Watch Our Annual Investment Update

At our Annual Investment Update, members of the Community Foundation’s Investment Committee discussed our investment approach and governance, our equity work, and ESG investing, among other topics. Panelists included Kristina Koutrakos, Virginia Retirement System; Alice Handy, founder of Investure; Kristin Henningsen, CornerStone Partners; and Fred Nolde, Investure. James P. Beckett of Wells Fargo Bank presented on our portfolio’s performance over the last fiscal year. Read Beckett’s full bioview his slides, and learn more about our Investment CommitteeWatch the webinar here.

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.

Thank You Marie

Marie Sours has retired from the Foundation after 28 years of service. She was executive assistant serving under 12 Chairs, and was the first point of contact for many of our donors and her welcoming nature will be missed at the Foundation. “It has been an honor being part of the Foundation family for the past 28 years,” says Marie. “Many memories were made and friendships built over the years that I will always hold dear.”