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The Community Foundation Moved to Scott’s Addition!

As of this past week, the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond has a new home in Scott’s Addition – 3409 Moore Street!  For those familiar with the area, we’re located behind Tazza Kitchen and across the street from Tang & Biscuit. In March, the Foundation announced a move of its headquarters after an over twenty-year tenancy at the Boulders Office Park in North Chesterfield.

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ConnectVA Spotlight: Cory Richardson-Lauve, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

Tell us about yourself. Hi! I’m Cory Richardson-Lauve, and I’ve worked at the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls for fifteen years. Currently, I serve as the Vice President of Programs. Over the years I’ve been responsible for training, program evaluation, and human resources. Prior to that I worked as a case manager, staff supervisor, and in a direct care role with our youth in VHBG’s group homes. I also have experience as a classroom teacher. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1996 with an undergraduate degree in English and master’s in Teaching.

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ConnectVA Spotlight: Gail Crawford, Making a Difference for You (MAD4YU)

Tell us about yourself. My name is Gail Crawford and I’m the President and Founder of Making a Difference for You (MAD4YU) Community Enrichment Resource Center.   I have been with Bank of America for 46 years and I have a background in Information Technology.  I have always had a desire to give back to the community and have volunteered throughout my years at Bank of America.  This desire to give back inspired the creation of MAD4YU.

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Funders Offering Local Training in Response to Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Health Care Foundation and local funders have teamed up to bring free workshops to ensure community-based providers can help people navigate enrollment in Medicaid now that the income guidelines have been expanded to include more people.  It is estimated that up to 400,000 uninsured adult Virginians will be newly eligible for Medicaid health coverage on January 1, 2019.

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Great Nonprofit Awards Spotlight Part 2

Get to know a few of the finalists for YNPN RVA’s Great Nonprofit Awards, coming up on 11.7.18!  People and organizations will be recognized in 3 categories: Rising Star: A nonprofit professional with fewer than five years of career experience making significant contributions to the RVA nonprofit sector. Great Nonprofit Boss: A nonprofit manager who has gone above and beyond to promote a great work environment for their staff. Outstanding Organization: A great nonprofit organization that fosters a nurturing and empowering environment for young nonprofit professionals. The many nominations were scored by a panel of young nonprofit professionals from the YNPN RVA Leadership Team.  The winner in each category will be announced at the November 7thevent.

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Great Nonprofit Awards Spotlight Part 1

Get to know a few of the finalists for YNPN RVA’s Great Nonprofit Awards, coming up on 11.7.18!  People and organizations will be recognized in 3 categories: Rising Star: A nonprofit professional with fewer than five years of career experience making significant contributions to the RVA nonprofit sector. Great Nonprofit Boss: A nonprofit manager who has gone above and beyond to promote a great work environment for their staff. Outstanding Organization: A great nonprofit organization that fosters a nurturing and empowering environment for young nonprofit professionals. The many nominations were scored by a panel of young nonprofit professionals from the YNPN RVA Leadership Team.  The winner in each category will be announced at the November 7th event.

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ConnectVA Spotlight: Jennifer Maddux, Director of Education, Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

Tell us about yourself. My name is Jennifer Maddux and I am the Director of Education at Richmond Performing Arts Alliance.  I received my undergraduate degree in Music Education/Voice at Shenandoah Conservatory and my masters degree in Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University.   I spent the majority of my career serving in Henrico County Public Schools getting my start as a chorus teacher at Byrd Middle School (now Quioccasin Middle School) and then transitioning into Instructional Technology at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Most recently, I served in school leadership as an Associate Principal at both Short Pump Middle School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School. I also have a passion for music theatre. In 2003, I took part in CAP21- a six-week intensive music theater program through New York University. Through the years, I’ve gotten the opportunity to perform with various local theater companies and directed at both public and private middle schools.

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YNPN RVA Announces Great Nonprofit Awards Finalists

YNPN RVA (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network RVA) is excited to announce the finalists for the upcoming Great Nonprofit Awards 2018 in three categories: Rising Star: A nonprofit professional with fewer than five years of career experience making significant contributions to the RVA nonprofit sector. Great Nonprofit Boss: A nonprofit manager who has gone above and beyond to promote a great work environment for their staff. Outstanding Organization: A great nonprofit organization that fosters a nurturing and empowering environment for young nonprofit professionals. The many nominations were scored by a panel of young nonprofit professionals from the YNPN RVA Leadership Team.  The winner in each category will be announced at the November 7th event.

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ConnectVA Spotlight: David Kunnen, Executive Director, Blue Sky Fund

Tell us about yourself. My name is David Kunnen and I’m the Executive Director of Blue Sky Fund. I’m a recovering tax accountant who has worked in the nonprofit space in Richmond since 2005. I served the YMCA of Greater Richmond for 10 years, took a quick 12-month detour at The American Heart Association, and have been in my current role at Blue Sky Fund since September 2016.

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