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TOGETHER WE ARE…

BUILDING VIRGINIA THE FUTURE OF

2017 REPORT TO FRIENDS & INVESTORS THE VIRGINIA FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION


“IF THERE IS A UNIVERSAL ENEMY… IF THERE IS A HANDMAIDEN TO POVERTY AND FAILURE, IT IS IGNORANCE. LET US MARSHAL ALL OUR RESOURCES AGAINST IT.”

CONTENTS A Message from the Board Chairs . . . . . . . . . . .

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Vision, Courage, Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Building Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Making a Difference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Great Expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Scholarships & Emergency Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Philanthropy in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Investing in Lives & Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Thank You to Our Donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Join Us by Supporting VCCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 A Message from the Executive Director . . . . . . . . 20 The VFCCE Board & Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

— MILLS EDWIN GODWIN, JR. 60TH AND 62ND GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA JANUARY 1966 INAUGURAL ADDRESS

Planned Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Thank You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRS Success is never achieved alone. A major factor in the success of Virginia’s 23 community colleges is the voluntary support from many donors who understand the student and community value made possible by philanthropic investment in the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE). Donor investors, together with students, faculty, our local colleges and statewide leaders, are all part of a hard working team helping to make sure Virginians have opportunities for a sustainable, living wage and that Virginia’s businesses have the well-educated human talent they need to thrive. Achieving these important results is a tall order, especially in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive world. Fortunately, Virginia’s Community Colleges are Building the Future of Virginia. Our colleges form an immensely capable and adaptable statewide educational backbone that has proven its ability to respond to the needs of students and the local communities we serve. You are helping to make the community colleges of Virginia the hallmark institutions that the Commonwealth depends on each day to provide leadership in Building the Future of Virginia. Ronald H. Holmes Chair, 2016 - 2017

Dorcas Helfant-Browning Vice Chair, 2017; Chair, 2018 1


VFCCE scholarship recipient Patrick Fritz and Governor and Mrs. Ralph Northam discuss education at a special event.

VISION, COURAGE, LEADERSHIP Since their inception more than a half century ago, Virginia’s Community Colleges have helped hundreds of thousands of Virginians develop the skills they need to lead more productive lives. In the process, scores of communities have been strengthened and become more attractive to business. And, with technology impacting today’s workforce like never before, the role community colleges play is even more important. Setting the stage for a more prosperous tomorrow by delivering the education necessary to achieve greatness today is what we do. The success of Virginia’s Community Colleges is attributable, in large part, to the vision and leadership of Chancellors DuBois and Hamel (opposite page). They cleared a path for others to follow while former Governor Terry McAuliffe (also pictured) championed the cause with enthusiasm and determination.

The education triumvirate. (l to r) Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges; his predecessor, the founding VCCS Chancellor, Dr. Dana Hamel; and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe, who frequently described himself as Virginia’s “education governor,” was a staunch supporter of VCCS initiatives and higher education. 2


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“COMMUNITY COLLEGES PROVIDE THE MOST AFFORDABLE OPTION TO EARN THE CREDENTIALS AND/OR DEGREE TO OBTAIN A GOOD JOB AND LAUNCH A CAREER. I BELIEVE PHILANTHROPIC INVESTING IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES IS A SOLID INVESTMENT WITH EXTRAORDINARY RETURNS FOR THE STUDENTS, OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE COMMONWEALTH.” — JOHN P. GOOD, JR.

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VFCCE 2017 Chair Ronald Holmes (left) and 50th Anniversary Gala Steering Committee Co-Chairs Connie Kincheloe and Joe Daniel toast a successful celebration.

BUILDING CAPACITY Huntington Ingalls Industries has committed a challenge grant to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, matching dollar-for-dollar the investments of other leading businesses. As the supporting arm of Virginia’s Community Colleges, the VFCCE must move aggressively to meet rapidly evolving workforce needs. The goal is to strengthen the fundraising capacity of the Foundation, expand the operational infrastructure, and increase private philanthropy. The Foundation is in the quiet phase of a major gifts campaign. Campaign funds will support programs that increase access, affordability and completion for community college students. All funds will support the areas of greatest demand, including such diverse needs as new program development, faculty positions, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, financial aid to include veterans “last dollar” assistance, and comprehensive student support services.

