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VAFRE E-news, Late Winter 2024

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Welcome New (& Returning) Members!

  • Toni Clark, Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges
  • Hollis Cobb, Communities in Schools of Chesterfield
  • Elizabeth Darling, Virginia Museum of History & Culture
  • Sarah Dovel, James River Association
  • Dana Gresko, GG+A
  • Jake Huff, American Civil War Museum
  • Andrea Kaniecki, Virginia League of Conservation Voters
  • Michele McGarry, Cristo Rey Richmond High School
  • Christina Newton, Capital Region Land Conservancy
  • Andrea Ozanich, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Marguerite Passaglia, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Colleen Seidel, Virginia Voice
  • Amelia Smith, Safe Harbor Shelter
  • Noelle Stith, Historic Richmond
  • Danielle Taylor, Strategic Disruption 
  • Sandy Turnage, University of Richmond

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


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                Submit Your Proposal!

                You are invited to propose a program for VAFRE’s monthly luncheon sessions. Luncheons are held in person in Richmond, with a hybrid option. Submissions are open to the public, regardless of membership status, and will be accepted on a rolling basis. For complete details and to submit a proposal, click here.


                Submit Your Board Nominations This Week!

                The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2024/2025 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 Thursday, February 29, 2024. Each nominee will receive a Candidate Interest Form that must be completed to be considered for a position by the Nominating Committee.  

                Eligibility and Term of Office: To be a director, you must be a member, in good standing.  Each elected Director shall take office on July 1, 2024 for a two-year term and is responsible for, along with other Board members, determining VAFRE policies and supporting the mission of the organization. Time commitment includes a board meeting the first Tuesday of every other month (schedule variable until we can meet again in-person) and the time needed to complete the tasks of your board role.

                Click here for a copy of the Nominating Form.

                Click 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.


                March Program Features Past VAFRE Presidents

                Come plant spring seeds for harvesting future success by joining VAFRE for an informal conversation with four VAFRE Past Presidents: Suzanne Madison Hogg, Magnus Johnsson, CFRE, David Thomason, and Robinette Tiller, CFRE. Learn from their over 115 years of experience as they tackle hard to handle ethical questions, provide professional tips, and share insightful lessons learned to help make your work successful. Register now for either the in-person or virtual session.


                Virtual New Member Orientation Scheduled

                Join us for a Virtual New Member Orientation on Wednesday, March 20th from 1:00-2:00PM!

                Come learn more about all that VAFRE has to offer, get to know other members, and learn about how to become more involved. This session is designed for those who have been members for one year or less.

                This event is FREE, but please let us know if you plan to attend and register by Monday, March 18th.


                  Do You Need CFRE Credit?

                  Check out the recordings of our recent programs on the Members Only page of the website. Login now to view the virtual versions of our programs: from Giving Black to Demystifying Giving Circles, Using Data to Drive Campaign Success to Grant Writing with ChatGPT, it's all there for VAFRE members to take advantage of.

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

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