On November 14th, our community came together to celebrate the incredible impact of philanthropy on our nonprofits and the people and communities they serve. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us for the 10th Annual Philanthropy Day luncheon, and to our sponsors, volunteers, and host committee members for making the day so special.
Our keynote speaker, Michael Suarez, S.J., captivated the room as he urged guests to consider how much we focus on “resume virtues” – quantified in skills, accolades, and success – versus “eulogy virtues”, those that truly matter and for which we’ll be remembered – our humility, generosity of spirit, and capacity for love. He encouraged us all – as philanthropists, nonprofit professionals, and citizens of Charlottesville and the region – to value strategy and metrics, but not to the exclusion of the “heart work” in our daily interactions and every day lives.
Thanks to our sponsors
Thank you to our in-kind Philanthropy Day donor, T&N Printing.
Aleen Carey, Chair, Teachstone
Deborah Bell Burks, Bell Funeral Home
Wendy Conklin, CFA Institute
Janine Dozier, Virginia Discovery Museum
André Luck, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Kelley MacDougall, Community Volunteer
Jeanne McCusker, Home Instead Senior Care
Angie Oakey, Community Volunteer
Elizabeth Piper, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Katie Reid Shevlin, UVA Advancement
Stephanie Snell, Charlottesville Skin and Laser Center
Alton Taylor, Community Volunteer
Eileen Walsh, Community Volunteer