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Crisis Communications or Stewardship Opportunity?

  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
  • 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.

This event is currently sold out. If you would be interested in attending, please e-mail to determine availability.

When the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU had to announce the delay of its opening, the most important communications constituency were donors to the project. At the end of the day, what could have been every nonprofit professional's nightmare turned into a positive moment and even led to new financial commitments from donors! 

Find out what went right when other things were going wrong during our February 6th meeting when we will be joined by Carol Anne Baker Lajoie as well as Pam Royall, a member of the ICA Capital Campaign Committee.

Our Speaker

Carol Anne Baker Lajoie is the ICA's Director of Development and External Affairs and is currently a member of VAFRE's Board of Directors. She's been with the ICA since April 2015. Prior to that, she served as Chief Development Officer at the YWCA of Richmond.

This meeting is sponsored by Floricane.

  • Regular: Chicken with Mushroom Dijon Cream Sauce
  • Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Greek Salad
  • Dessert: To be determined.

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 January 31st.


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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