It can be difficult for many people to think of themselves as philanthropists. However, supporting people in need begins with the individual who cares enough to act.
Two such individuals were Jube and Mildred Shiver who, during their lifetimes, helped finance the college educations of dozens of students, gave generously to their own alma maters, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University and Virginia Union University, as well as supported the cancer research campaign of the Susan G. Komen organization and dozens of other organizations from the Randall Estates Civic Association in Fairfax County Virginia to the Northern Virginia Urban League.
Our work expands on their efforts to make our collective giving more impactful than ever. We have given tuition and financial assistance to the one-of-a-kind, independent Burgundy Farm Country Day School in Alexandria, Virginia and provided computers and printers to the Gum Springs Community Center’s computer class in Fairfax County, Virginia. In addition, we have supported women’s shelters and helped bring greater recognition to African American art and culture through support of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.