Philanthropy Day 2016

 Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 with guest Melody Barnes

Thanks to our Presenting Partner 



img_0283We came. We watched. We celebrated. We feel so lucky to host this annual community celebration of giving that recognizes the generous spirit that drives our nonprofit sector. Thank you to the 400+ guests who joined us, and to our amazing nonprofits across the region who trust us to partner with you everyday to do good work better.
This year’s luncheon was especially festive as we celebrated 10 years of the community’s investment in CNE. In honor of the occasion, we were thrilled to recognize our co-founder, founding board and nonprofit members, and many others who made and make CNE possible.
If you weren’t able to join us this year, we missed you! We’re thrilled to be able to share highlights from the celebration:
Our keynote speaker was Melody Barnes, chair of the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions and newly appointed Senior Fellow at UVA’s Miller Center.
Melody’s message focused on what makes a community resilient, stressing the    importance of collaboration. She identified key factors that make collaboration successful: engaging all voices; drawing on expertise from the public, private and nonprofit sectors;  and ensuring that philanthropists are strategic partners in the work.
We would like to thank CFA Institute for partnering with us this year and for filming Melody’s keynote.
Thanks also to Cville Tomorrow and Newsplex for the great coverage of the event.
Thank you for partnering with us over the past 10 years to build CNE into what it is today – a vital community asset. We made you a video!  We’re looking forward to the next 10 years!

Thanks to our sponsors

  • Sustainers of Excellence

    The Rimora Foundation
    Wells Fargo
    Wendy Brown

  • Pillars of Excellence

    John Dumm
    Kakie Brooks and George Beller
    Bebe Heiner and Bill Atwood
    Kelley MacDougall and Mike Pausic
    Martin Horn, Inc. for Building Goodness Foundation
    Tim and Margaret Rose
    Sonjia Smith for Legal Aid Justice Center
    University of Virginia Advancement

  • Leaders in Excellence

    Bank of America
    Pam and Frank Edmonds
    Locus Health
    Christopher Noland
    PATH Foundation
    Quantitative Investment Management
    Signature Family Wealth Advisors
    Silverchair Information Systems
    WestWind Foundation

  • Investors in Excellence

    Adiuvans Foundation
    Bankers Insurance, LLC
    David and Carolyn Beach
    Big Hearts, Tiny Checks
    Kakie Brooks and George Beller
    Building Goodness Foundation
    Melba & Brian Campbell
    Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
    The Curtis Group
    Darden School of Business
    Home Instead Senior Care
    Nancy and Alex Inman
    Jefferson School Foundation
    Mike and Valerie Kirkman
    McGuireWoods, LLP
    Miller School of Albemarle
    Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia
    Piedmont Virginia Community College
    St. Anne’s-Belfield School
    Alton Taylor
    Gary and Tana Taylor
    UVA Community Credit Union
    University of Virginia Health System
    University of Virginia Foundation
    Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Host Committee

Kelley MacDougall, Co-Chair

Katie Reid Shevlin, Co-Chair, UVA Advancement

Deborah Bell Burks, Bell Funeral Home

Christi Carder, State Farm

Aleen Carey, Teachstone

Wendy Conklin, CFA Institute

Janine Dozier, Virginia Discovery Museum

Brian Hunt, Re-Markable Paint Company

Nancy Inman, Northwestern Mutual

Andre Luck, CNE Board Fellow, Piedmont Virginia Community College

Rebecca Morgan, Bank of America

Alton Taylor, Community Volunteer

Jake Zarnegar, CNE Board of Directors & Silverchair

Philanthropy Day is CNE’s annual community celebration of giving that has as its goal to educate, motivate and inspire the philanthropist in all of us.

Philanthropy has an incredible transformative power in our nation, and is the engine that fuels our nonprofit sector. Philanthropy Day honors and celebrates this unique American tradition. As part of this event, CNE hosts a luncheon with a nationally-recognized guest speaker to provide new insights, strategies and perspectives on social innovation and effective philanthropy.

Each year Philanthropy Day draws a sold out crowd of over 400 philanthropists, business leaders, nonprofit professionals and elected leaders. Join us.

For more information, please contact Alessandra Thomas, Associate Director of Philanthropy, at (434) 951-9047 or

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