News & Views 6.28.2012

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Bonnie Coffey Gets Associate Broker License

Montague, Miller & Company Realtors® is pleased to announce that Bonnie Coffey has completed all educational requirements and has received her Associate Broker license. The course work and exams denote a high level of knowledge and expertise.  This achievement is considered to be a reflection of a Realtor’s commitment to enhance their knowledge in this ever-changing industry and it is a testimony to the agent’s dedication to help consumers achieve their real estate goals. Bonnie is associated with Montague, Miller & Company’s Madison Office.
 
Bonnie became a REALTOR in 2005.  As a REALTOR, she has achieved many designations including Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Graduate of the REALTOR Institute of Virginia (GRI). Bonnie has been a Top Producer for six consecutive years. 
 
Bonnie’s main concern has always been helping her clients attain their dream of home ownership, or if selling, moving into their next home. She prides herself in professionally representing her home county of Madison. Bonnie, a native of Madison County, is married to her husband of 31 years Douglas Coffey, a building contractor.
 
CACF Announces New Director 
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon O. Nafziger as Director of Donor Relations and Programs. He is responsible for overseeing donor relationships and supporting CACF donors with their philanthropic efforts, including donor advised, committee advised, and designated funds and assisting with agency endowment relationships. Jon coordinates regional relationships such as the Nelson County Community Fund and the Louisa County Community Fund and assists with CACF grant programs, including the Youth Service Award.
 
Mr. Nafziger holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Religion from Goshen College in Indiana.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Jon served as Vice President for Community Initiatives for the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area.
 
Jon joins the program team with Brennan D. Gould, Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives, and Holly Robbins, Donor Relations and Grants Associate.  Peggy W. Williams is now the Director of Communications and Events and Special Assistant to the President, John R. Redick.
 
Streamwatch Receives $69,000 In Local Grants
The environmental monitoring organization StreamWatch has recently received two grants awarded through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation:
  • $40,000 from the Community Endowment Fund for a collaborative project with Rivanna Conservation Society and Rivanna River Basin Commission to enhance local long-term monitoring through the establishment of a bacteria monitoring program.
  • $10,000 from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band for enhancing StreamWatch’s Long-Term Monitoring Program
  • These generous grants, along with $7,000 from J&E Berkley Foundation and $12,000 from an anonymous local grantor, will enable StreamWatch to complete its upcoming project to secure long-term monitoring in the Rivanna watershed by:
  • Establishing a bacteria-monitoring program in the Rivanna Watershed
  • Adding long-term monitoring sites
  • Engaging more volunteers with new training resources
  • Continuing to encourage and enable community partners to use StreamWatch data in management decisions
The StreamWatch Board of Directors and staff are grateful for this local support, which helps StreamWatch to continue providing long-term stream quality data into the future.
 
For more information about StreamWatch, visit http://streamwatch.org/
 
UVa Community Credit Union’s Mega Mile Auto Event Supports Local Non-Profits
Last April, The University of Virginia Community Credit Union teamed up with four local auto dealers for its semi-annual auto sales event at the John Paul Jones Arena.  With 1000 cars available for sale, this year’s event was even larger than last year’s. A portion of the proceeds from The Mega Mile Auto Event were earmarked to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank & United Way -Thomas Jefferson Area.
 
“Through the generosity of UVA Community Credit Union and four local car dealers, this donation, from the proceeds of the Mega Mile Auto Event, will enable us to provide more resources in our impact areas: School Readiness, Self-Sufficiency and Community Health,” says Cathy Train, President of the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area.  “Our goal is for our children to arrive at school ready to learn, individuals and families to gain the tools needed for self-sufficiency, and accessible health and wellness for all members of our community.”
 
“This donation will provide 6,000 meals for hungry families,” said Larry Zippin, President of Blue Ridge Area Food Bank as he accepted the donation. 
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