Community College Philanthropists Honored with 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy
Charlottesville, Va. – May 24, 2022 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is proud to announce that the Albemarle County Rotary Club Foundation has received the 16th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. The Rotary Club Foundation was nominated for the award by PVCC.
More than two dozen individuals, families and businesses from around Virginia have earned the 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. The awards were presented at a luncheon ceremony in Richmond in April. The annual event, hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE), honors leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the statewide foundation. Recipients are nominated for their outstanding commitment to the growth and development of Virginia’s community colleges and their respective foundations.
This year’s class of distinguished philanthropy leaders has collectively contributed $10 million dollars to Virginia’s Community Colleges.
“PVCC is thrilled that the Albemarle County Rotary Club Foundation is a recipient of the 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy,” shared PVCC President Frank Friedman. “The Albemarle County Rotary Club Foundation has been a stalwart contributor to the PVCC Educational Foundation for more than 35 years. Our College and our local community are stronger because of the generations of club members who have tirelessly and enthusiastically demonstrated a commitment to service above self. The Foundation has invested significantly in PVCC through initiatives including the Albemarle Rotary Scholarship, KidsCollege and the PVCC Annual Fund. We are grateful for their belief in PVCC’s mission and for the many ways in which their generosity continues to benefit our students and our community.”
Among the numerous VIPs on hand for the luncheon were Chancellor Glenn DuBois, State Senator Ghazala Hashmi, Anne Holton, former Virginia Secretary of Education and professor of Education Policy at George Mason University, and Dr. Stewart Roberson, past chair of the VFCCE. Dr. Bill Hazel, Jr., former secretary of Health and Human Resources, was the event’s keynote speaker.
About Virginia’s Community Colleges
Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 252,000 students each year. For more information, please visit www.vccs.edu.
About the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education
Working hand in hand with Virginia’s 23 community colleges, the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education seeks to guarantee financial assistance to all students who dream of attending college. The foundation is building an endowment that is already generating interest to provide full scholarships to selected community college students; helping more Virginia foster youth pursue and complete higher education through the Great Expectations program; and leading a partnership to improve rural Virginia’s education pipeline through the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative. Learn how the Virginia Foundation for Community College is building the future of Virginia. Visit VFCCE.org.
About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.
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(L-R) – Harry Stillerman (PVCC VP Institutional Advancement and Development), Albemarle County Rotary Club members Peter McFarren and Valerie Palamountain, Jon Nafziger (President, Albemarle County Rotary Club), Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn DuBois, Kim McManus (PVCC; Member Albemarle County Rotary Club), PVCC President Frank Friedman, Albemarle County Rotary Club Foundation President Ethan Dunstan.