Ashby Award Nominations Now Open

Ashby Award Nominations Now Open

Nominate a local nonprofit organization for this $50,000 general operating grant award to honor outstanding community service in the Dan River Region.


Day One -- August 28, 2018 – Ma...

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Day Two -- September 25, 2018 – ...

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Karl Stauber Announces Transition Plans

August 17, 2018

Karl Stauber, president and CEO of Danville Regional Foundation, has announced that he plans to step down from his position upon the selection of his successor and no later than August 1, 2019.

Economic strategy to be built

August 14, 2018

Three US consulting firms - Dewberry, Economic Leadership, and Jones Lang LaSalle – have been selected to create a regional economic development plan for Pittsylvania County, the city of Danville, and the Danville Regional Foundation. The aim of the development plan is to grow the amount of well-paying jobs in Danville and Pittsylvania County – which are both in southern Virginia.

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Nominations Now Open for the 2019 Ashby Award

August 6, 2018

Nominations of area nonprofits are now being accepted at Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) for the next B. R. Ashby, M.D. Award for Outstanding Community Service. This award, in the amount of $50,000, is a general operating grant named in appreciation of the exemplary service and selfless leadership of B. R. Ashby, M. D., a founding Board Member and first Chairman of the DRF.

Rock d'Block in Danville

July 14, 2018

Organized by Mothers Stronger Twogether, a group of parents committed to ending gun violence in Danville, Taylor Drive Park was filled with free entertainment for the community’s youth and families during its first-ever Rock D’Block. Officers from Danville’s police and fire departments joined in the block party, watching the kids play in the free basketball tournament and serving up burgers. The group also invited college coaches and athletes to speak at the event in addition to local entertainers. The block party was put on in collaboration with several organizations, including the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Virginia Department of Health, Opportunity Neighborhoods and other groups.

Click here to see photos from the event.

The New Startup South

June 21, 2018

“We are trying to do two hard things simultaneously: We are trying to create a new economy and create a new culture,” says Karl Stauber, CEO of the Danville Regional Foundation. The foundation was created in 2005 with proceeds from the sale of a local health-care system. It has a $230 million endowment and has given $96 million in grants since 2006.