DAR Community Service Award Presented

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Ginny Jarrett receives her award from Nancy Canova.
Ginny Jarrett receives her award from Nancy Canova.

The 2011-2012 Community Service Award was presented to Virginia “Ginny” Jarrett at the February 3rd meeting of the Colonel William Preston Chapter, NSDAR for co-founding the Roanoke Women’s Foundation. Instituted in 2004 for women to pool their money to fund community needs, the RWF has awarded a total of .25 million to non-profit community agencies for cultural, education, humanitarian and environmental conservation projects. Jarrett was recommended for the award by a number of community leaders including Roanoke Women’s Foundation co-founder Katherine “Kandy” Elliott, The Reverend Barkley Thompson, Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sarah Blum, President of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley and Carolyn Payne, Scholarship & CCAP Coordinator of Virginia Western Community College.