We are pleased to welcome Murray Rodes as the Community Foundation’s interim director of finance. Rodes brings a wealth of local experience in accounting, financial management, and investment reporting, having worked with area nonprofits and foundations. He will work closely with Jan Dorman through the end of the year to ensure a smooth and successful transition in advance of Dorman’s retirement.
“We have been so fortunate to have Jan’s leadership and expertise since 2015,” Brennan Gould, the Community Foundation’s president and CEO, said. “We are pleased to have Murray on board now to cary forward the Foundation’s strong fiscal management and stewardship.”
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Rodes served for five years as the finance manager for St. Anne’s–Belfield, a private school in Charlottesville. Before that he worked for the Blue Moon Fund and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Rodes earned a BA in business administration, magna cum laude, from Bridgewater College, in Bridgewater, Virginia, and an MBA from Virginia Tech.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve the Charlottesville community through this role at the Foundation,” Rodes said, “and I look forward to continuing its great success facilitating philanthropy to others.”
When he’s not working, Rodes enjoys spending time with his three daughters, hiking, visiting local breweries, and spending time with his wife, Emily.