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. “He has deep ties to the nonprofit community and has been dedicated to helping to improve lives throughout our region. We’re excited to have him on our team.”

Since 2019, Jacoby has served as the deputy director of operations and advancement at Charlottesville’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence, where he also chaired the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee. Prior to that, he was executive director of the PB&J Fund, a principal at Game Changer Consulting, and chief operating officer of Habitat for Humanity of Great Charlottesville.

“As someone long familiar with the work and impact of the Community Foundation,” Jacoby said, “I am thrilled to join the team and help leverage the passion and talents of our staff, Governing Board, and other key stakeholders. Together we’ll ensure that the Foundation’s work continues to empower everyone in our region and gives them the opportunity to thrive.”

A native of Atlanta, Jacoby earned a BS in sports medicine from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a master’s degree in environments and community from Antioch University in Seattle. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, reading, spoiling his dogs, and watching professional soccer.