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Turn Your Passion Into a Reality

Since the renovated Chrysler Museum of Art re-opened in May 2014 after a year of work, visitors have been treated to a 17-foot kinetic sculpture funded by the Christiane and James Valone Charitable Fund administered by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. The new chandelier honors the Valones’ parents.

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Our community foundation donors are passionate people committed to inspiring philanthropy and transforming life in southeastern Virginia.

Since 1950, through our permanent charitable endowment we’ve invested more than $210 million on behalf of people just like you: Generous people, who live and work here and who strive every day to make Hampton Roads an even greater community.

Our donors' passions and generous spirits are helping just about every are nonprofit you can think of -- from arts groups to homeless shelters.

Can we help you turn your passion into reality?

In Tribute to Rita Paganelli Horvatic

We are saddened by the loss of Rita Paganelli Horvatic of Virginia Beach on February 11, 2015. Rita was a loving mother, nurse and philanthropist who created the Tommy Horvatic Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2013 at her community foundation.

Rita's permanent fund honors her beloved son Tommy who passed away during his senior year of high school. Through Rita's generosity she will forever helping Princess Anne High School students like Tommy go to college. Learn more about Rita Horvatic.

Click here to make a donation in memory of Rita. Or you can write a check to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, earmark it for the Tommy Horvatic Memorial Scholarship Fund and mail it to the foundation at 101 W. Main Street, Suite 4500, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Watch a video interview about Tommy Horvatic and his special scholarship fund.


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