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Press Release & Publicity

Check out all the awesome things that happened in our 2015 Newsletter recap! Looking forward to all the good things to come in 2016!

2015mdfnewsletterfinal.pdf

We've had an exciting 2013!  Read our latest newsletter to see what's been going on with the Matt Davis Foundation this year. We can't wait for what 2014 holds and are happy you all will be there with us along the way!

MDF 2013 Newsletter.pdf
  • 01 Dec 2013 9:04 PM | Anonymous

    The Matt Davis Foundation is excited to add four new members to its Board Directors this fall. Kevin Albrecht, Emily Frank, Jeff Kelley and Ray Moore all officially joined in October and are eager to get to work with the foundation's  preparations for the basketball game fundraiser and the possibility of other events in 2014.

    For more information on our new additions, please check out our winter 2013 newsletter.  There is a link on this page. 

  • 28 Dec 2012 6:18 AM | Anonymous

    In time for the holiday shopping season, and available year round, you can help support the Matt Davis Foundation when you shop online. The iGive.com website allows for you to have a percentage of your purchase totals be donated back to the foundation. When you go to the iGive.com website to register, type in the Matt Davis Foundation as your designated charity of choice and then when you shop at over 1,000 stores online the foundation’s account is credited with the donated portion. If you can’t keep track of which stores donate through iGive.com then download their toolbar which alerts you when you are on a donor site. You can always sign in through iGive.com and click on the links to the retailers through the site to register your donations as well. There’s nothing more for you to do. A little bit over time will add up. If you are going to shop online, you can help out the foundation at the same time. We appreciate your consideration in supporting us in this way.

  • 01 Nov 2012 7:16 AM | Anonymous

    In addition to the annual Matt Davis Award, the board agreed to donate to other Richmond-area causes related to its mission of supporting organizations that “provide comfort and care to cancer patients and their families.” This year’s recipients include the Hospital Hospitality House, the From the Heart Stitchers, Full Circle Grief Center and the CJ Thumbs Up Foundation. The Hospital Hospitality House provides lodging at a reduced cost for family members of those receiving treatment at MCV. The “From the Heart Stitchers” knit chemo hats for local cancer centers among other worthwhile causes. The Full Circle Grief Center is a resource center that helps children and their family deal with grief. The CJ Thumbs Up Foundation was established in memory of CJ Reynolds, a 4-year old that passed away from after a battle with a brain tumor. Their foundation helps provide meals for the families of children who are undergoing treatment and to financially assist families whose child is facing life threatening illnesses.

    The foundation is also proud to honor the memory of two long time supporters, Janet Ruehle and Andy Jennings, who lost their battles with cancer within the past year. Janet is Matt’s cousin who along with her family could always be counted on to lend a helping hand at all of our events through the years. A fund in her memory has been established through the New Kent Educational Foundation.

    Andy was known as the “publican” at Rare Olde Times, a favorite of many of our supporters. Rare Olde Times has made countless contributions to our fundraisers through the years that have helped defray the costs of our events. A memorial fund was established in Andy’s name after his passing.

  • 01 Nov 2012 7:14 AM | Anonymous

    Several hundred Matt Davis Foundation supporters packed Crenshaw Gymnasium in Ashland in January for our annual fundraiser. From a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales, a raffle for $500 in air travel and other donations, the fundraiser generated close to $5,000 for the foundation. Win Gouldin was the lucky winner of the air travel. The foundation thanks all of our supporters for coming out and supporting us, drawing a good crowd for the game and enjoying the reception afterwards. The reception was sponsored by Graham Rashkind with Keller Williams Realty, Tweed, Dodson Property Management and Commonwealth Escrow and Title. We’d also like to thank those who donated prizes to raffle at the reception, and Nutzy the Flying Squirrel for joining us.

    The fans also saw Randolph-Macon defeat Guilford 74-45 in the 4th Matt Davis Foundation Day with Randolph-Macon basketball. Please save the date for our 5th game scheduled for Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm when the Yellow Jackets host Randolph in their home finale. The Matt Davis Foundation thanks the athletic department for their support and allowing us to work with them for our annual fundraiser.

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