Community Foundation of the Virginias 2022 Annual Report


New Funds:

• The Lynn Marie Arnold Forlines Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by her family to support students attending Marshall University. • The June Hearn Fletcher and Jack A. Fletcher Scholarship Fund was established for graduating seniors of Bluefield High School and Princeton Senior High School, to pursue vocational training, or a degree in a 2-year or 4-year college. • The Bluefield Elks Club #269 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks have endowed the Allen Light Memorial Fund. Grants and Scholarships: • In 2022, the Foundation Board of Director approved 75 grants for area non-profit organizations that totaled $405,583.42. • The Board also approved 95 scholarship awards for area students that totaled $408,200.00. • The total of awards for the year was $813,783.42. Officers for 2022: President: Dan Shortridge Vice President: Gene Bailey Secretary: Betty Bailey Treasurer: Melinda Testerman Other: The early part of 2022 saw the sudden passing of Lynn Forlines, who was a key part of the operation of the Foundation for twenty years. Lynn’s dedication and diligence as Administrative Assistant truly kept the organization running. Her loss was an enormous blow to the organization.


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