"Although there will never be enough to do the job, we are pleased that we have begun, over the years, to help with children, education, medical care, the arts, and the basics of food and shelter for so many."

James W. McGlothlin


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Morrison School Ribbon Cutting

Birthplace of Country Music

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 



BRISTOL, Va. — The Birthplace of Country Music expects to use a new $1 million donation for programming, exhibits, improvements and as a cash reserve, its executive director said Tuesday.


Three local foundations — the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Foundation, the McGlothlin Foundation and the United Company Charitable Foundation — agreed to jointly provide the $1 million gift over the next three years to support and solidify operations of the nonprofit organization. The gift was announced during a news conference at the BCM Museum, which now bears the names of those foundations on its atrium, performance and orientation theaters.


The foundations represent the “heart” of the BCM mission — education, the arts and economic impact, BCM Executive Director Leah Ross said.


Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 heraldcourier.com


BRISTOL, Va. — A long-time dream was realized Wednesday as officials of Morrison School cut the ribbon to formally open their new $2.2 million, 20,000-square-foot facility.


Located at 200 North Pinecrest Lane, the school serves special needs children in grades one-12. About 100 people attended a sun-drenched ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.


Founder Sharon Morrison said she was humbled and grateful for the support to build the new school.


“We have a future. Morrison School can move forward, we can offer services we haven’t been able to offer in our smaller facility,” Morrison said after the ceremony. “We’ll be adding a pre-school to help younger children. I’m just so thankful to Jim and Fran [McGlothlin] because they believed in this cause and are willing to support it.”


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