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VAFRE E-news, July 2023


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Welcome New (& Returning) Members!

  • Kathryn Adams, Autism Community Alliance
  • Sarah Beam
  • Samantha Ellis, The Woman's Club
  • Bobby Hall, The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Mary Hard, Avalon Center
  • Anne McCoy, St. Michael's Episcopal School
  • Britt Nelson, Britt Nelson Consulting
  • Christina Newton, Historic Germanna
  • James Parrish, Covered-Dish Consulting, LLC
  • Sandy Turnage, VCU School of Business
  • Suzanne Wright, United Network for Organ Sharing

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            2023-2024 Program Schedule Announced - Get Your Season Pass!

            Mark your calendar for VAFRE's monthly meetings, beginning in September when we join the members of AFP Central Virginia Chapter at the Virginia War Memorial for a look at CFRE certification. Our program calendar for the fiscal year is:

            • September 12
            • October 3
            • November 14
            • December 5
            • January 9
            • February 6
            • March 5
            • April 2
            • May 7* (location to be announced)
            • June 4

            To prepay for all of the programs, whether in-person or virtual, get your Season Pass now! No more check requests or waiting for your reimbursement. Click here for complete details and to get your Season Pass.


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

            From the President

            Dear Friends and Colleagues,

            Happy New Year! With the new fiscal year at VAFRE upon us, we know we have a lot of work to do. But thankfully we have a guidebook to help us along the way. With the new strategic plan in hand, the board is working diligently to implement its findings and help VAFRE members (and potential members) Engage, Empower and Excel.

            We were thrilled to see a full room at July's brown bag lunch program. Even during the height of summer, our events are seeing strong turnout and passionate engagement from attendees. At one table in particular, we spoke with folks brand new to the profession sitting across from veterans with several decades' experience. We listened to suggestions for getting the word out about Development as a career path, creating space for new ideas and helping make the profession more diverse.

            At September's program, we're partnering with our friends at AFP Central Virginia to answer questions about CFRE certification (on which VAFRE members receive a discount). And if you're looking for a small group environment to convene with and learn from, the P3 program is accepting applications for the next class. 

            I'm absolutely honored to help lead VAFRE through this first year of the new strategic plan, and I have no illusions about doing it alone. Please help us cultivate and support the fundraising profession in Virginia, including folks already working these incredibly important roles and those considering it as a career. Thank you for being a member, and thank you for helping elevate communities throughout the Commonwealth. 

            With warm regards, 

            Will Glasco
            VAFRE President


            Help Wanted!

            Are you comfortable facilitating meetings on Zoom? Do you like to attend VAFRE's monthly programs? Have we got the job for you!

            The Board of Directors has approved a request from the Programs Committee to offer a complimentary one-year membership as well as a complimentary registration to all of our monthly programs for one individual who will act as our technical support/in-room host for the virtual portion of our hybrid programs. Current and prospective members are eligible for this offer.

            If you would be interested in learning more, email


            Registration Open for the Professional Partnership Program

            Part  ner : one that shares

            Are you new to fund development or would you like to enhance your professional skill sets?  If you answered “YES’ then VAFRE has great news for you!

            The Professional Partnership Program (P3), now entering it's eleventh year, offers VAFRE members the opportunity for small groups (the Partners) to meet a minimum of four times with two highly experienced facilitators (the Leaders) between October and June. 

            The Professional Partnership Program will encourage discussion and comment on job-related concerns of greatest interest to each group as identified by the participant applications. Issues and topics for each session will be solicited in advance and facilitated by the Leaders.

            Register by end of day July 31st to receive a discounted rate of $50. Beginning August 1st, the fee will increase to $75.



            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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