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  • Targeting Long-Term Solutions for Petersburg SchoolsTargeting Long-Term Solutions for Petersburg Schools
    When The Cameron Foundation began investigating proactive strategies to support schools in its region, a number of indicators pointed to Petersburg City Public Schools (PCPS) as having the greatest need. Petersburg lagged behind all other …

Registration now open for September Duke U nonprofit class at Cameron

The next 2019 Nonprofit Management classes is now open for registration. “Marketing — Part II” will be held on Thursday, September 19, here at the Foundation.

During this marketing class, participants will come back with strategies, audience lists and ideas that they have developed based on the premises taught in Marketing — Part I. They will work with the instructor and classmates to refine and hone their strategy and tactics based on best practices. The end result will be the beginning of a strategic communication and marketing plan that can be implemented across an organization.

Register now! Class size is limited to 25 participants, and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Renovations begin on Cameron initiative to create affordable artist live-work space, studios and creative spaces in Petersburg

The Cameron Foundation celebrated the groundbreaking of a new development in Petersburg on July 12, 2019, following more than five years of study and predevelopment work to create affordable artist live-work space. The initiative is a key component of a much larger, 226-unit, $57 million investment, ArtistSpace Loft Apartments, which is being undertaken by 110 South Perry, LLC. In addition to efficiency, 1- and 2-bedroom units, the project includes a four-story atrium, artist live-work spaces, art galleries, studios, and state-of-the-art amenities. The full endeavor is one of the largest economic development initiatives in downtown Petersburg in recent years.

“This groundbreaking is an important milestone in Cameron’s efforts to bring affordable artist live-work units and creative placemaker spaces to this community,” noted The Cameron Foundation’s president, J. Todd Graham. The artist components of the project result from a national model developed by Artspace Projects, Inc., the nation’s leading nonprofit developer for the arts. ArtistSpace Loft Apartments represents a unique partnership between the for-profit developer 110 South Perry, LLC and the nonprofit community.

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Cameron Foundation approves nearly $1.3 million in grant awards

The Cameron Foundation has approved $1,297,896 in new grant awards to benefit residents of the Tri-Cities area. “While we continue to partner with many of the regionally serving nonprofits, such as Virginia’s Gateway Region and Central Virginia Health Services, The Cameron Foundation also had the opportunity to support some smaller, significant community-based efforts this time,” said The Cameron Foundation’s Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock.

Among new grantees this cycle, the Jessica Ann Moore Foundation received $8,580 for its operations in Sussex County, and The Southside High School Alumni Association was awarded $4,000 to purchase a portable sound system and to support events as part of its Continuing the History and Legacy of African American Education in Dinwiddie County project.

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Cameron Foundation awards $250,000 to Petersburg Library Foundation

Funding supports construction of new addition

The Cameron Foundation has approved $250,000 to the Petersburg Library Foundation for construction of a new addition to the library. The Petersburg Public Library Conference and Event Center is intended to answer an unmet need for mid-sized, flexible meeting space in the City. This pledge brings The Cameron Foundation’s total commitment to the library foundation to more than $3 million.

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