Our local business and industry community supports SVGS in many ways. Business and industry leaders participate in career days, give guest lectures, plant tours and support mentorships and practicums. Financial contributions from parents and the business community continue to support special activities, co-curricular programs and student research projects.
SVGS participates in various activities with university partners. In recent years, these have included a grant from Virginia Tech to work with VT computer science center and CVGS in developing virtual reality modules for K-12 use, partnering with the School of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia on an NSF grant to develop interactive web activities on microelectronics for K-12 use. In addition, SVGS offers classes for James Madison University, Blue Ridge Community College and University of Virginia credit. SVGS has partnered with Shenandoah University and Mary Baldwin College to provide course work for teachers seeking endorsement in administration and/or gifted education.
SVGS Director’s Endowment Fund
Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School has numerous alumni, students, parents and patrons who have expressed an interest in contributing financially to the current and future needs and general welfare of the school. As a result, SVGS students(Class of 2012), Grant Sauer, Molly Huss and Trevor Fisher established this fund to show their appreciation of SVGS, its staff and the many opportunities offered to them and other students in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. As their senior project, Grant Sauer, Molly Huss and Trevor Fisher wanted to show their appreciation of SVGS, its staff and the many opportunities offered to them and other students in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County.
These students partnered with The Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge to establish the SVGS Director’s Fund in honor of Linda N. Cauley, the first director of the school who retired in 2011. This endowment will benefit SVGS programs not covered by the school budget—such as scholarships, trip support and other appropriate purposes. This fund offers parents of current and former SVGS students along with the community, an opportunity to contribute to this program.
For more information about the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School, please contact SVGS Director, Lee Ann Whitesell at (540) 245-5088 or visitwww.svgs.k12.va.us/web/. To inquire about making a gift to the SVGS Endowment Fund, contact Dan Layman, President/CEO of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge at (540) 213-2150 or email@example.com .
For more information about the Community Foundation, see http://www.communityfoundationcbr.org/.