Glenn Allen Scott and Anne C. Brower Cultural Endowment

When Glenn Scott and Anne Brower wed in Norfolk in 2001 they chose charity over china by starting a field-of-interest fund for the arts through the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

Both were in their 60s when they wed and had full households so "we didn't need anything," said Glenn, retired editorial page editor for The Virginian-Pilot. His bride was both a physician and Episcopal priest.

Glenn Allen Scott and Anne C. Brower Wedding Portrait
Glenn Allen Scott and Anne C. Brower

Their wedding in 2001 was just 18 days after the September 11 terrorist attacks so their act of kindness was particularly poignant as more than 60 family and friends donated to support arts and culture in lieu of buying wedding gifts.

Over the years Glenn, Anne and their family and friends added to the fund on anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Memorial donations came in 2013 when Anne passed away and again in 2016 when Glenn died. Just a few months before his death Glenn expressed his happiness for the permanent fund and called it "a wonderful thing to do." He liked knowing that already nearly $20,000 had gone out in grants and that the Scott-Brower Fund would be doing good works forever in Hampton Roads. His family chose the arts fund as a place for memorial gifts and Glenn also left a charitable bequest for this fund that meant so much to him and Anne

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