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From left: Michael Smith, Vice President, Valley Proteins, Inc.; Kim Diebers, Career Coach, Blue Ridge Community College; Brett Peters, Career Coach, Blue Ridge Community College; Gerald “J.J.” Smith, Jr., President, Valley Proteins, Inc.; Caroline Lane, Project Director, Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

MAKING A DIFFERENCE The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) launched the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative to transform Virginia’s rural communities through higher education and 21st century job skills. Lead donors, Michael and J.J. Smith, as well as longtime partner Dominion Energy, made major financial investments to launch the RVHI.

F. Blair Wimbush knows firsthand the difference that coaching can make in a young person’s life. The retired railroad executive and attorney still remembers his high school guidance counselor who helped him successfully navigate the application process and ultimately get accepted at the University of Rochester.

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It was his ticket out of rural Virginia. This program helps students get the training and skills to qualify for high demand jobs. Ultimately, improving the quality of life in rural Virginia. As a board member for the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, Wimbush works to help others from Southside Virginia find their path through the foundation’s Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative.


“ALL OF US HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO PULL TOGETHER TO MAKE VIRGINIA MORE PRODUCTIVE.” — VFCCE BOARD MEMBER F. BLAIR WIMBUSH

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1,372 STUDENTS were enrolled in Great Expectations in 2016/2017 8


GREAT EXPECTATIONS This innovative, nationally recognized program helps Virginia’s foster youth earn the postsecondary credentials they need to achieve independent and successful lives. Great Expectations is offered at 21 of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

WHY IT WORKS With help from Great Expectations, Nico received the tutoring and mentoring support he needed, and the program assisted him in obtaining textbooks, emergency funds, bus passes, and eventually a reliable car (thanks to a partnership with a local dealership). Nico obtained his Associate of Science degree in Social Science in May 2017, and is currently a junior majoring in Communications and History at the University of Maryland.

After Ashley had already taken courses at Danville Community College, the Great Expectations coach assisted her in selecting a Program of Study and helped her complete the steps to reach her goal of completing her degree. Ashley successfully completed an Associate in Applied Engineering Technology degree in May 2017. ASHLEY ERB Danville Community College

NICO CONFER Thomas Nelson Community College

Education champion Anne Holton (third from left) with Senator Barbara Favola (third from right), VFCCE board member Elizabeth El-Nattar (second from right), Chancellor Glenn DuBois, and Great Expectations students and coaches. Debbie and Mike Quillen, of Southwest Virginia, have been loyal supporters of the students benefitting from the Great Expectations program. In their typical style, they are quiet investors making a huge impact. 9


“HIGHER EDUCATION IS A CORNERSTONE OF OUR SOCIETY AND SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ALL.” — GEORGE M. NEALL III CO-TRUSTEE, THE NEALL FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION 10


Dan and Jane Dixon, pictured with Chancellor DuBois, help students with unexpected emergency expenses through their thoughtful support of an emergency fund for the Great Expectations Program.

SCHOLARSHIPS & EMERGENCY FUNDS CHANGE THE GAME Thanks to partners like the Neall Family Charitable Foundation who share the mission of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE), hundreds of students across the Commonwealth have received scholarships and emergency funds to help them succeed. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and are awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement, leadership potential, community involvement and special interest areas. The Fellows Program is the most generous scholarship awarded by the VFCCE. A pathway for Virginia’s future leadership talent, this program provides generous financial assistance and a unique leadership curriculum to second year students. Responding to a growing need, the statewide scholarship program has expanded to include funds that provide support to students with temporary hardships. These funds help students facing unforeseen financial emergencies stay enrolled and reach their academic goals. Thanks to the Potomac Health Foundation for their support of the Fellows Program and Virginia’s future leaders. 11


PHILANTHROPY IN ACTION The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy was created in 2006 to honor leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. Since the inception of this award, over 300 individuals, foundations and organizations have been honored. Thanks to the generosity of longtime partner Wells Fargo, the prestigious Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships are given each year in the names of the honorees. 2017 PHILANTHROPY LEADERS BLUE RIDGE

MOUNTAIN EMPIRE

CENTRAL VIRGINIA

NEW RIVER

Zane D. Showker Family BWX Technologies, Inc. DABNEY S. LANCASTER

Bill and Lang Wilson DANVILLE

John O. “Dubby” Wynne, retired president and chief executive officer of Landmark Communications Inc., is a Norfolk native who provided remarks during the 12th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Luncheon. Mr. Wynne has been philanthropic to many organizations including his alma maters Princeton University and the University of Virginia. Mr. Wynne served as a member of the Steering Committee for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the VCCS and generously supported the celebration with a gift.

