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Philanthropy Leaders

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The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy was created in 2006 to honor leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The 2017 class of philanthropy leaders contributed a combined total of more than $12 million dollars to Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Thanks to the generosity of longtime partner Wells Fargo, the prestigious Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships are given each year in the name of the recipients. To date, over 350 students have benefited from these scholarships. 

2017 Award Recipients
Zane D. Showker Family (BRCC) Eastman Chemical Company (PHCC)
BWX Technologies, Inc. (CVCC) Herbert W. DeGroft  (PDCCC)
Bill and Lang Wilson (DSLCC) David Whitcomb (PVCC)
Danville Regional Foundation (DCC) Dorothy Cosby Cooke (RCC)
William H. Bannon (ESCC) Fluor (SVCC)
Connie Kincheloe (GCC) James R. “Jim” Lindsey Family (SWCC)
The Perry Family & VAMAC, Inc. (JSRCC) Jay and Marguerite Brown (TNCC)
Altria Group   (JTCC) Hampton Roads Community Foundation (TCC)
PATH Foundation (LFCC) Jones and Associates Realty (VHCC)
Joe Fuller (MECC) J. Granger and Anne Macfarlane (VWCC)
Tracy and Sarah Wilkins (NRCC) Anne B. Vaughan (WCC)
Edward and Marilynn Bersoff (NVCC) Michael and Wendy Smith (VFCCE)

See the news release on the 2016 recipients.

See photos of this event on Flickr.