Gala Update

Dear friends,

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 SponsorsThanks to their help, we have already raised over $100,000The 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, 

Kendall S. Kerby Chair, Board of Trustees & Gala Committee 757.259.1660

Gala Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
Hank & Dixie Wolf

Silver Sponsors
Linda T. Baker
John and Julia Curtis
Jane and Bob Taylor

Bronze Sponsors

Sandy & Rick Nahm
Jim & Pam Penny

Table Sponsors

Doug & Doris Bryant

Friends of the Foundation

Betsy Calvo AndersonNancy & Hal Mathews
Robert & Robin BledsoeKerry & Peter Mellette
Laura & Vernon Geddy, IIIDon & Susan Murfee
Paul & Charlotte GerhardtCraig & Shirley Stambaugh
Mark & Maura MonroeAl & Diane Woods
Bob & Stephanie King

*Gala sponsors as of 7/31/20; additional sponsors may be added later.