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Investing Today For the Future

November 30, 2018

We’ve said on many an occasion that landing a truly transformative industry for the region will take time and patience. There aren’t many sites like Berry Hill in the country, but there also are a limited number of industrial sectors and individual companies that would have an interest in such a site.

Landing “the big one” also requires we be ready and willing to invest today for a payoff in the future. And that’s exactly what Danville, Pittsylvania County and the Danville Regional Foundation are doing.


DRF Speaker Series: James and Deborah Fallows

September 24, 2018

DRF will be hosting New York Times bestselling authors James and Deborah Fallows on Thursday, November 15 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research. They will be talking about their new book Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America and how American renewal, ingenuity and innovation is alive and well across the United States.


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.