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catalyst is an agent that initiates and facilitates change without undergoing change itself. As we embrace new and exciting means of promoting philanthropy, we remain committed to our founding principles and to being a reliable supporter of our community. Catalytic Philanthropy is not just about getting personally involved, but getting others involved as well. It is not about giving money away, but solving a problem. It begins with becoming knowledgeable, then taking responsibility for achieving results. It means building alliances and pooling resources — in essence stimulating cross-sector collaboration and creating shared solutions. As we focus on several stories that illustrate the broad range of philanthropy we manage, we will highlight ways in which catalytic philanthropy is at work and achieving results.

Types of Philanthropy*



What is the key question?

Which organizations should I support and how much money should I give them?

How can I catalyze a campaign that achieves measurable impact?

What gets funded?

Individual nonprofits

Multi-sector campaigns

What tools are used? Nonprofit programs

All possible tools and donor resources

How is information used? To compare grant requests To support the campaign and motivate change * Adapted from Catalytic Philanthropy by Mark R. Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2009

contents 1 President and Chairman’s Letter 2 A Catalyst for Creativity, Character, Compassion, Careers 10 Financial Highlights 12 Supporting Organizations and Affiliates 14 Board of Governors 16 Staff and Volunteers

Please note that complete lists of donors, funds and grants can be found exclusively on our website. This symbol is used throughout this publication to identify custom links that will take you to a specific list. To choose from a menu of lists, please go to


president and chairman’s letter


hilanthropy is grounded in the tradition of people helping people, and neighbors helping neighbors. Contributions of time, talent and treasure are all essential to the quality of life in our community and the promise of our shared future. The Community Foundation serves as a catalyst for community betterment in many ways. We bring together people who want to make a difference, adding our deep community knowledge and providing funding for effective programs. We work closely with our nonprofit partners and conduct research to identify community needs and emerging trends. We deliver solid stewardship and personalized service to our donors, and we partner with other funders who share our desire to make the Greater Richmond region a better place. A key strategy is to engage funding partners and nonprofits in new ways, made possible by the digital age. In 2010, TCF launched a new website called, which provides in-depth information about 300 local nonprofits — a number that grows daily. Supported by a funding collaborative of 14 local funders, GiveRichmond is a free website that promotes smart, transparent giving and better informs local citizens about the important collective work of Central Virginia’s charitable sector. We also engage donors in ways beyond traditional charitable funds. We were inspired by the first year efforts of Impact 100 Richmond, which united 280 women who leveraged their resources to make a single transformational grant of $100,000 to Southside Child Development Center. And we celebrated the power of many as 1,000 people of all ages volunteered for the 3rd Annual HandsOn Day, which included 40 organized service projects throughout the region. Our ability to create lasting impact is made possible by the extraordinary talent and dedication of our volunteer board. In particular, we would like to recognize Booty Armstrong, who ended his two-year term as chairman in 2010. Booty sets the bar high for civic leadership and responsibility in our community, and we are grateful to him for challenging us to think big. As you peruse the stories that follow, we hope you will picture yourself as a catalyst for hope, for action and for impact. If you are considering becoming a donor, please let us know how we might partner with you to transform our community across generations.

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Darcy S. Oman President & CEO

John Sherman Jr. Chairman

Photo by Davey King

a catalyst for

Creativity Latin Ballet of Virginia


atalytic philanthropy requires taking risk and staying the course long enough to realize a potential reward. Soon after Ana King moved to Richmond from her native Colombia, she noticed that her daughter was not adapting well to the change in culture. Typically gregarious, her daughter had become withdrawn. The only time she showed confidence was through dance. From this experience, the vision for the Latin Ballet of Virginia took shape.

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Ana believed that art could be a powerful catalyst for social change—a common language to break down barriers and foster understanding. Ten years since becoming a nonprofit, the Latin Ballet is the area’s preeminent Hispanic dance company, offering over 100 dance classes per week and numerous educational programs in schools and community-based settings. Ana believes this success is largely based on luck, but we believe that success is rooted in Ana’s willingness to take risks. When the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen offered Ana studio space in the Latin Ballet’s early days, she was doubtful anyone would show up. To her surprise, the classes filled quickly. With changing demographics throughout the region and an increasing demand for programming, Ana sought partnerships with other nonprofits, schools and funders. Just as Ana took a chance on her dream, TCF took a chance as well. 

