A Message to the Charlottesville Community

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation absolutely condemns the racism, hatred, intimidation and terrorism demonstrated by white supremacist groups that we witnessed with horror over the weekend. Our hearts go out to our fellow community members who were viciously attacked and injured, and we are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Heather Heyer, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke Bates. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family members and friends.

We also want to send a message of love and appreciation to all members of our community, and especially to those whose race, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation have made them targets of hatred and violence. 

The Foundation exists to support and serve all who live in and around Charlottesville, and now, more than ever, we are determined to pull together and become an even stronger community. Thank you to all who have already reached out to support the people of Charlottesville. If you would like to contribute to a fund that will continue these efforts, please donate here. All proceeds will be directed toward supporting the restoration, reconciliation and healing process that lies ahead. 

Jan Dorman
Interim President
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation