Watch Our Investing for Local Impact Webinar
In this hour-long webinar hosted on April 15, Eboni Bugg leads our nonprofit grant partners in a discussion of the Premier Circle redevelopment project. Those partners include Julie Anderson (Virginia Supportive Housing), Anthony Haro (Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless), Sunshine Mathon (Piedmont Housing Alliance), and Jayson Whitehead (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry). We talked about the project's scope, how this work fits in with the issue of affordable housing in our community, and ways that you can help. Watch here.
Ryan Jacoby Named Director of Operations
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Ryan Jacoby as its new director of operations. Jacoby will oversee Foundation-wide administration, procedures, and project management, including communications, human resources, and database management. Ryan’s leadership, management experience, and passion for our region make him a perfect fit for this new position,” Brennan Gould, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, said. Read more.
Saying Goodbye to Diamond Walton
We’re sad to share that Diamond Walton has transitioned out of her role with the Community Foundation. Diamond joined our team in January 2020 as a programs manager. She helped to administer the Enriching Communities grant program and then, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, grant programs associated with the Community Emergency Response Fund. She and her teammates worked tirelessly on the Community Resource Helpline and later the Community Recovery & Catalyst Grants. Read more.
The Ideals We Must Always Strive For
The last few weeks, not to mention the last year, have brought with them crisis and difficulty. We have experienced violence, terror, and loss of life. All the better to take this moment and give thanks to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born on a rainy January day in 1929. Through his life and his words he constantly reminded us not only of our manifest imperfections as a nation but also the ideals we must always strive for. Read more.
Murray Rodes Named Interim Director of Finance
We are pleased to welcome Murray Rodes as the Community Foundation’s interim director of finance. Rodes brings a wealth of local experience in accounting, financial management, and investment reporting, having worked with area nonprofits and foundations. He will work closely with Jan Dorman through the end of the year to ensure a smooth and successful transition in advance of Dorman’s retirement. Read more.