Andrew Zapanta Named Financial Controller

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Andrew Zapanta as its new Financial Controller, effective February 10, 2020. Zapanta will manage the Foundation’s accounting operations and internal controls and handle expenditures, auditing processes, statements, data analysis, and compliance.

“I’m delighted to have Andrew joining the Foundation staff and especially the finance and administration team,” Jan Dorman, Director of Finance, said. “With Andrew’s experience and expertise, I anticipate improved efficiencies to better support our donors, fundholders, and grantees.”

Zapanta has more than twenty years of experience in public, corporate, and nonprofit accounting, as well as tax and internal auditing. Most recently. he served as a financial analyst for the University of Virginia Medical Center.

“I sincerely believe in giving back to the community through any or all the skills you have,” Zapanta said. “The Foundation has a unique role in enabling organizations to fulfill their calling through its grantmaking. It’s an honor to be part of the Community Foundation family.”

A native of Harrisonburg and a longtime resident of Charlottesville, Zapanta has a bachelor of science in accounting from Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He served as both a financial analyst and an internal auditor for the University of Virginia Physicians Group for seventeen years. In addition, Zapanta has volunteered his professional skills to nonprofit organizations, serving locally and in Honduras, Haiti, and Kenya.  

Zapanta is an avid runner and has completed marathons nationwide. Often he combines his love for running and travel with photography, and his work has been featured in art shows and media publications. He and his wife, Heidi, live in Charlottesville.