Public School’s Discretionary Assistance

The Kip Kephart Foundation considers it a special privilege to have created and to maintain discretionary accounts to help these children. Because of the unique needs of many of these victims, the Foundation allows a wide degree of latitude in the use of these funds, with the primary goal of helping comfort children in their time of anxiety and distress.

Presently the Foundation sponsors these discretionary accounts in the counties of Caroline, Charles City, New Kent and York, and is eager to expand this very successful program to neighboring counties as well.

In addition to the Victim/Witness Coordinators, the Kip Kephart Foundation is proud to provide the elementary schools in New Kent County with discretionary accounts. These accounts have been utilized discreetly, to allow students to accompany classmates on field trips, provide emergency clothing, eye glasses, shoes, or a myriad of basic necessities for children who otherwise would have 'gone without' needed items. This pioneer program has also proven invaluable to the educational progress and positive educational experience of our youth. This discretionary program is one that the Foundation would like to expand to other counties.

Local Schools We Have Assisted:


  • Surry Elementary (backpack program)
  • Charles City Schools Discretionary Fund
  • New Kent County Middle School Discretionary Fund
  • George Watkins Elementary
  • New Kent Elementary
  • J.B. Fisher Elementary