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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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Cameron Foundation welcomes new board, committee members

With the retirement of two of its longstanding board members and rotation of some committee members, The Cameron Foundation announces a number of updates to its governing board and grants committee. The 2017 assignments took effect at the Foundation’s February board meeting.

Chequila H. Fields, a member of the Foundation’s board since 2012, has been named secretary. All of the other officers are continuing in their positions, including Pam Martin Comstock, chair; J. Tolleison Morriss, VI, vice chair; and, Donald L. Haraway, treasurer.

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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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