Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

September 2017

Message from the President


What an exciting time of year!  School has started; vacations are over; football is back. Our schedules, both work and personal, are full. So, I will keep this short!

Please register and join us for our October 3 VAFRE meeting. Randy Howard of 501 Advisors will make a presentation on Stewarding Your Financial Resources. This is the perfect meeting to invite your CFO or Business Manager to join you. For those who might not know Randy, here is a snapshot:

Randy Howard is President of 501 Advisors, Inc., and a financial strategist using his 35 years of financial management experience to support the work of foundation and nonprofit leaders with clear, actionable advice coupled with practical implementation. 

I can add that Randy is an excellent presenter and has a delightful sense of humor. He will leave plenty of time for questions and I promise you will come away with some great notes and new insightful ideas. 

See you on October 3rd!



Lynn Berkness,
2017-2018 VAFRE President

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Terry Hilton, Masonic Home of Virginia

Mary Kay Huss, Rebuilding Together of Richmond

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Lucille Lindamood, Metro Richmond Habitat for Humanity

Katharine Stein, VCU

Alyssa Truesdale, Special Olympics of Virginia

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