Philanthropy Day 2017

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.

Interested in hearing Michael Suarez’s presentation for yourself? Find the full video of his speech here. Additional event coverage is available on Charlottesville Tomorrow and NBC29.

Thanks to our sponsors

  • Sustainers of Excellence

    The Rimora Foundation

    Wells Fargo

  • Pillars of Excellence

    Katherine Brooks and George Beller

    John and Josephine Dumm

    Dana and Peter Harris

    Bebe Heiner and Bill Atwood

    Kelley MacDougall and Mike Pausic

    James Madison’s Montpelier

    Tim and Margaret Rose

    Sonjia Smith

    University of Virginia Advancement

  • Leaders in Excellence

    CFA Institute

    Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

    Charlottesville Skin and Laser Center

    Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

    Pam and Frank Edmonds

    Home Instead Senior Care

    Martin Horn, Inc.

    PATH Foundation

    Quantitative Investment Management

    Silverchair Information Systems

    WestWind Foundation

  • Investors in Excellence

    Adiuvans Foundation

    David and Carolyn Beach

    Big Hearts, Tiny Checks

    Carter Myers Automotive

    Charlottesville Catholic School

    The Curtis Group

    Hospice of the Piedmont

    Jefferson School Foundation

    Locus Health

    Melissa and Brian Hunt

    Miller School of Albemarle

    Northwestern Mutual

    Paula F. Newcomb

    Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia

    Piedmont Virginia Community College

    Signature Family Wealth Advisors

    St. Anne’s-Belfield School

    Union Bank & Trust

    University of Virginia Foundation

    Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Thank you to our in-kind Philanthropy Day donor, T&N Printing.


Host Committee

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

For more information, please contact Sarah Gaines, Director of Philanthropy, at (434) 244-3330 or sgaines@thecne.org.

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