Study Focuses on Virginia Beach's Homeless System
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation released on April 16, 2013 results of a study for the City of Virginia Beach related to the Virginia Beach Housing Crisis Response System. A report from the study was presented to the Virginia Beach City Counciil on April 16, 2013. The community foundation funded the study, which was conducted by OrgCode, a consulting firm.
The community foundation " has a long history of engaging in the most serious issues of our region, and homelessness is surely one of them," said Deborah M. DiCroce, president and CEO. "Our hope is that this particular study will assist the city of Virginia Beach in identifying better ways to serve its homeless population while providing the foundation with a useful research base for continuing its work on this important issue."
7 Organizations Awarded Nearly $1.2 Million in Grants
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation recently awarded a $500,000 grant for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's capital campaign to build the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach. The green building will serve as a regional headquarters for the organization and as an environmental education center.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation was among seven organizations awarded nearly $1.2 million in grants in April 2012. The first round of 2013 grants focused on capital campaigns and seed funding for environmental organizations. Click here for a list of grant recipients.
$300,000 Grant to Send Virginia Teachers to Colonial Williamsburg
Virginia public school teachers will have the opportunity to attend week-long summer programs at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. The 23-year program has helped 7,400 teachers from across the country bring American history alive in their classrooms. But only 237 of the teachers have come from Virginia schools.
A $300,000, three-year grant recently recommended by philanthropist Jane Batten of Virginia Beach will provide scholarships for 25 teachers a year to attend the workshops starting in 2013. Funds come from the Batten Educational Achievement Fund administered by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
In 2013 teachers from Virginia Beach Public Schools will earn scholarships to the summer institute in Colonial Williamsburg. They will cover tuition, lodging in a historic house, meals, transportation, programs and a stipend for classroom materials. The program will also bring history workshops to Virginia Beach during the school year. The program will expand to other Hampton Roads cities in subsequent years and then move to other parts of Virginia.
Grants and Scholarships Top $14.5 Million in 2012
In 2012 the Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded more than $14.5 million in grants and scholarships from donors' permanent funds. This is the largest amount awarded in a single year during the community foundation's 62-year history. Recipients included more than 150 nonprofit organizations primarily from southeastern Virginia as well as 349 students attending 65 different colleges and university..
In December 2012 during the final round of grantmaking for the year, the community foundation awarded nearly $1.2 million to 18 nonprofit organizations. Click here for details.
Savage Honored for Community Service
Toy D. Savage Jr. of Virginia Beach received in December 2012 the sixth annual Barron F. Black Community Builder award from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. The award honors Savage for his support of philanthropy and dedication to improving life in Hampton Roads. It is named for the community foundationís first board chair.
Savage is a member of Willcox & Savage and serves on the boards of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, J.L. Camp Foundation and Freemason Street Baptist Church. He formerly served in the Virginia House of Delegates and as president of the Virginia Bar Association. He also was an officer on the boards of Eastern Virginia Medical School, Sentara Healthcare, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and the Old Dominion University Educational Foundation.
As part of the award, the community foundation presented a $5,000 grant in Savageís honor to the Academy of Music in Norfolk. a nonprofit Savage recommended for a grant. The independent, nonprofit community music school teaches students regardless of their ability to pay for lessons.
$261,000 in Grants To Help Area Emergency Shelters
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation recently awarded $261,000 in one-time, operating grants to 10 organizations that provide emergency shelter for people in South Hampton Roads. Grants were provided by the William A. and Jane M. Charters Fund and the Perry and Bunny Morgan Fund. Both are field-of-interest funds for essential human services created as estate gifts from the Charters and Morgan families. They are administered by the community foundation.
Grants were awarded to help the shelters as they create service plans to meet new local, state and federal requirements to help people move more rapidly to permanent housing. Click here for a list of the 10 grant recipients.
Stine Named Development Vice President
Kay A. Stine of Norfolk will join the Hampton Roads Community Foundation in December as Vice President for Development.
Since 1999 she has been Director of Development for Norfolk Collegiate School where she was responsible for raising more than $33 million in donations, including funding for a new $8.5 million Center for the Arts scheduled to open in March 2013. She previously spent five years in the small business sector as the co-owner of Mon Petit Chou, a children’s clothing boutique in downtown Norfolk.
In making the appointment, President and CEO Deborah M. DiCroce noted that Stine has the “right stuff” to lead the Foundation’s development enterprise. “An accomplished fundraising professional," DiCroce added, "Ms. Stine will make a wonderful addition to the team as the Foundation moves to its next level of regional engagement.”
Stine earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University and earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. She also is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
In 2011 Stine was president of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and currently serves on the organization’s board of directors. She is a member of the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council and serves on the board of directors of the Norfolk Sister City Association. She previously served on the boards of directors of the Norfolk Forum, Virginia Independent Schools Development Association and Children’s Harbor. She is past president of the Maltese Cross Circle of the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and a former treasurer of the Norfolk Academy of Medicine Auxiliary.
TCC Provost Named New Vice President
Linda M. Rice of Chesapeake will join the Hampton Roads Community Foundation as Vice President in December. Since 2003 she has been Provost of the Chesapeake Campus of Tidewater Community College. She previously was the founding Vice President for Workforce Development at TCC and served as the inaugural Dean of Health Professions at the collegeís Virginia Beach Campus. She also served as Special Assistant to the President for Military Affairs and Community Outreach at TCC.
Rice began her career as a respiratory therapist in 1972 at what was then General Hospital of Virginia Beach. She later developed and directed the Department of Respiratory Therapy at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth.
In announcing the appointment, President Deborah M. DiCroce noted: "Dr. Rice will bring a rich set of professional experiences to the foundationís budding movement into strategic community leadership and its immediate goal of creating and implementing a coordinated economic competitiveness strategy for expanding the regionís economy."
Rice earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Randolph Macon Woman's College and two degrees from Old Dominion University Ė a masterís degree in adult education and a doctorate in urban services.
She serves on the boards of directors for The Up Center, the Together We Can Foundation and the Chesapeake Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Superintendent's Planning Council for Chesapeake Public Schools.
HUD Honors Community Foundation for Work in Ending Homelessness
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation won the first Secretary's Award for Community Foundation from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The community foundation was honored at the Council on Foundations annual conference in New Orleans on September 10, 2012 as the HUD Region III winner for its work in helping the City of Norfolk end homelessness. Click here to learn more.