Danville Regional Foundation EASTERN SHORE

William H. Bannon GERMANNA

Connie Kincheloe J SARGEANT REYNOLDS

Tracy and Sarah Wilkins NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Edward and Marilynn Bersoff PATRICK HENRY

Eastman Chemical Company PAUL D CAMP

Herbert W. DeGroft PIEDMONT

David Whitcomb

The Perry Family & VAMAC, Inc.

RAPPAHANNOCK

JOHN TYLER

SOUTHSIDE VA

Altria Group LORD FAIRFAX

PATH Foundation 12

Joe Fuller

Dorothy Cosby Cooke Fluor

SOUTHWEST VA

James R. “Jim” Lindsey Family THOMAS NELSON

Jay and Marguerite Brown TIDEWATER

Hampton Roads Community Foundation VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS

Jones and Associates Realty VIRGINIA WESTERN

J. Granger and Anne Macfarlane WYTHEVILLE

Anne B. Vaughan VFCCE

Michael and Wendy Smith


(Above) Philanthropy leaders Wendy and Michael Smith with Michael A. Smith Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship recipient Anna Bailey and her sister Rachel

The 2017 class of philanthropy leaders contributed a combined total of MORE THAN $12 MILLION to Virginia’s Community Colleges 13


“ I will take the information that I have learned and continue to make changes in my classroom. I am so excited to continue my journey in this field and learn so much more.” Ben and Betty Davenport are passionate about early childhood education. Thanks to their generous gift, the Davenport Early Childhood Development Institute was established to ensure high-quality training and education for childcare workers. The three-year pilot program provides financial resources, coaching, and special professional opportunities for students enrolled in early childhood education at four community colleges, Virginia Western, New River, Danville and Patrick Henry.

— JESSICA UNDERWOOD, PATRICK HENRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

“CHILDREN NEED PROPER CARE AND EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION FROM THE BEGINNING OF LIFE. THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF PROVIDING THE TRAINING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.” — BEN & BETTY DAVENPORT 14


INVESTING IN LIVES & 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, 2016, to December 31, 2017. If you see a listing in error or know of a name that is missing, please contact the VFCCE by emailing kjohnson@vccs.edu.

FRIENDS Imad Abi-Falah Jay Adams Nancy Agee Shahnaz Ahmed Kaitlyn Aigner Emma Albuquerque Casey Amaral Amy Capps Virginia Geoffrey and John Andelin James Andre Dale and Ronald Andrews Jena Hollensteiner and Pend Armistead Kathryn Arrington Kathy Arterburn Julie Atkins Lauren Aulet Edna Baehre-Kolovani Sheryl Bailey Shannon BakerBranstetter Robin and Gerald Baliles Preston Bannard Mary Barnett Sarah Barnitt Kevin Barrowclough Jennifer Bean Nicole Beck

Suzanne and Matthew Bednar

Susan Case

Pamela Dalrymple

Andrew Casiello

Linda and Joseph Daniel

Nicole Bell

Elizabeth Catalano

Eve Belote

Rhonda Catron-Wood

Sara Benincasa

Ann and John Cavan

Carolyn Berkowitz

Gabriela Cazares

Clarissa Berry

Liling and Hank Chao

Barbara and Randall Betz

Michel Chaoul

Sylvia and Nathaniel Bishop

Maggie Christ

Sharon Bishop Peter Blake Nancy Bolio Cressida McKean and Russell Borthwick Elisabeth Bracken Gregory Branner Stacy and Arthur Brinkley, III

Flaminia Chapman Deborah and Andy Clark Mary Clemens Emily Clements Elizabeth Coffey Paige and Darren Conner Mary Ann Conrad Christine Coogle Martha Cooley

Jean and Stephen Eitelman

Sue and Tom Fulghum

Sara and Charles Dassance

C. Douglas Elliott

Norman Gaffney

LaVonne Parker Ellis

Tandy Gaffney

Betty and Ben Davenport, Jr.

