The Ashland Police Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization who received their designation on May 8, 2014. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors led by an Executive Committee who are governed by by-laws adopted January 7, 2013. A member of the Ashland Police Department serves on the Board as an ex-officio member who does not have the power to vote. The Board is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation, to include making all decisions for the distribution of funds, goods and services.
The Ashland Police Foundation, Inc. – independent of the Ashland Police Department and the Town of Ashland – is a benevolent, charitable/not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support of all members of the Town of Ashland law enforcement community. The Foundation addresses those special needs that may not be met by our local government. The Foundation is comprised of civic-minded citizens who appreciate the unique demands and challenges faced by the men and women who ensure the safety of our community.
Through fundraising efforts, random donations, and the generous support of our business and private community, the Ashland Police Foundation, Inc. Board members strategically distribute funds to the Ashland Police Department while ultimately benefitting the Ashland community. As needs arise and are presented to the Board by the ex-officio member of the Board or designee, the Board makes decisions on the management of these funds.
In addition to addressing any outstanding needs of our law enforcement community, the Foundation is dedicated to providing benevolent funding in times of need.
This award is bestowed on a business who supports the Town of Ashland and the Police Department. The recipient is chosen by the members of the Ashland Police Department. This award is in memory of its namesake Mr. Arthur Wade McKinney, who served on the Foundation’s Board from 2012-2016.
Mr. McKinney was a member of the Ashland Police Foundation who supported not only the Ashland Police Department but the entire Town of Ashland. After graduating from Va Tech, Class of 1965, Company E of the Corps of Cadets, Art began his engineering career in the Richmond area. He founded McKinney & Company in 1979 and was Chairman and Senior Principle, active in the company until 2015. He was a loyal Hokie, a restorer of British sports cars, a generous philanthropist to many causes, and a world traveler, a mentor to many young folks, a wonderful husband and loving father and grandfather. Mr. McKinney was always willing to dedicate his time to the Police Foundation and ensured the officers were provided with the needed support. It is only fitting given the time and dedication that he provided to the police department that businesses who follow in his memory be bestowed this honor for their support.
This scholarship is awarded for specialized and leadership training opportunities.
Lee Roy Boschen, Jr. began his masonry apprenticeship at age 19 in 1958 with Coates & Coleman Brick Contractors and completed his apprenticeship in 1962. Upon completing his apprenticeship, he began contracting brick on homes that his father built as Boschen Builders. In October 1967, Lee Roy kicked off his business with the help of his wife, Glenda Boschen. His business began with just a desk in his living room, one laborer, one bricklayer (Duke Shelton), one truck, and Glenda who managed the books. In March 1973, Lee Roy incorporated his business and took on more commercial work where he built churches, schools, and office building warehouses. He worked at Boschen Masonry until his death on December 18, 2019, at age 80. During his lifetime, Lee Roy grew his business on a foundation of honest and quality. He served his community through involvement in and leadership of countless organizations including the Virginia Masonry Association and the Randolph-Macon College Advisory Board. A devoted supporter of the Ashland Police Department, Lee Roy served on the Ashland Police Foundation Board from 2012-2019.