Elaine Summerfield

Elaine Summerfield

Vice President, Programs

Contact Information:

(804) 330-7400 Ext. 123



Elaine joined TCF in 2005.  In her role as VP, Programs, she supports the community grants program for the Foundation and its funding partners.   Before joining TCF, Elaine served as a Program Officer for the Virginia Health Care Foundation, the job that brought her to Richmond. For over 20 years, Elaine has been dedicated to the nonprofit sector through roles such as administrative director of a community health center, grants management, and fundraising.

In her desire to get others engaged to create positive change in the community, Elaine co-founded  HandsOn Greater Richmond, where she continues to volunteer as its Advisory Council Chair.  Elaine also hosts a weekly radio talk show on community issues on WRIR 97.3FM.  Elaine is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, and in 2007, she was named one of Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40. 

Elaine earned a BA in English from University of Washington, and an MPA from Portland State University.