Coming in Spring

Casino Night in March

Next March, plan to attend the Shawsvegas Casino Night, our over-the-top evening of blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and horse racing.

Spring Fashion Show

Enjoy luncheon and a look at Spring and Summer clothing lines, shoes and accessories.

Donate to MVCF

Help the Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation with its mission to improve the quality of life in eastern Montgomery County. Show your support today.

Volunteer of the Year: Lauren Tate

Lauren Tate earned the 2014 Karen Cronin Volunteer of the Year award for her countless hours of work during 2013-2014. She has volunteered and participated in numerous Mountain Valley fundraising activities and she currently serves as the Foundation’s Treasurer. The Board and staff of the Foundation have come to rely on her sound judgment, kind personality and talent for organization. Thank you, Lauren!

2015 Year End Letter

December 16, 2015

Dear Friend of the Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation:

On behalf of the Board of the Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation, I want to express appreciation for your continued support of our efforts. 2015 has been an eventful year for the Foundation and with your help much has been accomplished.

In January of 2013, the Foundation took over operation of the Waldron Wellness Center with the goal of providing the best possible experience for our members and staff. We’ve learned a lot over the past two years and the "W" is better for it. There are new varied classes as well as popular old ones. We have invested in current certifications for our group fitness instructors and three are now also certified personal trainers. New equipment has been purchased and installed including a "Jacob’s Ladder," a squat rack and weights. A new multi-purpose exercise space with a cushioned sports floor in the old recreation area allows us to hold two group classes simultaneously.

The Thrift Store located in the Old Elliston Fire House continues to do very well. It not only provides a site for those who wish to donate excess items but it serves the needs of those in our community who have trouble making ends meet. A new washer and dryer and water heater have been installed and a new entry awning at the entry welcomes customers.

The Meadowbrook Center is an older building and its maintenance needs are constant. The Foundations continues to make repairs and upgrade facilities. In the next few months some new floors, lighting and energy efficient windows will be installed. However, there are other needs the Foundation would like to meet in 2016. The Center’s interiors have not been painted since opening in 2007. The Community Center needs “sprucing up” and the cost of insurance and electricity for both Meadowbrook and the Fitness Center continue to rise.

2016 promises to be an exciting year with new challenges. The Foundation is negotiating with the County to lease the athletic fields at the Shawsville Middle School. This will allow us to use the venue for sports as well as community events and festivals. We are currently exploring our options and hope to have a solid plan in place soon.

As the year draws to a close, we believe that Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation has acted wisely and prudently in serving the needs of our unique community. We do this solely through private donations from your neighbors and friends and receive no direct government funds. We would ask you to consider making a tax deductible year-end gift to help us continue to serve Eastern Montgomery County. Again, thank you for your generosity and unflagging support. All good wishes to you and yours for a happy holiday.


Ellen Ryan

Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit organization that meets the qualifications of IRS Code 501(c)(3). Contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Local models at the Spring Fashion Show

Coming August 20:
Eastmont Tomato Festival

A Saturday filled with tomato fun for the entire family: the Tomatolympics, local music, BLTs and the popular Tomato Pageant!

mountain valley charitable foundation
Board of directors

Charlotte Hawes

Executive Director
(540) 384-2801

Ellen S. Ryan


James E. Pearman, Jr.

Vice President

George R. Smith, III


Lauren M. Tate


Marty Childress

Board Member

Casey Underwood

Board Member

Mary Ann Cole

Board Member

Spencer S. Winfrey, Jr.

Board Member

Zachariah C. Milton

Board Member

Thomas M. Dunkenberger, Sr.

Emeritus Member

Dale R. Mull

Emeritus Member

Dr. George Robert Smith, Sr.

Emeritus Member