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Philanthropy Stories

Philanthropy Stories

Jennifer Mooney Greene Fund

Jennifer Mooney Greene Fund

On August 13, 2013 the world lost a great teacher when Jennifer Mooney Greene of Virginia Beach died of melanoma. Her sister, brother and parents knew a scholarship in Jen's name would be an appropriate tribute.
Dixon-Settle Fund for Women

Dixon-Settle Fund for Women

Virginia Beach's Sandbridge beachfront region is the adopted home of retired veterinarian John Settle and his wife Audrey, a retired Philip Morris USA executive. The couple moved in 2003 from Richmond to their favorite vacation spot and embraced their new community as full-time residents, volunteers and philanthropists.
Featured Donor-advised Fund: Robert Nusbaum and Linda Laibstain Fund

Featured Donor-advised Fund: Robert Nusbaum and Linda Laibstain Fund

Attorneys Linda Laibstain and Bob Nusbaum know there are many values to having a family donor-advised fund that lets them be active philanthropists.
Featured Designated Fund: Kathrina B. Powell Fund

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.
Coppage and Jordan Funds Support Favorite Charities

Coppage and Jordan Funds Support Favorite Charities

Sam, who spent most of his life and career in Norfolk, left a bequest to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation that created four designated funds in his name and the names of his parents and aunt. He named four organizations special to his family to receive annual grants -- two Hampton Roads churches where his family worshiped, Tidewater Community College where he served on the board and Hampton University, his aunt's alma mater..
Active Strategic Giving Partners Lynne & Steve Winter

Active Strategic Giving Partners Lynne & Steve Winter

Lynne and Steve Winter of Virginia Beach value the connections the Community Leadership Partners give them. Through the Partners, the co-owners of Edgewater Asset Management have learned about community issues, studied the work of nonprofits up close, met the recipients being helped by organizations and had fun getting to know like-minded people who also care deeply about their community.
Switching from Parsons Foundation to a Donor-Advised Fund

Switching from Parsons Foundation to a Donor-Advised Fund

"There was a sense that our board members were getting a bit old to remain in the role of having primary responsibility for the foundation." - Attorney Robert C. Nusbaum on converting the Parsons Foundation to a donor-advised fund.
Charles Syer Fund

Charles Syer Fund

Retired investment banker Charles Syer IV of Virginia Beach enjoyed being a future bequest donor to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and a Legacy Society for Hampton Roads member.
Charitable Giving: A Family Affair

Charitable Giving: A Family Affair

Getting things done is in donor Bob Taylor’s blood. This grandson of the venerable Taylor’s Do-It Centers founder headed the Virginia Beach-based company for 15 years. As a volunteer he led the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, United Way of South Hampton Roads and regional Better Business Bureau.