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VIRGINIA FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION VIRGINIAâ€™S COMMUNITY COLLEGES DECEMBER 2016
VFCCE Chair Ronald Holmes (left) and 50th Anniversary Gala Steering Committee Co-Chairs Connie Kincheloe and Joe Daniel toast a successful celebration. 2
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends, The celebration of our 50th anniversary has provided an extraordinary opportunity to focus on the value of Virginia’s Community Colleges to the commonwealth. When a dozen unwavering volunteers, statewide leadership from former and current governing and foundation boards accompanied by 23 devoted community college presidents, many enthusiastic student leaders, and one committed chancellor come together– success happens. In short, the 50th anniversary gala was grand! And through the support of our partners and investors, we will transform the lives of Virginians and the communities of the commonwealth. Through your efforts: • More than $2.4 million was raised to benefit students. • Ben and Betty Davenport invested $1 million to create the Davenport Institute for Early Childhood Development, enhancing the quality of life for children, families and communities in Southern and Southwest Virginia. • Fifty veterans will receive a scholarship to support attainment of a workforce credential, thanks to Dominion.
• Ten fellowships were created by Inova to support leadership development in the Northern Virginia region. • Carilion Clinic provided start-up funds for workforce credentialing programs. • Leadership gifts were made to support VFCCE programs such as Great Expectations and the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative. These are but a few examples of the support inspired and initiated by the beginning of our second half-century. And we are not finished yet. Through the generosity of lead donor and former State Board member Joe Daniel, who co-chaired the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee, every gift made after the gala event will be matched by him, up to $100,000, to complete our anniversary year. Supporters like these open limitless opportunities for our future. Our visibility is high. With your help, we will build on the momentum of the past 12 months, celebrate the progress of our first 50 years, and ensure that we secure the resources to fulfill the promise of our next 50 years. With deep thanks and high hopes,
Jennifer S. Gentry 3
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA Music, laughter, confetti and toasts marked the 50th anniversary celebration for Virginia’s Community Colleges. More than 450 community college friends and supporters gathered at the Richmond Marriott on October 15, 2016, to celebrate the golden anniversary of Virginia’s Community Colleges at a black-tie event sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. Guests were welcomed by Thomas F. Farrell II, CEO of Dominion, and Governor Terry McAuliffe congratulated Virginia’s Community Colleges on being the “best system in the nation.” Anne Holton, Virginia’s former Secretary of Education, said she has cited Virginia’s Community Colleges — and Virginia’s system of public and higher education — as great examples in towns and cities across the nation. A special video tribute to Dana Hamel, the first chancellor of VCCS, honored his commitment and dedication in building the system from the ground up, and saluted former Governor Mills E. Godwin, who marshaled legislative resources to create a comprehensive system of community colleges statewide in 1966. The 50th anniversary gala raised a total of $2.4 million to support the programs of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, including a $1 million gift from Ben and Betty Davenport.
1 Thomas F. Farrell II, CEO of Dominion, welcomed everyone as honorary chair. 2 Left to right, Barbara Fried, Chancellor Glenn DuBois, Steering Committee Co-Chair Connie Kincheloe, Adam Fried and Rhonda Fried. 3 Founding Chancellor Dana B. Hamel received a standing ovation for his contributions. 4 Former Secretary of Education Anne Holton greets former Governor and Mrs. George Allen and former Secretary of Education Laura Fornash. 5 VFCCE Chair Ron and Anne Holmes; John and Marilyn Farrington; and 50th anniversary Co-Chair Joe Daniel. 6 State Board Chair James Cuthbertson. 7 Secretary of Agriculture Basil Gooden, State Board Member Susan Gooden and former Congressman L. F. Payne. 8 Ben and Betty Davenport, former Governor Gerald Baliles, Senator Rosalyn Dance, Chancellor DuBois, and Nathanial Dance. 9 G. Gilmer and Charlotte Minor.
