Donor Profiles

Ernie and Ann today

Retired Laurel Ridge Community College Chemistry Professor Ernie Grisdale and his wife, Ann, discuss their time in the military and how it inspired them and their children – three of whom have also served – to set up an endowed fund for student veterans.

Bob Sowder on this farm

Laurel Ridge Community College’s Fauquier Campus is flourishing today thanks to the generosity of Bob Sowder, who made the initial gift of land and a barn that became its home. He would continue to support the college throughout his life.