Foundation Welcomes New Board
The Shenandoah Community Foundation Welcomes New Board
January 7, 2012, Woodstock, VA – The Shenandoah Community
Foundation today announced two new board members, Adele Skolits and
Ms. Skolits serves as Chief Financial
Officer and Vice President of Finance at Shentel. She is responsible
for Shentel's daily financial decisions and brings many years of
financial experience to the Board.
Ms. Morehead owns and
manages Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg, VA with her husband Stanley.
They first became associated with The Shenandoah Community Foundation
after their son, Michael died of cancer in 2007.
to do something to keep Michael’s memory alive,” says Morehead.
“Elizabeth Cottrell [SCF President at the time] was so helpful to us in
figuring out what to do and then in establishing the fund.”
Moreheads created the Michael Morehead Memorial Scholarship which is
awarded to a graduate of Strasburg High School each year.
are very pleased to welcome Adele and Patsy to our Board,” said
Foundation President, Jeff Dalke. “We know their combined experience
and expertise will be a great asset to us.”
Skolits and Morehead will replace outgoing board members Clint Miller and Elizabeth Cottrell, whose current terms are up.
Board is grateful to Elizabeth and Clint for their valuable
contributions to the Foundation. They will be missed,” said Dalke.
will be joining the Foundation’s Advisory Board and both plan to
continue to be ambassadors for the Foundation to the local community.
Hires Program Coordinator
Community Foundation Hires Program Coordinator
Shenandoah Community Foundation today announced that Jeanne Russell has
been hired as Program Coordinator starting in January 2012. Russell is
experienced in public relations, computers, and marketing. She will be
coordinating and promoting the Foundation’s grant and scholarship
programs as well as providing creative input to further the
organization’s missions and goals and broaden its reach in the
“We are very excited to welcome Jeanne
aboard,” said Foundation President Jeff Dalke. “She brings a clear
commitment to community service, and we believe her unique mix of
experience, creativity, and skill will accelerate our organization’s
momentum. Everyone here feels her arrival is a great way to start the
Russell is active in the community and runs a
creative services company that offers writing, publishing,
web-building, marketing, and design. From 2006 to 2009 she co-hosted
the Just Say It! Radio Show on WSVG in Mt Jackson. Russell
for the Federal Government and then as a government contractor before
moving to Shenandoah County in December 2002.
“I am honored to be hired by such a worthwhile organization and can’t
wait to get started,” says Russell.
its founding in 1999, the Shenandoah Community Foundation has helped
over 40 donors and donor groups establish funds to support charitable
causes. During 2011, it awarded over $100,000 in grants to local
nonprofits and scholarships to local students. In short, the Foundation
connects people who care with causes that matter in Shenandoah County,
Virginia, and surrounding areas.
William C. “Ches” and Evelyn E. Lambert
Life-saving equipment for the Woodstock Fire Department was recently
purchased with a grant from the Foundation’s William C. “Ches” and
Evelyn E. Lambert Fund. This fund was established by the three children
of Ches and Evelyn Lambert to honor their memory and their life long
support of the community they loved.
grant for $3800.00 was used to purchase a Res-Q-Jack Strut System to
stabilize vehicles in crashes or other emergency incidents. WFD Captain
Phil Hottel reported on the importance of this grant: “Our personnel
have been trained and the rescue Q jacks have been placed on our fire
engine. They were used on an
accident last week with good results. They helped us
the vehicle in quick order. After additional metal removal using other
tools the patients were turned over to EMS for good care and transport
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$500,000 in grants and scholarships awarded since January 2007
in Grants Awarded in 2011:
- $47,000 to area nonprofit organizations as part of 4th
annual unrestricted grants program
- $48,000 in scholarship grants to county youth
- $14,000 in additional grants to nonprofits from restricted
Service Improvements in 2011:
Growth in 2011:
- Upgraded website that is more attractive, informative, and
- New on-line donation capability for internet donors
- New Facebook and Twitter social media accounts
- 2010 annual report published and brochures revised
Faces in 2011:
- 6.13% net asset growth for year
- $1.689 million total net assets at year-end
- Three new funds established for a current total of 49 funds
- Over $17,000, or 33%, reduction in operating expenses
Outreach in 2011:
- Two new Board members added: Dr. Jerry Germroth
and The Honorable I. Clinton Miller
- New Program Coordinator selected: Jeanne Ellen
Community Foundation's 2010 Annual Report
- June reception for 2011 grant recipients honoring their
organizations and service
- Hosting of 2011 Shenandoah County Fair booth
- Presentations to civic groups and donors about how we might
help to achieve their charitable goals
a Sustainable Future
Ten years ago, several men and women of
saw a story unfolding in Shenandoah County, and they wanted to change
the ending. They felt a community foundation was the ideal way to
"Building a Sustainable
Future for the Shenandoah County area...Telling
Our Community Stories...Looking for Stories that Need to be Told"
Download this presentation in its entirety.
Shining Stars Remembered
The Shenandoah Community Foundation
serves donors in
many ways, both as an effective means to accomplish their charitable
wishes in our community, but also as a way to honor and memorialize
loved ones whom they feel should beremembered.
It was our privilege to work with
organizations during 2008 who wished to either establish new -- or move
existing -- memorial funds to the Shenandoah Community Foundation.
These four individuals made a difference
time among us, and their example inspires us to make the most of our
own lives. Their legacies will be perpetuated in the annual
distribution of grants or scholarships in their name.
Michael Morehead Memorial Scholarship
Colton T. Lindamood Memorial Fund
Shenandoah County Free Clinic - Dr.
Charles Miller Memorial Fund
Brandon Kelly Dawson Memorial Athletic
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