The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Alex Gross as our new Senior Program Manager. Alex will collaboratively lead in piloting and building out new policies and programs rooted in trust-based, equity-forward philanthropy. In partnership with the Director of Programs and the donor relations team, she will cultivate relationships that bring new infrastructure, investments, and opportunities to the foundation’s programmatic work.
“Alex’s management experience, and passion for our region will enhance the experience of our grant recipients and community partners, while helping to advance the work of the foundation," said Brennan Gould, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “She has strong connections to the nonprofit community and has been dedicated to helping to improve lives throughout our region. We’re excited to have her on our team.”
Alex most recently served as the Executive Director of the PB & J Fund in Charlottesville and brings a wealth of experience in program development, strategic partnership, and community engagement.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Community Foundation at a time when the discretionary grant making process is being reimagined and community led,” Alex said. “I look forward to learning from all our community partners how we might develop high-impact funding opportunities to create a more equitable region.”
Alex holds a BS from Drexel University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from George Washington University.She has worked nationally and statewide for the YMCA developing public health partnerships and strategies to further advance national and regional initiatives.Alex is most at home on any body of water, be it paddleboarding on one of Charlottesville’s many lakes or surfing the small Atlantic waves. She often spends her free time hiking with her dog, attempting to relearn the violin, and trying new recipes.