October 6, 2021
The Community Giving Foundation: Danville held its annual grant breakfast on October 5th to celebrate the impact of grant recipients and share stories of community giving from Foundation board, staff, and donors. The breakfast, held at the Pine Barn Inn, was a wonderful time of reflection on the Foundation’s presence in the Danville community and the many dedicated individuals, families, and organizations that make this work possible.
During the event, Danville Board vice-chair Linda Brown spoke on the giving spirit that is evident through Foundation stakeholders and the philanthropic commitment of donors to Danville funds. Holly Morrison, Foundation president/CEO, shared the excitement behind last year’s re-branding at the Foundation and the important role Danville played in conversations about unity among our affiliates and programs. Christine Orlando, Foundation senior program officer, celebrated the good work accomplished in the Danville community through the dedication of area nonprofit organizations. Grant recipients from Danville’s 2021 competitive grant round were also recognized. Renee Gerringer of the Ronald McDonald House of Danville shared her organization’s experience with the Foundation through a moving story about a mom who has stayed at the House. Creating a “home away from home” for these families is only possible through local grants and donor support. Gary Grozier spoke on the impact of scholarships in the Danville Area School District and the appreciation expressed by these students because of the generosity of so many donors and fundholders. Through the Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy program, Danville students are also leading positive initiatives within the school to promote kindness and giving. Kara Seesholtz, Foundation chief advancement officer, closed the morning with a call for you to discover your own giving story—made easier through the Foundation’s new Giving Workbook.
The Foundation was honored and inspired by the uplifting community giving stories that were shared. Each joins together to create the story of the Community Giving Foundation. Thank you to all that attended the event and for your continued partnership with us in the greater Danville area—For Good. For Ever.
Pictured above, grant recipients from Danville’s 2021 competitive grant round pose during the Danville breakfast on the 5th. Click here to watch a video from our grant recipients as they say “thank you” to the donors that make these grants possible.