We hope this letter finds you doing well and staying healthy as we maneuver through the many hardships that our country has faced over the past few months. Each new day brings challenges, but also stretches our resolve to serve our community in new and more effective ways.
It is in this vein that we want to share with you a decision that we have made regarding the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala on October 10, 2020 at the William & Mary Alumni House. After deep consideration, the Gala Committee has chosen to cancel the Gala. Given the unknown timetable related to the pandemic, restrictions on gathering, and most importantly, the many ways that many of our residents have been adversely affected, the Committee strongly believes that cancelling the event is the prudent, safe, and respectful thing to do.
I hope you will join me in thanking our generous Gala Sponsors. Thanks to their help, we have already raised over $100,000. The gala proceeds will be split between the Community Endowment and grant making for 2021. This helps us meet community needs right now, while also planning for the future.
We are so grateful for your continued support of our community! While we are saddened that we cannot be together to celebrate 20 years, we hope you will agree that this is the best course of action for our community.
With gratitude for your support,
Hank & Dixie Wolf
Linda T. Baker
John and Julia Curtis
Jane and Bob Taylor
Sandy & Rick Nahm
Jim & Pam Penny
Doug & Doris Bryant
Friends of the Foundation
|Betsy Calvo Anderson||Nancy & Hal Mathews|
|Robert & Robin Bledsoe||Kerry & Peter Mellette|
|Laura & Vernon Geddy, III||Don & Susan Murfee|
|Paul & Charlotte Gerhardt||Craig & Shirley Stambaugh|
|Mark & Maura Monroe||Al & Diane Woods|
|Bob & Stephanie King|
*Gala sponsors as of 7/31/20; additional sponsors may be added later.