Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Frank J. Smith to the Board of Trustees!

Frank J. Smith is President and CFO of Sphinx Financial Group.  He is a registered investment advisor and frequent speaker at trade meetings and professional conferences with 28 years of experience in the industry.  He has also provided management-consulting services on an international basis in business, strategic planning, business valuation, merger and acquisition and money management.  He is a graduate …

Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Anthony Conyers III to the Board of Trustees!

Anthony Conyers III is the Director of IT Service Delivery for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  While Anthony grew up in Montgomery, West Virginia, he has fond memories of summers spent in Williamsburg.  He moved to the area permanently after studying Computer Science at Virginia Tech to begin his now 20-year career in Information Technology.  Anthony is currently the President of …

WCF Workforce Scholarships prepare local students

With grant funding made possible by Ferguson Cares, three local students have recently been awarded $1,000 scholarships to support their career training. Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process at the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Click here for more information

Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Benming “Benny” Zhang to the Board of Trustees!

Benming “Benny” Zhang is an associate attorney with Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., in its Williamsburg office. He previously served on the Williamsburg City Council, where he was the first Asian American and second William & Mary student elected in the city’s history. Currently, he serves on the WHRO Public Media Governing Board of Directors, Literacy for Life Board of Directors, and …

70 Small Business Receive Forgivable Loans

In partnership with the VA 30 Day Fund, nearly 70 small businesses received forgivable loans (i.e., grants) to cover payroll, rent and other expenses during the pandemic. Click here for more information

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 …

First-Ever Recipient of Med School Scholarship

Sara Worrill has become the first recipient of The Perisie Scholarship in Memory of James P. and H. Bihin Perisie. This scholarship is intended for students who intend to practice in the Williamsburg area. Click here for more information

Third Round of Emergency Grants

The Williamsburg Community Foundation has awarded $15,000 in emergency grants to three local nonprofit organizations in its third round of grants from the Community Emergency Response Fund. The community has raised over $190,000 for this fund so far, and from that amount a total of $72,600 in grants has been distributed. Click here for more information

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Registration Is Now Open September 12, 2020 Virtual 5K Run/Walk [A Virtual 5K (or any other virtual race) is a race that you choose to complete wherever you would like. You can walk, run, use a treadmill, or participate in another race. The beauty of a virtual 5K race is that you can run the race at your pace wherever you choose.] Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 State/County guidelines we are offering a virtual race only this year. Register …

Statement of Solidarity

We are saddened by the senseless loss of George Floyd in Minneapolis and others who came before him. Civic, religious, and community leaders at the national, state, and local levels are working to address the issues of inequality and racism that have been brought to the forefront at this moment. The Williamsburg Community Foundation’s vision statement includes a commitment to …