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Steve Stancliff Concludes Tenure as President of TOA

Posted on August 7, 2019

Steve Stancliff, the firm’s admiralty and maritime practice team leader, concluded his three-year tenure as president of the board of directors for Tidewater Arts Outreach (“TAO”) on July 1, 2019, and has been invited to continue his service as member of the board, ex officio. TAO’s mission “is to bring joy to older adults and enhance their well-being through creative engagement with the arts.” He would say its centerpiece is the participative and interactive engagement that uses the arts – whether through music, poetry, movement, or other creative processes. Different from other arts programs, TAO does not focus on performance by others. Rather, its programs aim to foster the joy and healing power that comes from participating in the creative process itself. Steve led the board and organization through one of the most challenging processes in a non-profit organization’s development. He and others successfully transitioned TAO from its founding executive director to its first successor, Ms. Reese Beeler, an up-and-coming influencer in our non-profit community. Steve and his wife, Christie, plan to continue their annual fundraiser, “Rock the River!” which has raised more than $40,000 over the past 4 years promoting local artists and original music in community.…

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Southside Boys & Girls Club holds 9th Annual Flounder Fishing Tourney

Posted on July 9, 2019
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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to join the list of sponsors for this year's Southside Boys & Girls Club Flounder Fishing Tourney.  The tournament, which is in its 9th year, will be held on July 19 and 20, 2019 and helps raise funds to support the Club's mission of helping our young people become productive, caring and responsible citizens. For additional information, or to register for the tournament, visit the event website at https://www.ssbgcflounder.net/.…

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Schultz Inducted as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation

Posted on February 5, 2018

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to announce that Donald C. Schultz has been inducted as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Virginia bar. Each year the Foundation selects a group of top lawyers and retired judges for their integrity, character, and legal excellence. With his induction in 2018, Don joins six other present and former CWM attorneys, Frank Crenshaw, Guilford Ware, Howard Martin, Tim Coyle, Ann Sullivan, and Jim Chapman, and continues a path for CWM that started more than 30 years ago. Don is the Practice Group Chair for the firm’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group.…

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CWM Donates to ForKids

Posted on December 7, 2017
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Every year during the holiday season, the attorneys and staff get together to support a local charity. This year we gathered for our annual tree trimming and collected gifts for ForKids to help make Christmas brighter for homeless children in our community.…

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Ryan Snow Is the New Chairman of the Board of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Posted on December 7, 2017
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CWM's Managing Partner Ryan Snow has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Norfolk Botanical Garden is a nationally accredited garden with over 11,000 members and 400,000 annual visitors. Over the next few years, Ryan will lead the Garden through one of its largest growth periods in its 80-year history, including addition of a state-of-the-art water education center, a fully redesigned entry pavilion, a new conservatory, a large scale parking garden, and a fully renovated historical administration building. Pictured with his wife and daughters, Ryan has served on the Board since 2012 and on the Board of Directors for the Norfolk Botanical Garden Foundation since 2013.…

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How did a trip to Germany create a legacy of giving?

Posted on May 23, 2017
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Shared from Hampton Roads Community Foundation - Professional Advisor Spotlight: Guil Ware > Click here to read full article…

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Davenport Elected to Serve as Vice-Chairman of Suffolk Wetlands Board

Posted on August 16, 2016

The firm is proud to announce that Darius Davenport and been elected to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Suffolk Wetlands Board for 2016-2017. The Suffolk Wetlands Board is a seven member body, appointed by the City Council, responsible for the review of requests for permits for the alteration, development, or use of wetlands. The Wetlands Board also is responsible for the enforcement of the regulations, investigation of unauthorized activities affecting wetlands, and the rectification of violations. There are over 5,500 acres of tidal wetlands in the City of Suffolk. Tidal wetlands serve as spawning and nursery grounds for a variety of marine life. In addition to their habitat value, these areas also assist in flood control, improve water quality, reduce erosion, and serve as an important food source for marine and inland wildlife.…

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Tidewater Arts Outreach Appoints President

Posted on August 8, 2016
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The organization appointed the following officers to serve for 2016-2017:   Steven Stancliff (Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC), president; Osman Lambiro (Sentara Life Care), vice president; Jennifer Bonsiewich (Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP), treasurer; Bonnie Lane (Goodman, Allen and Donnelly), secretary; and directors Paul Aravich (Glennan Center for Geriatrics & Gerontology, EVMS), ex officio; Brian Friedman (American Campus Group), at large; Donna Long (GovSolutions, Inc.), at large; Emma Inman (Cox Communications Virginia), at large; Dennis Loftus (Riverside Health System), at large; Kelly Murphy (NASA), ex officio; Holly Spires, at large; Katie Stanley, at large; and Stephen Taylor (Oast & Taylor), at large. Inside Business Journal…

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W. Ryan Snow to Serve as Vice Chair of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Posted on July 26, 2016
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Norfolk Botanical Garden announced that Ryan Snow will serve as Vice Chair of the Norfolk Botanical Garden Board of Trustees.  Ryan has served on the board since 2012 and has also served on the board of directors for the Norfolk Botanical Garden Foundation since 2013. Inside Business Journal…

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Norfolk’s Youngest Voices Soar in a Collection of Writings

Posted on July 14, 2016
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For over sixty years, Crenshaw, Ware & Martin has served as general counsel to Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (the “Authority” or “NRHA”).  Our work with the Authority supports its commitment to provide quality housing choices to households of all incomes, and to create a healthy physical and social environment for residents of its communities.  At a recent meeting, Barbara Hamm Lee, Chair of NRHA, shared with the Authority’s Commissioners an audio of a WHRO radio segment which featured a recently published book entitled Everyone is Welcome:  Dreams from Norfolk’s Youngest Voices.  Ms. Hamm Lee noted how the voices of these young students tell an important story about life within their community and how the book serves as an inspirational message to each of us of the importance of NRHA’s work and its impact on these young lives. Tidewater Park elementary students, from grades 3 through 5, participated in a writing club that met weekly in an after-school program.  There, they worked closely with the Literacy Fellows, a group of ten students from Norfolk Academy who provided writing classes and workbooks packed with word games and writing challenges to inspire the young writers.  The result was a collection of writings by the Tidewater Park Elementary School students of poetry, essays and short reflections on their families, community and aspirations. The writings by these young Tidewater Park students are probably best summed up by Beth Fraim who wrote the book’s introduction. “In this collection of student writing, one finds the fun and fantasy of childhood dreams as well as the serious and somber hopes for making their city a better place to live, work and play.  Most importantly, we find these children dreaming not for themselves, but for the needs and well-being of others and the greater good of their community.” On Friday, May 20, 2016 at Tidewater Park Elementary School, thirty three delighted young authors attended the official launching of the book and read excerpts of their writings as Mayor Paul Fraim, and his wife Beth, listened along with teachers, family and friends. The title of the book came from a reflection of one of the young authors, “I would make sure that everyone feels welcome.  I would make a sign that says ‘Everyone is Welcome’.” [caption id="attachment_2098" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photographs courtesy of Norfolk Academy[/caption] WHRO, Another View, Everyone is Welcome:  Dreams from Norfolk's Youngest Voices The books are available for sale at Norfolk Academy bookstore or at Prince Books in downtown Norfolk.  All proceeds from the sale of the book support the expansion of the Literacy Fellows Program and the Boys and Girls Club at Tidewater Park Elementary School.…

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