"Securing Brighter Futures"
Since 1952



VFIC Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges includes the business and community leaders throughout Virginia as well as the Presidents of our 15 member colleges and universities.


A. Marshall Acuff, Jr., Managing Director, Cary Street Partners LLC
Nancy H. Agee, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic
George F. Albright, Jr., Managing Dir. & Virginia Business Head, JPMorgan Private Bank
Frank Batten, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Landmark Media Enterprises
G. William Beale, Chief Executive Officer, Union First Market Bank
J. Edward Betts, Esq., Managing Partner, Christian & Barton LLP
W. Earle Betts III, Chief Executive Officer, Montague-Betts Company
George Y. Birdsong, Chief Executive Officer, Birdsong Corporation
Charles L. Cabell, Esq., Partner, Williams Mullen
John M. Camp III, Civic Leader, Alexandria
Theodore L. Chandler, Jr., Principal, New Richmond Ventures LLC
C. Lynch Christian III, President, 1000 Church Street, Inc.
John R. Clark III, President, Steuart Investment Company
Richard Cullen, Esq., Partner and Chairman, McGuireWoods LLP
Beverley E. Dalton, Chair of the Board, English Construction Co.
Mark E. Dempsey, Vice President External Affairs, AEP/Appalachian Power Company
Thomas F. Farrell II, Chairman, President & CEO, Dominion Resources, Inc.
George C. Freeman III, Chairman, President & CEO, Universal Corporation
Gerard T. Gabrys, President and CEO, Guest Services, Inc.
Palmer P. Garson, Managing Director, Cary Street Partners LLC
William F. Gifford, Jr., President and CEO, Philip Morris USA, Inc.
Marie M. Godsey, President, Meriwether Godsey Inc.
Thomas E. Goode, Regional Private Bank Manager & Sr. VP, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Gary M. Gore, Managing Dir., Region Exec-Mid Atlantic, U.S. Trust, Bank of America PWM
H. Hiter Harris III, Managing Director, Harris Williams & Co.
Anne Barnett Hazel, Civic Leader, Broad Run
Ted Hengst, President, ARTEL, L.L.C.
S. Anderson Hughes, Group/State President, BB&T Corp.
Carl W. Levander, President, Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc.

Lemuel E. Lewis, President, LocalWeather.com
Charles S. Luck IV, President and CEO, Luck Companies
John A. Luke, Jr., Chairman and CEO, MeadWestvaco Corporation
Thomas J. Lyons, Jr., Chairman, Weatherly Investment Associates
Craig L. Massey, Vice Chairman, Evan Energy Investments, LC
Thurston R. Moore, Esq., Chairman Emeritus, Hunton & Williams LLP
Spencer W. Morten III, Chairman and CEO, Bassett Mirror Company
Marshall N. Morton, President and CEO (Retired), Media General, Inc.
Roger H. Mudd, Journalist (Retired), McLean
William L. Pannill, Chairman, Tacoma Management Inc.
Anthony Ponsiglione, Senior Vice President, HR Operations, Genworth Financial
Bittle W. Porterfield III, President, Rice Management Company
Stewart D. Roberson, Chairman and President/CEO, Moseley Architects
Jeffrey R. Rowan, President and CEO, Fleet Laboratories
Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr., Chairman, Rutherfoord
Bob Sasser, President and CEO, Dollar Tree, Inc.
Robert D. Seabolt, Chief Operating Officer, Troutman Sanders LLP
Gary R. Shook, President and CEO, Middleburg Bank
Robert H. Spilman, Jr., President and CEO, Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.
James A. Squires, President, Norfolk Southern Corporation
John G. Stallings, President and CEO - Virginia Division, SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Hugh E. Taylor, Vice President - Washington Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Joseph R. Thomas, Regional Vice President, GEICO
Fred D. Thompson, Jr., Chief Administrative Officer, Thompson Hospitality
Gary R. Thomson, CPA, Regional Managing Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
William R. Van Buren III, Esq., Chairman and President, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
Martin L. Vaughan III, Vice Chairman (Retired), Willis Group Holdings
Margaret G. Warner, Senior Correspondent, The PBS NewsHour
James C. Wheat III, President, Blandfield Associates, LLC
Richard R. Whitt III, President and Co-COO, Markel Corporation
Robert W. Woltz, Jr., President - Virginia (Retired), Verizon

College/University Presidents are members of the VFIC Board of Trustees

College Presidents

Edward L. Ayers; President, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Bradley W. Bateman; President, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
David W. Bushman; President, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
Tracy Fitzsimmons; President, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Pamela Fox; President, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
Kenneth R. Garren; President, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
Nancy O. Gray; President, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
William T. Greer, Jr.; President, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA
Christopher B. Howard; President, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA
Robert R. Lindgren; President, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
Michael C. Maxey; President, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Jo Ellen J. Parker; President, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Kenneth P. Ruscio; President, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Jake B. Schrum; President, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
Matthew D. Shank; President, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Annual Meeting 2011


VFIC Board of Trustees

George Birdsong

Chairman of the Board

George Y. Birdsong
Chief Executive Officer

Birdsong Corporation


C.T. Hill and Sandy Fitz-Hugh

C.T. Hill (right) elected VFIC Honorary-Life Trustee at the  2012 Annual Meeting. Mr. Hill served as VFIC Board Chair 2006-2008 and recently retired from SunTrust Bank as Corporate Executive Vice President, Consumer Bank and Chairman Mid-Atlantic.


Stewart Bryan

Stewart Bryan, VFIC board member since 1984, received VFIC HERO Award during the 2011 Annual Meeting. Mr. Bryan was also elected to Honorary Life Trustee status by the VFIC Board of Trustees.


General Information
About the VFIC

Financial Information
   IRS 990 Form
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The Mission of the VFIC, current priorities, and benefits of attending one of VFICs member institutions,

Board of Trustees
Business Trustees, College Presidents, and Honorary-Life Trustees.

Staff Bios
VFIC Staff Bios

Directions to the VFIC
located in the "West End" of Richmond, Virginia near the University of RIchmond.

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