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  • Will Allen — 2015 Cleveland A. Wright LecturerWill Allen — 2015 Cleveland A. Wright Lecturer
    In 2015, The Cameron Foundation launched its inaugural Cleveland A. Wright Lecture by hosting Will Allen as a guest speaker during the Foundation’s annual ceremony. Allen, farmer and founder and …

Cameron Foundation Announces $1 million investment with Virginia Community Capital

Partnership seeks to spur economic and community development in Tri-Cities area

The Cameron Foundation today announced a $1 million investment with Virginia Community Capital (VCC), a financial institution that makes impact investments throughout the Commonwealth. The commitment includes directing $750,000 into a LION (Local Impact Opportunity Note) loan with VCC and opening a $250,000 impact deposit with its banking subsidiary, Community Capital Bank. The investments have the potential to spur community and economic development in the Foundation’s service area by financing vital projects, such as loans to small businesses that foster job creation, as well as mixed-use real estate projects.

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Cameron and Parsons foundations partner to fund governor’s school dance studio

In response to the long established need for a dance studio to serve Appomattox Regional Governor’s School (ARGS) dance students, two foundations have pledged major funds to help bring the project to fruition. The new studio will be located in the I.B. Pittman Building at 35 Pine St. in Petersburg, adjacent to the campus of the governor’s school. Renovations entail retrofitting a portion of the Pittman Building to meet standards set by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, headquartered in Richmond, approved an $85,000 grant requiring the school to raise matching funds. The Cameron Foundation, based in Petersburg and serving the Tri-Cities area, is committing $87,400 towards the effort.

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FOLAR completes master plan for 20+ miles of trails and signage along lower Appomattox River

After an intensive 12-month process that launched with a $100,000 proactive grant from The Cameron Foundation last spring, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is releasing its Appomattox River Trail (ART) Master Plan. The document is a guide to locating and prioritizing shared-use trails with a coordinated signage system through the six municipalities that border the lower Appomattox River.

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