Diamond Walton Joins Foundation as Programs Manager
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that on January 6 Diamond Walton began work as our new Programs Manager. Reporting to Eboni Bugg, the Director of Programs, she will administer the Foundation’s Enriching Communities grant program and serve as the primary point of contact for grant-seeking community partners, including nonprofits, government organizations, and individuals who are working to improve the quality of life in the Charlottesville area. Read more.
Bama Works Fund Completes Fall 2019 Grant Cycle
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announces $655,000 in grants to 83 local nonprofits through the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band. With its most recent round of grants, the Bama Works Fund again provides support to organizations that work to address issues related to children, education, arts and culture, vulnerable populations, and the environment. For a full list of grant recipients, click here. Read more.
Katie Kling Named New Director of Advancement
Katie Kling has been named the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s new Director of Advancement. She had served as Donor Services Manager since July 2018, a position that made her the chief point of contact between more than 300 donors and the Foundation.
“My goal has always been to make sure our fundholders have whatever they need to understand how best to serve our region with their philanthropy,” Kling said. Read more.
Hiring: Two Donor Relations Managers
We're hiring two Donor Relations Manager positions: for Individual and Family Giving and for Grants and Scholarships. They will provide stewardship and oversight of the donor funds, scholarships, and grantmaking programs in their areas, engaging with donors and advisors, and leveraging resources in support of the community. Learn more.
Community Foundation Receives $50k Gift from Northrop Grumman
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global security company with offices in Charlottesville. The company made the gift in recognition of the Foundation’s leadership after the violence of August 2017, and the funds will support racial equity work at the Foundation. Read more.
David Dodson Keynotes Annual Lunch
David Dodson delivered the keynote address at this year’s Annual Lunch on October 10. Calling his talk “Building a Loom to Weave the Future,” Dodson shared with our attending donors and nonprofit partners “some thoughts about where we are [and] where we are going,” while seeking “to root the Charlottesville region in the larger narrative of possibilities and challenges that we face in the South.” Read more.
Local nonprofit leaders talk about their impact
On September 26, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation invited four nonprofit leaders to talk to donors about their work and its impact. Their wide-ranging conversation, moderated by Katie Kling, the Foundation’s Donor Engagement Manager, suggests how varied and critical is the work of local nonprofits. Read more.