Maha Elsamahi

Douglas Garcia

Jessamyn Van Den Elzen

Ellen and Jack Davenport

Patricia Gaug

Tewodros Eshete

Marty Moon and John Davies, III

Dvora Gautieri

Brianne Fagan

Janet Geldzahler

Angela Falconetti

Jennifer and Fred Gentry

Ellen Faletti

Jennifer George

Laura Fant

Sara Gettel

Herb De Groft

Marilyn and John Farrington

Stacey Gifford

Justine Debelius

Mindy Fast

Alula Dechassa

Emily Ferko

Lucy and Jerry Denney

Marcia and Marvin Gilliam

Idalia Fernandez

Beverly and Alan Diamonstein

Richard Gilliam

Paige Fiedler

Mary Gonsowski

William Fiege

Jacklyn Gonzalez

Martie Finch

John Good, Jr.

Melissa Dittrich

Catherine and Brian Finnegan

Susan and Basil Gooden

Jane and Dan Dixon

Nancy Firestone

Meredith Dixon

Laura and Steve Fornash

Sandra and Bruce Davis James Davis Michelle Davy

Donna Dick MaChere Dickerson

Jessica Brown

Kathleen Cornwell

Keith Brown

Angela Covey

Lauren Burgwyn

Nicki Coyle

Katherine Butler

William Craft

Christopher Byrd

Robert Crandall

Jean Statler and William Dolan, III

Gretchen Byrd

David Crawford

Wendy Donat

Betsey and Robert Fountain

Barbara and Harry Byrd, III

Elizabeth Creamer

Barry Dorsey

W. Heywood Fralin

LaVonn Creighton

Patricia Dougans

Judy Frederick

Derek Byrne

Pam and Don Currey

Sandy and John Downey

Rhonda and Adam Fried

Debra Callison

Allie Curtis

Glenn DuBois

Barbara Fried

Leo Campos

James Cuthbertson

Lori Dwyer

Frank Friedman

Mary Evans and Thomas Cantone

Cathy and Ed Dalrymple

Richard Friesen

Ami Gadhia

Page and George Gilliam

Susan and David Goode Paige and Philip Goodpasture George Gordon Dinah and Kurt Gottschalk Tonya and Mark Graham Gail and Joe Greene Bridget Greenfield Marc Grossman Irving Groves, Jr. Laura Guenther 15