• $300 Million Is Contributed

Hispanic population over the past decade has helped to influence the development of the Latin Ballet’s unique educational programs.

annually to the local economy by arts, culture, history and heritage organizations.

• $3.5 Million Was Awarded from TCF donor advised and community grants to support arts and cultural organizations in 2010.


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• 95% Growth in Richmond’s

In 2000, TCF awarded the Latin Ballet its first ever grant to support the “Be Proud of Yourself” educational program, which exposes students of all backgrounds to the rich and artistic heritage of Latin American and Spanish cultures. A subsequent grant supported the opening of a second dance school in Chesterfield, where many Hispanic families live. Most recently, TCF supported board development and strategic planning through the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence, which is helping the Latin Ballet manage its growth more effectively.   Through funds like the Community Arts Endowment, TCF is pleased to support small and emerging arts organizations. Smaller nonprofits like the Latin Ballet greatly complement the work of established arts organizations that have encouraged creativity and diversity of thought in our community for generations. 

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a catalyst for

Character Eldridge Cook


ldridge Cook knows something about overcoming odds. The grandson of former slaves, he grew up in the segregated South. At the age of 9, his mother died and he moved to Gloucester where he was raised by his grandparents. Despite a perceived lack of opportunity for minority youth, Eldridge was greatly influenced by his grandfather, a local merchant, and Thomas Walker, the first African American attorney in the county. They taught him that with hard work and dedication, his dreams were possible. 4 • The Community Foundation 2010 Annual Report

Just out of high school, Eldridge purchased the first freight truck in Gloucester County and began transporting fresh seafood from local markets to cities along the East Coast. Over time, he expanded his fleet and added routes across the country. During World War II, he used the trucks to haul lumber for wartime use. In 1950, he officially started Cook’s Seafood Company, which became a leading seafood supplier in Hampton Roads and employed up to 250 people in its processing plants. Eldridge shut down operations just last year at the age of 95. The Virginia Assembly commended Eldridge in a joint resolution, declaring that “Eldridge Cook, throughout his life, has made many contributions not only to Virginia’s seafood industry, but also to his community and his church, serving as an inspiration to every Virginian, irrespective of race or color.”

is reported for Gloucester High School’s Class of 2010.

• Up to 800 Youth annually participate in programs provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester.

• Over 4,500 County Citizens are protected from the worst impacts of poverty and other social problems through programs provided by the Gloucester Department of Social Services.


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• 78.7% On-Time Graduation Rate

Despite his many accomplishments, Eldridge Cook remains extremely modest. He is a soft-spoken man who lets his actions speak for themselves. He loves Gloucester because it is his home. He works hard because he knows no other way; and, he gives back because he believes it is the right thing to do.  Eldridge’s story models the way for Gloucester’s youth, inspiring them to achieve their own dreams just as he did. Through a new fund at the Gloucester Community Foundation, Eldridge is giving a “hand up” to young people who are at-risk of falling through the cracks. His philanthropic vision is to help them build character and a brighter future through education and enrichment opportunities.

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Compassion Janet & Moses Nunnally Fund


any people entering Freedom House for the first time are in crisis. For a variety of reasons, they have lost their jobs, homes or families and they have nowhere else to turn. Freedom House provides basic necessities like food, shelter and a supportive environment to help these individuals gain the confidence and skills they need to rebuild their lives.

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As Janet Deskevich served meals one evening, she explained to her young daughter that Freedom House is the place that uses the canned foods that she and her classmates collect at school. Janet continues the tradition of giving with her family that her grandparents instilled in her. “My grandparents were passionate about giving back. They wanted to provide opportunities to those less fortunate, especially children.” Janet fondly remembers her grand­mother knitting blankets for church mission trips and her grandfather taking boys from the local orphanage on fishing trips. Her grandfather volunteered on a number of nonprofit boards, including Virginia Home for Boys & Girls, where Janet later served. As her grandfather, Moses Nunnally, began to consider his family’s legacy, he created a charitable lead trust that would eventually fund the Janet & Moses Nunnally Fund in 1988. Through this

homeowners were served by ElderHomes through programs providing home rehabilitation, weatherization, and other volunteer services.

• 50 Charitable Organizations use the CARITAS Furniture Bank to provide furnishings for refugees, victims of violence, veterans, and those finally able to secure permanent housing.

• There Was a 16% Increase in the number of children being served last year by The Conrad Center, the feeding program at Freedom House.


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• 600 Elderly and Disabled

field of interest fund, the Nunnallys entrusted TCF to carry out their vision to support basic human needs in Richmond. Since that time, our staff has kept remaining family members informed about investment performance and grants awarded from the fund. Janet says that TCF’s accountability and commitment to donor intent led the Nunnally family to make a contribution to the 2009 Safety Net Fund, which leveraged additional support for nonprofits challenged to meet the increased demand for services during the recession. Soon thereafter, Janet joined TCF’s distributions committee where she participates in the community grants process. “I am impressed by the amount of research that goes into each grant award. More importantly, I can see the change that is possible when funds created for similar interests can be used together for greater community benefit.”

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Careers J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College


arrell, a junior at John Marshall High School, has been a member of the Northside YMCA for four years. That is where he met Corey, a community-based career counselor for J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College who he now considers to be a trusted mentor and friend. With a geographical twist on “outside of the box” thinking, Corey helps students like Darrell envision their own path to a brighter future. “We only know what we learn. That’s why it is important to give these young people ‘outside of the blocks’ experiences,” says Corey. 8 • The Community Foundation 2010 Annual Report

With Corey’s encouragement, Darrell is thriving. He is actively involved in community service through the YMCA, coordinating a recycling program with other nonprofits. He has taken advantage of career exploration camps at Reynolds. And he recently won a statewide t-shirt design competition, which will allow him to compete in Kansas City this June. After visiting several colleges and universities with Corey, Darrell is committed to furthering his education. For students who do not have this same level of support, Reynolds provides programs that help them appreciate the need for a college education. In high school, Laneisha was more interested in what was happening on the street than in the classroom. As a junior, she became pregnant and dropped out. When Laneisha later learned about Reynolds’ Middle College program, serving students who desire to receive their GED and con­ tinue with college, she enrolled because

• 483 Students Have Completed

transitioning from high school have a one-stop shop in Reynolds’ Great Expectations program, a personalized service that helps students with unreliable support systems navigate college to ensure success.

their GED through the Middle College Program. 73 students have earned a Career Readiness Certificate.

• Reynolds Positions Students for employment in rapidly developing industries. With more than 1 million hybrid vehicles on the road today, Reynolds offers a new Career Studies Certificate in electric drive vehicle technology.


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• Nearly 140 Foster Care Youth

she wanted to be a good role model for her children. Today, she is a graduate of the program and is studying towards an associate’s degree in Reynolds’ nursing program. The third largest of Virginia’s 23 community colleges, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College has become an essential part of the educational pipeline for our community. Over the past decade, Reynolds has been swift in its response to growing enrollment as students seek more affordable options in higher education. It has also been innovative in its ability to develop new educational and certificate programs that better reflect the modern workforce. TCF donor advised grants help support this growth through student scholarships and funding for educational programs. And through our community grants program, TCF supports J. Sargeant Reynolds’ efforts to reach out to students like Darrell and Laneisha. Together, we are a catalyst for their future.

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ast year, 3,040 donors made gifts to support TCF’s mission and 235 individuals volunteered their time on boards and committees. Over the past three years, 21 professionals have guided their clients in establishing new funds. Total gifts stabilized in 2010 and new fund growth continued at a steady pace. The Community Foundation and its donors continue to provide significant support for primarily local nonprofits, with $33 million in grantmaking last year. This includes consistent support for the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence and its key programs. To see a list of community grants, please visit

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financial overview


n January 2008, the Foundation developed a unique investment partnership with the University of Richmond (“The Richmond Fund”) by co-investing our endowed assets with the University’s endowment. The Richmond Fund is managed by Spider Management Company, which historically has ranked in the top quartile of its university peers. All area nonprofits have access to The Richmond Fund, either directly (with minimum asset size requirements) or by placing their endowment with The Community Foundation. Assets increased significantly in 2010, primarily due to investment performance.

Gifts and grants declined from 2009, but remain at historically high levels. Operationally, we take appropriate expense control measures to maintain a low ratio of core operating expenses to the grants we make through TCF and its related entities. As TCF’s grantmaking has grown significantly over the past decade, we have developed the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence. Annually, TCF makes significant grants to support the Partnership’s programs that enable nonprofits to become more effective, maximizing the performance of leadership, staff and volunteers.


