Now, the General Assembly has made it official.
A reception was held last Thursday at the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center to celebrate the couple’s numerous contributions, and to present them formally with a copy of House Joint Resolution No. 725, which passed unanimously earlier this year.
The bill, patroned by Harvey B. Morgan (R-Middlesex) in the House of Delegates and Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) in the Senate of Virginia, commended the Whites for "their longstanding history of philanthropy and leadership in Mathews County."
Representatives of some the many civic organizations that have benefitted from the Whites’ largess took part in the event in the former Sibley’s General Store building that has, thanks in large measure to Jeff and Roz White, been transformed into a permanent home for MCVIC.