The mission of the Colonial Beach Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life for those who live in and around Colonial Beach through collaboration and the powerful, caring nature of community. Our approach is simple -- promote philanthropy and simplify the process of giving.
In all we do, we aspire to achieve the following:
Collaboration. We work with individuals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, businesses, and local government to leverage resources for the common good.
Inclusion. We treat all people with respect and welcome their participation, perspectives, and experiences.
Win-win solutions. We seek effective and innovative solutions to local problems, working with and learning from our collaborators, volunteers, and community members.
High standards and transparency. We expect all who participate in Foundation business to conduct themselves responsibility, maintaining the highest standards of ethics and accountability.
How It Works
The Foundation connects donors, nonprofits, government, NGOs, businesses, community groups, and individuals to serve current and future needs of the people in and around Colonial Beach. We provide leadership by bringing diverse perspectives together to develop community-wide solutions for problems and issues.
We receive financial gifts from individuals, businesses, and organizations, which we place in endowment funds and invest to generate earnings. We coordinate with fund advisers to distribute grants to a variety of community-oriented programs and nonprofit organizations in the Colonial Beach area.
Learn more about community foundations.
Our Board of Directors
The Foundation is governed by its by-laws and led by a Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
Eric Nelson, President
Peter Fahrney, President Emeritus
Cathy Bokman, Vice President Administration
Merrie Cosby, Vice President Organizational Impact
Thomas Savage, Treasurer
Michele Inderrieden, Secretary
Individuals, families, civic groups, organizations, clubs, and businesses who donate $500 (Bronze), $1,500 (Silver), $2,500 (Gold), or $5,000 (Platinum) are recognized as Foundation Friends.
Learn about becoming a Foundation Friend.
Bronze-Level Foundation Friends
Dabney Vaccaro (Dabney Vaccaro, LLC and Rooted in Wellness)
The Colonial Beach Community Foundation is pleased to partner with and support the mission of many of the local NGOs and nonprofits, such as:
Beach Arts Music and Mentoring (BAMM)
WWER 88.1 FM
Colonial Beach Recreation Association
Downtown Colonial Beach
Colonial Beach Humane Society
Colonial Beach Playhouse
Give to the Colonial Beach Community Foundation.