Janet Gullickson

Carrie Hung

Sharlene Levesque

Kyla Murphy

Edward Raspiller

Kathleen Guy

Adam Isserlis

Jennifer Levine

Emily Myers

Julia Ratliff

Wendy and Michael Smith

Heather and Shannon Hair

Jennifer James

Angelica and Henry Light

Elizabeth and Alaaeldin El-Nattar

Clara Raubertas

Roy Smith

Charles Renninger

Dean Sprinkle

James Nemecek

Brad Repp

Chad Spurlin

Edwin Hall

Barbara and Stephen Johnsen

Elizabeth Littlefield Matt Loosigian

Trevor Nibbi

Eugene Resch

Deborah Stamm

Dana Hamel

Kristen Johnson

Sally Love

Fay Nicholas

Xavier Richardson

Melanie Staten

Gary Hancock

William Johnson

Ralph Lucia

Patty and Ned Nicholas

R. Z. Richmond

Noelle Steber

Monica Hanzlik

Patsy Joyner

Whitney Riley

Gregory Stiener

Albert Kaine

Linda and Chris Lumsden

Susan Nolan

Eva and Michael Hardy

Robert Nusbaum

Katsena Rimmer

Jenny and Woodrow Stinnette, II

Celeste Hall

Richard Jenkins

Jean Ogilvie

William Lynch

J. Michael Robb

Jason Harris

Anne Holton and Tim Kaine

Nicole Lund

Laura Osberger

David Harrison

Madan Kanakamedala

Paige Machado

John Roberson

Janet Osborn Rose Marie Owen

Connie and Joseph Kincheloe

Curry Roberts

Susan and Bill Hayden

Kathleen and Whit Madere

Allyson Roberts

Donn Hart

Amy Kiger

Laurie Owens

Matthew Robins

Aida Pacheco

Brenda and Doug Rogers

Juaine Paravati

Kaylin Rogers

Charles Payne

Pat and Jack Rowley

Susan Peters

Loren Sackett

Karen Petersen Becky Peterson

Faith and Laurens Sartoris

Ainslie Pierrynowski

Eleanor Saslaw

Ka-Wing Tam

Lora Pierson

Greer Saunders

George Taratsas

Allison Pillwein

Carol Schwartzman

Jennifer Taw

Jeffrey Pinion

Darrell Scruggs, Jr.

Gileah Taylor

William Pitts

Nikki Seesholtz

Carla and Robert Templin

Richard Harrell

Anne and Til Hazel, Jr.

David Mair

Mary and Charles King

Jessica Maloan

Ann and Mark Kington

Hayley Rose Malouin

Catherine Kirk

Christina Mar

Mary Klapmust

Stephanie Martignetti

Katie Kneisley

Josephine Martin

Rachel Knight

Chelsea Martinez

Joyce Henley

Sridher Komakula

Anne McCaffrey

Melanie Hennigan

Kelsey Krasnigor

Michael McCall

David Hepler

Hemalatha Krishnakumar

Megan McClellan

Kris Kristensen

Deirdre McGuirl

Maureen and Vincent La Piana

Heidi McNamee

Elizabeth Grizzard and William Poarch

Harry Sellers

Yvonne Mency

Wendy Posson

Connie and Bruce Meyer

Maddie Shapiro

William Price

Sarah Shelson

Angela Lawhorne

Charlotte and G. Gilmer Minor, III

Ron Proffitt

Cheryl Lawrence

William Mintzer

Brienna Pruce

Franklin Shrout (deceased)

Kimberly Lawrence

Laura Mogulescu

Devon Pruitt

Meredith Simonoff

Anna and Tom Lawson

Marlene Mondziel

Catherine Puckett

M. Noel Sipple

Jinks and A. Linwood Holton, Jr.

Peggy and Aubrey Layne, Jr.

Gaye Montgomery

Jenny Quarles

H. Judson Skinker D. French Slaughter, III

Edward Hontz

Michael Leatham

Deborah and Michael Quillen

Fiona Hoover

Christopher Lee

Taylor Howell

Michelle Leigh

Elizabeth and Herbert Quinn

Kaye and Gerald “J.J.� Smith, Jr.

Elizabeth Leslie

Vicky and Gary Muensterman

John Rainone

Diana Hubbard

Kathleen Smith

Judith Hubbard

Rosalie Lesser

Timothy Mullins

Barbara and Fred Rankin

Lindsay Smith

Cindy and William Hazel Megan Healy Mandy Hedley Dorcas Helfant-Browning Judy Campbell and Michael Henke

Andrea and Craig Herndon Charlie Hersh Lillian and Samuel Hill Theresa Hoffman Brendan Hogan Vickie and Joseph Hollis Kathleen Holmes Anne C. and Ronald H. Holmes

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Caroline Lane Chandra Lantz

Kristie McComb

Elizabeth Moran Sharon Morrissey Cliff Mosby

Lynn Seuffert

Diane Smith

Margaret Smith

Heidi Stromberg Terrance Suarez Robin Sullenberger Valerie Sussman Elizabeth Sweeny Paul Sweet John Sygielski Julie Talbot Natalie Talbott William Talley, III

Jodi Thomas Susan and William Thomas Benita Thompson Byas Terri Thompson Laura Thoreson Evelyn Tobian David Tod Jessica Tomer Nancy and Francis Turnage Bobbie and Jim Ukrop Donna and Jon VanCleave Helen Vanderland


