The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Megan Donovan as its new Grants Administrator. Megan will perform a variety of programmatic and administrative tasks to support the smooth functioning of the foundation's discretionary grantmaking and capacity building programs. She will work with grant partners and coordinate event and meeting support, while helping to ensure compliance with the foundation's standards, policies, and procedures.
"We are thrilled to have Megan join our team and share her professional expertise, lived experiences, and passion for advocacy to 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.
Megan most recently served as Organizational & Systems Program Director with Cultivate Charlottesville and brings a wealth of experience in client service, program design and management, and community organizing.
"President & CEO Brennan Gould wrote that the Community Foundation is '...part of a legacy of generosity that is rooted in a keen awareness of our interconnectedness as people sharing a place and time.' The pandemic has highlighted the truth of this statement for me, and I am honored to work for an organization that understands and respects its place in the larger picture," Megan said. "I hope to fulfill my goal of living with a deep reverence for my connection to others through my work with the foundation."
Megan holds undergraduate degrees from Miami University of Ohio and has a Masters in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College. Prior to her move to Charlottesville in 2014, Megan worked in health care settings as an advocate for un- and under- insured patients.
Megan tries to move, live, and love in a mindful and peaceful way, in deep relationship with one another and the planet. She loves being outdoors with her family, whether it's riding bikes, hiking, gardening, or enjoying the many beautiful and unique elements of Virginia's landscape.