The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Henrico County has received a $10,000 prize for a project aimed at bringing healthy food to inner-city neighborhoods.
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Of the ten richest people in the United States, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Michael R. Bloomberg have given the largest shares of their fortunes to charity, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports.
The “first day of school” is approaching for most schools in the area, but for a nascent local private school, that term has literal significance.
Catholic prep school Cardinal Newman Academy is launching its first year in business with an inaugural opening bell set for Sept. 5.
Chesterfield Towne Center is about to get another new neighbor.
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity plans to open a new location of its ReStore brand of shops at 1201 Mall Drive.
There’s a new private school opening its doors this weekend with a goal of keeping education affordable to parents.
Cardinal Newman Academy is a school that’s starting small. So far there are just three students enrolled at the school in a rented space at Bon Air Baptist at the Village. That’s near the corner of Three Chopt Road and Patterson Avenue in Richmond’s West End. It’s a co-ed Catholic school.
A nonprofit organization started by a Super Bowl-winning former NFL player is expanding its reach and establishing a community center in Varina.
Excel to Excellence, which was founded by ex-NFL fullback Michael Robinson, will open the center at the former site of the Varina Library. The organization plans to publicly launch a campaign to raise $5 million later this year and open the facility in fall 2018.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has bought the Museum of the Confederacy building at 1201 E. Clay St. in Richmond for $6.25 million.
The property was part of the American Civil War Museum, which also operates the White House of the Confederacy next to the museum building and Historic Tredegar. Operations at the house are not affected by the sale of the museum property, officials said.
The inaugural edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report will be released on September 4,2017. The report is groundbreaking in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how and why donors worldwide give to their favorite causes and charitable organizations.
It was only a rehearsal, a few choreographed minutes of dancing that they’d practiced for months. But as the lights dimmed, and the piano’s notes and pianist Daniel Clarke’s smooth voice brought life to the quiet room, the mood inside this studio at the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, or SPARC, took a noticeable turn.
A dinner party in late April gave Nahal Gadalla, a biomedical scientist from Sudan, a chance to connect with other smart, professional women. But the event was more than just a chance to break bread. The monthly gatherings offer Gadalla and her peers a way to support groups that aid women and girls in some of the world’s most remote and impoverished areas.