January 25, 2021
Cameron Foundation announces slate of officers for 2021
The Cameron Foundation, the major private foundation serving the Tri-Cities area of Virginia with annual grant funding of approximately $4 million, announces its slate of officers for 2021. The changes take effect at the Foundation’s Board meeting in late February.
Tolleison Morriss, VI will assume the role of Board Chair. Morriss currently holds the Vice Chair position. He will replace Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock, who will remain active as an officer of the board in her role as Immediate Past Chair.
Vandy V. Jones, III becomes Vice Chair. Jones now serves as a director on the board and chairs the Investment Committee.
Chequila H. Fields continues in the role of Secretary, and Mark H. Stevens will continue to serve as Treasurer. Stevens also serves as Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.
Director Jeffrey W. Geisz chairs the Grants Committee.
Other members of The Cameron Foundation’s Board of Directors include T. Robertson Blount, Jr.; Dr. Alton Hart, Jr.; and, Alice Squires Martin.
The Cameron Foundation has a mission to strive to transform the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties into a healthy, vibrant and economically vital region by strategically leveraging resources for community impact. It is directed by a cadre of nine community leaders.
The Foundation funds work across six different program areas, including health care; human services; community and economic development; education; historic preservation and conservation; and, arts and culture. Stemming from the Foundation’s genesis as a health legacy foundation, preliminary review of health-related grant requests is informed by Cameron’s Health Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of 10 community members from across the region with expertise in the health field. Further supporting the responsive grant process, the Foundation’s Grants Committee consists of all Board members as well as three at-large members: Martha A. Burton; Angela M. Orrell, and Dr. H. Bobby Duhart, Jr.