Giving Tuesday is Today!
Giving Tuesday is today! Please consider a donation to the Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation.
“Camp creates a feeling I call more. [More is the feeling that I believe everyone longs for, feeds for.] The best way to describe more is the act of being in your ideal environment, receiving all the help, love, and support that you could possibly want, while also pushing you to new heights, and helping you realize your true self.”
GV Camper – Scholarship Recipient
As we celebrate giving Tuesday, we hope you will consider a gift to the Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation. Every dollar makes a difference. Beginning with Miss Mary Gwynn’s vision in 1935, one of the core values of Gwynn Valley Camp has been to bring together children and staff from all backgrounds and experiences. This included children from families who did not have the financial resources to afford a Gwynn Valley experience. Howie and Betty Boyd took that vision to a new level when they established the Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation in 1997.
The Foundation includes a fund that grows as a result of generous gifts from alumni, parents, campers, and friends. The fund is invested and the interest it generates is used to enable families with restricted resources to send their children to camp.
In 2022, using $52,570 worth of interest from the endowment, The Board of Trustees for the Foundation was able to award 39 weeks of scholarships to 20 children. In addition to this, the Camp provided $67,500 in full and partial scholarships to 31 additional campers. Thanks to the Foundation, Gwynn Valley was able to offer over $120,000 in scholarships. Your generosity throughout the years is a priceless gift, just like camp.
This year, as we celebrated our 85th+2 anniversary, we continued to grow the endowment through alumni donations and a silent auction. We want to make camp a reality for more children and we invite you to be part of that effort. To those who have already donated this year, we are deeply appreciative.
As we approach the end of 2022, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation. To donate online, go to https://gwynnvalley.com/who-we-are/foundation/ and click on the orange “GV Campership Online Donation” button or you can mail a check. If you would like to donate to one of the individual scholarships listed on our website, there is a place to indicate this when you donate online or please note it on your check. Checks should be made out to the Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation and mailed to the camp address.
If you have experienced the joy and love of Gwynn Valley-please share it with others!
The Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation Board
Ginger Boyd Van Valkenburgh (Chair)