After a $2.1 million capital campaign and nearly two years of renovation efforts, an Art Deco gem in the heart of Ashland is set to reopen Dec. 26.
Before leaving for the long Thanksgiving weekend and after eating fistfuls of gluten-free sweets, 4-year-old Ty Dorion slung his jacket over his shoulders and walked over to the adults.
He was ready to leave after an hour spent carousing around a Faison Center classroom, singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” into a toy microphone and smiling with friends and his little brother.
“Bye, everybody!” he shouted again and again, waving two tiny hands that hold his mother’s heart.
A group of local concert promoters have banded together for a new partnership.
Lucas Fritz and Matt McDonald, owners of the The Broadberry and The Camel, along with long-time promoter Jessica Gordon, The Trigger System, recently launched the Broadberry Entertainment Group…
Broadberry Entertainment will serve as the exclusive booking agent for the Ashland Theatre, a 70-year-old newly renovated venue located at 205 England St. that can seat 300 people. The theater is scheduled to open during the fourth quarter of this year, Fritz said.
Not-for-profits have a new way to get financing.
NPX, a company that is developing a model for nonprofit investment, announced on Tuesday the creation of a financial instrument that ties donations and investments in charities to performance. The idea is the brainchild of Lindsay Beck, a two-time cancer survivor who I wrote about in 2013 and co-founded NPX with Catarina Schwab, and Anna Pinedo, a partner at Mayer Brown.
Earlier this week, the public school crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org, which lets teachers ask for contributions to fund important classroom needs or projects, had 35,647 open campaigns. Now all of them were fulfilled by a $29 million donation from Ripple, a cryptocurrency startup, which contributed that equivalent value in XRP, the digital coin that it uses in transactions.
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After a nationwide search, the Ashland Theatre Foundation has named Douglas Love as its new president and chief executive officer. The art deco Ashland Theater at 205 England St. celebrates its 70th year in fall of 2018.
With VCU freshman forward Marcus Santos-Silva in tow, 9-year-old Tae’veon searched around the Target in the Libbie Place Shopping Center on Sunday looking for the right gifts.
Focused and eyeing items for his 12-year-old brother, 6-year-old sister and his mother, he added a football, a basketball, dolls, Legos and earrings to his cart before checking out.
“I feel great to (give) them something back in return for what they help me do,” he said.
Cycling Without Age, a cycling program originating in Denmark, has made its way to Richmond, debuting in September at St. Francis Home, a ministry of the Diocese of Richmond that cares for 125 seniors and disabled adults with limited means.
With hundreds of chapters worldwide, Cycling Without Age is designed to help the elderly who are in care facilities overcome loneliness by regularly taking them out for rides in a specially built bike called a “trishaw.”
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.