Chaquita Venable named Donor Relations Administrator

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Chaquita Venable as its new Donor Relations Administrator.  Chaquita will perform a variety of programmatic and administrative functions as part of the donor relations team, including support for applicants and grantees to our donor advised grantmaking programs.  Additionally, she will coordinate compliance, general information management, communications, and customer service related to our individual and family funds. 

“We are delighted that Chaquita has joined our team and will be sharing her professional expertise, lived experiences, and deep commitment to customer service to nurture the experience for donors and support the work of the foundation,” said Brennan Gould, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. 

Venable has previously served as an assistant vice president and branch manager for Wells Fargo for more than a decade and brings a wealth of experience in customer service, project management, compliance, and reporting. 

“Amelia Earhart said, ‘A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.’ The work that the foundation does to connect donors to the community may seem like a small act of kindness to some, but I consider it to be magic,” Venable said.  “Using my skills and knowledge to better the community has always been my passion and I’m excited to share it with the team.”

Chaquita earned a bachelor’s in business management and health science from Old Dominion University.  She loves to travel and read, is very active in her church, volunteers in the community, and loves spending time with her daughter Ariyah and family.  She is passionate about education and community service, including telling her father’s story about the closing of the schools in Prince Edward County.