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: https://www.cfrrr.org This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Teri McNally, Executive Director of the The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock […]

Member Spotlight: Erin Matthews Thomas, Potomac Health Foundation

Potomac Health Foundation Location: Woodbridge, Virginia Mission: To improve the health of the community by increasing access to health care for the medically underserved. Website: https://potomachealthfoundation.org This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Erin Matthews Thomas, Senior Program Officer of the Potomac Health Foundation (PHF). Here’s a little bit more about Erin and her work in philanthropy:    Describe your […]

Member Spotlight: Kate Keller, The Harvest Foundation

The Harvest Foundation Location: Martinsville, Virginia Mission: The Harvest Foundation, in partnership with the diverse people and organizations that call Martinsville-Henry County home, serves as a long-term catalyst, advocate, and investor to make our community a welcoming place where all can thrive Website: www.theharvestfoundation.org This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Kate Keller, President of The Harvest Foundation […]

Member Spotlight: Clark Casteel, Danville Regional Foundation

Danville Regional Foundation Location: Danville, Virginia Website: www.drfonline.org This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Clark Casteel, President & CEO of the Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) and a member of VFN’s Executive Committee and also serves as VFN’s Secretary/Treasurer. Here’s our spotlight opportunity to learn more about Clark and his work in philanthropy:    Describe your philanthropic philosophy and […]

How Philanthropy Can Help Keep Communities Covered

Guest blog post authored by Emily Roller, Health Insurance Program Manager, Virginia Health Care Foundation When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it allowed Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to continue most Medicaid members’ coverage without having to renew their […]

Member Spotlight: Travis Jackson, Wythe-Bland Foundation

Wythe-Bland Foundation Location: Wytheville, Virginia Mission: Providing opportunities for innovation and collaboration to promote a healthier community. Website: www.wbfoundation.com This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Travis Jackson, Executive Director & CEO of the Wythe-Bland Foundation. Travis is also an Advisory Board member for VFN. Here’s a little bit more about Travis and his work in philanthropy: Describe […]

Join me for VFN’s Inaugural Conference!

Dear friends, On May 3-4, the Virginia Funders Network will host its inaugural conference in beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia. On behalf of my fellow conference Co-chairs and Planning Committee members, I invite you to join us for this inspiring two-day opportunity to gather with more than 150 of our fellow Virginia funders for in-person learning, networking, and community-building.  […]

Member Spotlight: Amy Owen, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties

Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties Location: Leesburg, Virginia  Mission: To grow community giving. Website: www.CommunityFoundationLF.org This month, VFN kicks off a new “Member Spotlight” series with a feature of one of our founding Advisory Board members, Amy Owen, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. What are […]

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) 2022

Happening Virtually in April Whether this is your first, your fourth, or your fourteenth FOTH (the fond nickname for Foundations on the Hill), you are invited to join Virginia Funders Network (VFN) from April 5 – 7, 2022, in learning more about how to be a better advocate for those policies that matter most to […]

Recap: Our Pre-General Assembly Legislative Briefing

The week of January 9, 2022 is an important time in Virginia politics. On January 12, the General Assembly, with its new Republican majority, convenes for a long, two-month session and, on January 15, Virginia will inaugurate its 74th Governor, Glenn Youngkin.  To help Virginia’s philanthropic community understand and prepare for these political changes, the […]