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BOARD OF DIRE C TORS
Harry T. Lester, Chair Macon F. Brock Harold J. Cobb Jr. Joshua P. Darden Jr. Andrew S. Fine Paul O. Hirschbiel Jr.
Mary Louis LeHew John F. Malbon Louis F. Ryan Toy D. Savage Jr. Jody M. Wagner John O. “Dubby” Wynne
Deborah M. DiCroce, PRESIDENT & CEO Sally Kirby Hartman, EDITOR Bart Morris, GRAPHIC DESIGN
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The mission of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and transform the quality of life in southeastern Virginia. The Hampton Roads Community Foundation was established in 1950 to develop a public endowment and distribute funds to nonprofit organizations for the benefit of citizens of southeastern Virginia. It is a 501 ( c ) (3) public charity whose annual report and financial statements are available from the Foundation office.
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Baroness Helps Families a Century Later
More than 100 years have passed since Mary Ludlow died, but today this Norfolk-native-turned- European-baroness is giving better lives to homeless children and parents.
ecently the trustees administering Mary Ludlow’s legacy donated $1 million to the Hampton Roads Community
Foundation to create a permanent endowment to benefit ForKids. This Norfolk-based nonprofit started in 1988 as an emergency homeless shelter. Over the years it has added other types of housing and programs to assist homeless families. ForKids currently helps 175 children and parents in Norfolk and Suffolk create self-sufficient lives. It gives them safe places to live, counseling, case management, job-search assistance and tutoring. Like the families of ForKids, Mary Ludlow, who was born in 1826, knew hard times. Her parents died when she was a child. Her husband and two of her children died in 1855
Mary Ludlow never forgot her hometown.
during a yellow fever epidemic. Her remaining child passed away in 1861 just as the Civil War was starting to take a toll on Norfolk. Mary Ludlow was widowed again in 1882 when her second husband died. She inherited his European title and land which made her the Baroness von Zollikofer of Austria- Hungary. When she died in 1907 she was buried in Norfolk’s Elmwood Cemetery. Her will left funds to start the Mary Ludlow Home, which housed Norfolk women with no place to live. For 70 years the Pembroke Avenue home gave women a home until it was closed in 1977 and sold. Proceeds created an organization that awarded grants to ForKids and other nonprofits until it was terminated in 2011.
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