Every year, the team at the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives (VAFRE) hosts an awards luncheon to honor two outstanding fundraising professionals – a seasoned veteran and a younger “rising star”. This year, the entire Floricane team attended the event to connect with friends and support an amazing group of smart people.
The keynote was delivered by Secretary of Education Anne Holton, but the stars of the show were the award recipients – and hundreds of their peers and supporters. David Huffine of St. Joseph’s Villa and Shannon Hair of the Danville Community College Educational Foundation delivered personal and emotional comments as they received their awards.
The highlight of the afternoon for our team was bumping into friends of all stripes – including Aimee Koch (formerly of ART 180 and The New Community School, and now making beautiful photos in her new home in Portland, Maine).