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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 2016 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. 

2016 Award Recipients
Robert E. and Frances W. Plecker Family (BRCC) Thomas P. Dalton Family (PHCC)
Andrew H. and Anne O. Easley Trust (CVCC) Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Dr. Deborah DiCroce (PDCCC)
Highlands Community Bank (DSLCC) The Perry Foundation (PVCC)
Gene Haas Foundation (DCC) John and Susan Moore (RCC)
The Late Donald Trufant (ESCC) Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (SVCC)
Adam and Rhonda Fried (GCC) The Gaynelle Lockhart Albert Family (SWCC)
Steve Esbach (JSRCC) Rotary Club of Newport News (TNCC)
John Randolph Corporation (JTCC) Barnes & Noble College (TCC)
Luray Caverns Corporation (LFCC) Eastman Credit Union (VHCC)
Kline Foundation Board of Directors (MECC) Optical Cable Corporation – Neil D. Wilkin, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO (VWCC)
Giles County (NRCC) Robert “Tom” and Patty DuPuis (WCC)
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (NVCC) Eva T. Hardy (VFCCE)

See the news release on the 2015 recipients.

See photos of this event on Flickr.