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46% Hedged Equity 24% Absolute Returns

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15% Private Equtiy/Venture

supporting organizations In 2010, The Community Foundation and its affiliates distributed $17 million in grants and scholarships. When combined with the grantmaking of our supporting organizations, total grants exceeded $33 million. Commonwealth Foundations The Community Foundation received its largest single gift in its history from Bill and Alice Goodwin in 1996, resulting in the creation of the Commonwealth Foundations. Grants are awarded to charitable organizations within the Commonwealth of Virginia, including educational institutions and nonprofits that broadly enrich the quality of life for area citizens. 2010 Grants : $6,141,085 Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer R esearch Bill and Alice Goodwin established the Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research in 2002 after witnessing several friends and family members battle with cancer. The Foundation provides funding to several institutions that show promising results in helping to move potential treatments for cancer from the laboratory to human trials. 2010 Grants : $5,705,0 0 0 Frances Campbell and Sarah Hollins F oundations In 1996, Beverley (Booty) Armstrong established two supporting organizations at The Community Foundation to honor his two daughters and involve them in philanthropy. These foundations support general charitable purposes in the Richmond region, as well as those that address needs in Dallas, TX and Mobile, AL where his daughters live with their families. 2010 Grants : $290,750


G arland & Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation The Garland & Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation, named for the parents of former State Senator Elmon Gray, became a supporting organization in 1997. The Foundation continues the family’s tradition of giving by focusing on historic preservation, education and human services, with an emphasis on organizations serving Southside Virginia. 2010 Grants: $979,50 0 Jenkins Foundation The Jenkins Foundation was formed in 1995 following the sale of Retreat Hospital. Honoring the legacy of the hospital’s founder Annabella Jenkins, the Foundation is committed to providing compassionate care for the medically underserved. Grants are awarded in three strategic areas: access to community-based health care for the uninsured and underserved, substance abuse prevention and violence prevention. 2010 Grants: $1,629,250 R.E.B. Foundation Rudolph and Esther Bunzl formed a partnership with The Community Foundation in 1987 to launch an awards program recognizing the contributions of outstanding public school teachers. In 1988, the Bunzls converted their private foundation into the first ever supporting organization. The R.E.B. Foundation now supports the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence, the R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership and annual grants to educational, cultural and social service programs. 2010 G rants: $599,250

Go to to view details about our supporting organizations and program affiliates, or go to to view a complete list of TCF grants awarded in 2010. 12 • The Community Foundation 2010 Annual Report

program affiliates Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence Created in 2006, the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence works to foster operating excellence among local nonprofits by bringing together the programs of Connect Richmond, Consulting Solutions, HandsOn Greater Richmond, and Nonprofit Learning Point under one umbrella. These programs help to ensure that all volunteers, staff, and organizations across the region have access to high-quality professional and leadership development, networking and training opportunities, board development and access to resources critical to the success of Richmond’s charitable sector. Barbara J. Thalhimer & William B. Thalhimer Jr. Family Fund The Community Foundation has enjoyed a long and trusting relationship with the Thalhimer family, dating back to Barbara’s service on the founding Board of Governors. In 2006, the family converted their private foundation into a donor advised fund. Barbara and Billy’s children and grandchildren now advise the fund and will preserve their charitable vision by supporting religious (Jewish), educational, cultural and humanitarian organizations in the Greater Richmond area. 2010 Grants: $155,0 0 0

regional affiliates Gloucester C ommunity Foundation In 2000, the Gloucester Community Foundation was created to enhance the quality of life in Gloucester County through philanthropy. A local advisory board oversees the work of GCF. Total Assets : $2.8 million Total # of funds: 25 2010 Grants : $166,815 Mathews Community Foundation The Mathews Community Foundation was created in 1999 to build community endowments that will serve to strengthen the social, educational, cultural and environmental fabric of Mathews County in perpetuity. A local advisory board oversees the work of MCF. Total Assets : $2.6 million Total # of funds: 57 2010 Grants : $145,047 River Counties Community Foundation In 1996, the River Counties Community Foundation was created to become the first regional affiliate of The Community Foundation. It has become widely known as a local philanthropic resource for both donors and nonprofits in Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland Counties. A local advisory board oversees the work of RCCF. Total Assets: $5.6 million Total # of funds: 52 2010 Grants : $619,053



Richmond Essex King And Queen



Middlesex New Kent James City


Mathews Northampton

York Surry

Newport News Hampton Isle of Wight Virginia Beach Suffolk



Go to to view a complete list of all donors, funds and grants for each of our regional affiliates.

