Thank you to everyone who made Philanthropy Day 2024 a success! We will be posting the recording shortly.



Spring 2024 Philanthropy Day!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024  |  8:30AM – 11:30AM  |  The Wool Factory

Reimagining Philanthropy Through a Wider Lens: Time, Talent, Treasure, Ties, and Testimony 


Join us for CNE’s Philanthropy Day 2024 at The Wool Factory on March 27. This event is a celebration of community giving and an opportunity to address the most pressing challenges in our communities. This year’s theme is “Reimagining Philanthropy Through a Wider Lens: Time, Talent, Treasure, Ties, and Testimony,” highlighting the value of individuals who volunteer, advocate for change, and look out for their neighbors.

The program includes a featured panel discussion moderated by Charles Lewis, host of In My Humble Opinion talk show and 2023 Philanthropy Champion, and three 2024 Philanthropy Champions as panelists:  Nadirah MuhammadFiladelfia Soto, and Tristan Kabesa. The goal is to deepen understanding of philanthropy’s power throughout the social impact sector and beyond. This year’s event will also honor the 2024 Philanthropy Champions – 17 individuals who share their talents, skills, and compassion in ways that make a big difference in the Charlottesville community. 

Register by March 13 to attend in person or by March 26 for virtual attendance. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Philanthropy Day!


Event Schedule

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM | Registration & Coffee

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM | Philanthropy Day Program: “Reimagining Philanthropy Through a Wider Lens: Time, Talent, Treasure, Ties, and Testimony”

10:30 – 11:30 AM | Engaged Community Brunch

Keynote Speakers

  • Moderator

    Charles Lewis, co-host of In My Humble Opinion talk show

  • Panelist

    Nadirah Muhammad, Philanthropy Champion- Story House Real Estate

    Tristan Kabesa, Philanthropy Champion- Come As You Are

    Filadelfia Soto, Philanthropy Champion- ACPS

Our Host Committee

  • Chairs

    Erin Malec, Southern Environmental Law Center

    Daniel Fairley,  Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

  • Members

    Beverly Adams, Retired community volunteer and Inaugural Philanthropy Champion

    Terri Allard, VPM

    Marcela Foshay, Nest Realty

    Sarah Gaines, June Consulting

    Katie Griffin Hand, Philanthropy Consultant

    Dawn Heneberry, Cary Street Partners

    Andy Jenkins, Pension & Investments

    Suzanne Lynn, Madison House Board Member and Haven Volunteer

    Sarah Mullen, University of Virginia

    Louis Nelson, University of Virginia

    Gloria Rockhold, Retired – Albemarle County Public Schools

    Evette Roots, Wells Fargo

    Ben Wilkes, United Way of Greater Charlottesville

Our Sponsors

Would you like to make a difference in your community by sponsoring this year’s Philanthropy Day? Your support can have a significant impact, so take the first step and click the link to become a sponsor today. Your help is greatly appreciated!

  • Pillar of Excellence

  • Partner of Excellence




  • Leader of Excellence

  • Investor of Excellence






















    Gieck Household
















    St. Anne’s Belfield












  • Friend of Excellence

    Beard Household


    Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia


    Bryan & Jordan Consulting


    Commonwise Home Care




    The Montpelier Foundation


    Southern Environmental Law Center


    UVA Community Credit Union