Our mission

Our mission is simple. We have made it our life's work to open doors and create opportunities for curious minds. YOU can change lives and revive communities, one donation at a time.

What we support

ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

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Meet the Team

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Thank you to our donors and supporters who are the pillars of the Foundation. Without your generous gifts and endless support we would not be able to impact our community in the ways that we have in the past 22 years. Here is to 22 more!

Katrina Powell
Executive Director
Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation

Meet Katrina

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Helping eliminate obstacles one scholarship at a time is what feeds my passion for my job. I am grateful to be a part of a team and community that values growth. What we do, wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our donors, our homegrown heroes.

Sahrash Akram
Associate Director of Philanthropy

Meet Sahrash

Board of Directors

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation Board of Directors includes community leaders in business and government. They generously volunteer their time and expertise to help advance higher education.

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Ryan Garrett
Chairman and President

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John Lee
Vice Chair

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Patricia Walker
Secretary

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Monica Edmonds
Treasurer

Katherine Bane
The Hon. W.W. Ted Bennett
Douglas Bowman
John Cannon
Ben Davenport
Sterling Edmunds
Dr. Joe Ferguson
J.R. Griffin
Dr. Nancy Leonard
Dr. Mark Lineberg
Steve Mize
Linda Owen
Edward Owens
Darden Smith
Larry Sneed
Grey Watson
Dennis Witt

Ways to Give

We need your help to reach the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s full potential. With your contributions, the Foundation can continue to go beyond expectations.

Bylaws and Financials

We need your help to reach the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s full potential. With your contributions, the Foundation can continue to go beyond expectations.

Contact

434-572-5448

svhefinfo@svhef.org

180 Factory Street
South Boston, Virginia 24592