The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announced on September 11, 2017, that its president and chief executive officer, Anne Scott, will leave that position on October 31, 2017.
Scott has headed the foundation for nearly four years, a period of significant growth in its assets, program initiatives and partnerships in the community.
“We will greatly miss the energy, creativity and vision that Anne has consistently brought to her work,” said CACF board chair Jay Kessler. “Her expertise in finance and philanthropy has served us well and, importantly, she has shown the variety of ways that community foundations can have impact beyond traditional grant-making.”
Under Scott’s leadership, the foundation’s assets have increased from $115 million to $185 million, the number of constituent funds is now more than 300, and nearly 1,600 grants totaling more than $16 million were awarded in 2016.
In collaboration with other local organizations, including United Way and Piedmont Virginia Community College, CACF is focusing attention on two strategic initiatives identified by the community: early childhood education and workforce development. In addition to numerous grants that support a wide variety of local nonprofits, new major grants are helping to address food insecurity in Louisa County, the redevelopment of public housing in Charlottesville, and the disproportionate number of poor birth outcomes among African-American mothers and babies.
“It has been an honor to lead CACF for the past four years, and I hope that my leadership has contributed positively to the many wonderful communities and important efforts in our area,” Scott said.
Kessler said the CACF board will begin a search to find Scott’s successor.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Community Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in its service area: Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange.