Giving Back

We enjoy and make it our mission to give back.

Having never known true hunger, I am saddened that many go hungry or are food insecure. We support our local food banks in all areas we cover and the World Food Kitchen.

My wife and I were blessed with four healthy daughters who have always felt safe, respected, and loved. We support local shelters for women and children of domestic violence, and we also support organizations combating human trafficking.

As a proud son of an Army Ranger, and Vietnam Veteran Dad, I am a strong supporter of organizations that support the heroic sacrifices made by the proud men and women of the Armed Forces.

Dunedin Cares

Dunedin Cares is a Client-Choice Pantry. A client-choice food pantry enables guests to choose their food as they would at a grocery store, rather than getting bags of food pre-packed for them by pantry staff. Guests can choose their food creating an atmosphere of respect, building trust between clients, staff, and volunteers.


At the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank we are driven by our core beliefs that hunger is unacceptable; that everyone deserves access to enough food; that food sustains life and nourishes health; and that we are called to serve without judgment. Today we serve 25 counties and 8 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and our headquarters in Verona. We provide nutritious food to 118,300 people on average each month through a far-reaching network of more than 200 pantry partners and nearly 200 program sites.    We are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S. We are also members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, an association of the seven food banks in Virginia.             

The Laurel Center

Founded in 1981 as The Shelter for Abused Women; incorporated in Virginia in 1983, The Laurel Center is a 501(c) (3) organization. The name was changed in 2007 to The Laurel Center because it is a more inclusive and hopeful name. We have been providing emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their dependent children in the City of Winchester and the counties of Frederick and Clarke for close to 40 years. Our philosophy is empowerment through support and education.  We provide clients with knowledge, methods, and tools to make healthy choices, cope with the present situation and to prevent, when possible, violence in the future. We live our mission, vision and values 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.


Ending modern slavery through education, advocacy and empowering survivors of human trafficking. The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization that is working to put an end to modern slavery and human trafficking through comprehensive, life-transforming services to survivors and a platform to advocate for groundbreaking policies and legislation. Over the past two decades, CAST has supported thousands of survivors through every phase of their journey to freedom from counseling, to legal resources, to housing, educational and leadership training and mentorship. Through these programs, CAST has helped empower survivors to overcome their traumatic pasts and become leading voices in shaping policy and public awareness to ultimately put an end to the fastest growing criminal enterprise of the 21st century.

K9 For Warriors

The Nation’s Largest Provider Of Service Dogs for Veterans. Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery.

Sunshine Kids

Helping children with cancer smile. The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Established in 1982, we are committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. The Sunshine Kids provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for Kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America. We look forward to the day when The Sunshine Kids Foundation will no longer need to exist. Until that time, the entire Sunshine Kids family is dedicated to our goal of providing the most exciting activities, trips and opportunities for as many young cancer patients as possible.

World Central Kitchen

WCK is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. We build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. World Central Kitchen started with a simple idea at home with my wife Patricia: when people are hungry, send in cooks. Not tomorrow, today.