Dixie Gas & Oil makes donation to BRCC foundation
The grant will enhance the Blue Ridge Annual Fund in supporting projects and programs to the students and faculty of BRCC. Each year the Blue Ridge Annual Fund provides support in different ways including: financial-need-based scholarships to students who might not otherwise be able to afford a college education; mini-grants to faculty members for instructional improvement activities that allow for more focused and career-specific instruction; emergency financial assistance through the Women’s Resource Center to students – both women and men – in need; and professional development opportunities for all BRCC staff members to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.
Amy Laser Kiger, CFRE, executive director of the BRCC Educational Foundation quotes, “Blue Ridge Community College is truly fortunate to benefit from the support of community partners like Dixie Gas. As a result of their recommendation, we received a generous grant from the BP Fueling Communities Program. With state allocations to higher education decreasing, the Blue Ridge Annual Fund has taken on even greater importance. Contributions like the one from BP/Dixie Gas make an important difference in the lives of our students, our faculty members, and our community.”
About BP’s Fueling Communities Program
The BP Fueling Communities Program provides grants to local organizations that are nominated by BP Branded business owners to support the communities in which they do business. The grants are given to organizations that focus on health, education, youth, food and housing.
About Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation
Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation has been serving the area’s propane and petroleum needs since 1946. Today, Dixie provides propane, heating oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, and lubricants to homes, farms, businesses, and industries throughout the Shenandoah Valley, Alleghany Highlands, portions of West Virginia, and beyond.