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VAFRE E-news, May 2023


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Welcome New (& Returning) Members!

    • Briana Bouldin, VCU Development & Alumni Relations
    • Nina Bowen, FeedMore
    • Sean Clarkson, University of Virginia
    • Brittany Clayborne, The Haven Shelter & Services, Inc.
    • Joshua Cline, Bluefield University
    • Robert Covington, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    • Margaret Dodson-Cordrey, YWCA Richmond
    • Amy Gray Beck, VCU
    • Karin Hansen, St. Joseph's Villa
    • Miranda Huffer, Virginia Poverty Law Center
    • Victoria Jackson, SPARC
    • Dylan Jones, Groundwork RVA
    • Amelia Langford, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    • Josh Leidy, VCU
    • Angelina Liberti, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    • Aaron McClung, FeedMore
    • Linsey Park, Moore Digital
    • Jada Perez, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
    • Norbrian Ronase, VCU Massey Cancer Center
    • Maura Sinnenberg, Jacob's Chance
    • Shantane Tho, Virginia League of Conservation Voters
    • Salman Zaman, ACLU of Virginia

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

              Celebrating our Award Winners

              On the afternoon of May 2nd, some 80 members and guests joined together in-person at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and on-line to celebrate our 2023 award winners:

              • Brian Thomas of the MCV Foundation, winner of the Nina Abady Award (above at left), and
              • Elizabeth Mason of St. Joseph's Villa, winner of the Rising Star Award (above at right).  


              Renew VAFRE Membership at Current Rate Before July

              As we approach the end of VAFRE’s fiscal year on June 30th, be sure to renew your membership at the current rate of $125! Beginning July 1st, membership dues will increase to $150. After ten years holding at the same membership rate, while continuing to expand our benefits, the increase comes after discussions by the VAFRE Board of Directors and in conjunction with goals of our new strategic plan. These goals include: a focus on scholarship opportunities, equitable compensation for speakers, and increased community engagement efforts. All other associated costs of memberships (luncheons, programs, season passes) will remain the same. Thank you for your membership and continued support of VAFRE and our philanthropic community! 


              Upcoming Programs Filling Up Fast!

              VAFRE will be holding a Member Social on June 1st from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Park. The event is free to members and their guests, but advance registration is requested as space is limited.

              On June 6th, we'll be at the Virginia War Memorial for A Conversation with Funders, as well as the VAFRE Annual Meeting. As development officers, we know that the funding landscape has changed since the pandemic began, but what do funders think about it? In our June program, we will hear from representatives of local funders on their perspectives about how the pandemic has changed funding priorities, collaborative funding, power dynamics between funders and organizations, and much more. This program has been approved for 1 hour of CFRE credit and will be offered both in-person and virtually.


              Program Recordings Available to Members

              If you've been looking for a few credits of continuing education, be sure to check out the VAFRE website for recordings of all of our webinars. Members simply need to log-in to access the Program Recordings and Handouts page of the website, where all of our programs are available to view on-demand.


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