Fund distribution

Pictured at the fund distribution for People Pets & Pilot 2018 are (from left) James Bebeau, executive director, Danville Pittsylvania County Community Services; Courtney Harris, annual campaign administrator, Danville Family YMCA; Jennifer Gay, clinical director, Danville Speech & Hearing Center. The Center will be able to provide therapy for a child during the 2.5 month summer break to avoid a setback and loss of progress; Judy Hodnett, Luncheon Pilot Club projects division; and Paula Collie, Luncheon Pilot Club president. (Contributed photo)

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Danville recently awarded $3,000 raised from People Pets & Pilot 2018 at the club’s May meeting.

An additional $3,000 raised will be awarded in May 2020.

Accepting the awards were:



» James Bebeau, executive director, Danville Pittsylvania County Community Services. The funds are being used for medication to aid indigent clients and a campership for a special needs individual to attend Camp Easter Seals or a similar week-long camp;

» Courtney Harris, annual campaign administrator, Danville Family YMCA. The funds will provide summer camp for a child with special needs; and

» Jennifer Gay, clinical director, Danville Speech & Hearing Center. The center will be able to provide therapy for a child during the two-and-a-half month summer break to avoid a setback and loss of progress.

“I would like to thank the Luncheon Pilot Club for their generous donation towards Danville Speech & Hearings initiative to reach underserved children ages 3-years old-through third grade,” Gay said. “Our new program, ‘Speech for Success,’ will provide summer sessions for children who received services from their school division, but will be without these services during the summer months.”

Courtney Harris, Danville YMCA, added, “The Danville Family YMCA is so grateful to receive this award. This gift is received through our annual campaign which supports our scholarship fund so that anyone in the community can participate in the Y’s membership and programs regardless of their financial situation. This gift will go to a child with autism so that he may attend our summer camp program which will provide the structure and social environment he needs during the summer break from school, along with a program that reinforces the Y’s core values.”

People, Pets & Pilot has been the annual signature fundraising event for the Luncheon Pilot Cub of Danville to help children and adults in the community with brain-related disorders, disabilities and intellectual challenges.

The club, chartered in 1974, is part of Pilot International. All money raised is tax deductible and stays local.