BEN AND BETTY DAVENPORT GIFT BOOSTS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA A highlight of the 50th anniversary gala was an announcement by Governor McAuliffe that Ben and Betty Davenport have made a $1 million donation to establish the Davenport Early Childhood Development Institute. The Institute will partner with four of Virginia’s Community Colleges – Danville, Patrick Henry, Virginia Western, and New River – to ensure high-quality training and education for childcare workers. “It is imperative that our education system prepare children for the opportunities of tomorrow by giving them the tools for educational success as early in life as possible,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the gala. “I sincerely thank the Davenport family for their generosity, and I commend the Virginia Community College System for their innovation and their individualized attention to students across the commonwealth.” “We believe every child should have the opportunity to have a successful, productive life,” the Davenports stated. “Children need proper care and educational instruction from the beginning of life. The Virginia Community College System is at the forefront of providing the training to make this happen.” 6
Betty and Ben Davenport
Ben Davenport currently serves as chairman of two companies, each of which employs more than 100 area residents – Davenport Energy and First Piedmont Corporation, a full-service waste management company he started in 1969. Longtime philanthropists, the Davenports have a history of advocating on behalf of early childhood education. Betty has
served on the board of Smart Beginnings Danville/Pittsylvania, and Ben is director emeritus of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. This golden couple is also celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, having married in the same year the Virginia Community College System was created.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Secretary of Education Anne Holton with students from Northern Virginia Community College.
GOLDEN INVESTMENTS IN HONOR OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR In addition to the $1 million gift from Ben and Betty Davenport to establish the Early Childhood Development Institute, more than $1.4 million was raised in honor of the 50th Anniversary. Funds raised were earmarked for a number of special initiatives, including: • A $100,000 GIFT FROM INOVA to establish a Fellows Scholarship Program for Northern Virginia students studying health care related fields. • A $50,000 GIFT FROM DOMINION to establish scholarships to expand educational opportunities for veterans, particularly through attainment of a workforce credential.
• A $50,000 GIFT FROM CARILION CLINIC to the Workforce Credential Start-Up Fund, to build capacity and support start-up programs in workforce credentials. • GIFTS THAT HELPED INCREASE OR ENDOW A NUMBER OF NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS, including the Dana B. Hamel Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, the Eva Teig Hardy
Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and the Laurens Sartoris Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. • AND SPONSORSHIPS RANGING FROM $5,000 TO $25,000 that will be used for enhancing workforce credentials, scholarships and other initiatives. To our donors and supporters, a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU! 7
STEERING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS GO THE DISTANCE â€” AND THEN SOME! The 50th anniversary gala and fundraising campaign would not have succeeded without the hard work of the two Steering Committee co-chairs â€“ Joe Daniel and Connie Kincheloe, both members of the Godwin Society as past members of the State Board for Community Colleges.
50th Anniversary Steering Committee Co-Chairs Joe Daniel and Connie Kincheloe
Working with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, they worked tirelessly to plan for both the event and the fundraising that will leave lasting legacies for our community colleges and the students we serve. And even as the gala evening drew to a close, these cochairs were not finished yet. Through the generosity of lead donor Joe Daniel, every gift made after the gala through the end of the year will be matched, up to $100,000. This challenge gift will help the VFCCE close out an extraordinary anniversary year.
50TH ANNIVERSARY STEERING COMMITTEE A stellar group of board members, donors and friends gathered to plan for a 50th anniversary celebration for Virginia’s Community Colleges. Pictured are, left to right, Doug Elliott, Eva Hardy, G. Gilmer Minor, Connie Kincheloe (co-chair), Joe Daniel (cochair), Dottie Whitt, Stewart Roberson, Jennifer Gentry, and Susan Payne.
Also serving on the steering committee but not pictured are: Carolyn Berkowitz, Nancy Nagle Bolio, Virginia Senator Rosalyn Dance, Deborah DiCroce, Glenn DuBois, the Honorable Alan Diamonstein, Ron Holmes, the Honorable Eddy Dalton Phillips, Laurens Sartoris, Eleanor Saslaw, Knox Singleton, Gerald “J. J.” Smith, Blair Wimbush and John “Dubby” Wynne.
