Unplanned Donor Legacies

Check out our Foundation Review publication co-authored by Robins Foundation CEO, Kelly Chopus, and our partners at Communitas Consulting. Based on our recent work together on evaluation of a place-based initiative in Richmond, Virginia, we delineate the ways in which a foundation’s relationship, influence, and expectations around a collaborative community-based partnership shaped its legacy.

What can Richmond learn from Communities in Schools?

We kicked off this year’s Lora M. Robins Speaker Series with a great discussion and presentation lead by Dan Cardinali, President of Communities in Schools (CIS). CIS, founded in 1977 is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization which serves more than 1.3 million students each year, including students in the Richmond metro area. CIS Richmond supports students in 41 Richmond City and Henrico County high poverty neighborhood schools, by working with 160 partner agencies in our area to eliminate barriers to success and keep kids in school.