Ginny Hodges, Program Monitor and Analyst, joined VCC’s Community Investments and Impact division in mid-June after completing a two-year fellowship at the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, a private foundation based in Jacksonville, Florida. As a Fellow, Ms. Hodges managed the energy conservation grant making initiative with 37 small colleges and spearheaded the development and implementation of a new grants program designed to create internal “green” revolving loan funds on small college campuses. She also organized an energy audit pilot program for a group of Jacksonville nonprofits, which identified significant energy and financial savings opportunities for the participating organizations. Prior to the fellowship, Ms. Hodges was a Health Policy Research Intern at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She is a graduate of Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Jeff Sadler is overseeing Community Impact with VCC’s Community Investments and Impact division. He is responsible for community partnerships, managing advisory assistance, and outreach strategies. Mr. Sadler has a diverse background involving private business, non-profit management, entrepreneurship and state agency community development, having most recently managed the Virginia Main Street, Building Entrepreneurial Economies, and Virginia Enterprise Zone programs at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. His skills and experience in community economic development strategies, business start-up planning, and organizational development have made him a regular speaker at statewide, regional, and national community development conferences. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Mr. Sadler has been a freelance writer for Style Weekly and 9X magazine, is a member of the CenterStage BRAVO!, an ex officio Board Member of the Virginia Downtown Development Association, and a former Richmond Top Forty Under 40 recipient.
Welcome Ginny and Jeff!