The scholarships will provide two students at his alma mater, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, with a seven-year, all expenses-paid school program. The awards will go to two members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia.
Long and his wife, Megan, were motivated to make a positive change in Charlottesville after white supremacy marches broke out this summer.
“In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry,” Long said. “Megan and I decided to try to combat those actions with our own positive investment in our community.”
“With everything that happened over the summer, that really shed a negative light on a really good community that we have in Charlottesville, I thought it would be good to kind of put my money where my mouth was and take it out of a check that I get for doing something that I love.”