Another month, another chance to get you up to speed on all things Virginia nonprofit. Keep reading for a local performance schedule, a distracted driving outreach program, fellowship winners and a new grant opportunity. Plus, we have an exciting new feature on The Phil to share.
Music Under the Stars – June 16-17
Maymont’s Summer Kickoff Concert features outdoor music over two nights, June 16-17. The sounds of bluegrass-jam-rock of South Hill Banks and The Wilson Springs Hotel will fill the air on Friday, followed on Saturday evening by ‘70s-‘80s yacht-rock icons Three Sheets to the Wind and Skydog. Throw down a picnic blanket or lawn chair while enjoying craft beers and seltzers for all ages from Starr Hill Brewery and choose from a selection of food trucks. For tickets, visit here.
Now Accepting Grant Applications
Is your nonprofit doing transformational work in the Richmond area? If so, you may want to apply for a $100,000 grant that is awarded annually by Impact 100 Richmond, a collective giving circle composed of women volunteers. Founded in 2009, the group gives at least one six-figure grant to support a local nonprofit’s big idea. Over the past 13 years, Impact 100 Richmond has awarded more than $2 million to some 25 local nonprofits. Grant applications are currently being accepted through Aug. 1, 2023.
The Richmond Performing Arts Alliance’s 2023-2024 season – Legends on Grace – Nightcaps & Stories – is in full swing, but individual tickets for the five remaining performances will go on sale beginning July 10. The Dominion Energy Center series features up-close and personal conversations and traditional cabaret-style performances that showcase some of Virginia’s most talented performers, including Bobby Smith who has graced the stages of Broadway and national theatres across the country as an actor, choreographer and director. Visit RPAA for more information and tickets.
For They’re Jolly Good Fellows
UVA’s Darden School of business has selected two nonprofit leaders for its inaugural Commonwealth Fellowships, which entails full scholarships to the business school’s executive leadership program called TEP (The Executive Program). Ravi Respeto, the president and CEO of United Way of Greater Charlottesville, and Athena Gould, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge, were selected out of nearly 100 applicants. (More to come on these phenomenal winners).
DRIVE SMART Summit
DRIVE SMART Virginia, whose education and outreach programs are dedicated to helping prevent traffic fatalities and injuries, will hold its 10th Annual Distracted Driving Summit in Blacksburg on September 13-14. The day-and-a-half event focuses on ways to tackle distracted driving through advocacy, enforcement, corporate policies, education and research. Attendees will hear from experts about the most cutting-edge solutions to distracted driving. Learn more here.
New to The Phil: Submit Your Events
Got an event you want to share with The Phil readers? You can now submit your upcoming fundraisers, galas, performances and more. As long as it’s organized by a Virginia nonprofit, or benefitting one, we’re happy to spread the word!