Join Us for the More Than a Pink Ribbon Awards Event This Friday!

Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation Hosts Virtual Event to Kick Off October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Richmond, September 28, 2021 – VBCF will host the 2nd Annual More Than a Pink Ribbon Awards and 30th Anniversary Commemoration event virtually via Zoom on Friday, October 1, at 11:30 am and is open to the public. This event will kick off breast cancer awareness month and honor leaders in Virginia who are making a difference in the lives of those impacted by this disease. Awards will be presented to recognize local and state accomplishments in breast cancer education and advocacy for Virginians.

Our 2021 More Than A Pink Ribbon Awardees are Congressman A. Donald McEachin, Legislative Impact Award; Cheryl Tankersley, Planet Hair, Community Impact Award; and Dr. David Trent, Sherry Kohlenberg Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Award.

We will also commemorate VBCF’s 30 years of service to Virginians impacted by breast cancer. We are committed to continuing our efforts to educate and support Virginians as we seek to achieve our goal of eradicating this disease.

To learn more about the event and register to attend, visit https://www.vbcf.org/more-than-a-pink-ribbon-awards-luncheon/. If you can’t watch the event when it premiers, you can still register. We will be sharing the recording afterward!

Jackson-Feild Meets Highest Fund Raising Standards



Jackson-Field is an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, meeting all twenty standards. Awarded by the Better Business Bureau, this charity seal demonstrates commitment to accountability and ethical business practices. This certification ensures donors that Jackson-Feild meets the highest standards for fund raising.

GuideStar USA is a preeminent information source about the nation’s charities. It maintains a database of 2.7 million nonprofits and is IRS compliant. It handles 26 million searches annually.

GuideStar has four levels of transparency for nonprofits. Jackson-Feild was awarded the platinum level in 2019, having previously achieved the bronze, silver, and gold levels.

The platinum level gives donors better insight into Jackson-Feild’s mission and the work it does to treat children with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Service strives to be transparent and to provide its stakeholders with information to help them make informed decisions when donating.

Southside Virginia Community College named a “2021 Great College to Work For”

This honor puts Southside Virginia Community College in elite company.

Southside Virginia Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Great Colleges to Work For® program.
The results, released in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 196 colleges and universities. In all, 70 of the 196 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Southside Virginia Community College included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.
SVCC won honors in 7 categories this year:
Job Satisfaction & Support; Professional Development; Mission & Pride; Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Faculty & Staff Well-being; and Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.

SVCC was also named to the Great Colleges Honor Roll, a status granted to only 42 colleges each year who are highlighted most across the recognition categories.
“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Southside Virginia Community College, but our real goal is not recognition – it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Southside Virginia Community College helps to make this a great place to work,” said SVCC’s President Dr. Quentin R. Johnson.

Dr. Johnson added, “SVCC is a great place to work because our dedicated faculty and staff are deeply committed to offering high quality academic and workforce programs. This commitment to academic and workforce excellence serves as a platform for maintaining a highly collegial and collaborative, student-first, campus environment for our students. The Covid-19 pandemic has only served to bring our college community closer, and make us stronger in our resolve to serve students. Together, faculty, staff, and students exude a strong sense of pride in all that we do as a community! Our motto at SVCC is "Panther Pride - Catch it!”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
The employee survey underwent a number of changes this year, including the addition of 11 new survey statements, some of which are related to new survey themes around diversity, inclusion and belonging, as well as faculty and staff well-being. New survey demographics related to gender identity and remote work were also included this year.
In accordance with the survey changes, the recognition categories for the program were also updated this year to better reflect current patterns and methodologies in employee engagement in higher education.
The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previously recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at GreatCollegesProgram.com and GreatCollegesList.com. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.

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