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Philanthropy Stories

Philanthropy Stories

Featured Designated Fund: Kathrina B. Powell Fund

 In 2006 Winn created a designated fund to support Norfolk’s branch libraries and named the fund for her late mother, Kathrina – a woman who would rather read than watch TV. Each year grants go to the city library to benefit its neighborhood branches in tribute to Laverne's mom.
Laverne Powell Winn lives in California but fondly remembers her childhood in Norfolk. One of her most vivid memories is walking with her mother, Kathrina Powell, to the Van Wyck Library in the Ghent neighborhood. For the Powell family going to the public library was like going to church -- it happened once a week. In 2006 Winn created a designated fund to support Norfolk’s branch libraries and named the fund for her late mother, Kathrina – a woman who would rather read than watch TV. Each year grants go to the city library to benefit its neighborhood branches in tribute to Laverne's mom.


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