9 person committee tasked with reviewing the Heal Charlottesville Fund grant applications

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF), is pleased to announce the 9 members of the Heal Charlottesville Fund Review Committee. This diverse committee is made up of community leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, and students, with a wide range of experiences living and working in the Charlottesville area. The committee is responsible for reviewing proposals and making recommendations to the Foundation Governing Board. The Review Committee members are:
Yolunda Harrell, Co-Owner of A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine
Kim Bassett, Associate Dean of the Office of African American Affairs at University of Virginia
Brenda Cruz, Albemarle High School student
Tonquise Evans, CEO of Prende Pants
Will Jones, Founder and Owner of His Image Barbershop & Natural Hair Studio
Sober Pierre, Founder and Owner of Pearl Island Foods, LLC
Alex Urpí, Founder, Managing Partner, and Investment Advisor of Emergent Financial Services, LLC
Andrea Roberts, Foundation Governing Board
Brennan Gould, Foundation Director of Programs
You can learn more about each of the members on the Foundation website: http://www.cacfonline.org/heal_charlottesville/committee.
We’re proud to announce that the Foundation received over 100 applications for the Heal Charlottesville grants. Among the applications received:
“We are thrilled by the community response to this opportunity,” said Brennan Gould, CACF Director of Programs. “It is heartening to know that so many people have ideas about how to ensure that marginalized voices are heard, racial equity becomes a reality, and all aspects of our collective history are told.”
Learn more about the Heal Charlottesville Fund here.