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2011 board of governors

John Sherman Jr. Chairman Retired Vice Chairman, Scott & Stringfellow

Farhad Aghdami Vice Chairman Partner, Williams Mullen

Thomas N. Chewning Treasurer Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dominion Resources

Lissy S. Bryan Secretary Community Volunteer

Beverley W. Armstrong Immediate Past Chairman Vice Chairman, CCA Industries

Austin Brockenbrough IV Managing Director, Lowe, Brockenbrough & Company

Thomas D. Byer Senior Vice President, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Thomas S. Gayner President and Chief Investment Officer, Markel Corporation

Alice T. Goodwin Community Volunteer

Iris E. Holliday Senior External Affairs Manager, Dominion Resources

John A. Luke Jr. Chairman & CEO, MeadWestvaco Corporation

E. Bryson Powell President, Midlothian Enterprises Inc.

Dee Ann Remo Founder & Managing Director, Heritage Wealth Advisors

Dianne L. Reynolds-Cane M.D. Director, Virginia Department of Health Professions

Pamela J. Royal M.D. President, Royal Dermatology and Skin Care

Ranjit K. Sen Advisor to Stefanini IT Solutions

E. Lee Showalter Retired Senior Vice President, James River Corporation

Mark B. Sisisky Managing Director, Caprin Asset Management

Robert C. Sledd Senior Economic Advisor to Governor Bob McDonnell

Thomas G. Snead Jr. Retired Chairman & CEO, WellPoint Inc., Southeast Region

Darcy S. Oman President & CEO The Community Foundation

William L. S. Rowe General Counsel Hunton & Williams

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2011 board committees A udit Mark B. Sisisky, Chairman Beverley W. Armstrong John A. Luke Jr. E. Lee Showalter Thomas G. Snead Jr. D istributions Farhad Aghdami, Chairman Lissy S. Bryan Thomas N. Chewning Janet Collins Deskevich Alice T. Goodwin Patrick R. Liverpool D.B.A. Becky Massey Dee Ann Remo Pamela J. Royal M.D. Mark B. Sisisky

D onor E N G A G E M E N T and O utreach E. Bryson Powell, Chairman Helen Kemp Phyllis Mutchnick Dianne L. Reynolds-Cane M.D. John Sarvay

G overnance Thomas N. Chewning, Chairman E. Bryson Powell Dianne L. Reynolds-Cane M.D. E. Lee Showalter Mark B. Sisisky Thomas G. Snead Jr.

E xecutive John Sherman Jr., Chairman Farhad Aghdami Beverley W. Armstrong Lissy S. Bryan Thomas N. Chewning E. Bryson Powell

I nvestment Thomas S. Gayner, Chairman Thomas D. Byer Thomas G. Snead Jr. Mark B. Sisisky Richard G. Tilghman Chris Williams

F inance Thomas N. Chewning, Chairman Austin Brockenbrough IV Iris E. Holliday Ranjit K. Sen Robert C. Sledd

T rust O versight Farhad Aghdami, Chairman Lissy S. Bryan Thomas D. Byer Michele A.W. McKinnon

past governors A. Marshall Acuff . . . . . . . . . . Joseph L. Antrim III* . . . . . . . Jeannie P. Baliles . . . . . . . . . . John S. Battle Jr.* . . . . . . . . . . FitzGerald Bemiss . . . . . . . . . Austin Brockenbrough III . . . D. Tennant Bryan* . . . . . . . . . Rudolph H. Bunzl . . . . . . . . . Billy K. Cannaday EdD . . . . . . Renard A. Charity MD . . . . . Samuel A. Derieux . . . . . . . . . Denise P. Dickerson . . . . . . . . Carol S. Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W. Brooks George* . . . . . . . . Floyd D. Gottwald Jr. . . . . . . . William M. Gottwald MD . . . . Roger L. Gregory . . . . . . . . . . Robert J. Grey . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jorge Haddock PhD . . . . . . . . William H. Higgins Jr. MD* . . Sheila Hill-Christian . . . . . . . . J.R. Hipple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2003-2008 1999-2007 1993-2001 1968-1978 1968-1972 1991-2001 1968-1986 1992-2000 2005-2006 2003-2005 1990-1998 2000-2008 1998-1999 1978-1990 1986-1992 1993-2002 1999-2000 1978-1983 2009-2010 1968-1985 2007-2008 2003-2005

