A. M. “Smiley” Ratcliffe Foundation

SWCC Recipient of Gift from the A. M. “Smiley” Ratcliffe Foundation

Southwest Virginia Children’s Choir

A. M. "Smiley" Ratcliffe FoundationSouthwest Virginia Community College is the recipient of a gift from the A. M. “ Smiley” Ratcliffe Foundation to support the Southwest Virginia Children’s Choir under the direction of Dr. Joseph Trivette, Albert Endowed Chair in Music.

Pictured presenting the gift to Mary W. Lawson, SWCC’s Director of Special Events, is Sam Varney, board member of the Ratcliffe Foundation.

Lawson says ”We are extremely proud of the Southwest Virginia Children’s Choir whose existence depends on the generosity of donors and special friends like the Ratcliffe Foundation. The choir not only represents SWCC extremely well through their local concerts but in their travels and concerts outside the service region. They are a shining example of what music can do and mean in the lives of young people. They represent Southwest Virginia in a most positive manner. We are extremely appreciative of the Ratcliffe Foundation for this important support.”