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Emerging Leaders Receive Stettinius Awards

Three emerging community leaders are winners of the 2012 Stettinius Awards for Nonprofit Leadership  

(RICHMOND, VA)… The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following individuals as the 2012 recipients of the Stettinius Awards for Nonprofit Leadership – Randee Humphrey, Damon Jiggetts, and Megan Rollins.  Now in its 8th year, the awards program seeks to recognize outstanding professionals who provide effective organizational leadership within the charitable sector. After reviewing nominations of many exceptional candidates, the selection committee chose these three individuals to receive $10,000 grants each to pursue professional development activities of their own design.   

Randee Humphrey – Director of Education, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Randee has been with Lewis Ginter since 2004 and has brought talent, dedication, and inspiration to colleagues and Garden visitors alike. While serving as Director of Education, Randee has personified community leadership at the Gardens.  She is responsible for the development and implementation of many new educational programs designed to encourage a love and appreciation for plants. Her award will support travel to and research of recent capital building projects and artist-in-residence programs at various botanical gardens around the country. In addition, Randee will represent Lewis Ginter at the 2013 Conference of the American Public Garden Association.

Damon Jiggetts – Executive Director, Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC)

Though Damon has only served as Executive Director of Peter Paul Development Center for a few months, his 14 years of experience with Communities In Schools of Richmond and the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia cultivated him as a leader and solidified his commitment to community-based change efforts. With his background in team planning and community organizing, Damon is embraces the challenge he faces in establishing PPDC as premiere education-based program in the East End.  Damon will use his award to attend the Interaction Institute for Social Change, which is committed to building the leadership and collaborative capacity of grassroots leaders. In addition, he hopes to attend the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School.                        

Megan Rollins– Acting Chief Operating Officer, Boaz & Ruth

Megan first came to Boaz & Ruth as a Volunteer Coordinator in 2006, and eventually worked her way up to her current position as Acting Chief Operating Officer.  In this role, Megan has successfully coordinated fundraising events, designed and implemented programs, managed volunteers and expanded the organization’s connections within the community.  Megan will use her grant to support tuition costs for a Masters in Public Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Stettinius Fund for Nonprofit Leadership was established by Cadmus Communications Corporation to honor Wallace Stettinius’ retirement from the Cadmus Board of Directors.  An active board volunteer throughout his business career, Stettinius expanded his scope of volunteer work in his “first” retirement to become a trusted advisor, teacher and mentor to many area nonprofits.  Stettinius is a former chairman of The Community Foundation, serving on its board from 1986 - 1995.  This year, The Community Foundation committed $30,000 from unrestricted funds to support the awards.  The deadline for 2013 nominations will be announced in January.