03-11T18:54:48-05:00March 8th, 2021|
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