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  • Appomattox Greenway ProjectAppomattox Greenway Project
    A 2005 survey of residents revealed to the City of Colonial Heights that having multipurpose pathways was a development priority. The city’s undeveloped river corridor became a prime opportunity to …

Cameron solicits nominations for 2016 nonprofit service award

The Cameron Foundation seeks nominations for its tenth annual recognition award program for outstanding performance, resulting in an unrestricted $20,000 award to one area nonprofit. In order for a nonprofit to compete for the Cleveland A. Wright Award, a community member must first nominate the organization. The deadline for nominations is May 23 and includes a nomination form, found here.

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Cameron Foundation announces board changes

The Cameron Foundation’s Board of Directors announces its 2016 slate of officers, two new members, and other committee updates. The officers include Pam Martin Comstock, chair; J. Tolleison Morriss, VI, vice chair; Kevin A. Hill, secretary; and Donald L. Haraway, treasurer. Larry C. Tucker is immediate past chair. The changes took effect in the Foundation’s February meeting.

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Cameron invests in Sussex Schools through family engagement programming and gifted education curriculum

Sussex County Public School District is building on its recent academic gains with new support from The Cameron Foundation. The Foundation’s Board recently approved a proactive grant of $37,700 to the school system to introduce two new resources to its offerings for students and their families.

“In reviewing test scores and accreditation ratings from the most recent school year, we observed that Sussex County Public Schools is among the districts in the Foundation’s service area showing notable improvement in student achievement,” said Cameron President J. Todd Graham.

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Four local nonprofits earn national recognition for organizational excellence

Following an in-depth process to align their organizations with best practices for organizational management, a cohort of four local nonprofits serving the Tri-Cities area have earned national recognition from the Standards for Excellence Institute. The groups include Crater Community Hospice, NAMI Central Virginia, NAMI Virginia and Virginia’s Gateway Region. With funding from The Cameron Foundation, all four organizations participated in a rigorous process during 2015 to receive specialized training from the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence in preparation for application to the Standards for Excellence program.

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