May 4, 2012
Greene County Resident Honored for Philanthropy
Charlottesville, VA - Ethyle Cole Giuseppe, major donor for Piedmont Virginia Community College's new center in Greene County, has received the 2012 Chancellor's Award for Leadership in Philanthropy from the Virginia Community College System.
Giuseppe was nominated by PVCC to receive the award, which was presented recently in Richmond.
Her gift of $500,000 to the PVCC Educational Foundation ensured the successful completion of the fundraising for a center in Greene County. In recognition of her gift, the center has been named the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center, honoring her husband, a long-time educator in Greene County. Located on the second floor of the library building in Stanardsville, the center will open in August and will offer classes from every academic division.
The Chancellor's Award for Leadership in Philanthropy honors significant donors from each of Virginia's 23 community colleges. The recipients of the 2012 awards have contributed a combined total of more than $48 million dollars to Virginia's Community Colleges.
"These philanthropic leaders are tremendous partners," said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia's Community Colleges. "These individuals, organizations and employers are difference-makers who play an essential role in helping our colleges fulfill their mission of addressing Virginia's unmet needs in higher education and workforce development."
This is the seventh year the awards have been given.