Visionaries for Change

Visionaries for Change is a giving circle of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. It was founded in 2019 by Black business and civic leaders. Members come together to donate money to a pooled fund, and together they provide support for charitable causes in the Black community.

Why become a Visionary?

Develop solutions for Black communities, especially those experiencing economic distress. Leverage the power of endowment and collective philanthropy--the giving of time, expertise and resources. Invest in organizations that build a healthy community, increasing everyone’s opportunity for success.

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Meet the Visionaries Members

Platinum - $5,000 (includes couples)

L. D. Britt, MD, MPH*

Tony Brothers (Membership & Planning Committee Co-Chair) and Kimberly Jenkins*

Kim and Valerie Brown (Grantmaking Committee Co-Chair)*

Brittany Branch (Grantmaking Committee Co-Chair)*

Dr. Marcia Conston

Ti'Juana and Lawrence A. Gholson II

Sharon and Bernard Goodwyn*

Bruce and Dr. Desideria Hacker

Kandi and Micah Hall

Sandra Lewis (Chair) and Lemuel Lewis*

Shirley Liverman*

Courtney and Janeen McBath

Delceno Miles

Dr. Angela D. and Carl Reddix*

Renee T. Sandifer

Audrey Settle (Membership & Planning Committee Co-Chair)*

F. Blair and Jane S. Wimbush*

Randy Williams (Vice-Chair) and DeAnne Williams*

Gold - $3,000 (includes couples)

Maurice Jones and Lisa Smith*

Silver - $1,000 (individual) & $1,500 (couples)

Hon. Angelia Allen*

Cheryl Berry

George Berry

Amy Bishton

Gilbert T. Bland* and Joyce Williams

James and Keshia Brown*

Kimberly Michelle Brown*

LaKeisha and Don Carey III*

Nan Edgerton

Robin Foreman-Wheeler*

Robert and Elsie Goodrum*

Hon. Jimmy Gray*

Hon. Daun Hester

Anthony Jones*

Kevin and Shevette Jones

Phillip Jones

Dyteya Lewis

Brandi Marsh, MD, PhD

Peter Morford

Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols*

U.S. Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott*

Lateacia and Terard Sessoms*

Hon. Jerrauld Jones and Hon. Lyn Simmons*

Dr. Linda Kirkland-Harris*

Sharon and James Harrington III*

Shannel Lundy and Kieara Lundy*

Angela M. Mercer, MD* and Reginald Corinaldi

Mavis and Wayne McKenley*

Fredericka and Hon. Gabriel Morgan Sr.*

Cherise and Richard Newsome Jr.*

Jesse and Barbara Oden*

Rosa Oden*

Vivian Oden*

Joan Rhodes-Copeland

Dwight and Jennell Riddick*

Ruth Rose*

Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond*

Dr. Hope Sinclair*

Tasha Turnbull

Kevin and Wanda Turpin*

Sharon Campbell Waters, PhD

Dr. Kawanna Ward*

Dr. Yvette B. Williams*

Dr. Edith G. White*

Maria P. Williams-Giddens*

Martha Williams*

Tamona Williams

Young Professional (Ages 21-35) - $500

Kendra Robinson

Jazmine Smith

*Denotes Founding Member

Join Us

(Want to send a check or other form of payment? Simply download this form and mail it to us at Hampton Roads Community Foundation, 101 W. Main Street, Suite 4500, Norfolk, VA 23510.)

Membership Benefits:

  • Platinum members receive a special recognition gift and an invitation to an exclusive event with an Insider’s Briefing
  • Receive a Visionaries for Change lapel pin
  • Learn about community needs, financial and estate planning, and wealth management
  • Network with other community leaders and philanthropists with a shared interest
  • Attend Hampton Roads Community Foundation donor and community events
  • Opportunity to make grantmaking decisions on how the endowment fund supports the community
  • Recognition on website and publications


Watch this video to learn about the history of Visionaries for Change.

2022 Grant Opportunity

The application for the 2022 grant opportunity has closed. Award announcements will be made in June.