News Articles

Danville Named 2020 All-America City

August 20, 2020

Danville is a 2020 All-America City Award winner, marking the the second time that the city has earned the honor from the nonprofit National Civic League.

2021 Ashby Award Nominations Now Open

August 3, 2020

Nominations of area nonprofits are now being accepted at 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.

The award honors outstanding community service in the region by a nonprofit organization based on success in helping needy families and individuals overcome significant challenges. 

Standing Together, Six Feet Apart

June 16, 2020

Danville and Pittsylvania County, along with the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Danville Regional Foundation and the Virginia Department of Health, released a video highlighting the region as Virginia enters into Phase 2 of reopening following COVID-19 restrictions as a part of their “Standing Together, Six Feet Apart” campaign.

Just Kids Receives 2020 Ashby Award

January 30, 2020

DRF announced that Just Kids Child Development Center, Inc. has been selected to receive the 2020 B.R. Ashby, M.D. Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Casino Impact Study to Be Presented December 5

November 6, 2019

DRF invites community members to a free breakfast event on Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research to hear Fourth Economy Consulting present their findings on the potential impacts of a proposed gambling casino and entertainment complex on Danville and the surrounding communities.