Williamsburg Community Foundation was thrilled to work with Proximo Marketing Strategies to redesign their website during the 2016 CreatAthon, a 24-hour blitz where the firm provides creative marketing services to nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis. 2016 was the fourth consecutive year that Proximo has held this community service event. Proximo did a complete re-design of the Foundation’s website, giving the site an updated look and making it more user-friendly for Foundation staff and volunteers to manage in the future.
“We are so thankful that Proximo Marketing supports local nonprofits like us in this way,” said Foundation Trustee Rick Nahm. “The Foundation has served greater Williamsburg since 1999, providing grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students. As we look forward to our 20th anniversary in just a few years, we want to increase our grants to meet the changing needs of our area and make an even greater impact.”
In 2016, Foundation grants supported free mammograms; arts programs in local schools; programs that make mental healthcare more accessible to low-income families; weekend field trips for local high school students to learn about the ecology of the James River; transportation for women who are coming out of abusive relationships and trying to get to work and appointments; and many, many more. In addition, the Foundation awarded over $55,000 in scholarships to deserving students from Williamsburg-James City County public high schools.
“Refreshing our online presence is just one aspect of our overall VISION 2020 initiative,” said Nancy Sullivan, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “We have also started six new funds that allow anyone to make a gift of any size to an area of interest that they are passionate about – the arts, scholarship, environment, children, seniors, or health and wellness. We hope that people who love this town, and want to see it thrive, will think about investing in Williamsburg for the long-term.”