Columnist (and Sweet Briar alumna) urges caution giving to Virginia nonprofits, noting that donor-rights issues surrounding college closing leave some chastened.
"Making charitable donations to tax-exempt organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia could actually be risky. One hopes that this is not the case. But, prudence is called for until the dust settles on the donor rights issues surrounding the closing of Sweet Briar College. My decisions on charitable gift-giving have always been straightforward (although time-consuming, and never taken lightly)." -- Penny Czarra, the Roanoke Times