The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Ethan Tate as its new Donor Relations Manager, Grants and Scholarships, effective April 9. Reporting to Katie Kling, Director of Advancement, Tate will provide stewardship and oversight to donor advised and committee advised grantmaking programs, as well as scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation.
“We are so excited to have Ethan join our team,” says Kling. “He brings both deep knowledge of our community, as well as experience as a member of the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band Grant Committee.”
Tate has worked as a projects director for the Building Goodness Foundation since 2008. He collaborated with partner organizations, volunteers, and donors, while managing field staff in Virginia, Haiti, and Central America. Prior to that, Tate served as an AmeriCorps crew leader for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.
“I’ve admired the Community Foundation’s work for more than a decade,” Tate says. “We live in a place with both an abundance of riches and a painful legacy. The Community Foundation, through its work in the last several years, is at the leading edge of the healing, reconciliation, and social justice processes here. I’m excited to be a part of it and to be working with our donors to help them fulfill all of their goals.”
Tate holds an undergraduate degree in religion from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In his free time he says he enjoys visiting national parks, attending live music, being a dorky dad, building stuff, and attempting to keep his garden alive.