Charlottesville City Schools Press Release
Charlottesville City Schools have received three gifts from generous community donors: $20,000 from the Batten Family Fund, $10,000 from the William F. Stevens Memorial Scholarship Fund (both administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation), and $15,000 from local “Good Samaritans.”
The Batten gift supports Charlottesville High School’s WALK program, which actively promotes ongoing success for its students and manages barriers to on-time graduation.
The scholarship support comes from the Anne Stevens & Cameron Waterman III fund. It provides $2,500 scholarships for the 2013-14 year to four Charlottesville High School graduates in honor of William F. Stevens, a Colorado businessman and philanthropist with a lifelong interest in learning. The recipients are Quandra Dennis, Christina Balangue, Hanan Hameed, and Michelle Brown.
The anonymous gift is to be dispersed among the Clark, Jackson-Via, and Johnson Elementary Schools, primarily to enhance math and science learning.
Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins says, “We appreciate the strong support of our community, and we especially appreciate those who make gifts to further the educational opportunities of our students. These gifts will make an impact, from our youngest students all the way through our recent graduates.”