Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Diversity in Action

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club


  • A special offer for participants in IOP programs to join VAFRE for a complimentary meeting.
  • For those individuals who are members of VAFRE.
  • For individuals who are not personally members of VAFRE but whose organization has one or more paid members.
  • For individuals who are not members of VAFRE and whose organizations do not have another member.
  • For members who have purchased their season pass only.

Registrations due by end of day September 6.

Right now, it’s more important than ever to start fast tracking your development office towards being more diverse and inclusive of historically overlooked communities. This workshop will be an overview of the many intricacies of diversity-- moving from the WHY you should want it to the HOW to get there.

Our Presenter

Lindsey O-Pries is an Associate Consultant and Facilitator who serves as a development coach for clients of The Spark Mill. Spending the last four years working for a national social justice nonprofit, she offers a wealth of knowledge and unique ability to transform development offices into high functioning units. She also offers expertise in strategic planning, HR practices and diversity and inclusion.


  • Regular/Gluten Free: Chicken Piccata with garlic mashed potatoes & mixed vegetables.
  • Vegetarian/Gluten Free : Hummus Platter (Garlic Hummus, Roasted Red Peppers, Toasted Almonds, Green Onion, Served with Grilled Vegetables)
  • Warm rolls or grilled Pita available.

In order to keep lunch costs low for our members and guests, Jefferson Lakeside is unable to accommodate special dietary requests beyond the gluten free and vegetarian options listed and is unable to make last minute substitutions of one meal for the other. 

If you have questions about the menu, please contact Mary Kidd at or by phone at 804/368-3398. 


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

Cost to attend

$20 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), $25 for nonmembers employed by a member organization, and $30 for nonmember guests. Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by end of day September 6th.


Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE 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 Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting. If cancellation is received after the Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting, 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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