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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 system’s statewide foundation. The 2014 class of philanthropy leaders contributed a combined total of more than $12 million dollars to Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Many thanks to the sponsors who make this program possible, including Wells Fargo; Dominion Resources; Barton Malow Company; Froehling & Robertson; Holmes, Riley and Associates of Merrill Lynch; McGuireWoods Consulting; Park Sterling Wealth Management; the University of Virginia Health System; the Virginia529 College Savings Plan; Yount, Hyde and Barbour, P.C.; and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education.

The philanthropists are honored each spring; in the fall, Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships are given in the names of each philanthropist to community college students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend college.

2014 Award Recipients
Augusta Health / Sentara RMH Medical Center (BRCC) Gary and Susan Collins (PHCC)
The Sonny Merryman Family (CVCC) Smithfield Foods (PDCCC)
The Alleghany Foundation (DSLCC) Julie Heyward (PVCC)
LifePoint/Danville Regional Medical Center (DCC) The Children of Charles and Elizabeth Ryland (RCC)
Jeff Holland (ESCC) Halifax Regional Health System (SVCC)
Spotsylvania County (GCC) CONSOL Energy Inc. (SWCC)
Metropolitan Health Foundation (JSRCC) Sentara Healthcare (TNCC)
The Cameron Foundation (JTCC) Robert C. Nusbaum and Linda S. Laibstain (TCC)
William Holtzman (LFCC) The Late C. B. Hale (VHCC)
Martha J. Rhoton (MECC) Roanoke City School Board (VWCC)
Paul and Gary Duncan (NRCC) Daniel Copeland (WCC)
Volkswagen Group of America (NVCC) Valley Proteins Inc. (VFCCE)