Brandt Vaughan

AT&T Foundation

Peggy and George Vaughan

Ballmer Family Giving

Adrian Ventura Uma Vissa-Giri Wendy Walters Audrey Walton Claire Weaver Marcia Webb Alexandra Weinberg Jennifer Wells Sara-Jane Whitaker Margaret and Charlie White Mark White Paul White Dottie and Alfred Whitt Elizabeth Wicks Sally and James Wilkerson A. Michael Wilkerson Erna and F. David Wilkin Jessica Williams Nancy Willson F. Blair Wimbush Michael Wojtasiak Susan Wood Ann Woolford Lisa Goldthwaite Wright Susan and Dubby Wynne Evan Yandle Barri Yanowitz Meryl Yourish

CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS A & N Electric Cooperative

Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Chmura Economics & Analytics CoBank

Bank of America

Cole & Denny Architects

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Commonwealth of Virginia - Department of Taxation

Barbara B. and James E. Ukrop Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

Germanna Community College Educational Foundation Gold Key/PHR Graystone Group Advertising Hollis Family Foundation Information Builders Inova Health System

Community Electric Cooperative

BARC Electric Cooperative

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

Courthouse Self Storage, LLC

Bella Vista Foundation

John & Amy Griffin Foundation, Inc.

Ben’s Bread

Cowan Investment Partners, LLC

John Tyler Community College Foundation

Birdsong Charitable Foundation

Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative

Kaye & Gerald Smith Family Fund

Bishop, Farmer & Co., LLP

Lansdowne Road LLC

Blackboard, Inc.

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

Danville Community College Educational Foundation

Bon Secours Health System

Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc.

Capital One

Deborah J. Johnston Foundation Inc.

Carilion Clinic Carlisle Associates, Inc. CDS Tractor Trailer Training Cedar Mountain Stone Corporation Central Virginia Community College Educational Foundation CFC/National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

Diversified Educational Systems, Inc. Dominion Energy Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Eastern Shore Community College Foundation Elizabeth Sykes Grizzard Fund EMSI

Chemung Contracting Corporation

Federal Financial Aid Advocacy Fund

Altria

Chesapeake Marketing

Aquia Park LLC

Children and Family Legacy Fund of the

First English Evangelical Lutheran Church

ACG Richmond

Full Measure Education

Foodify

Lord Fairfax Community College Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc. MEB General Contractors Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Meyer Foundation Moseley Architects Moses D. Nunnally, Jr. Charitable Lead Unitrust B Mullins & Gordon Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors National Healthcareer Association Neall Family Charitable Foundation Nelnet Business Solutions

New River Community College Educational Foundation

Richmond CSI Scholarship Fund Foundation

Newport News Shipbuilding (a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries)

RRMM Architects

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Old Potomac Church LLC Paige and Philip Goodpasture Family Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia Patrick Henry Community College Foundation Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Potomac Health Foundation Powell Valley Electric Cooperative PowerSecure, Inc. Prince George Electric Cooperative Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation Rappahannock Electric Cooperative RealTime Accounting Solutions

Sentara Healthcare Shear Artistry Shelton H. Short, Jr. Trust Solutions for Progress South Campus LLC Southside Electric Cooperative Southside Virginia Community College Foundation Southwest Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation State Council of Higher Education for Virginia State Farm Companies Foundation Strada Education Network SunTrust Banks, Inc. SyCom Technologies The Armistead Group The Cressida McKean and G. Russell Borthwick Fund The Dennis Foundation The Estate of Angela Leah Newsom The Jack and Pat Rowley Giving Fund The Peachtree House Foundation The Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation The Trust Company of Virginia The Virginia Mainstream Project 17


Thomas Nelson Community College Tides Center Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Top Guard, Inc. Tuition Management Systems

RECOGNITION AND MEMORIAL GIFTS

IN HONOR OF Sara Benincasa

Virginia Goodwill Network, Inc. Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Virginia Tech Foundation Virginia University of Science & Technology Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation

John Sygielski

Rhonda and Adam Fried

Donna VanCleave

LaVonne Parker Ellis Elizabeth Grizzard and William Poarch

Eugene Resch Carol Schwartzman Allyson Roberts Dr. Susan Wood

Jennifer and Fred Gentry

Catherine and Brian Finnegan

Gail and Joe Greene

Anne McCaffrey

Janet Gullickson Edward Hontz Kristen Johnson Connie and Joseph Kincheloe Lansdowne Road LLC