Ed and Cathy Dalrymple, shown here with Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships Doug Elliott (left), sponsored the celebration through two of their companies, Chemung Contracting Corp. and Cedar Mountain Stone Corp. The Dalrymples are also a key part of a new statewide partnership to train asphalt pavers, through Germanna Community College.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS HELP MEET TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE NEEDS The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education – and Virginia’s Community Colleges – have a strong tradition of partnering with individuals and organizations to develop programs that meet the needs of Virginia’s students and families. Strategic partnerships will continue to be critical as the foundation reaches out to new partners through 50th anniversary projects. 50th anniversary sponsors Ed and Cathy Dalrymple, for instance, are part of a new state partnership between Virginia’s Community Colleges (led by Germanna Community College), the Virginia Asphalt Association and the Virginia Department of Transportation to provide training and certifications for asphalt paving workers. Virginia’s asphalt industry employs more than 10,000 workers who are critical to maintaining the statewide highway system. The partnership, with classes beginning in 2017, supports business growth, develops continuing education for changing materials and practices, and creates a supply chain to replace retiring workers. This will be accomplished through creation of stackable credentials, entry level to advanced training, an apprenticeship program and development of a pathway to an associate degree.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR The magic of the community college mission is that it brings the community together in order to move forward. Students and families, business and elected leaders, and donors — especially donors! — help us solve today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s aspirations. As chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, I want to thank you for supporting the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. Your generosity opens doors and elevates the lives of people in your community. Together, we are building the Virginia we all aspire to see. By working together; by helping more people earn the credentials they need for the careers they seek; by ensuring more businesses have the talented employees they need to compete; we are building on the success of our first 50 years with a promise that our next 50 will be even better! Thank you for all you do,
Glenn DuBois 11
INVESTING IN LIVES AND COMMUNITIES The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is grateful for all of the private gifts and grants that make it possible for the VFCCE to carry out its mission of providing access to education for all Virginians. Thank you to the following donors for their gifts to the VFCCE from July 1, 2015, to October 31, 2016. If you see a listing in error or know of a name that is missing, please contact the VFCCE by emailing email@example.com.
Judy Campbell and Michael Henke
Ellen and Jack Davenport
John Davies, III
Betsey and Robert Fountain
Anne and Til Hazel, Jr.
Mary Evans and Thomas Cantone
W. Heywood Fralin
Cindy and William Hazel
Lucy and Jerry Denney
Sue and Tom Fulghum
Andrea and Craig Herndon
Shahnaz Ahmed Virginia Geoffrey and John Andelin
Beverly and Alan Diamonstein
Ann and John Cavan
Jane and Dan Dixon
Robin and Gerald Baliles
Liling and Hank Chao
Jennifer and Fred Gentry
William Dolan, III
Marcia and Marvin Gilliam
Carolyn and L. Jack Hite
Page and George Gilliam
Susan and David Goode
Sandy and John Downey
Susan and Basil Gooden
Anne and Ronald Holmes
Barbara and Randall Betz
Megan and Donald Beyer
Mary Ann Conrad
Dinah and Kurt Gottschalk
Tonya and Mark Graham
Helen and John Hopkins, III
Lelia Baum Hopper
Irving Groves, Jr.
Sara and Neil Houff
Beese Craigie and Walter Craigie (deceased)
Sylvia and Rodney Eagle
Jean and Stephen Eitelman
Edwin C. Hall
LaVonne Parker Ellis
William Hall, Jr.
Elizabeth and David Jerlinski
Trish and Mark Estepp
Karen and Billy Eyles
Barbara and Stephen Johnsen
Marilyn and John Farrington
John D. Hardesty
Anne Holton and Tim Kaine
Estelle and Dave Hardin
Eva and Michael Hardy
Constance and Joseph Kincheloe
Bruce Bowman Thomas Brewster Arthur Brinkley, III Kimberly Britt Jill Brown John Brown Katherine Butler Gretchen Byrd Harry Byrd, III Debra Callison
Elizabeth Creamer Elizabeth Crowther Pamela Currey Martha and Walter Curt James Cuthbertson Pamela Dalrymple Gene Damon Linda and Joseph Daniel Sara and Charles Dassance Betty and Ben Davenport
Mary and Charles King
Lisa and William Moore
Ann and Mark Kington
Maureen and Vincent La Piana
Vicky and Gary Muensterman
Darcie and Blair Nelsen
Patty and Ned Nicholas
Peggy and Aubrey Layne Mary Louise Leake
Linda Laibstain and Robert Nusbaum
Mary Ann and Jack Lewis
Rose Marie Owen
Susan and L.F. Payne
Linda and Chris Lumsden
Deborah and Michael Quillen
Debby and Dan McGinn
Connie and Bruce Meyer
Students and staff from Wytheville and Mountain Empire community colleges advocated for community colleges at Every Day is Community College Day during the 2016 General Assembly Session. Jane and Robert Sandel
Faith and Laurens Sartoris
Mary and Robert Sullivan
Mark White, Jr.
