Symia Tabron Named Accounting Manager

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is thrilled to welcome Symia Tabron as our new Accounting Manager. Symia will work closely with our finance team and play a key role in ensuring the foundation delivers on our mission to improve quality of life as a community-centered, equity-forward organization by maintaining strong financial health, sound fiscal stewardship, and organizational integrity and compliance. 

Symia’s financial expertise, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to the Charlottesville community make her a perfect fit for our team,” Brennan Gould, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, shared. “We are excited to have Symia join our team and contribute to our mission.” 

Symia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in accounting and financial management. Previously, she held the position of Staff Accountant at Greater Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity where she was responsible for guiding the finance department in migrating software and restructuring chart of accounts. She also served in significant roles at Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, and the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, bringing over 15 years of expertise in finance and leadership across various sectors, including public accounting, non-profit, and for-profit enterprises. 

“I’m excited to learn about all the grant opportunities in our community and how my role will facilitate the distribution of this funding,” Symia said. “I’m especially looking forward to taking on this leadership role and being able to learn, grow and develop from and with the foundation.” 

Symia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Sociology from the University of Virginia.  

In her free time, Symia is either volunteering on the football field, watching youth and high school games, or on a plane traveling to a new destination. She enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with friends, and discovering new places.  Symia is married to Scottie and has two sons, Clarence and Ian.