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Cville Area Community Foundation Announces New President

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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Press Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, September 10 – The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation's Governing Board is pleased to announce that Anne Scott has been named its next President and Chief Executive Officer. She will succeed John Redick, who is retiring after 28 years with the Foundation, and will begin her new duties November 4.    

Anne Scott comes to CACF with more than 15 years' experience working with private foundations and other philanthropic organizations both internationally and in the U.S. She is currently the Executive Director of Programs at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation in London, England.  Prior to that, she was Vice-President for Global Programs for ChildFund International in Richmond, Virginia. During her career, she has worked with women, children, and youth and in health, social protection, education, and the arts.

Ms. Scott completed her Ph.D. and Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA from the Canterbury Business School at the University of Kent, England.        

Board Chair Larry Martin said, "We are excited about the Foundation's future under Anne's leadership. We sought a strong, visionary leader to build on the outstanding direction, endowment growth, and integrity of the Foundation. Anne has an extensive background in grantmaking philanthropy, broad management skills, and a passion for improving the quality of life for those constituents that she serves."

"I am absolutely thrilled and honored to have been chosen to lead CACF," Ms. Scott said. "The Foundation has gone from strength to strength in serving communities across Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. I look forward to working closely with the Board and management team to provide continued strategic direction and endowment stewardship and growth.  We want to continuously strengthen CACF's ability to engage with diverse constituencies and foster positive change through high impact grantmaking."       

Founded in 1967, The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation facilitates philanthropy to improve the quality of life in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange.   Last year it awarded more than $7 million in grants to nonprofits in its service area and has granted over $59 million in grants since its inception.

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