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TAP Announces Angela Penn as New President and CEO

The TAP Board of Directors announced on February 20, 2024 that it has appointed Ms. Angela Penn as TAP’s fourth President and CEO, succeeding Ms. Annette Lewis, who earlier in 2023 announced her March 1, 2024 retirement after 35 years of service.

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Dr. Faith R. Pasley Wins the 2023 Cabell Brand Hope Award

The annual Cabell Brand Hope Award, which celebrates outstanding service, leadership, and dedication to fighting poverty, proudly announces its 2023 winner: Dr. Faith R. Pasley, M.D., FAAFP. Dedication to Healthcare…

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TAP President Announces Upcoming Retirement

After 35 years of service to Total Action for Progress (TAP), Annette Lewis, its current president and CEO, will retire effective March 1, 2024. Mrs. Lewis became TAP’s president &…

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Dr. Johns Joins the Team!

TAP has worked to improve the lives of those in our community for decades, from providing free childcare to protecting survivors of domestic violence to helping jumpstart new careers, and…

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Investor Spotlight: Gentry Locke Attorneys

Supporter Spotlight: Gentry Locke

Gentry Locke is a strong supporter of TAP youth programs. Earlier this year, they invited students from our African American Culture and Contemporary Issues (AACCI) class to visit their Roanoke…

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Annette Lewis: A Local Legacy

“When I came aboard TAP, I didn’t know how young it was,” says Annette Lewis, president and CEO. That was in 1988. TAP had been established 23 years prior, in…

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Building a More Resilient Community Through Social Connection

Compassion and social connection are fundamental aspects of human existence. This support plays a crucial, yet underestimated role in our daily lives. Data increasingly show that a lack of social…

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Investor Spotlight: Delta Dental of Virginia

Delta Dental of Virginia has more than 50 years’ experience providing access to quality oral healthcare. With their headquarters located right here in Roanoke, they’re also dedicated community supporters. “It’s…

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2022-2023 Annual Report

You Improved the Lives of Over 5,700 People Last Year We are proud to share some highlights and stories from the past year in our 2022-2023 Annual Report. Please take…

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TAP Empowers Veterans: Nicholas

In life, there are moments when one’s determination and the right support can lead to profound changes. Today, we celebrate one such story of triumph and transformation: that of Nicholas,…

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Supporter Spotlight: Damon Williams

Damon Williams joined the staff of First Citizens Bank more than 23 years ago. He says they were already supporting TAP at that time. In the last three years, though,…

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How to Help Someone Who Is Experiencing Domestic Violence

Nearly one in every four women and one in seven men have experienced domestic abuse. Despite how frequently it occurs, most don’t know how to help when domestic violence happens…

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