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Higher ed foundation receives major gift / November 20, 2017

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation in South Boston recently received a generous bequest from Armantine Leggett. “As a lifelong resident of South Boston, Miss Leggett was committed to improving the quality of life for citizens of Southern Virginia and she identified education and workforce development as two of the keys to making this possible,” stated Tommy Nelson, executive director of the SVHEF.

“The mission of our Foundation aligns with her goals for improving this community and the region and I have pledged our Foundation’s commitment to utilize this gift to honor Miss Leggett’s intentions and her legacy,” he said.

“Miss Leggett has blessed our Foundation with a tremendous contribution. We have the opportunity to take a significant step forward in providing higher education to citizens in this region. Our goal is to do just that,” added Dennis Witt, president and chairman of the board of the SVHEF.

The Foundation is reviewing its options to best utilize this gift consistent with the spirit and goals in which Miss Leggett made her contribution. The SVHEF is very grateful for this contribution with which it has been entrusted to invest in the people in Southern Virginia.

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