Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Annual Awards Luncheon

  • Tuesday, April 05, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House)
  • 1


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For members of VAFRE
  • For individuals who are not VAFRE members, but work at an organization that does employ a member.
  • For individuals who are not VAFRE members and do not work at an organization that employs a member.
  • For VAFRE members who have prepaid for all of their meetings.

Registration is closed
Join VAFRE on April 5th as we honor our 2016 Nina Abady and Rising Star Award winners at The Woman's Club at the Bolling Haxall House. Our special guest speaker will be Kathleen Kern, Health and Physical Education teacher and Director of Deep Run Marathon Dance at Deep Run High School.   


This year's honorees are:

  • Elizabeth S. Littlefield, CFRE, Nina Abady winner, and
  • Allison Santos, Rising Star winner.


Click here if you would be interested in sponsorship information or table purchases. Click here for more details on our award winners.


Our speaker

Kathleen Kern taught Health and Physical Education at Hermitage High School from 1999 – 2004 and then was offered a position at Deep Run High School in 2005 where she is still currently teaching. Kathleen quickly established herself as a dedicated educator, coach, and mentor to young people in the Glen Allen area. During an impassioned speech to some students about her experience participating in a Marathon Dance at her high school in NY, Mrs. Kern was convinced to try something similar at Deep Run. 

In 2007, Mrs. Kern organized and ran the inaugural Deep Run Marathon Dance that lasts 27 hours. In the first year Deep Run students choose the Autism Society as the single beneficiary and raised an astonishing $74,000! This was the catalyst to what would become an integral part of the Deep Run community as well as Central Virginia as a whole. Mrs. Kern and her husband are directors of the event and have galvanized the student body to put others ahead of themselves in the name of charitable giving. To date, the Deep Run Marathon Dance has raised over $1.5 million for over 82 local/regional charities and this event continues to prove that future generations are solidifying themselves as  philanthropists. 

Get Your Tribute Ticket! 


Recognize your own award winning Development staff with a Tribute Ticket. For a small extra fee, add a slide (click for a sample) to the presentation recognizing your own all stars!



  • 11:30 a.m. Registration
  • 12:00 p.m. Plated Luncheon
  • 12:30 p.m. Awards Program
  • 1:30 p.m. Adjourn (time approximate)    



  • Carpooling is encouraged.
  • There are parking decks available at 2nd and Grace Streets (prepay $7.00) as well as 4th and Franklin Streets (hourly rate of $3.50). Both of these decks are CASH ONLY.
  • There is also a variety of on-street parking available in the neighborhood.


Cost to attend:

$30 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), $35 for nonmembers employed by a member organization, and $40 for nonmember guests. Tribute Tickets are just $45!


Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by Tuesday, March 29th.



Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd at (804) 368-3398 or by e-mail to


Cancellation Policy

Credits for a future meeting or refunds will be given if notification of cancellation is received at VAFRE’s office prior to noon on the Tuesday before the Awards Luncheon. If cancellation is received after noon on Tuesday, credits and refunds will be given at the discretion of the Management Company based on the number of late registrations received. In the event of illness or an emergency, credits or refunds may be granted at the discretion of the Management Company.

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