2023 Year in Review

As we move into what we anticipate being another busy year, we invite you to reflect on the successes of 2023. Please take a few minutes to read our newly released 2023 Year in Review to learn more about how we:

  • Began to implement the 2023-25 Strategic Framework.
  • Hosted dozens of learning and networking opportunities – including our second annual conference – to help funders learn from experts and each other.
  • Strengthened our financial infrastructure for long-term sustainability.


We also celebrate the commitment of two of our inaugural founders, Mark Constantine and Patricia Mathews, as they ended their terms in December 2023. They, along with the 17 other committed individuals listed below, worked together for several years to turn the vision of a statewide funders network into the reality of VFN.

Founding Members

Scott Blackwell, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
Victor Branch, Bank of America 
Annette Beuchler, formerly with Obici Healthcare Foundation
Clark Casteel, Danville Regional Foundation
Mark Constantine, formerly with Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Kelly Chopus, formerly with Robins Foundation 
Christy Connolly, PATH Foundation 
Deborah DiCroce, Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Mary Fant Donnan, The Alleghany Foundation 
Elliot Haspel, Robins Foundation
Erin Hogan, Bank of America 

Travis Jackson, Wythe-Bland Foundation
Dan Layman, Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge 
Patricia Mathews, formerly with Northern Virginia Health Foundation 
Amy Owen, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties 
Heather Peeler, ACT for Alexandria 
Carol Sale, formerly with Williamsburg Health Foundation
Sari Raskin, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 
Lynn Tadlock, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation 

We welcome three new board members who began their service in January – Sean McMurray with Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia, Sherry Norquist with Sentara, and Courtney Rice with Northern Virginia Health Foundation, formerly with Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. 

Thank you for being an essential part of the Virginia Funders Network and for helping to make our progress possible. We hope you’ll join with us through active participation in all VFN offerings as we embark on the fourth year of our statewide association.