Eboni Bugg Named Director of Programs

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Eboni Bugg as its new Director of Programs, effective October 1. Bugg will lead grantmaking activity and strategic projects with the Foundation’s community partners, including nonprofits, government organizations and individuals who are working to improve the quality of life in the Charlottesville area.

“Eboni’s experience, skillset, and passion for our region make her a perfect fit for this position,” says Brennan Gould, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “She has deep ties to the community and has been dedicated to improving lives throughout her career. We are thrilled to have Eboni as part of our team to advance our grantmaking and partnership work.”

Eboni Bugg has served the Charlottesville area for more than two decades as an educator, social worker, therapist and advocate. Through her private practice, she has helped individuals heal, provided consultation for developing clinicians, and conducted workshops and trainings for community-based organizations. 

“I am excited to begin my work as Director of Programs. It allows me to reinvest in improving lives in the Charlottesville region, while reimagining the future of philanthropy with an eye towards engagement and equity,” says Bugg. “It is an honor to join such an impactful organization and I am looking forward to being a resource for the community, our generous donors and grant partners.”

Bugg holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Virginia and a master’s in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has served as Programs Director with The Women’s Initiative, where she launched innovative programming and developed partnerships to meet the mental health needs of underserved populations in our community during her five-year tenure. 

Most recently, she was Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Outreach for the Mind & Life Institute, an organization dedicated to furthering the field of contemplative research to alleviate suffering and promoting human flourishing. She has also served on the CACF Grants Portfolio Committee and is a member of the Second Street Gallery Board of Directors.