Board Connector


The Board Connector brings together nonprofit organizations seeking new board members and community leaders who are seeking board service opportunities.

We would like to thank our corporate partners, CarMax and South State Bank, for bringing Board Connector to the Richmond region.

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In keeping with the CDC recommendations, we have cancelled our Spring 2020 event that had previously been scheduled for March 25th. We look forward to hosting our next Board Connector in Fall 2020.

However, the need for civic engagement & good leadership continues.  The following organizations, scheduled for our Spring 2020 event, are all actively seeking new board members. 

Click on the links below to learn more about each organization and contact Gena Reeder, Board Engagement Manager, at if you are interested in serving on a board.

Spring 2020 Board Connector

Registration for Spring 2020 Board Connector is open!

Event Details

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25th, 5:30 – 7:30PM

WHERE: U-Turn Sports Performance Academy
2101 Maywill Street, Richmond VA 23230

Register Now

American Red Cross, Virginia Region
The American Red Cross serves 118 independent cities and counties across Virginia with a population of 5.8 million.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help you manage cancer treatment and recovery and find the emotional support you need.

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Byrd Theatre Foundation
Dedicated to preserving and restoring RVA's historic landmark, and integrating educational and cultural events into programming so that The Byrd will continue to be a vital community resource. 

Camp Hanover
A Summer Camp where youth in elementary, middle and high school experience an atmosphere of caring and acceptance at every turn, learning to live, work, play, laugh and worship together in Christian community.

CA Human Services
Reimagining human service systems to help those with autism & other developmental disabilities thrive.

City Singers Youth Choirs
CSYC is the choir that makes you happy! City Singers fosters a supportive and encouraging learning environment with quality music-making and life-changing relationships. Our positive, highly qualified instructors use the best methods that set your singer up for a lifetime of joyful music making.

Communities In Schools, Chesterfield
For 25 years, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for Chesterfield County students and families in need. Through on-site staffing, CIS works directly in the schools to help CCPS children succeed in and out of the classroom.

Communities In Schools, VA
For 14.5 million children in America living in poverty, challenges outside the classroom, like the lack of adequate food, clothing, shelter, and health care, can stand in the way of success inside the classroom. At Communities In Schools, we work in schools to remove those barriers by building one-on-one relationships and providing integrated student supports to at-risk students, that empower them to stay in school and succeed in life.

Children's Home Society
For 120 years, CHS  has been helping Virginia's children in foster care build life-long relationships and find loving, permanent homes.

Dogtown Dance Theatre
Dogtown Dance Theatre is a home for performing artists to create and present their work while developing the skills needed to thrive. We seek to enliven our local community by encouraging expansive creative expression and education across diverse populations.

Heart Havens
Empowering adults with developmental disabilities to live and thrive in their own communities.

Henrico CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates committed to serving the best interests of the children within the Henrico County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Process.

Helping families and individuals experiencing homelessness secure and maintain a home, again.

Hope In the Cities
For over two decades, Hope In the Cities has transformed Richmond from a symbol of racial division to a model for reconciliation.

Elk Hill
Through specialized education, treatment and residential programs, Elk Hill enables children with trauma, emotional and behavioral issues to transform overwhelming challenges into successful futures.

Friends of the James River Park System
The Friends are citizen stewards of the James River Park. We provide ongoing support for conservation, enhancement, and recreational enjoyment of the park, while protecting its natural and historic environments, in partnership with the City of Richmond Department of Parks & Recreation.

Girls for a Change
Girls For A Change (GFAC) is a nonprofit youth development organization aimed at empowering Black girls and other girls of color in Central Virginia to visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development, innovation and social change in their communities.

Goochland Cares
Providing healthcare and human services to Goochland residents in need.

Jobs RVA
JobsRVA is here to serve the unemployed, the underemployed and everyone in between in the greater Richmond community to provide them with the skills needed to better themselves and to find a career that can make a positive impact on their lives.

Neighborhood Resources Center of Greater Fulton
NRC was founded to build relationships, advocate for positive change, share resources, and develop skills to enhance residents’ lives in Greater Fulton through our programs and partnerships.

Partnership for Families
Supporting Northside parents with the skills and knowledge needed to be their child's first and most important teachers.

Peter Paul RVA
Since 1979, Peter Paul RVA is the oldest community-based agency continually serving families in the East End.

Re-Establish Richmond
Connecting Refugees and new Immigrants to the resources needed to establish roots, build community and become self-sufficient.

Rebuilding Together Richmond
Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities & Rebuilding Lives.

RVA Rapid Transit
RVA Rapid Transit is dedicated to educating, organizing, and advocating for frequent and far-reaching transit in the Richmond region.

RX Partnership
RX Partnership increases medication access for vulnerable Virginians and strengthens the health safety net.

Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth (STORY).

Veterans & Athletes United
Empower wounded, injured & ill veterans to live their lives fully and honor our fallen military heroes.

Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (VADP)
VADP is a statewide citizens’ organization dedicated to educating the public about alternatives to the death penalty.

Virginia Anti-Violence Project
Working to address and end violence, with special emphasis on the LGBT & Queer communities across Virginia.

Virginia Public Media. The largest public media company bringing PBS, NPR & strong community-based programs that impact Central Virginia.

We Care Resources Group
Helping individuals with disabilities participate more fully in their community by providing recreational activities and events for them and their families.

Wings of Hope Ranch
Located in Montpelier, Wings of Hope is a Christian Ministry that rescues & rehabilitate neglected horses and connects them with children facing conflicts & challenges through the love of riding and caring for animals.

World UP Foundation
Organization improving food access and promoting peaceful diversity through cross-cultural education & experiences.

Young Life/Young Lives
A sister organization of Young Life that brings all the aspects of the well-known program to teen moms, who are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.

For all inquiries regarding board engagement, please contact Gena Reeder at

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