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6/04/2017 – 51 Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors. The WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 51 scholarships to graduating seniors of Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill High Schools at a reception on June 4th at Jamestown High School. The ceremony was generously sponsored by TowneBank. The Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $61,600 with funds raised from contributions from individuals, businesses, high school PTSAs, and civic groups.

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4/26/2017 – Williamsburg Community Foundation is seeking applicants for Office Manager. For full details and job description, click here.

10/19/2016$54,650 awarded to local organizations
In its second grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $54,650 to 15 local nonprofit organizations at its Grant Award Luncheon on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. The luncheon was underwritten by generous gifts from TowneBank and Oleta Coach Lines, Inc. and the Smith Family. Howard Smith is a trustee of the Foundation.
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10/3/2016 – Auto|Haus Reception a Big Success

Over 100 local residents braved the rain to learn more about the Williamsburg Community Foundation at a reception on September 21 hosted by Auto|Haus, one of the Foundation’s generous corporate sponsors.
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9/23/2016 – 8th Annual Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer

On September 10, 2016, the Hare and Tortoise 8k hosted 272 runners for its 8th Annual Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer. This race supports the Karene O’Hare Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer at the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Local resident John O’Hare created the fund in honor of his wife, Karene, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007,
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6/17/2016 – WCF Elects Six New Trustees

The Williamsburg Community Foundation recently elected six new members to its 2016-2017 Board of Trustees: Linda Caviness, Kendall Kerby, Michele Orabona, Sterling Nichols, Wilma Sharp, and Kate Slevin .
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6/05/2016 – 46 Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors

The WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 46 scholarships to graduating seniors of Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill High Schools at a reception on June 5th at Lafayette High School. The ceremony was generously sponsored by Monarch Bank. The Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $55,925 with funds raised from contributions from individuals, businesses, high school PTSAs, and civic groups.

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6/01/2016 – Papa Murphy’s Pizza Donates $390 to the W-JCC Scholarship Fund

Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Williamsburg recently donated $390 to the W-JCC Scholarship Fund of the Williamsburg Community Foundation. The funds were raised during a spirit week held for the Scholarship Fund April 25-29.
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4/13/2016 – Williamsburg Community Foundation Awards Over $20,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

In its first grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $20,700 to 8 local nonprofit organizations. An additional $8,603 was awarded by donors to the foundation who chose to underwrite some of the applications received this grant round. The luncheon was underwritten by generous gifts from Middle Peninsula Insurance and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.
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4/18/2016 – Monarch Bank Makes Donation to 2016 WJCC Scholarship Fund

Monarch Bank presented WCF with $5,000 to fund 3 scholarships for academics and community leadership. This gift also supports the Scholarship Award Ceremony which will take place at Lafayette High School on June 5, 2016. Pictured here are Joe Poole (Scholarship Committee), Nancy Sullivan (WCF Director), Michele Orabona and Bernie Ngo (Monarch Bank).

02/22/2016 – WCF Receives Generous Gift from Middleburg Bank

Thanks to Middleburg Bank for their gift of $1,000 to the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Middleburg Bank has been a generous supporter of the foundation since 2009.
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Williamsburg Area Faith in Action (WFIA) is a unique program that matches volunteers with seniors and adults with a chronic illness or physical disability who are striving to maintain independence in their own homes...more