Steve Worley Laura Fornash

IN MEMORY OF William Burke, Jr. Maureen and Vincent La Piana

Ami Gadhia

William Lynch

Shannon BakerBranstetter

Old Potomac Church LLC

Ann Marie Cook

Charles Payne

Dale and Ronald Andrews

Lee Gurrel Jennifer and Fred Gentry

Anne McCaffrey

Lora Pierson

In memory of Richard G. Dick, member of the State Board for Community Colleges (1985-89) for his esteemed leadership and commitment to education. Mr. Dick was instrumental in the early success of the Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation.

Richard G. Dick

Judy Frederick

Donna Dick

Norman Gaffney

Jennifer and Fred Gentry

Patricia Gaug

Dr. Dana B. Hamel

Whitney Riley

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

Marlene Mondziel

Irene and Curry Roberts

Sandy and John Downey

John and Dorothy Finch

Brenda and Doug Rogers

Judy Frederick

Martie Finch

Kaye and Gerald “J.J.” Smith, Jr.

Frank Friedman

Ronald H. Holmes

Virginia529

Jay Adams

Virginia’s Community Colleges Information Technology Services Department

Aquia Park LLC

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Glenn DuBois

Dr. John Cavan

Virginia Community Colleges Association

Virginia Credit Union

Carlisle Associates, Inc.

Judy Frederick

University of Richmond

Virginia Community Colleges Association

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Marilyn and John Farrington

Dr. Glenn DuBois

Valley Proteins, Inc.

Michael Smith

Maggie Christ

Universal Leaf Foundation University of Virginia

Sandra and Bruce Davis

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bishop, Farmer & Co., LLP

Barbara and Fred Rankin

South Campus LLC The Jack and Pat Rowley Giving Fund

Jennifer and Fred Gentry Germanna Community College Educational Foundation

Stacey Gifford Charlie Hersh Adam Isserlis

Julianne Finney

Paige Machado

Jennifer George

Chelsea Martinez

Mark Fried Rosalie Lesser

Kyla Murphy Susan Peters R.Z. Richmond

Cedar Mountain Stone Corporation

Anne Holton and Tim Kaine

Kristen Johnson Anne McCaffrey

Dr. Jerome Friga

Nikki Seesholtz

Sara Benincasa

Sharon Morrissey

Herb DeGroft

Noelle Steber

WHRO Public Media

Chemung Contracting Corporation

Albert Kaine

Laura Osberger

Wynne Family Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Anne McCaffrey

Southwest Virginia Community College

Heather Heyer

Courthouse Self Storage, LLC

Casey Amaral

Dr. Freddie W. Nicholas, Sr.

Susan Case

Fay Nicholas

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wells Fargo Foundation

Wytheville Community College Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation 18

Cowan Investment Partners, LLC Cathy and Ed Dalrymple Linda and Joseph Daniel Marty Moon and John Davies, III

Stewart Roberson John Roberson

Dean Sprinkle Donna VanCleave

Darrell Scruggs

Charlie White

Virginia’s Community Colleges Information Technology Services Department

Wytheville Community College

Mary Clemens David Crawford Wendy Donat

Thomas Puckett Catherine Puckett

Laura Fant

Frederick A. Willson

Emily Ferko

Nancy Willson

Paige Fiedler


This year the VFCCE is entering into its first major gifts campaign — Building the Future of Virginia. Below are the initiatives for which we are seeking investments.

ACCESS & AFFORDABILITY Signature Programs · Great Expectations (supporting Virginia foster youth) · Rural Virginia Horseshoe (supporting students in rural communities) · Scholarships/Fellowships (addressing financial barriers to education including Veterans’ Last Dollar Fund) Program Accelerator Fund Providing funds to launch or upgrade community college programs that lead to high-need jobs, workforce certifications, and degrees.

COMPLETION Student Success Fund Supporting students with limited resources or work experience to complete their educational training and prepare for employment.

