About Us

The Community Foundation was established in 1967 as an engine for positive change in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange. We work with local residents, non-profits, as well as public and private organizations to facilitate philanthropy and improve the quality of life in our area.

To learn more about the state of our community and the Foundation’s work, please see our Annual Report, Audited Financial Statements: 2016 and 2017,  and Form 990: 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Staff

Foundation staff members bring unique expertise in philanthropy and charitable giving and an abiding commitment to serving our donors and our local community.

  • Brennan Gould

    Brennan Gould

    serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for directing Foundation strategy and operations, and for ensuring that the Foundation’s mission is fulfilled through expanding relationships with the community. She serves as an ex-officio member of the Foundation’s Governing Board, to which she reports.

  • Jan Dorman

    Jan Dorman

    is Director of Finance and leads on all aspects of Foundation asset, financial and fund management and reporting. To advance our donors’ financial and investment goals, Jan develops and manages the Foundation’s relationships with tax, legal and investment professionals and institutional partners.

  • Nareen Scott

    Nareen Scott

    is our Administration Manager. She oversees the smooth running of the Foundation office and information and data management systems. She manages the Foundation’s staff support and development programs.

  • Andi Senatro

    Andi Senatro

    is our Administrative and Accounting Assistant. She assists with donor contributions and distributions, grant and scholarship awards, and vendor payments. She supports the day-to-day activities of staff, maintains office records, and supports the Governing Board and Standing Committees. She provides primary support for CACF events and communications.

  • KATIE KLING

    KATIE KLING

    is our Donor Engagement Manager. Katie is the primary contact for our donor-advised, committee-advised and scholarship funds. She is here to provide advice and assistance to fund holders, and she ensures that all aspects of fund operations run smoothly for them.

  • Eboni Bugg

    Eboni Bugg

    is our Director of Programs. Eboni provides organizational leadership, working in partnership with others, to effectively direct grant and other resources so that nonprofit activities, program outcomes and/or wider community development goals are accomplished.

  • Aiyana Marcus

    Aiyana Marcus

    is our Programs Manager, overseeing the Community Foundation's large grant work, including the Strengthening Systems and Shaping Futures grant tracks.

  • Latibe Seidou

    Latibe Seidou

    is our Executive Assistant, interacting daily with Foundation stakeholders and handling a wide range of administrative, scheduling and event-planning responsibilities.

  • Brendan Wolfe

    Brendan Wolfe

    is our Marketing and Communications Manager. Brendan helps shape the Foundation's messaging, serving as a primary press contact, overseeing the website, and producing print and online materials.

Governing Board

Entrusted to guide the Community Foundation, our Governing Board members actively seek a wide range of community perspectives that strengthen our decision-making and complement our individual expertise.

  • Jay Kessler

    Jay Kessler

    is Chair of the Governing Board. A past President of Piedmont Virginia Companies, Inc., Jay is currently a construction consultant and he works as a grateful patient at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Albemarle Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Sorensen Institute’s Central Virginia Regional Board.

  • Andrea Roberts

    Andrea Roberts

    is Chair, Grants Committee. Andrea is an associate professor of accounting at UVA’s McIntire School; a CPA. She specializes in nonprofit financial reporting, including how and why nonprofits report financial information and how this impacts their stakeholders. Andrea is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Not-for-Profit Project Resource Group and she is the immediate past president of the AAA’s Diversity Section. Andrea is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Ph.D. Project Accounting Doctoral Students Association.

  • Helene Downs

    Helene Downs

    is Chair, Audit Committee, Helene joined Hantzmon Wiebel in 2001 and was named a partner in 2014. Her expertise includes tax planning and preparation, estate planning and estate and trust taxation. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), as well as the Central Virginia Estate Planning Council. She serves on the board of the Village School and on the Foundation’s Audit Committee.

  • Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson

    is former Chair of the Governing Board and the Executive Committee. He is a Principal at Signature Financial and serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia.

