The Minor Preston Educational Fund was endowed by Asalie M. Preston in 1982 as a Charlottesville−based charitable trust. She envisioned her estate dedicated to the betterment of the community to which she and her father, Rives C. Minor, both lifelong educators, had devoted much effort. Today the fund supports and recognizes worthy public school students in the Charlottesville−Albemarle community, awards scholarships to graduating seniors from those schools and pursues various other educational, scientific, and charitable projects.