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YMCA of Central Virginia Makes Strides for the Community

Written by info@sharegreaterlynchburg.org    on September 28, 2022

Written by Alyssa Wilson ~ University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern

The YMCA of Central Virginia is known to some as the place where members of the community can go to swim or use the gym, but the YMCA is more than just a gym. 

The Y is a cause-driven organization of a dedicated community of men, women and children with a shared commitment and mission to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility.

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Invests in its Community

Written by info@sharegreaterlynchburg.org    on September 22, 2022    in

By: Alyssa Wilson ~ University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 


Thomas Jefferson inherited the Poplar Forest plantation through his wife’s father, John Wayles. During his second term as president, Jefferson designed and directed the construction of an intimate retreat on the property, which he used as a getaway from his hectic life at Monticello, located up the road in Charlottesville.
 
Given its location in the Piedmont and due to the availability of water across the property, Poplar Forest also provided Jefferson with an important source of income, through the cultivation of tobacco and later, wheat.
 

Board of Best Practices 101

Written by info@sharegreaterlynchburg.org    on September 19, 2022
Tuesday, September 27
11am-2pm
Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

If you're interested in joining a nonprofit or civic board of directors for the first time, join us for this three-hour professional development training. Seasoned local nonprofit practitioner and instructor, Emily Crowder, will break down the fundamentals and expectations of nonprofit board leadership and share best practices. The training will conclude with five local nonprofit leaders pitching why you should interview to serve on their boards. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Meals on Wheels and The Lynchburg Humane Society Team up to Make a Difference

Written by info@sharegreaterlynchburg.org    on September 16, 2022

Written by Alyssa Wilson ~ University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

Every season, SHARE Greater Lynchburg hosts a networking mixer for its partners to come together and discuss certain projects, ideas and give the nonprofit leaders of Lynchburg a place to intentionally connect with one another. 

In the summer of 2021, SHARE hosted a mixer at the Academy Center of the Arts where many different focus areas were represented. Two of the most contrasting partners were put in a discussion group together. 

“I had no clue what we were supposed to talk about, because we work with animals and they work with food,” said Michelle Thomas, Director of Development at the Lynchburg Humane Society

Executive Director Blog Series No. 4: Academy Center of the Arts

September 8, 2022    in

Part One: My sabbatical journey and the importance of perspective

Before my three-month sabbatical from the Academy which ran from mid-May to mid-August, I wrote three blog posts for Share Greater Lynchburg that covered the reason, aims, and logistics of my sabbatical. You can reference the original three-part series here: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3.

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah Celebrates their Summer Season with Capital CAMPaign, “Together We Grow” Event

Written by info@sharegreaterlynchburg.org    on September 1, 2022

Written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

The City of Lynchburg is a special home to the many people and places that it shares a deep, rich history with. This is especially true for Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, who has been serving children through summer camps and year-round programming for the last 71 years. 

Camp KBY had a very successful summer season, with over 400 students at full capacity and 25 counselors. One of the counselors came through a partnership with another local nonprofit, Global Camps Africa