The Foundation's mission will be funded through a combination of donations and fundraising. To make a donation to the restoration of the Cornland School, please see our PayPal information on the Contact page.

We also accept donations via mail at:

Cornland School Foundation

P.O. Box 16997

Chesapeake, VA 23328

In June 2011 a group of citizens interested in the preservation of the Cornland School met to form the Cornland School Foundation.

The Foundation seeks to restore and preserve Cornland school to protect and continue dialogue about the post-Civil War

Cornland School Foundation

View images of the school, as well as events held by the Foundation to raise awareness of the history of Cornland School.


Learn more about the efforts of the Foundation to save Cornland School. 



Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m. EST,
Sat 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m. EST, 
Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m. EST

Read about the history of the building, its alumni, and the surrounding community. 

educational history of African Americans. In addition, the Foundation will foster relationships between generations by using Cornland's empowering story to encourage students in the current generation to overcome obstacles in their own lives.

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Board members

  • Dr. Ella P. Ward, Chairman of the Board

  • ‚ÄčDr. Sam Leary

  • Mrs. Ellen Magill

  • Mrs. Patricia McCambridge
  • Dr. W. Randolph Nichols 
  • Mr. Jim O'Sullivan, Sheriff
  • Mrs. Barbara Russel
  • Mr. Randolph Snead
  • Mrs. Wanza Snead
  • Ms. Jenny Sutton, CPA
  • Dr. William Ward