Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Nominations are now open for the 2019/2020 Board of Directors!

The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Now is the time to take your membership to the next level and make a commitment to VAFRE or to nominate someone else for the Board. Your nominations are needed by Wednesday, February 28, 2019. Click here for a copy of the Nominating FormClick here for a general description of the Board qualifications, nomination process and manner of conducting business as defined in the Policy Manual, or view the Board Job Descriptions from the Policy Manual.

VAFRE's board members are easily accessible to all VAFRE members. Please log in to the Member Directory and feel free to email them directly with any questions or ideas you may have; they'll be happy to assist you! Nonmembers, please e-mail our administrator at

For brief biographies of the Board members, click here.


James Wasilewski
VCU Wilder School

Jennifer O'Rourke
Vice President
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity

Harry Warner
West Avenue Associates

Lynne Berkness
Immediate Past President
Cristo Rey High School

Other Directors

Samantha Charlet
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

Cristina Cruz
VCU School of Dentistry

Jennifer Cunningham
Programs Chair
Better Housing Coalition

Courtney Elliott
Awards Co-Chair
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Belinda Falconer
The Virginia Home

Sarah Fernald
Better Housing Coalition

Natalie Foster
Junior League of Richmond

Will Glasco
Preservation Virginia

Corey Humphrey
VCU School of Education

Anne Hurt
Awards Co-Chair
Trinity Episcopal School

Kathy Laing
Communications Chair
UR Institute on Philanthropy

Carol Anne Lajoie
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Mary Maupai
Safe Harbor

Thomas Millisor, MPA, CFRE

Jennie Romero
Membership Chair
Virginia Council on Economic Education

David Sams
The Community Tax Law Project

Robinette Tiller
VCU Massey Cancer Center

Roy Zeidman
Special Olympics Virginia

Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE
Halcyon Management, LLC

Click here for a general description of the Board qualifications, nomination process and manner of conducting business as defined in the Policy Manual.

Board Conflict of Interest Form

Board Job Descriptions

Download our Policies and Procedures Manual and Bylaws.

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