Elizabeth "Bess" Littlefield

Virginia Funders Network Announces Elizabeth “Bess” Littlefield as New CEO 

Littlefield, CEO of J. Sergeant Reynolds’ educational foundation, will lead Virginia’s membership network of nearly 120 philanthropic organizations. Today, the Virginia Funders Network (VFN) announced the appointment of Elizabeth “Bess” Littlefield as its new chief executive officer at its 2023 Annual Conference, the largest gathering of Virginia’s philanthropic leaders. Littlefield will

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Member Spotlight: Stephanie Randolph, Cassiopeia Foundation

Cassiopeia Foundation Charlottesville, Virginia Mission: Created in 1944, Cassiopeia’s designated mission is “for the betterment of mankind.” This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Stephanie Randolph, Deputy Director of the Cassiopeia Foundation and NEW Advisory Board member. Stephanie has also been deeply engaged in VFN’s impact investing space, serving as co-chair of our

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VFN releases NEW Strategic Framework

Today, after a 10-month, member-driven strategic planning process, VFN is proud to release our first-ever Strategic Framework!  More than 80% of VFN’s member organizations provided ideas and input to shape this plan which will drive VFN’s work over the next three years. Specifically, we will work together to:  build and

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Broadband Funding Guide Now Available

Broadband access – or lack thereof – impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. The pandemic drove this home in a way never before experienced. From being able to go to school and work online, to accessing healthcare and mental health services, to enabling civic participation, to supporting social connections,

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Member Spotlight: Dr. William A. Hazel, The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation Location: Fairfax, Virginia Mission: The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation initiates and supports programs and partnerships that create opportunities for life success for under-resourced populations throughout the Commonwealth but with a special emphasis on Loudoun County. Website: This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Dr. William A. Hazel, Senior

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Member Spotlight: Teri McNally, The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia Mission: The Community Foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of the Rappahannock River region. Our mission is to build a flourishing philanthropic community.      Website: This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Teri McNally, Executive Director of the The

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