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  • Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)
    With a mission to preserve, enhance, and encourage the wise use of the Lower Appomattox River, the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River has operated for many years with an all-volunteer board …

Cameron Foundation partners with Prince George County on community gateway project

The Cameron Foundation will begin a new joint effort with Prince George County to revitalize the county’s major hub for tourism, the South Crater Road Exit 45 off of Interstate 95. Plans were formalized in the county’s regular Board of Supervisors meeting last night with approval of an agreement between the two parties. Through the partnership, Prince George County will construct and maintain a community gateway at the exit, including gateway spires, lighting, landscaping, and other site improvements. The total estimated cost for the Exit 45 Gateway Project is $940,000. The Foundation is committing up to 50% of the total cost.

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Cameron awards over $1.9 million in June cycle

The Cameron Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved $1,926,009 in new grant funding to nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Cities area. The funding decisions were made at the group’s June meeting and resulted from a rigorous review process that took place during the first part of the year by Cameron Foundation staff. Among the larger awards, the $275,000 grant for Virginia’s Gateway Region represents renewal funding for efforts to expand and enhance economic opportunities in the Tri-Cities area.

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Cameron Foundation announces first fellow

The Cameron Foundation, a philanthropic leader in the Tri-Cities region, today announced the selection of its first-ever fellow. Jerry Kuthy has been chosen following a national search to fill the newly created position at the Foundation. Kuthy is originally from Prince George County. He volunteered overseas as well as worked elsewhere in the United States before returning home to the Tri-Cities in 2010. Kuthy begins his two-year term at the Foundation on June 17.

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Petersburg community collaboration awarded coaching, funding resources with Roadmaps to Health Action Award

A strategy to engage Petersburg residents and city leaders in building a culture of health has yielded new, nationally recognized resources for the community. By working in partnership through the Petersburg Wellness Consortium and The Cameron Foundation, the City of Petersburg is one of 20 communities nationwide to receive a Roadmaps to Health Action Award. The Action Awards are designed to strengthen the capacity of communities to make effective and lasting change. This award will be used to build on Petersburg’s existing efforts to improve its health outcomes.

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