In 2017, a small group of funders shared a vision - Virginia's philanthropic community could reach an unprecedented level of effectiveness if grantmakers across the state worked together to tackle the Commonwealth's most pressing needs and capitalize on opportunities. As a result, Virginia Funders Network (VFN) emerged. 

Today, VFN is comprised of more than 100 philanthropic organizations investing more than $250 million in an effort to build a connected, collaborative philanthropic community that advances opportunities for all Virginians. VFN enhances the effectiveness of our members' work through networking, collaboration, learning, and leverage.

On May 3-4, 2023, VFN will host its second annual conference at  The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in majestic Roanoke, Virginia. Last year more than 170 philanthropy executives, trustees, and staff members representing 91 organizations gathered from across the state for VFN's inaugural conference. This year, over 200 leaders are expected to gather together for a full two days of inspiring in-person learning, networking, and community-building opportunities. Beyond breakout sessions and plenaries lies access to an invaluable community where connections are not only made but where they are nurtured and long-lived. 

Each year, the Annual Conference Planning Committee, comprised of VFN Advisory Board members, members, and event sponsors, is responsible for planning and hosting a valuable and inspiring gathering.

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Virginia Funders Network Conference
11:00AM to 8:00PM
May 02, 2023
8:30AM to 2:30PM
May 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off Campus
Early Fee Starting at $299.00
Section Notes

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Ave.
Roanoke VA 24016
(540) 985-5900
Virginia Funders Network - Start your reservation (passkey.com)

Conference rate: $199++ single (parking not included)
Check in 4:00pm Check out 11:00am 
Parking current rate of $15.00 per day
Reservations will be made by Individual Call-in or On-line no later than Friday, April 7, 2023 lised as Virginia Funders Network room block.

Program Schedule: 
Tuesday 5/2/2023 
Registration check in 11:00am to 12:00pm 
Opening Lunch at 12pm (Roanoke Ballroom AB)
Reception/Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 5/3/2023 8:30am - 2:30pm

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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