Darrell Scruggs, Jr.
Dottie and Alfred Whitt
William Talley, III
A. Michael Wilkerson
Sally and James Lee Wilkerson
Erna and F. David Wilkin
M. Noel Sipple
F. Blair Wimbush
D. French Slaughter, III
Rosalie and Max Wingett
Nancy and Francis Turnage
Mary Jane and Verne Michael
Kaye and Gerald “J. J.” Smith, Jr.
Susan and Roy Wood
Barbara and James Ukrop
Charlotte and G. Gilmer Minor, III
J. Michael Robb
Leslie and Stewart Roberson
Allison and Jeff Mitchell
Melina and Andrew Vaughan
Susan and John “Dubby” Wynne
Wendy and Michael Smith
Ruth and Brandt Vaughan
John Monger, III
Peggy and George Vaughan
Kathryn Hammond and Amy Walter
Susan and Chip Yates Michel Zajur Sara and Dennis Zimmerman
CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS A & N Electric Cooperative Alexander Insurance Agency Altria American Electric Power Foundation Association for Corporate Growth: Richmond Chapter Ballmer Family Giving Bank of America Charitable Foundation BARC Electric Cooperative Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Birdsong Charitable Foundation Blackboard, Inc. Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Bon Secours Health System Brownâ€™s Insurance Agency CampusGuard Capital One Capital Results Carilion Clinic Carlisle Associates, Inc. CDS Tractor Trailer Training Cedar Mountain Stone Corporation Centennial Contractors Central Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Chemung Contracting Corporation Chesapeake Marketing Children and Family Legacy Fund Chmura Economics & Analytics
Clark Nexsen Claude Moore Charitable Foundation CoBank Cole & Denny Architects Commercial Insurance Services Community Electric Cooperative ConServe Coverage, Inc. Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative Crowder Insurance Agency Curtis Group Consultants Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation Danville Community College Educational Foundation Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc. Deborah J. Johnston Foundation, Inc. Dell Dewberry Dillon Insurance Agency Diversified Educational System Dominion Foundation Dominion Resources Draper Aden Associates Ed2go Edmentum Electronic Systems, Inc. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation EMSI Fieldale Insurance Agency First English Evangelical Lutheran Church Follett
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. Full Measure Education Genworth Foundation Geographic Solutions Germanna Community College Educational Foundation GHT Insurance Agency Gold Key/PHR Gradcast Graystone Group Advertising HCM Strategists LLC Helfant Realty, Inc. Higher One, Inc. Hirschler Fleischer Hollis Family Foundation Holmes, Riley & Associates of Merrill Lynch HRI Associates Hughes, Gregory & Wells Agency, Inc. Independent Insurance Center Information Builders Inova Health System J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation John Tyler Community College Foundation Kathryn B. McQuade Foundation Kaye & Gerald Smith Family Fund of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Lee Electrical Lester Insurance Logistics Specialties, Inc. Lord Fairfax Community College
Lumos Networks Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc. McGuireWoods Consulting MEB General Contractors Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Meyer Foundation Moseley Architects Moses D. Nunnally, Jr. Charitable Lead Unitrust B MPACT Solutions Mullins, Gordon & Norman Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors National Healthcareer Association National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation Nelnet Business Solutions New River Community College Educational Foundation Newport News Shipbuilding (a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries) North Highland Northern Neck Electric Cooperative Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative Okonite Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Old Dominion University PadillaCRT Patrick Henry Community College Foundation
Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Pearson Philip L. Graham Fund Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Potomac Health Foundation Powell Valley Electric Cooperative PowerSecure, Inc. PowerServices, Inc. Prince George Electric Cooperative ProTrain, LLC Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation Rappahannock Electric Cooperative RCM&D RealTime Accounting Solutions Riverland Insurers RRMM Architects RSM US LLP Saunders & Benson, Inc. Schneider Electric Sentara Healthcare & Optima Health Shear Artistry Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative SLAIT Consulting snagajob Solutions for Progress South Boston Insurance Agency Southside Electric Cooperative
Southside Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Combo Starr Hill / Red Light Fund State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Suffolk Insurance Corporation SunTrust Banks, Inc. Susan W. Davenport & W. Edgar Spigle Fund SyCom Technologies TESCO Foundation, LLC The Armistead Group The Center for Legal Studies The Charles H. Henderson Family Charitable Gift Fund The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia/ Dewberry Charitable Fund The Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia The John & Amy Griffin Foundation, Inc. The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation The Neall Family Charitable Foundation The Peachtree House Foundation The SkillSource Group The Virginia Mainstream Project The Wilson Bias Family Fund Thomas Nelson Community College Thompson Hospitality Group Tiffany & Co.
Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Tuition Management Systems United Utility Supply Cooperative Inc. Universal Leaf Foundation University of Richmond University of Virginia United Student Aid Funds, Inc. Valley Proteins, Inc. Verizon Foundation Virginia Commonwealth Corporation Virginia Community Colleges Association Virginia Credit Union Virginia Economic Development Partnership Virginia Goodwill Network, Inc. Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation Virginia529 Vocational Research Institute W.A. Hazel, Inc. Washington Forrest Foundation Watkins Insurance Agency, Inc. Wells Fargo WHRO Public Media William H. Talley & Son, Inc. Woods Rogers PLC Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation
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Great Expectations Coach Mickey Paige at CVCC helps former foster students like Dena Wells achieve higher education goals.
WHAT IS THE VFCCE? A statewide educational foundation that works with Virginia’s 23 community colleges, the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education supports student success and provides financial assistance to all students who dream of attending college. When you support the VFCCE, you support access, affordability, and student success at EVERY Virginia Community College. We invite you to join us in our mission of providing access to education for all Virginians.
FOUNDATION PRIORITIES WORKFORCE CREDENTIAL GRANTS Training for highdemand credentials is more accessible and more affordable than ever before thanks to the 2016 Virginia General Assembly and the administration of Governor Terry McAuliffe. The newly adopted Workforce Credentials Grant Program, the nation’s first pay-forperformance plan, will cover two-thirds of the training costs for individuals pursuing credentials in highdemand fields.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS This innovative, nationally recognized program helps Virginia’s foster youth earn the postsecondary credentials they need to achieve an independent and successful life. Great Expectations is offered at 18 of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Connecting foster youth with an adult coach committed to their success provides the “wrap-around” support these teenagers need.
RURAL VIRGINIA HORSESHOE INITIATIVE The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative tackles the challenge of preparing those in the state’s rural horseshoe for the jobs of the future. Were “rural Virginia” its own state, it would be home to more than two million people and rank 50th in the nation in educational attainment. This VFCCE initiative seeks to double the percentage of rural residents who earn an associate degree or other college credential from 26 percent to 52 percent.
SCHOLARSHIPS Through named scholarships and prestigious fellows programs, outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds have the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, and also receive invaluable mentoring and leadership training. Nearly $2.5 million has been awarded to 546 students through the VFCCE over the past 10 years. The VFCCE also works with statewide donors to provide Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships at each of the 23 community colleges.
FUNDING EXCELLENCE Public funding supports only a basic level of programs, services and facilities at Virginia’s Community Colleges. As enrollments grow at Virginia’s Community Colleges, student needs outpace diminished state funding and shrinking budgets. Support from donors like you fund those unmet needs. Your contributions are an investment in Virginia’s future that yields a profound return, enhancing the quality of life for all Virginians.
