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August Community Coffee Hour
August 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 amFree
Grab your coffee or tea, and join your mentoring program peers and MENTOR Virginia on Wednesday, August 11 from 9:00 – 10:00 am for Community Coffee Hour. The coffee hour will feature a panel discussion with Bianca Myrick, the founder of Pretty Purposed and Susan Hallett, Community Investment Consultant to the Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation. The panel will discuss the changing landscape of nonprofit fundraising and other critical topics in grant writing and resource development. There will also be time for the panelists to answer questions from the audience.
MENTOR Virginia will virtually host Community Coffee Hour every 2nd Wednesday of the month with mentoring program staff to create space for peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing, and to address issues you and your organization might be facing during the pandemic and beyond. We hope to see you at an upcoming Community Coffee Hour!
Registration for this meeting is required: register here.
Meet Our Panelists:
Bianca Myrick is a native of Petersburg, Virginia, and the founder of Pretty Purposed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls ages 9-14 through mentorship and activities that promote their physical, social, and emotional development. As a middle grades educator, Bianca has a passion for working with adolescents and saw a need in her community for a safe space where girls could grow and glow. As the founder, she continues to work with her team to build organizational capacity and increase opportunities for girls. Drawing upon her own life experiences, she knows that navigating through life as a woman can be challenging, and she believes everyone could use a mentor. She is a 2010 graduate of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Virginia State University, where she is currently an adjunct instructor empowering her freshmen students with tools to be successful in life. She has a masters degree in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and hopes to receive her certificate in nonprofit management soon through the Duke University/Cameron Foundation Learning Series. Bianca became a Technical Assistance Consultant for MENTOR Virginia in June, 2020.
Susan Hallett has worked in philanthropy in the Richmond Region for over 20 years. Currently, she serves as Community Investment Consultant to the Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation. In this role, Susan supports the Schaberg Foundation’s charitable gifts and grants programs and initiatives, which focus on affordable and safe housing; stabilization and workforce development for vulnerable populations; services that enable children to become successful learners; successful systems to serve vulnerable populations; and capacity building resources that strengthen nonprofits and their leadership. Prior to her role with the Schaberg Foundation, Susan worked for the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond for 16 years, where she oversaw their community grants, scholarship and awards programs. Susan volunteers her time as a board member for Richmond Animal League and Avalon Recreation Association and is an instructor for the University of Richmond’s Institute on Philanthropy. She has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Mary Washington College and her Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.