The Community Foundation to Honor Nick and Kathy Nerangis

The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley to Honor Nick and Kathy Nerangis at the Annual Community Stars Event

The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (CFNSV) will honor Nick and Kathy Nerangis at their 2023 “An Evening with Our Community Stars” dinner on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The celebration is held at Fox Meadow Barn, 350 Old Firehouse Ln, Winchester, VA 22602. The proceeds from the evening’s festivities will support the CFNSV Annual Campaign.

Nick and Kathy Nerangis will be recognized for their roles as the cornerstones of our community since 1978 and have owned and operate many businesses for the past 52 years. The Nerangis Management Corporation provides its services to several McDonald’s Restaurants, Country Inn & Suites and Comfort Inns Hotels, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Kernstown Commons Shopping Center, and Nerangis Properties, all of which share Nerangis family ownership.

Kathy is a founding member of First Night Winchester and recently served as Board Member Emeritus, and also served on the Winchester Medical Center Board and the Winchester Medical Center Foundation Board and the Winchester Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and was involved with the building of the Cancer Center at Winchester Medical Center which opened in 2016. As well, she served on the Lord Fairfax Community College Board as president and was a member of the LFCC Foundation Board. Other Boards that Kathy has served on are Kids Are Our Concern, the Youth Development Center, Chairman of the Board of Shalom et Benedictus, Co-Chair of the Taste of the Town, and involved with the WATTS program. She is currently a Board member of the Henry and William Evans Home for Children and is an active member the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival and the Christ Episcopal Church.

Nicholas Nerangis is the Board chairman of The Nerangis Management Corporation and is a 1963 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Nuclear Science and served active duty in the Nuclear Fleet. Following his service Nick and Kathy, opened their first McDonald’s Restaurant in Richmond, VA in 1970.

During their 52 years as McDonald’s owner-operators, they have been very fortunate and appreciative to have received several national awards for their dedication to community service especially as it applies to causes concerning youth. They were instrumental in the development of the Ronald McDonald House program in Richmond, VA, and honored by Every Child by Two and the Center for Disease Control for development of an international immunization program for youth which affected over 30 million children, An honor that was given by former First Lady, Rosalyn Carter.

Nick received his second degree in 2004 when he graduated from Shenandoah University with a F.A. in Acting, his lifelong passion and now pursues his love of the arts. He a proud member of the Winchester Rotary Club and has served on the Board of the H.F. Byrd School of Business, and the Board of Trustees of Shenandoah University. He currently is a Board Member Emeritus.

Nick and Kathy have been married for 60 years and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Tickets to the event are $75 and must be reserved prior to February 28, 2023. Reservations are available at, or call the CFNSV office at 540-869-6776.

Established in 2001, the Community Foundation (CFNSV), has an endowment of more than $13.5 million and has returned more than $3.2 million to the community in grants and pass-through funds. CFNSV has 132 named funds that support a wide range of charitable interests in the city of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick and Warren. If you would like to support operations of The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley with a tax-deductible donation, kindly reach us 540-869-6776.

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