An Invitation to Join the 1994 Society

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley was founded in 1994 by a small group of volunteers looking for a way to support their community for generations to come. Their dedication and ingenuity in those early days laid the groundwork for our current grant and scholarship programs, and for the regional partnerships that support early education, food access, health, nonprofit leadership, and more. Most importantly, they instilled in our foundation the belief that small gifts, when pooled together, can have a positive and lasting impact in the New River Valley.

1994 Founding Board

We rely on donations to the Fund for the NRV to pursue the vision our founders developed over 25 years ago. These gifts maintain our day-to-day operations and fund our collaborative initiatives. In honor of our founding and the belief that small gifts make a big difference, we invite you to join the 1994 Society with a monthly gift of $19.94 or more. Your gifts to the Fund for the NRV will help us to maintain and grow all aspects of the work we began all those years ago.

Membership Requirements

  • It’s simple! Just set up your recurring gift of $19.94, or more here.

Membership Benefits

  • Annual networking event with members only.
  • Opportunities to learn about regional needs and projects benefiting your community
  • Listing in the CFNRV Annual Report.
  • Listing on the CFNRV 1994 Society Page on our website
  • All members who join in 2021, will be deemed founding members!

Founding 1994 Society Members

Paula Alston

Rosemary Blieszner & Steve Gerus

Eric Chapman

Steve Childers

Piper Durrell

John & Peggy Eaton

Claire & David Knight-Gilbert

Terri Fisher & Terry Nicholson

David Riggan

Josh Smith

Mark Tapp

Peter Weimerskirch

Keith Weltens