Adrienne G. Hines . . . . . . . . . 1981-1990 Waller H. Horsley . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2007 Jon C. King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-2000 Abbot J. Lambert* . . . . . . . . . 1988-1992 Robert J. Lechner* . . . . . . . . . 1986-1995 John M. Lewis Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Patrick R. Liverpool DBA . . . 2009-2010 Frank G. Louthan Jr. . . . . . . . 1977-1989 Katherine N. Markel . . . . . . . 2002-2009 John L. McElroy Jr. . . . . . . . . 1996-2004 Michele A.W. McKinnon . . . . 2001-2009 C.M. Kinloch Nelson MD . . . 1985-1994 Robert F. Norfleet Jr. . . . . . . 1996-2005 E. Bryson Powell . . . . . . . . . . 1990-1998 Delores Z. Pretlow . . . . . . . . . 1994-2002 Panny Rhodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-1999 Paul H. Riley* . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-1993 Walter S. Robertson III . . . . . 2000-2009 Robert P. Roper Jr. . . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Gilbert S. Rosenthal . . . . . . . 1996-2004 Frances H. Rosi-Fife . . . . . . . . 1984-1993 William L.S. Rowe . . . . . . . . . 1979-1991

Frank S. Royal MD . . . . . . . . . S. Buford Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . Herbert H. Southall* . . . . . . . Wallace Stettinius . . . . . . . . . . Gary M. Sullivan Jr. . . . . . . . . E. Armistead Talman MD . . . Fred T. Tattersall . . . . . . . . . . Barbara J. Thalhimer* . . . . . . Robert L. Thalhimer . . . . . . . Richard G. Tilghman . . . . . . . Guy T. Tripp III . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce W. Tyler . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara B. Ukrop . . . . . . . . . . Jane G. Watkins . . . . . . . . . . . Anne M. Whittemore . . . . . . . Erwin H. Will Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . Fielding L. Williams* . . . . . . . Thomas S. Word Jr. . . . . . . . . Samuel S. Wurtzel* . . . . . . . . William L. Zimmer* . . . . . . . . J. James Zocco MD . . . . . . . . .

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staff If you would like additional information about The Community Foundation, including how to establish a fund or apply for a grant, please contact a member of our staff at 804-330-7400 or visit our website at E xecutive M anagement Darcy S. Oman President & CEO C ommunications & O utreach Kimberly M. Russell Communications Officer F inance & A dministration Karen W. Hand Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration Michelle A. Nelson Controller Jill A. Kelly Finance Associate Pavlina S. Siford Finance Associate Gita M. Ward Human Resources Administrator Leslie E. Hannaford Office Manager Lindsay A. Fields Office Assistant Courtney J. Lanier Office Assistant

G rantma k ing & C ommunity L eadership Susan Brown Davis Senior Vice President, Community Leadership Initiatives Susan H. Hallett Vice President, Programs Elaine T. Summerfield Vice President, Programs Stacey L. Keeley Grants Management Associate Michael D. Jones GiveRichmond Coordinator P hilanthropic S ervices & D onor E ngagement Robert L. Thalhimer Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Services & Donor Engagement

R egional A ffiliates Margaret M. Nost Regional Director Margaret P. Owens Office Assistant, Mathews Community Foundation Partnership for N onprofit E xcellence Melissa K. Hough Executive Director, Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence

To view a full list of staff for Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence, please go to

Teri S. Lovelace Vice President, Philanthropic Services Lisa Pratt O’Mara Vice President, Donor Engagement Marcia A. Flaherty Donor Engagement Officer Subremia L. Johnson Donor Engagement Assistant

volunteers We are extremely grateful for the 235 individuals who volunteered their time and helped guide our work over the past year. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to strengthening the Richmond and Central Virginia region.


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Mission T

he Community Foundation serves and inspires people to build philanthropy for our region and to engage in our community.


Values W

e work closely with donors and community partners to fulfill our mission by: • Promoting a regional perspective, • Developing and sharing community knowledge, • Collaborating towards common goals, • Demonstrating inclusiveness and respect, and • Achieving transparency, accountability and efficiency.

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