WAYS TO GIVE When you support the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, you support access, affordability and student success at every Virginia Community College. Help us continue our mission of providing access to education for all Virginians. Giving online is secure and easy. All gifts go directly to the VFCCE. You can designate areas where you want to direct your contributions, or honor someone’s name with your gift. Please visit www.vccs.edu/giving.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
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DONATE STOCK OR ANNUITIES A gift of stock or appreciated securities has two major advantages. It provides the donor with an immediate income tax deduction and eliminates capital gains taxes to the extent allowed by law. Stock can be transferred to the VFCCE.
MATCHING GIFTS Double the impact of your gift! Ask at work if your employer has a matching gifts program, augmenting your gift with donations from your company.
CALL US! We can take your gift over the phone, or talk to you about these and other ways you can make a difference in higher education opportunities for Virginia’s citizens. The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our federal tax id is 23-7004354. Virginia Foundation for Community College Education 300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200 Richmond, Virginia 23236 804-819-4961; 804-819-4962 www.vccs.edu/giving
PLANNED GIVING Making a bequest from your future estate can be a generous way to maximize your gift. One way to make a planned gift is designating the VFCCE in a will for a specific amount or a percentage of the estate. Charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies, or designations from retirement plans are other forms of planned giving.
“The inclusion of the community college in your estate plans provides a future promise, investing in yet-to-be-determined programs, ideas, and student success. What a rich legacy for the betterment of our communities and commonwealth, enabling citizens to create a better quality of life.” Edwin C. Hall, VFCCE Board Member
Wyatt Courtwright, shown here at Dominionâ€™s Corporate Emergency Response Center, is pursuing cybersecurity certification at John Tyler Community College as part of his information technology associate degree.
A number of VFCCE board members attended the 50th anniversary celebration with their guests, including: 1 Laura and Dr. John Rainone 2 State Board Member Eleanor and Virginia Senator Richard Saslaw 3 Chancellor Glenn DuBois and Gaye Montgomery 4 Former VFCCE Chairs Chris Lumsden (left) and Laurens Sartoris (right) with Linda Lumsden and Faith Sartoris. 5 Arthur and Stacy Brinkley 6 Dorcas Helfant-Browning and Landon Browning 7 Hank and Liling Chao 8 Edwin C. Hall with Angela Falconetti of VWCC
2016 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Melanie W. Bias Arthur S. Brinkley, III Hank Chao Dan R. Dixon Glenn DuBois Jennifer Sager Gentry Ron Holmes, VFCCE Chair
Philip H. Goodpasture, general counsel Edwin C. Hall Dorcas Helfant-Browning, vice chair
Chandra D. Lantz, secretary
HONORARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gaye C. Montgomery, treasurer
Dana Hamel, Chancellor Emeritus
C. Michael Petters
The Honorable George Allen
John J. Rainone
The Honorable Gerald Baliles
The Honorable Charles Robb
The Honorable James Gilmore
Gerald F. Smith, Jr.
The Honorable Linwood Holton
Donna M. VanCleave
The Honorable Timothy Kaine
The Honorable Robert McDonnell
Daniel A. Weekley
The Honorable Mark Warner
A. Michael Wilkerson
The Honorable Douglas Wilder
Ronald H. Holmes, chair
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STAFF Jennifer Gentry Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director Anne McCaffrey Director of Development & Scholarships Pam Currey Operations Manager Susan Hayden 50th Anniversary Marketing Manager Felicia Blow Statewide Community College Liaison
Doug Elliott Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships Kathleen Smith Senior Development Officer Kristen Johnson Advancement Services Coordinator Karen Nerden Administrative Assistant
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This report is dedicated to founding Chancellor Dana B. Hamel, whose commitment, dedication and courage were the building blocks upon which the Virginia Community College System was built. His generosity and personal investment led to a significant leadership gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary, endowing a scholarship created in his name. As Dr. Hamel so often reminds us, “It’s a great day to be alive in the Commonwealth!”
Wells Fargo is proud to partner with Virginia’s Community Colleges to sponsor the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, providing first generation college students the chance to reach their dreams.
A thank you from the newest class of Potomac Health Fellows for their scholarship and leadership program.
â€œMy company has 38,000 highly skilled employees, including hundreds of community college graduates, and I have seen the difference these schools make over and over again. I have seen people redefine their lives, going from operational jobs to designing jobs, on the strength of training acquired at a community college.â€? Mike Petters, board member of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries
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