A History of Philanthropy at PVCC
How generous individuals, businesses, foundations benefit the College
Since its earliest days, PVCC has benefited from a generous community. In 1982, the PVCC Educational Foundation was incorporated to receive gifts on behalf of the College. Scholarships for students were among the first gifts, growing from a handful in the 1970s and 80s to approximately 60 today. In addition, donors have supported improvements to the campus and its buildings, new and existing academic programs and purchases of equipment.
Since 1990, PVCC has completed three very successful targeted fundraising campaigns which raised a total of $13 million. In addition, the College regularly receives gifts for general use through its annual giving program.
Here are some of the highlights of the first 35 years of philanthropy at PVCC
Library upgraded and named for Betty Sue Jessup in recognition of gift from Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia and the James L. Jessup Sr. family.
Learning Center gets a facelift thanks to a challenge grant from the Perry Foundation.
Martha Jefferson Hospital and University of Virginia Health Services Foundation support nursing program expansion.
First major campaign exceeds $500,000 goal.
Tros-Dale Scholarship established with a gift of $165,000 from the former home for boys located in Scottsville.
Computer labs named for Wachovia and William A. Cooke in recognition of contributions to the $1 million endowment campaign.
V. Earl Dickinson Building opens. Named for the late Virginia delegate whose hard work resulted in state funding for the project. Richard D. Maxwell Jr. Theatre (black box) named in recognition of a gift from the Maxwell family.
Basketball court built thanks to donation from Elinor Fay Clark.
Million dollar endowment campaign succeeds with $1.3 million
Friends of Delegate V. Earl Dickinson of Mineral establish a scholarship in his name.
Public kickoff of $10 million Campaign for Opportunity and Excellence. Campaign celebrated in 2006 with $11.4 raised. Campaign includes the two largest private gifts in the history of the College:
- Woodrow W. Bolick Student Center named in recognition of $500,000 gift from the late Mr. Bolick and his daughter, Cynthia Bolick Stultz.
- Kluge-Moses Science Building named in recognition of $1.2 million gift from the Kluge-Moses Foundation.
Other campaign highlights
Jessup Library renovated thanks to a second gift from the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia and the James L. Jessup Sr. family.
Chica Tenney Fund for the Visual Arts established to support scholarships and visual arts programming.
Three new endowed scholarships established: The Hantzmon, Wiebel and Company Scholarship; The James B. Murray Scholarship for the Humanities; the BamaWorks Scholarship.
Additional funding from Martha Jefferson Hospital supports a new medical coding program.
Campaign for Opportunity and Excellence wraps up with community celebration.
Renovation complete to Betty Sue Jessup Library. Rededication held Nov. 8. Mary Helen Jessup, Jay Jessup and Suzanne Jessup Brooks receive the PVCC Medallion, the highest nonacademic honor the College bestows for extraordinary service.
Ground breaking for Kluge-Moses Science Building held Oct. 15.
The former visitors center at the corner of Rt. 20 and College Drive is returned to the Commonwealth and becomes part of the PVCC campus. A campaign begins to raise $250,000 toward the cost of building renovations. The Perry Foundation provides a $100,000 challenge grant for the project.
Chemistry lab in the Kluge-Moses Science Building named for the late Ray Bratton, professor emeritus of chemistry, in recognition of a gift from Elmer and Jennifer Gaden. Ms. Gaden was a former student of Dr. Bratton
The former visitors center named the Stultz Center for Business and Career Development in recognition of a $500,000 unrestricted gift from Jim and Cynthia Stultz through the Stultz Foundation.
Fundraising complete for renovation of the Stultz Center. Grand opening held June 14.
Kluge-Moses Science Building opens with some summer classes and a full fall semester schedule.
PVCC Educational Foundation sets record, raising $1.4 million from all sources in calendar 2010.
PVCC Educational Foundation establishes Carpenter Society to recognize planned gifts to PVCC. It is named in honor of Grace Carpenter, former president of the Educational Foundation Board of Directors and former chair of the PVCC Board.
PVCC announces plans for a center in Greene County located on the second floor of the public library in Stanardsville. Barbara Fried commits $250,000 as a challenge match toward the $750,000 project. A committee of Greene citizens organizes to complete the fundraising.