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Join us for CNE’s Philanthropy Day and experience a day filled with celebration, inspiration, and community building!



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 


What does philanthropy mean to you? For many, it refers to the large donations made by wealthy individuals known as philanthropists. Philanthropy truly means “love of humankind,” and this love can be expressed in many ways.

We can show our love for our community by volunteering, hosting events, serving on committees, and using our unique skills and abilities to achieve a goal. Financial support, engaging our networks, and using our voice to spread the mission with others can also help us create a better world.

Join us for CNE’s Philanthropy Day 2024! This annual event celebrates community giving and encourages innovative thinking about philanthropy.

We’ll have inspiring stories throughout the day to help us learn and grow as philanthropists. We’ll also explore how people from diverse backgrounds can unite to acknowledge the robust and diverse community.

This year’s event will honor the Philanthropy Champions’ remarkable contributions to the community. In its second year, the program recognizes individuals from marginalized and underrepresented groups in the Charlottesville Region who have made significant contributions to the community.

We hope this event inspires you to continue giving back to your community and deepens your understanding of the power of philanthropy. As we start the new year, let’s connect and make a difference. This year’s event promises to be even better than last year, and we want you to experience all the excitement. Be sure to mark your calendar!

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!

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

With special thanks to our CNE Donors

The Caplin Foundation

Path Foundation

The Rimora Foundation

Our Sponsors