More About Party Parade


Party Parade was founded in 1989 by Zan Short to support local charities. The parties have been successful in bringing many people together for fun, entertainment, and education. Party Parade has helped newcomers in the community make new friends and become a part of the community. It has also disseminated information about the charities. The following organizations have been the recipients of Party Parade funds:

1989  Central Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross

1990  Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville

1991  FOCUS for Teensight and Jobsight

1992  Shelter for Help in Emergency

1993  Charlottesville Free Clinic

1994  The Virginia Discovery Museum

1995  The Mental Health Association of Charlottesville/Albemarle

1996  Senior Center, Inc.            

1997  Meals on Wheels

1998  Party Parade Fund, managed by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

1999  WorkSource Enterprises

2000  Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle

2001 Camp Holiday Trails

2002 Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

2003 "I Have A Dream" Foundation

2004 The Paramount Theater

2005 The Alzheimer's Association

2006 The ARC of the Piedmont

2007 The Community Children's Dental Center

2008 Party Parade Fund, managed by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Small Grants

1999 Hospice of the Piedmont

2000 Charlottesville/Albemarle Mental Health Association

2001 The Discovery Museum.  

2002 United Way Volunteer Board

2003 Service Dogs of Virginia

2003 Children, Youth and Family Services, Inc. 

2004 Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)

2004 Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB &D)

2005 Children, Youth, and Family Services, Inc.

2006 Music Resource Center

2007 The Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle

2007 Shelter for Help in Emergency

2008 The Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle

2008 The Youth Development Network Scholarship Committee of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families

2008 Children,Youth & Family Services

2009 Children, Youth, & Family Services

2009 Hospice of the Piedmont,

2009 Virginia Discovery Museum,

2010 The Salvation Army,
2010 Computer 4 Kids
2010 Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP)

2011 Adventure Camp, Inc.
2011 Kid Pan Alley

2011 Children, Youth & Family Services

2011 Hospice of the Piedmont

2012 Building Goodness

2012 The Mediation Center

2013 Emergency Food Bank

2014 Marty Whitlow Cancer Research Fund

2014 Children, Youth and Family Services

2014 The Women's Initiative

2014 Meals on Wheels

2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters

2015 Ready Kids

2015 Piedmont CASA

2016 Ready Kids

2016 Wildrock

2017 Ready Kids

2017 Elk Hill

2017 Quickstart Tennis


Special Thanks To:
Charlottesville Press
Wills & Associates, PC
John Zunka, Legal Counsel
Hunter Smith
Kitchie Tolleson

Our thanks to all those in the community who have supported Party Parade
and the Party Parade Fund throughout the years.

Party Parade Board 


Zan Short

Vice Presidents
Tom Albro
Bryan Thomas

Maggie Bourgeois
Linda MacIlwaine

Kristin Albert

Founder and Honorary Chairman
Zan Short

Honorary Members
Hunter Smith
Kitchie Tolleson

Legal Counsel
John Zunka

Web Masters
Jerry Short       Zan Short

Web Site Address

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