RESOURCES & SUSTAINABILITY Foundation Endowment Funds to ensure future planning and long-term sustainability of Foundation signature initiatives. JOIN US IN BUILDING THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA For additional information on our programs, contact the VFCCE at (804) 819-4961 or to make a gift online, visit vfcce.org. 19


A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

“WE ARE GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY PERSON WHO IS VIGILANT FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS AND COLLEGES.” — JENNIFER S. GENTRY

Dear Friends, To achieve our daily goals, we depend on three things: a motivated and enthusiastic staff, extraordinary volunteers and board members, and the support of generous friends and benefactors. I cannot recall a time when the public and private sectors were so ideally positioned to create an abundance of opportunity for Virginians focused on improving their lives through higher education. We want to optimize that synergy by building meaningful and long-lasting partnerships. If you would like more information about our programs and the students we serve, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be pleased to share the Foundation’s vision for providing immediate and long-term impact for our students. Collectively, we are building the future of Virginia. Sincerely,

Jennifer S. Gentry Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, VFCCE

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2017 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HONORARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Arthur S. Brinkley, III

Dana Hamel, Chancellor Emeritus

Dan R. Dixon

The Honorable George Allen

Glenn DuBois

The Honorable Gerald Baliles

Jennifer Sager Gentry

The Honorable Charles Robb

Philip H. Goodpasture, General Counsel

The Honorable James Gilmore

Edwin C. Hall

The Honorable Linwood Holton

Dorcas Helfant-Browning, Vice Chair

The Honorable Timothy Kaine

Ronald H. Holmes, Chair

The Honorable Robert McDonnell

Chandra D. Lantz, Secretary

The Honorable Mark Warner

Gaye C. Montgomery, Treasurer

The Honorable Douglas Wilder

C. Michael Petters John J. Rainone

STAFF

Stewart Roberson

Jennifer Gentry

Judy Frederick

Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director

Director of Foundation Operations

Anne McCaffrey

Director of Development

Eleanor Saslaw Gerald “J.J.” Smith, Jr. Donna M. VanCleave Jeanette Wang A. Michael Wilkerson F. Blair Wimbush

Director of Community Engagement

Kathleen Smith Senior Development Officer

Susan Nolan Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

Erik Williams Kristen Johnson Advancement Services & Prospect Research Manager

Kate Loomis Data Entry Specialist

Julia Ratliff Advancement Project Coordinator

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PLANNED GIVING THE DANA HAMEL LEGACY SOCIETY Rowe and Jenny Stinnette, recognizing and enjoying the benefits of college degrees, have made a bequest in their wills to help future VCCS students receive an education at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges. Although Rowe was the first in his family to earn a college degree, he confesses that his high-school grades would not have been good enough to get him into a fouryear college. So he first earned an associate degree at his local Virginia Community College. “I saved money and learned how to study,” Rowe said, “which allowed me to transfer to Virginia Tech,” where he ultimately received a BS in engineering. Through the generosity of foresighted friends like the Stinnettes, the Dana Hamel Society helps strengthen the VFCCE as it increases access to education for all Virginians. The Stinnettes are excited to leave a gift that will provide opportunity for deserving students to reach self-sufficiency, regardless of their economic or academic circumstances. To learn more about fulfilling your philanthropic goal and leaving a legacy, please contact Anne McCaffrey. Thank you to our members: Ms. Patricia H. Dougans Dr. Glenn DuBois Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Eitelman Ms. LaVonne Ellis Dr. Jennifer S. Gentry Mr. John P. Good, Jr. Dr. Joy Graham Ms. Jan Gray Dr. Lee Gurel

Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Hair Ms. Linda A. Loy Ms. Karen Petersen Ms. Carol Underhill Schwartzman Ms. Lynne Seuffert Mr. Martin Sharpless Mr. Michael A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Stinnette II

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The 2017-18 Valley Proteins Fellows. The Fellows Program was initiated in 2011. The VFCCE invites other businesses and individuals to create such an impactful program. To discuss this opportunity, contact Anne McCaffrey at amccaffrey@vccs.edu.

With sincere gratitude to our many donors, partners and friends. TOGETHER WE ARE WORKING AS ONE TO BUILD THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA.

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VFCCE Annual Report 2017  
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