Virginia currently serves as the Development Officer for the Center. Prior to joining the Center, she served in leadership roles for the YMCA for 22 years. She was responsible for operations, fundraising, budgets, staff development and community relationships. Her experience includes 17 years of development work that includes Annual, Major Gift and Planned Giving as well as a Capital Campaign that resulted in a new YMCA in Northfield, Minnesota.
She is a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp and was co-chair of the Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network. She also served on the Northfield Hospital and Clinic’s Board of Directors.
Virginia has a BA in Economics from St. Cloud State University and was a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Kansas, also in Economics.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are very important to Virginia. Her personal mission statement is to provide healthy opportunities for all, regardless of their background or financial ability.