On May 6-8, 2024, VFN will host its 3rd annual conference at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. With nearly 250 philanthropy executives, trustees, and staff members from across the Commonwealth expected to be in attendance, this event is one of the largest gatherings of Virginia’s philanthropic community. 

The 2024 conference theme: Stronger Together: Collective Action, Collective Impact was carefully crafted to build and advance VFN’s vision, mission, and values statements. The agenda intentionally focuses on how philanthropy can work together and across sectors to advance opportunities for all who call Virginia home. 

To register, click here.

2024 Conference Sponsors

A special thanks to our lead conference sponsors and those who have already committed to sponsoring portions of this year’s conference. For a full list of sponsorship opportunities, click here. To learn more, please contact Bess@VaFunders.org.

2024 Conference Planning Committee

Each year, the Conference Planning Committee, comprised of VFN Advisory Board members, members, and event sponsors, is responsible for planning and hosting this valuable and inspiring gathering.


Scott Blackwell, Co-Chair Emeritus

Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

Victor Branch, Co-Chair

Bank of America

Michelle Nelson, Co-Chair

Community Foundation for a greater Richmond


Nicole Acosta

Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Lincoln Boykin

River Counties Community Foundation

India Brown

The Harvest Foundation

Carolyn Champion

Dominion Energy

Fiona Charles

Obici Healthcare

Matthew Gibson

Virginia Humanities

Lindsey Gleason

Community Foundation of the New River Valley

Erin Hogan

Bank of America

Holly Hatcher

The Anne & Gene Worrell Foundation

Sean McMurray

Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia

Sherry Norquist

Sentara Healthcare

Erin Thomas

Potomac Health

Ricshawn Roane

Weissberg Foundation

Evette Roots

Wells Fargo