Donor Spotlight: Trish Gill

Trish Gill is from Virginia Beach and serves as the HR Benefits Manager at TowneBank. She lives with her husband, Tom, and daughter Darby (age 9). They also have a 9-year-old yellow lab named Arleigh and a 20-year-old cat named Kitty. Trish loves to spend her time doing crafts, shopping, gardening...

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Donor Spotlight: The Cupka Family

Names: Stephen and Cara Cupka City of Residence: Virginia Beach Job Titles/Companies:  Stephen – Project Manager (ET Gresham) Cara- Scheduling Engineer (VDOT) How did you first hear about The River Ellis Foundation? When we got the tragic news about River we were at a total loss for words. We...

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What does it mean to Give A Sunrise?

To us, a sunrise symbolizes the hope that one needs after enduring a tragedy or unexpected hardship. Giving A Sunrise is providing an act of kindness. It’s giving support. It’s letting someone know they aren’t alone. It’s instilling hope for a brighter tomorrow. After our daughter, River, died, we...

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