Stories

Some call it stories. Others call it a blog. But here you will find nuggets of goodness to use and -- you guessed it -- SHARE!

SHARE Greater Lynchburg Recognizes More Outstanding Volunteers

Written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

National Volunteer Month is coming to a close and SHARE Greater Lynchburg is happy that so many volunteers have received the love and recognition they deserve. 

During the last week of the month, we wanted to share some final highlights that organizations have shared about their outstanding volunteers!

SHARE Greater Lynchburg Celebrates Local Volunteers

At the beginning of April, SHARE Greater Lynchburg kicked off our campaign for National Volunteer Month. We have been spotlighting outstanding volunteers on our social media, giving them the opportunity to earn a Downtown Lynchburg gift card to be used at dozens of restaurant and retail establishments.

Executive Director Blog Series No. 2: Academy Center of the Arts

A sabbatical is built around trust, and trust starts with granting your chief executive a multi-year contract. 

The first question I am going to ask our readers: if you are a nonprofit executive, do you have a multi-year employment contract? Not just an employment agreement, but a multi-year contract? 

The next question I will ask is this: if you are a board member of a nonprofit, why are you not providing your executive with a multi-year contract? If you are an executive, why aren’t you asking for one?

Iron Lives Executive Director, Dr. Allison Jordan Forges a New Path Focusing on Collaborative Leadership

by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 
 

After a career in the K-12 school system serving as a teacher and school administrator over the course of her career, Dr. Allison Jordan decided to take a leap of faith and step into the Executive Director position at IRON (I am Responsible for Overcoming Negativity) Lives, a local non-profit organization that serves secondary students in the area.  

Miriam's House: The Fight to Solve Homelessness and Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser

written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 
 

Imagine not having a safe place to sleep when it is 20 degrees and snowy outside. Where do you go? How do you keep your family safe? This is something that Miriam’s House helps to tackle throughout the year, but especially in the winter months. 

Black History Month Feature: Pierce Street Gateway

Black History Month Feature: Pierce Street Gateway
By: Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern


When traveling down Pierce Street in the City of Lynchburg you can look around and see a deep, rich history surrounding you. Pierce Street consists of many landmarks: the Calloway and Spencer Store, Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum and the home of tennis coach and physician Dr. Robert Walter Johsnon.

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Nonprofit Organizations Use SHARE Greater Lynchburg Wish List Feature to Share their Greatest Needs

SHARE Greater Lynchburg’s mission is to offer simple ways for neighbors, nonprofits and businesses to come together through good to support the local community. One of the ways that people can support the local community is through the Amazon Wish List Shop for Good feature on the SHARE website. 

Event Spotlight: Deck the Heels 5K on December 11

Claire Parker Foundation Deck the Heels 5K on Saturday, December 11

Written by Alyssa Wilson 

The Claire Parker Foundation assists families battling pediatric cancer through their abundance of assistance programs and financial support to families during extended hospital stays. This season, the foundation is hosting the Deck the Heels 5K to help raise funds for these programs. 

Share With Us!

We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!