Our Community Involvement

The Lunch Pail Defense Foundation actively engages in partnerships with a variety of organizations to extend its impact and better serve the New River Valley community. Through these collaborations, we aim to enhance our ability to provide direct financial assistance and address a wide range of needs within the community. Explore our partnerships below.

Virginia Tech Advantage

The LPDF partners with Virginia Tech Advantage to support future Hokies.”The Virginia Tech Advantage reflects our land-grant mission and motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). We will reduce unmet financial need with new scholarship dollars and increase support for students.”

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ACCE is an economic development public/private partnership that makes college available debt-free to high school and home-schooled graduates by funding NRCC tuition for two years. ACCE will support the youth of participating counties by making college within reach.

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Life Ring Foundation

Life Ring Foundation has served as a resource to support families throughout Southwest Virginia in financial crises due to childhood cancer.

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Please feel free to share any initiatives taking place in the New River Valley. We’d love to look into supporting in anyway possible!