For thousands of Virginians, community college is the spark that ignites a lifelong passion for learning and growth.

In 2016, more than 26,000 students earned graduation credentials from Virginia’s Community Colleges. Of these, a significant number moved on to bachelor’s programs at one of the state’s four-year colleges or universities thanks to Guaranteed Admissions Agreements.

Working hand in hand with Virginia’s 23 Community Colleges, the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education seeks to guarantee financial assistance to all students who dream of attending college.

We invite you to join our mission in providing
access to education to all Virginians.


How we provide access to all Virginians:

Build Virginia’s Workforce

Bridge Gaps for
At-Risk Students

Support Veterans

Increase
First-Generation Graduates

Develop
New Programs

Board of Directors

Dorcas Helfant-Browning, Chair
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Stewart D. Roberson, Vice Chair
Richmond, Virginia

Ben Davenport, Secretary
Chatham, Virginia

Gaye C. Montgomery, Treasurer
Richmond, Virginia

Philip H. Goodpasture, General Counsel
Richmond, Virginia

Carolyn Berkowitz
Burke, Virginia

Arthur S. Brinkley, III
Richmond, Virginia

Gretchen Byrd
Richmond, Virginia

Karen I. Campbell
Richmond, Virginia

Dan R. Dixon
Arlington, Virginia

Glenn DuBois
Richmond, Virginia

Elizabeth El-Nattar
McLean, Virginia

The Hon. Nancy Firestone
Falls Church, Virginia

Jennifer Sager Gentry
Glen Allen, Virginia

C. Michael Petters
Newport News, Virginia

John J. Rainone
Clifton Forge, Virginia

Brad Repp
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Paul Ruppert
Richmond, Virginia

Donna M. VanCleave
Richmond, Virginia

Jeanette Wang
Charlottesville, Virginia

A. Michael Wilkerson
Winchester, Virginia

F. Blair Wimbush
Chesapeake, Virginia

Staff Directory

Jennifer Sager Gentry
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement & Executive Director
(804) 819-4962 | jgentry@vccs.edu

Anne McCaffrey
Director of Community Engagement
(804) 819-5396 | amccaffrey@vccs.edu

Judy Frederick
Director of Foundation Operations
(804) 819-1660 | jfrederick@vccs.edu

Susan Nolan
Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager
(804) 819-1694 | snolan@vccs.edu

Erik W. Williams
Director of Development
(804) 819-4692 | ewilliams@vccs.edu

Kristen Johnson
Advancement Services & Prospect Research Manager
(804) 819-4796 | kjohnson@vccs.edu

Kate Loomis
Data Entry Specialist
(804) 819-4982 | cloomis@vccs.edu