Boys & Girls Club receives $10,000 Youth Philanthropy Award


The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg was selected as the recipient of the 13th annual $10,000 Youth Philanthropy Award sponsored by The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust and Wells Fargo Foundation.

Patrick Henry Family Services was selected as the recipient of the $5,000 Youth Philanthropy Award.

The awards, presented April 11 during a ceremony at the Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center, were selected by a committee of 19 high school seniors representing 11 public schools in Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell.

The committee and their adult advisors met throughout the year to evaluate 20 grant requests and conducted several site visits as part of a program designed to build the importance of philanthropy and community service among youth.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust exists to promote local philanthropy and to simplify the process of planned giving. It also receives and manages permanent gifts for the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and the City of Lynchburg based on a broad scope of needs.

Members of this year’s Youth Philanthropy Committee:

Altavista High School: Charles Counts III and Faith Tucker

Amherst County High School: Kendall Branham and Chris Drumheller

Appomattox County High School: Whitley Drinkard

Brookville High School: Andrew Creel and Olivia Stuckey

E.C. Glass High School: Sam Lefew and Sarah Phillips

Heritage High School: Eric Taylor

Jefferson Forest High School: Anna Jennings and Zak Kraje

Liberty High School: Nicholas Browne-Price and Jenna Siehien

Rustburg High School: Annie Eick and Wynn Bailey

Staunton River High School: Grayson Gatti and Courtney Nichols

William Campbell High School: Conner Francis

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