Our Donors


James W. Bryant, Sr. and James T. Collie

The James W. Bryant, Sr. and James T. Collie Scholarship was established in 2005 by Mrs. Virginia Collie, a retired Pittsylvania County school teacher, in honor of her father and father-in-law. The scholarship is for Pittsylvania County Public School graduates, with...

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John B. Grubb

This John B. Grubb Scholarship was established in 2007 by Ruby Hodges Grubb in memory of her late husband, John Booker Grubb. The scholarship benefits Danville and Pittsylvania County graduates.

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John Watson Daniel

The John Watson Daniel Scholarship was established in memory of John W. Daniel in 1997 by the JWD Retirement Club. The scholarship is for Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell County graduates and may give primary consideration to descendants of employees or retirees...


Judge Spiros B. Skenderis

The Spiros Skenderis Scholarship was established with The Community Foundation by the Danville Bar Association in memory of Judge Skenderis. The scholarship benefits Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates who have overcome a hardship. Born in Lexington, Kentucky,...

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Judie Adkerson-Dodson

Judie Adkerson-Dodson established the Adkerson-Dodson Special Education Scholarship in 2012 in memory of her sister, Elsie Carolyn Adkerson, who was born prematurely in 1944. Elsie lived with epilepsy and handicaps until her death in 2000, but was able to attend...

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Louise P. Surles

The Louise P. Surles Scholarship was established by Mrs. Surles to support local students attending the University of Virginia. The scholarship was transferred to the Community Foundation in 1999.

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Margaret Spruce Floyd

The Margaret Spruce Floyd Scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Floyd and transferred to The Community Foundation in 2004. The scholarship is awarded to female graduates from Pittsylvania County.

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M. Etta Jennings

The M. Etta Jennings Nursing Scholarship was established in 2013 to provide scholarships to Danville-Pittsylvania high school graduates in a two-year nursing program with a preference for programs located in Danville. Ms. Jennings was inspired to pursue nursing...

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North Main Baptist Church

The North Main Baptist Church Scholarship was established in 2016 to benefit graduates who have been a North Main Baptist Church member for a minimum of one year, with preference for students who are studying or planning to enter ministry-related fields and have...


Onnie H. and Bertie W. Milloway

The Onnie H. & Bertie W. Milloway Scholarship was transferred to The Community Foundation in 1998 from American National Bank and Trust. The scholarship was established to provide educational assistance to local students attending Averett University.

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Pat and Cathy Daly

The Hokie Bird Scholarship was established in 2013 by Pat and Cathy Daly to support Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Pat & Cathy Daly

The First Responder-Hero Education Scholarship was established in 2013 by Pat and Cathy Daly to provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania-Caswell County High School graduates whose parents are armed forces members, veterans, law enforcement officers, or fulltime...

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Patrick H. Musick

The Patrick H. Musick Scholarship was established to provide funding for deserving local Averett University students who have a tennis-playing background. Mr. Musick was a local attorney and a strong supporter of Averett University, especially the tennis team. He...

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Percy and Velna Scearce

The Percy and Velna Scearce Scholarship was established by Moffett Memorial Baptist Church in 2000 in memory of Percy and Velna Scearce. Scholarships are awarded to graduates in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell County who actively support their religious...

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Ray M. Harris

The Ray M. Harris Scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Harris and transferred to The Community Foundation in 2004. The scholarship gives primary consideration to Pittsylvania County high school graduates.

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Richard Ramsey

The Richard Ramsey Scholarship was created many years ago in memory of Mr. Ramsey, a Gretna High School teacher, and transferred to The Community Foundation in 2010. This scholarship benefits top graduates of Gretna High School. Richard Crawford Ramsey was born in...

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R. Lee Farmer and Elizabeth M. Farmer

The Samuel Manning Farmer Scholarship was established in 2019 in memory of Samuel Manning Farmer by his family. Samuel, a native of Caswell County, was an outstanding student, athlete, and artist who died tragically in 2000. This scholarship benefits Bartlett...

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Robert & Bernice Milam

The Robert and Bernice Milam Scholarship was transferred to The Foundation in 2010 from Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church. The scholarship benefits active members of Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church or Stone Creek Church. Robert Lee Milam, son...

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Robert R. Blackwell and Virginia M. Blackwell

The Robert R. Blackwell and Virginia M. Blackwell Scholarship was established in 2018 by the estate of Judge Robert R. Blackwell. Judge Blackwell graduated with his Bachelors degree from Mars Hill College and then continued his education by graduating from Wake...


Rotary Club of Chatham

The Rotary Club of Chatham established the Rotary Club of Chatham Scholarship in 2019. The scholarship benefits graduating seniors of Gretna High School and Chatham High School, with a preference for students who are a member of their school’s Interact Club.

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Roy G. and Joan F. Gignac

This scholarship was established by Roy G. and Joan F. Gignac in 2000 to benefit area students pursing technical fields of study, preferably attending the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Roy L. and Mary G. Doss

The Roy L. and Mary G. Doss Scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Roy L. and Mary G. Doss to benefit graduating seniors of Danville or Pittsylvania County. This scholarship is renewable for four years. Mr. Doss worked as an electrician and also served in...


Ruby Sartin Hovatter

The Ruby Sartin Hovatter Educator Scholarship was established in 2017 to provide scholarships for graduating seniors of George Washington High School and Bartlett Yancey High School who plan to become a classroom teacher. Mrs. Hovatter spent more than 50 years in...

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Steve and Beth Daniels

The Steven Bruce Daniels, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2014 by Steve and Beth Daniels in memory of their son, Steven Bruce Daniels, Jr. This scholarship is for Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell county graduates attending either North Carolina State University...

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Stuart Harris

The Stuart Harris Drama Scholarship is given each year to outstanding drama students in Danville and Pittsylvania County. Stuart Harris was a native of Danville. His career centered in New York and included working for well-known advertising and book publishing...

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Susan L. Edwards

The Susan L. Edwards Memorial Scholarship supports students who are pursuing the field of radiologic technology, and if no applicants for radiologic technology, then nursing school applicants will be considered. Susan Lewis Edwards was born on May 24, 1947, in...

The Rotary Club of Yanceyville

The Rotary Club of Yanceyville

The Rotary Club of Yanceyville established the Rotary Club of Yanceyville Scholarship in 2013 upon the dissolution of the Rotary Club of Yanceyville after 76 years of service to the community. The scholarship benefits graduates of Bartlett Yancey High school who have...

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William E. Barr

The William E. Barr Scholarship was established in 2013 in memory of William E. Barr. Born in Danville, Will graduated from George Washington High School in 1983 and received a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 1987 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He worked as...

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Woodlawn Academy

The Woodlawn Academy Scholarship was created in 2014 with proceeds from the sale of the former Woodlawn Academy. Woodlawn Academy was founded in 1970 by parents and other interested citizens who felt the need for a safe and friendly independent school in the...