11/09/2017 – Caring for your Community Investments
Stewardship of charitable funds is among the most important services that the Community Foundation provides to donors and nonprofit organizations. WCF Treasurer Bill Roberts explains how WCF invests and manages its funds… more (This article was published in the Winter 2017 Newsletter.)
10/24/2017 – $59,000 awarded to local organizations
In its second grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $59,117 to 17 local nonprofit organizations at its Grant Award Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. The luncheon was underwritten by generous gifts from Village Bank and Middle Peninsula Insurance Agency…
8/31/2017 – Jenny Wible Leaves $3 Million Gift for Williamsburg Community
A cashiers’ supervisor in Colonial Williamsburg for over twenty years, Jenny Wible worked hard, cared deeply for her family, her pets, her flowers and her faith. She lived a fairly ordinary life; but upon her passing this year at age 94, Jenny did something extraordinary for her community…
6/05/2017 – Harry and Judy Wason Invest in Public Safety
Harry and Judy Wason have been involved in our community for many years. From the Virginia Living Museum, to the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, Christopher Newport University, and MCV Massey Cancer Center at VCU – the Wasons have enthusiastically supported a wide variety of causes..
6/04/2017 – 51 Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors. The WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 51 scholarships to graduating seniors of Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill High Schools at a reception on June 4th at Jamestown High School. The ceremony was generously sponsored by TowneBank. The Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $61,600 with funds raised from contributions from individuals, businesses, high school PTSAs, and civic groups.
10/19/2016 – $54,650 awarded to local organizations
In its second grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $54,650 to 15 local nonprofit organizations at its Grant Award Luncheon on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. The luncheon was underwritten by generous gifts from TowneBank and Oleta Coach Lines, Inc. and the Smith Family. Howard Smith is a trustee of the Foundation.
10/3/2016 – Auto|Haus Reception a Big Success
Over 100 local residents braved the rain to learn more about the Williamsburg Community Foundation at a reception on September 21 hosted by Auto|Haus, one of the Foundation’s generous corporate sponsors.
9/23/2016 – 8th Annual Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer
On September 10, 2016, the Hare and Tortoise 8k hosted 272 runners for its 8th Annual Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer. This race supports the Karene O’Hare Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer at the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Local resident John O’Hare created the fund in honor of his wife, Karene, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007,