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Annual Awards Luncheon

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House), 211 E Franklin Street, Richmond 23219
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(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.

Join VAFRE on April 16th as we honor our 2019 Nina Abady and Rising Star Award winners at The Woman's Club at the Bolling Haxall House.

This year's honorees are:

  • Gayle Haglund, CFRE, Westminster Canterbury Richmond (pictured below, at left)
  • Amy Clark Garmon, CFRE, ChildSavers (pictured below, at right)

For details on our honorees, visit the Awards page of the website.

Our Speaker

Talley Baratka (pictured at left), Founder and Chief Ideas Officer for Lightbulb Labs, was born to connect and she can help you marry purpose and profit. She has been where you are as a corporate citizenship executive, nonprofit leader and strategic consultant for Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits for 20 plus years.

She is an award-winning communications and culture expert with a Master's degree in Human and Community Development. She has a strong community impact and grants evaluation background, having managed Capital One’s philanthropic endeavors for 15 years, at the national and local levels.

Talley created Lightbulb Labs to clarify mission, engage people and grow organizations to serve their purpose. She focuses on nonprofit and community relations efforts. While she also heads the Strategy Practice area for Rhudy & Co. Strategic Communications focused on employee communications for Fortune 500 companies.  

A YWCA Outstanding Woman and NAWBO- Enterprising Women of Excellence Award winner, she brings energy, passion and laughter to every project she touches. She is proud to have founded Impact 100 Richmond, a successful women’s collective giving organization, that has raised over $1.5M since 2009.  You can hear her TEDxWomen talk online; however, she’d much rather chat in person. Talley lives an out loud life in the Richmond region deep in the “heart of the sandwich generation” with her high school sweetheart, three teens, and mama.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor

Thanks to our Media Sponsor

  • 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 a number of parking decks in the area, though we do suggest you confirm the terms and availability by searching online and calling the numbers listed.
  • 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), and $40 for nonmember guests. 


Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by Tuesday, April 9th.

To purchase a table or sponsor the event, click here.



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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