Philanthropy Day 2018

Please join us for this year’s Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 15, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the Pavilion at Boar’s Head. We are thrilled to welcome Vu Le (“Voo Lay”) as our guest speaker.

Le is the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a Seattle nonprofit that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Known for his pointed observations delivered with a sense of humor, Le has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts, found at

Le is considered a national thought leader and truth teller on the unique role and challenges of nonprofits in a civil society. He is the co-author of Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits and Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships, and his writing was recently featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Best Leaders May be Those Who “Give Up”.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.


Thanks to our sponsors

  • Sustainers of Excellence

    The Rimora Foundation

    Sonjia Smith

    Wells Fargo

  • Pillars of Excellence

    Katherine Brooks and George Beller

    Wendy Brown

    John and Josephine Dumm

    Pam Edmonds

    Bebe Heiner

    Kelley MacDougall and Mike Pausic

    PATH Foundation

    University of Virginia Advancement


  • Leaders in Excellence

    Adiuvans Foundation

    Charlottesville Skin and Laser Center

    Home Instead Senior Care

    Martin Horn, Inc.


    Union Bank


  • Investors in Excellence

    David and Carolyn Beach

    Big Hearts, Tiny Checks

    Carter Myers Automotive

    Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

    The Curtis Group

    Sally and Joe Gieck

    Melissa and Brian Hunt

    Jefferson School Foundation

    Miller School of Albemarle

    Northwestern Mutual – Taylor Associates

    Old Dominion Capital Management

    Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia

    Piedmont Virginia Community College

    St. Anne’s-Belfield School

    University of Virginia Foundation

Thank you to community members are friends who have additionally donated in support of Philanthropy Day: albemarle Magazine, Alton Taylor, CFA Institute, and T&N Printing.

Host Committee

Host Committee Chairs

Aleen Carey, Child Care Aware of America

Holly Hatcher, Philanthropy Consultant

Host Committee Members

Dave Alley, TechDynamism

Andrea Ayres, Signature Family Wealth Advisors

Warren Buford, St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Deborah Bell Burks, Bell Funeral Home

Chip Boyles, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

Ravi Chandra, Wells Fargo

Athena Gould, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge

Sharla Klingel, University of Virginia School of Law

Jill Lerner, Quantitative Investment Management

André Luck, Piedmont Virginia Community College

Kelley MacDougall

Elizabeth Piper, Virginia Humanities

Katie Shevlin, UVA Advancement

Stephanie Snell, Charlottesville Skin and Laser Center

Alton Taylor


For more information, please contact Sarah Gaines, Director of Philanthropy, at (434) 244-3330 or

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