NAWBO Richmond’s Foundation is composed of volunteer board members. Members of the Foundation serve for a full term of one year, beginning at the start of NAWBO Richmond’s fiscal year. The Foundation is responsible for building partnerships, while conducting and supporting various charitable and educational activities of the NAWBO Richmond Chapter.
One of the largest events that the Foundation sponsors, in hand with other corporate partners, is the Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards. This annual event honors local women entrepreneurs and their hard work within the Richmond community building businesses and volunteering. This anticipated event also raises funds to provide qualified speakers at our monthly programs, and support the continued efforts of the NAWBO Richmond Chapter Board.
The Foundation is certified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Companies and individuals wishing to make tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation may do so with credit card payment via PayPal, or by sending checks, payable to the NAWBO Richmond Foundation, to:
Glen Allen, VA, 23050
I was first exposed to NAWBO in 1994 while organizing the White House Conference on Small Business. I was so impressed with the members’ passion and commitment that I not only joined NAWBO, but started two chapters over the years in West Virginia and Delaware. I have made it my mission to collaborate with NAWBO on everything related to women business owners.
Jayne Armstrong, The U.S. Small Business Administration
2012 – 2013 Foundation Board
President, Dottie Allen | RiverCross Partners, LLC
Secretary, Karen S. Elliott | Sands Anderson PC
Treasurer, Gail Held | Disco Sports
Angie Collins | Wells Fargo Bank
Pat Haynes | Commonwealth Personnel Consultants, LLC
Chad Nystrom | Virginia Asset Management
Judith O’Brien | MassMutual Financial Group
Jennifer Whitlock | The HelpDesk Company
Cara Dickens | Rocket Pop Media
René Haines | FocalPath Coaching
Colleen Marea Quinn | Locke Partin DeBoer & Quinn