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VAFRE E-news, March 2022

VAFRE is proud to be a participating organization with CFRE International. Members receive a 20% discount on certification and recertification.

The next application deadline is TOMORROW January 15th.

Member News

Members, do you have recent news you'd  like to share? Details on an upcoming charitable event for your organization? A book you've published? A recent promotion? Log in and post it on the Member News page of the website and let the rest of the VAFRE community know. The most recent posts will also show up on the Home page and the News page of the website.


Need Help with Your Dues?

The Susan Early Scholarship Fund is available to new and renewing VAFRE members to cover the cost of your dues. To apply for a scholarship, follow the link in the member application or, for current members, follow the link on the Members Only page.

Welcome New Members!

      • Carthan Currin, III, The Virginia College Fund
      • Lauren De Simone, The Barry Robinson Center
      • Kelly Elias, Millwood School
      • Beverly George, Sabot at Stony Point
      • Tonya Hall, Virginia State University
      • Jess Jones, YMCA of Greater Richmond
      • Nell Nutaitis, ChildSavers
      • Khiem Tran, The Leukemia & Lymphona Society
      • Anna von Gehr, Virginia Museum of History & Culture

        Log in to the Member Directory to access contact information for these and all members.


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        VAFRE has a Company page on LinkedIn: check it out to see what's happening with VAFRE

        Also, members can join our LinkedIn group page and post items of interest to other members.

        Thanks to our Exclusive P3 Sponsor

        2022 Award Winners Announced! 

        The VAFRE Awards Committee is pleased to announce our Award Winners for 2022:

        • Thomas C. Burke is our Nina Abady winner. Tom's career at VCU spans 34 years in leadership roles at the School of Dentistry, the VCU Foundation, and he is now leading the university's gift planning efforts.
        • Leigh Busby is the Rising Star honoree. Leigh is the Development Director at Greater Richmond Fit4Kids.

        Congratulations to both of our honorees!

        We will be celebrating their accomplishments with an afternoon reception on Tuesday, May 3 at the Virginia War Memorial. Watch for complete registration details coming soon.

        Our thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Brown, Edwards & Company for their support of VAFRE and the development community in Richmond. Additional sponsor opportunities are available: e-mail

        April 12th Program: Making the Leap

        As development professionals, we are cultivating a unique skill set that makes us great candidates for executive leadership. In the back of your mind have you ever wondered what the transition from Development Director to Executive Director looks and feels like? How can you prepare for a future transition? Join VAFRE on April 12 for an informal conversation with three former Development Directors who have made the leap, which will be hosted by a fellow nonprofit leader who is also a former Executive Director. The conversational format will explore the joys and challenges of becoming an Executive Director and allow plenty of time for interaction and questions.

        The program will be offered both in-person and virtually, and is approved for 1 hour of CFRE credit.

        Participate in CFRE's Job Task Analysis Survey

        Every 5 years CFRE performs a Job Task Analysis survey that asks fundraisers about what comprises their day-to-day to work. This survey data is used to ensure the content of the CFRE exam aligns with what fundraisers really need to know.

        To participate in this year's survey, click here. 

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