TNCC Selects Riverside Health System to Receive 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Published: April 30, 2010

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) selected Riverside Health System for the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy in acknowledgment of Riverside’s exceptional contributions to TNCC. The award was presented Tuesday, April 20 during a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia.

The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy is hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) to honor the leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the system’s statewide foundation. This marks the fifth year the awards have been given.

Over several years, TNCC and its Educational Foundation has received more than $3 million in cash and in-kind gifts from Riverside Health System, including a $1,200 scholarship for nursing students who maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Scholarship recipients may also receive offers for employment within the Riverside Health System.

This year’s class of distinguished philanthropy leaders has contributed a combined total of $10 million dollars to Virginia’s Community Colleges.

“These distinguished individuals are sharing with us their secrets to creating the opportunities of tomorrow. From their hearts, from their hands, from their experiences, they give of themselves. Along the way, they are elevating people’s lives by affording them hope and the opportunity of higher education. And we can never say thank you enough,” said Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

As a part of the Chancellor’s Award, Riverside Health System will have a scholarship named in its honor and awarded next fall to a student attending TNCC. The scholarship is funded largely by the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation.


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