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Gifts of the Year Announced

Posted: 11/25/2019

Every year we research and publish a listing of gifts of $1 million + in our region which are given by individuals or families in the areas in which we work. Here is the inside content of this year's card:

Thanking Donors for Gifts: Big & Small

CapDev is deeply thankful for your generosity, not only in this season of Thanksgiving, but all year.

We like to share news of generosity each year. For 2018 Giving USA reported generally flat giving at $427.71 billion, just topping 2017's all-time high by 0.7%, and marking the ninth year in a row of increased giving measured in real dollars.

The following is our annual selection of some of the many thoughtful and distinguished gifts individuals have made from and to our region since our last card, a reminder that it is generous people like you who create and sustain philanthropy:

  • Dodie Anderson - $2 million to Greenville Technical College
  • Anonymous - $3 million to UNC School of the Arts
  • Anonymous - $1 million to Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
  • Elizabeth Triplett Beam - $1 million to Meredith College
  • John G. Blackmon - $1 million to Queens University
  • G. Eugene and Patricia Boyce - $2.1 million to Campbell University Law School
  • Stan and Jean Bradshaw - $1.5 million to Sandhills Community College
  • Joan Brock - $15 million to Longwood University; $3 million to Old Dominion University
  • Lowell Bryan - $1 million to Davidson College
  • David and Helen Congdon - $10 million to UNC Wilmington
  • William and Joanne Barkett Conway - $2.5 million to Virginia Commonwealth University
  • William and Sandra Davis - $8 million to Radford University
  • Dr. Ronald Dozoretz & family - $2 million to Hospice House of South Hampton Roads
  • Dennis Ellmer - $1.5 million to Old Dominion University
  • Rick Halton & Jean-Marc Frailong - $25 million planned gift to Davidson College
  • Russell Hitt - $16 million to Inova Health System
  • Susu and George Dean Johnson - $1 million to International African American Museum
  • David and Celia Jolley - $1 million to UNC Greensboro
  • William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust - $6.45 million to UNC School of the Arts
  • Charles G. Koch - $1.1 million to George Mason University
  • Ann Lowery - $1 million to Meredith College
  • Hugh and Jane McColl - $1 million to McColl Center for Art and Innovation
  • Floyd Merryman III - $2 million to Virginia Tech
  • W.G. Champion "Champ" Mitchell - $10 million to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Darla Moore - $25 million to The Continuum
  • Jerry and Joan Murdock - $1.3 million to High Point University
  • Greg and Kara Olsen - $2.5 million to Levine Children's Hospital
  • Stanley Pauley - $30 million to Hampden-Sydney College
  • Gene Reed - $5 million to Medical University of South Carolina
  • Jerry Richardson - $5 million to International African American Museum
  • Claiborne Robins - $1 million to National D-Day Memorial Foundation
  • Mary Ann Baldrick Rogers - $1 million to Queens University
  • Carl and Ashley Ryden - $2 million to NC School of Science & Math
  • Frank Sands - $68 million to University of Virginia
  • Richard Semmler - $1 million to Northern Virginia Community College
  • Abigail Spangler - $12 million to Potomac School
  • Maury and Sheila Strauss - $1 million to Virginia Tech; $1 million to Virginia Western Community College
  • Robert and Carolyn Tucker - $4 million to Gardner Webb University
  • Richard and Leah Waitzer - $4 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Charles and Jane Wellard - $3,199,483 to Sandhills Community College
  • Frederick Wilson - $28 million to North Carolina State University
  • Joe and Mary Wilson - $5 million to Mary Washington Hospital Foundation
  • Jaffray and Merrill Woodriff - $120 million to University of Virginia; $13.5 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia
  • Melvin Younts - $1 million to Newberry College

CapDev campaign clients are in italics

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