On May 6-8, 2024, VFN hosted its 3rd annual conference at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Nearly 300 philanthropy executives, trustees, and staff members from across the Commonwealth have registered were in attendance for this year’s sold-out conference, making this event 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 focused on how philanthropy can work together and across sectors to advance opportunities for all who call Virginia home. 

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2024 Conference Sponsors

A special thanks to our lead conference sponsors and supporters who have made this year’s conference possible. 

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.


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

India Brown

The Harvest Foundation

Lindsey Gleason

Community Foundation of the New River Valley

Sherry Norquist

Sentara Healthcare

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Carolyn Champion

Dominion Energy

Erin Hogan

Bank of America

Erin Thomas

Potomac Health

Scott Blackwell

Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

Fiona Charles

Obici Healthcare

Holly Hatcher

The Anne & Gene Worrell Foundation

Ricshawn Roane

Weissberg Foundation

Lincoln Boykin

River Counties Community Foundation

Matthew Gibson

Virginia Humanities

Sean McMurray

Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia

Evette Roots

Wells Fargo

Highlights from this Year's Conference