Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Virtual Annual Awards Lunch-In

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom


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Join VAFRE on September 22nd as we honor our 2020 Nina Abady and Rising Star Award winners in a virtual celebration.

This year's honorees are:

  • David Thomason, Special Olympics Virginia (below at left), and
  • Virginia McAndrew, Capital One (formerly The New Community School, below at right).


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

Our speaker for the program is Rachel Pater, Founder and Director of Richmond Story House. The Richmond Story House is a certified 501C3 dedicated to unearthing and amplifying stories in our community. Founded in 2017, they focus most of our efforts in the East End of Richmond and have a studio in Church Hill. They help participants share true life stories - through writing, audio recording, and more.

Rachel is a trained English and Speech teacher and had been teaching at the high school and college level for the last decade before moving to Richmond. She did her undergraduate work in Michigan and received a Masters in Social Change from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. She and her wife moved to Richmond in 2017, and have found Richmond an exciting place to put down roots. She is lucky to run multiple weekly workshops around Richmond. Her favorite part about facilitating these workshops is the way telling stories helps break down stereotypes and how participants get to know themselves and their classmates through this art.  

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:


  • 12:00 p.m. Awards Program
  • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn (time approximate)    

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

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