Spring 2023 Philanthropy Day Summit

Thank you to everyone that made the Spring 2023 Philanthropy Day a success!

Wednesday, March 29, 2023  |  9:00AM – 2:00PM  |  The Wool Factory

Democracy? What does the social impact sector have to do with it? 

Our Speakers

Kristen Cambell – CEO of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE)

Kristen Cambell is CEO of PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement), a philanthropic laboratory for funders seeking to maximize their impact on U.S. democracy and civic life.  She has served in this capacity since July 2015.

Previously, Kristen was an independent consultant, focusing primarily in civic engagement, education, and leadership.

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Robert Dortch – Board Chair, Philanthropy Southeast

Robert L. Dortch, Jr. is a nationally recognized philanthropic thought-leader, whose career as an entrepreneur and executive spans more than 25 years in the for-profit, faith-based, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors.

Currently, Robert is the Strategic Philanthropic Coach & Consultant for Dortch Group, which specializes in leveraging innovation, equity, and partnerships to make catalytic placed-based philanthropy accessible in the board room, philanthropic institutions, and the non-profit sector.

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Our Host Committee

  • Chairs

    Erin Malec, Southern Environmental Law Center

    Gloria Rockhold, Retired – Albemarle County Public Schools

  • Members

    Beverly Adams, University of Virginia

    Warren Buford, St. Anne’s-Belfield School

    Daniel Fairley, City of Charlottesville

    Marcela Foshay, Loring Woodriff Real Estate

    Sarah Gaines, Opus Partners

    Dawn Heneberry, Old Dominion Capital Management

    Michelle Hernandez, Leading Elephants

    André Luck, Piedmont Virginia Community College

    Shawn Mulligan, VMDO Associates

    Louis Nelson, University of Virginia

    Lia Norton, Apex Clean Energy

    Evette Roots, Wells Fargo

    Todd Rowley, Old Dominion National Bank

    Travis Simpson, Hantzmon Wiebel, LLP

    Valerie Washington, Blue Ridge Abortion Fund

Our Sponsors


For a full Philanthropy Day 2021 recording, check out our Philanthropy Day 2021 page.