The Annie Belle Reavis Tuccori Foundation

Honoring the memory of a beloved Hampton Roads native, and supporting the causes that mattered to her most.

A Life of Quiet Consequence

Annie Belle Reavis Tuccori was born in Norfolk and named after her grandmother. She lived most of her life in Newport News and Hampton. She was a 1942 graduate of Newport News High School where she enjoyed acting in plays. On the weekends, she would go with her father to the dances hosted at the country club (now The Woodlands Golf Course). Later in life, Annie was employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company where she worked for 24 years. She was a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church where she said the Lord enriched her life with every lesson there.

A Legacy of Selflessness and Community

Annie believed in Newport News. She witnessed all of the highs and lows that have taken place over the last several decades- the victories, the abundance, the strife, the storms, the growth. She recognized the tremendous potential of her city, and saw all of the people and organizations working tirelessly to make that potential a reality. Annie lived a life of prudence, having grown up through the Great Depression and upon her death chose to provide the community she loved with a generous gift to foster the continued change that made this city so special to her. Though Annie passed on to the Kingdom of Heaven on May 26, 2018 at the age of 93, her memory and legacy will continue to enrich the community that she so loved throughout her many years.

Giving Back to a Beloved City​

It was Annie’s wish that a Foundation be created to promote the local causes she cared so much about and continue the growth and development this area has seen so much of through the years. Thus, the Annie Belle Reavis Tuccori Foundation was born. Through both her work at the Newport News Shipyard and through her life as an active member of the community, Annie’s love for the people, places, and culture of this area was tangible. It was her desire to use her legacy to benefit the area she loved.

Honoring Annie's Memory

Remembering the life of a great woman that embodied the courage, selflessness, and determination of Hampton Roads, and the gift she provided to our community.

Promoting Community Growth

Educating residents of our incredible shared history. Through a better understanding of where we came from, we have a better shared vision of where to go.

Supporting Local Organizations

The Foundation provides direct funding to non-profit entities supporting the local needs and development of the Hampton Roads community. If this sounds like your organization, we encourage you to get in touch. Our ultimate goal is to support the groups that are working to make Hampton Roads a place Annie would be proud of. To learn more and apply for funding, simply fill out the form below.

Providing Funding for Non-Profits Throughout Hampton Roads

Funding is provided to non-profit organizations on the Virginia Peninsula that benefit our local community. Causes may include social, religious, educational, environmental, or artistic- anything that promotes growth for our community. Each application is judged independently based on the work they’ve done previously and how their vision aligns with Annie’s beliefs and values. The amount of funding available per organization is based on the flow of requests and the unique needs of the organization requesting funding.

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Request for Funding

Does your non-profit support the needs of the Hampton Roads community? Submit a request for funds and we'll be in touch.