  • Whit Broome

    Whit Broome

    is past Secretary, a past member of the Investment Committee, and a past member and chair of the Audit Committee. Whit is Kaulback Professor Emeritus of Commerce at UVA, where he served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and also as Professor of Law. Whit chaired the Virginia Board of Accountancy and was a member of the national CPA Board of Examiners. He was also Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. He serves on UVA’s Gift Planning Council and the PVCC Educational Foundation Board.

  • Heather Carlton

    Heather Carlton

    is Vice Chair of the Governing Board. Heather is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, where she prosecutes a wide-array of federal crimes ranging from bank fraud to human trafficking. Previously, she was an associate with McGuireWoods LLP in Charlottesville and an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

  • Jim Haden

    Jim Haden

    is former Chair of the Board Development Committee. Mr. Haden was president and CEO of Martha Jefferson Health Services from 1993 to 2015, and he served as a board member on the Federal Reserve Board of Richmond from 1998 to 2003. He currently serves on the board of The Women’s Initiative, and he previously served on the boards of the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area, the Piedmont Virginia Community College Foundation and Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce.

  • Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace

    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace

    joined the UVA Medical Center in July 2014, overseeing strategic direction and operations of inpatient and ambulatory services. Prior to arriving at UVA, Sutton-Wallace served as SVP of hospital operations at Duke University Hospital from 2011-2014. She has a diverse health care background with experience in the pharmaceutical, insurance and research industries. Sutton-Wallace is married to Maurice Wallace, and they have two daughters, Sage and Amaya.

  • Rick Richmond, Jr.

    Rick Richmond, Jr.

    is of counsel with McCallum & Kudravetz, where he specializes in trusts and estates, as well as real estate law. Rick is a former President of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association and a member of the Virginia State Bar Council. He serves on the Board of Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge Foundation and on the Jefferson Area Board for the Aging.

  • Glenn Rust

    Glenn Rust

    is Secretary of the Governing Board and Chair of both the Finance and Board Development Committees. Glenn is the president and CEO and a Director of Virginia National Bank and Virginia National Bankshares, a billion dollar, publicly traded company. He has more than 46 years of banking, technology, and consulting experience and has worked for both large and small domestic and international companies. He is an advocate for many not-for-profits and serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia.

  • Kristina Koutrakos

    Kristina Koutrakos

    has been an investor in the asset management industry for almost 20 years. She recently founded Kyria Capital Management to develop research and deploy capital to women-run alternative investment firms. Kristina is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association charter holder and holds a BA in Economics from UVA and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

  • Leonard Sandridge

    Leonard Sandridge

    joined the internal audit staff of the University of Virginia in 1967. He retired as the University’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2011, and then acted as Special Advisor to the University President until 2014. He is currently on the Board of Directors at the University of Richmond, Spider Management Company and the Miller Center Foundation

  • Bruce Woodzell

    Bruce Woodzell

    retired in 2008 as the County Assessor for Albemarle County, after 29 years of public service. Bruce remains active in the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers and the International Association of Assessing Officers, serving as President of both organizations. Bruce is a past President of The Blue Ridge Rotary Club and the Albemarle County Credit Union.

  • Libby Edwards-Allbaugh

    Libby Edwards-Allbaugh

    is President of the Tax Ladies and an instructor for PVCC Workforce Services. She is a past President of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Junior Chamber of Commerce, State Coordinator of the Virginia Jaycees, Piedmont CASA volunteer, administrator of the Fluvanna Soccer Association, and is active with the Chamber Diversity Council and Women’s Round Table. She is a native of Charlottesville and mother of three boys.

  • Bob Sweeney

    Bob Sweeney

    is Senior VP of Development and Public Affairs for the University's advancement initiatives. He restructured UVA's development effort and philanthropic cash flow increased fourfold in 10 years, from $50 million to $200 million. Prior to UVA, he was Associate Vice Chancellor of Development and director of the $320 million Bicentennial Campaign at UNC Chapel Hill. Mr. Sweeney is married to Lili Powell, a professor with appointments in the Darden School of Business and the UVA School of Nursing.