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Help Somebody Spotlight: Sandy Sisisky, Board Member, JFS and Weinstein JCC

We are excited to share our very first “Help Somebody Hall of Fame” Honoree – Sandy Sisisky! For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, The Help Somebody Hall of Fame is a platform to express gratitude for a person in the community who acts selflessly to improve the lives of others.  We want to share these stories in hope of inspiring more people in Greater Richmond to act with generosity.  There will be random drawing each quarter from those who are honored, and two honorees will select a nonprofit of their choice to receive $1000.  Read more about how to nominate someone here.

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Call for Nominations: The Help Somebody Hall of Fame

THE INSPIRATION The inspiration behind the Help Somebody Hall of Fame is Thomas Cannon, a retired postal worker who gave away more than $150,000 over three decades, mostly in thousand-dollar checks, showing that small gestures can make a big impact. He gave to people who demonstrated remarkable courage or generosity, or who experienced a challenging time, often reading about them in the Richmond Times Dispatch.  According to a 2005 Richmond Times Dispatch article published shortly after his death, Thomas Cannon did not want to attach his name to any efforts to carry on his philanthropy.  “What he wanted in his honor and memory, he told the Times-Dispatch, was simple: ‘Help Somebody.’”

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Amazing Raise 2015 Recap and Awards

This year’s Amazing Raise, sponsored by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia (TCF), was bigger and better than ever before!  In its fifth year, the event surpassed last year’s gift totals and dollars raised by over 10%. Through the generosity of individuals in the region, across the nation and around the world, the Amazing Raise generated 21,2135 gifts and over $1.84 million in unrestricted support for 553 local charities in just 36 hours on September 16th from 6am to September 17th at 6pm!

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#GivingTuesday: A Special Offer from The Community Foundation

To celebrate Giving Tuesday, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia will cover all credit card processing fees for donations up to $500 made through GiveRichmond.org on December 2nd.  This offer, which extends to Giving Cards, is designed to kick off the giving season with a strong show of support for the many nonprofit organizations that…

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