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Richmond County Educational Foundation

Richmond County Educational Foundation


Richmond County

Education Foundation

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The Richmond County Education Foundation wants to guarantee a higher level of resources to provide special educational opportunities to enrich and enhance the education of Richmond County students through experiences beyond those provided through the school division.

This foundation offers businesses, civic organizations, school alumni, churches, and others who recognize the value of public education in Richmond County, the opportunity to contribute through the following:

  • Monetary Donations 
  • Tangible Property
  • Annual Giving
  • Event Sponsorships.

The Richmond County Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


The purpose of the Richmond County Education Foundation is to solicit, manage, and distribute funds for educational purposes and activities, which may not be funded by the normal operating budget. The foundation offers individuals, businesses, and civic organizations the opportunity to make tax-deductible gifts through monetary donations, tangible property, annual giving, and event sponsorship.


The Richmond County Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community organization created to promote and enhance excellence in education for the students and staff of the Richmond County Public Schools.

Classroom Instructional Grant(s)

Richmond County Public Schools personnel are invited to apply for an Education Foundation Classroom Instructional Grant. The Classroom Instructional Grant provides financial support for educators, educational teams, and interested groups to support the learning opportunities outside the regular classroom experience. Applicants must submit their plan for innovative learning and enrichment programs to assist students in achieving their highest potential. Applications are considered in terms of how many students are affected, the goals of the experience, and the amount available in the Foundation. 

Classroom Teacher Grant application

Download the Classroom Instructional Grant application

TJ Memorial Scholarship(s) and Education Foundation Scholarship(s)

TJ Memorial Scholarship: Rappahannock High School seniors may apply for the Michael Todd Jewell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to a senior who desires to seek employment in the trades industry. The scholarship may be used for training and equipment or tools. More than one scholarship may be offered depending on the availability of funds. The application can be found on the foundation link on the Richmond County School Division’s website.

Education Foundation funds to support two other scholarships: Funds raised, other than those raised by the TJ Memorial race, will be used to assist Rappahannock High School with their two scholarships. The two scholarships are: Future Educator and Be A Raider. Contact Lexi Brown at for more information. 


Download the TJ Memorial Scholarship application

Information about the TJ Memorial Run Scholarship

Todd Jewell was a long time Richmond County resident. Todd and his wife, Dawn, and their three sons, Matthew, Josh, and Jacob are all graduates of Rappahannock High School. In 2020, the Inaugural TJ Memorial 5K walk/run was established to honor Todd who was an avid cyclist and runner. Proceeds from that race were donated to the RHS track fund in Todd's memory. The Jewell family wanted to continue honoring Todd's memory by establishing the Michael Todd Jewell Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship will benefit a graduating senior(s) from Rappahannock who intends to continue their education in the field by gaining employment, attend a career or technical school, or attend college with a workforce industry curriculum.  

The 2021 TJ Memorial Run raised $6,824.70 through donations and race participants. The 2022 TJ Memorial Run raised $9014.18. The race is always run through the town of Warsaw and those funds help to support student scholarships and classroom grants. 

Each year, the TJ Memorial Run is organized to fundraise for the Richmond County Education Foundation. The 2023 TJ Memorial Run has not yet been organized and a date hasn't been set yet.

TJ Memorial Run Overview

2022 Race Information

How To Make A Contribution

If individuals or businesses wishing to make a financial contribution to the Richmond County Education Foundation please reach out to Treasurer Brenda Pemberton at Any information needed to be mailed to the Education Foundation please use the below address. 


Education is the investment our generation makes in the

future of our community, state, and nation.

RCEF Board Members

Dawn Jewell, President

Monica Jackson, Treasurer

Anne Ailor, Secretary

Brenda Pemberton, Member

Walter Ball, Member

Monica Jackson, Member

Janet Childs, Member

School Liaisons

Patricia Pugh, School Board Member

Dr. Trey Davis, Superintendent

Richmond County Education Foundation

p 804-333-3681

f 804-333-3020

92 Walnut Street

P.O. Box 1507

Warsaw, VA 22572

For information regarding the RCEF

please contact Dawn Jewell at