2023 Regional Funders Gathering Wrap Up

Over the past four months, more than 200 funders came together across seven regions in the Commonwealth to explore ways to amplify the power of philanthropy in addressing the pressing needs of Virginia communities. During these VFN Regional Funder Gatherings (RFG), members learned from each other and discussed opportunities to work together to scale the […]

Member Spotlight: Dr. LaTonya Penny, Laughing Gull Foundation

Laughing Gull Foundation Durham, North Carolina https://www.laughinggull.org/ Today’s “Member Spotlight” features Dr. LaTonya Penny, Chief Executive at the Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF). LGF is a progressive family foundation rooted in the South and committed to justice and committed to redistributing their resources to repair, re-humanize, and transform relationships, institutions, and systems. Pictured: Dr. Latonya Penny […]

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 impact investing learning series in […]

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 […]

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 […]