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Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education
Announces New President

Doc GarnettThe Board of Trustees of Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting special education awareness and to raising scholarship support for special-needs children and their families, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyd M. "Doc" Garnett as President of the Foundation, effective April 10 th , 2012.

Doc Garnett received a B.S. in Management from the U.S. Naval Academy and brings extensive leadership and executive experience as a former Navy officer and banker, as well as in small business management. "The Foundation is fortunate to welcome someone with Doc's leadership experience and corporate background," stated Foundation Chairman Robert A. Wilson, Jr. "We are poised for tremendous growth, and Doc will play a vital role in continuing the momentum of moving the Foundation forward, helping to set new records in making a difference in special education."

As President, Doc will lead the Foundation in managing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program to increase scholarship support and to build scholarship endowment, as well as advocating for the Foundation's mission and programs in the community. A longtime community leader in Central Virginia, Doc is experienced in working with volunteer boards, having served as a volunteer leader for several civic and non-profit organizations, and he looks forward to working collaboratively with the Foundation Board in its mission to support special education.

Doc resides in Rapidan, Virginia with his wife and son. He shared, "I'm excited to join the highly impressive Little Keswick community, and I look forward to building on the success and momentum of the Foundation's long history of dedication to an amazing cause." We all join in welcoming Doc to the Little Keswick community. Doc can be reached at 434-293-7981 or by email at



Foxfield Benefit Event 2011

“The Foundation hosted its first Foxfield Benefit on Friday, April 29th at the Keswick Hunt Club. This event served to officially open the spring races the following day with Foxfield Racing Committee members and their guests in attendance. Local legend and Director, Hugh Wilson served as the guest master of ceremonies and encouraged all in attendance to bid “high and often” on the auction items. The Foundation hosted a full house which included key donors and friends of the Foundation and the greater Charlottesville community. The Duke Merrick Band provided the evening’s entertainment and was enjoyed by all.

The Foundation wishes to express its deep appreciation to Mr. Benjamin Dick and his team for their decision to support the important work of the Foundation. Proceeds from the hunt club event will help to fund scholarships for learning and emotionally challenged students served by Little Keswick School. In addition, the Foxfield Racing Association donated $10,000.00 from its racing proceeds.

The Foundation Board would also like to acknowledge all of the individuals and businesses that helped to make the event a success through their generosity with specific recognition going to:

Al and Cindy Schornberg/Keswick Vineyards
Ken and Ceil Wheeler/Virginia Eagle
Keswick Hunt Club
Alison Dickie/Albemarle Magazine
Winkie Motely/Keswick Life
Sheila Camp Motely/SCM Catering
The Duke Merrick Band
Beau and Mary Wilson