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The awards were presented to Miller Home of Lynchburg and Lynchburg Beacon of Hope during a ceremony at the Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center on April 8, 2014.

The awards were selected by a committee of 22 high school seniors representing 11 public high schools located in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell, and the city of Lynchburg. This committee, along with the Adult Advisors, met several times during the year and conducted site visits on many of the agencies. Twenty-three grant requests for these awards were submitted. This annual program is designed to create awareness in area youth of the importance of philanthropy and service in the community.

The program was established as the centerpiece of the 30th anniversary celebration of The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust. Wachovia Bank played a central role in the founding of The Community Trust and has continued to be an integral partner in its activities since that time. Wells Fargo Foundation has graciously provided the funding for the $10,000 Youth Philanthropy Award.

Listed below are the members of the Youth Philanthropy Committee, all of whom are seniors at their respective high schools:

Altavista High School – Sarah Hedgpeth and Richard Hubbard

Amherst County High School – Justin Jackson and Molly Mays

Appomattox County High School – Nicole Cabell and Kalynn Lewis

Brookville High School – Riley Dewitt-Rickards and Joshua Stone

E.C. Glass High School – Haley Hiller and Jaylin Randolph

Heritage High School – Deshaun Broady and Danielle Bays Jefferson

Forest High School – Madison Jacobs and Joseph Grier

Liberty High School – Logan Davenport and Katlyn Thomas

Rustburg High School – Robert Williams, Jr. and Tamaryn Wood

Staunton River High School – Clay Ferguson and Logan Hurt William

Campbell High School – Jasmine Brogden and Jacob Elder

The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust exists to promote local philanthropy and to simplify the process of planned giving. The Community Trust receives and manages permanent gifts for the benefit of the citizens of the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. Needs served are broad in scope including human services to children, youth, the needy and the elderly; education; health; the arts; and the humanities.

The Community Trust was established in the Greater Lynchburg area in 1972, and now consists of 204 special and unrestricted funds, with assets today of over $35 million. The Community Trust currently makes grants of over $1.5 million annually in our community. It is one of approximately 700 such community foundations across the nation rendering a valuable service both to the regions they serve and also to donors interested in the present and future of their communities.

It's Our Mission

The principal mission of The Community Trust is to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by the establishment of permanent endowments for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell, with income distributed annually to charitable organizations within the community.

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    Lynchburg, VA 24502
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