Our first ever W&P Summit where you'll discover and create unique philanthropic strategies that make the difference in the areas that matter most to you.
Joan Perry Brock ’64, an acclaimed philanthropic and business leader and dedicated Longwood supporter will serve as the keynote speaker for Friday evening’s program. Joan and her late husband, Macon, are well-known philanthropists who have a special commitment to higher education. Over many years, the Brocks have funded many important projects at Longwood, including Brock Commons and the Brock Endowment for Transformational Learning, which creates a group of signature travel-based courses studying important issues of our time.
Earlier this year, Longwood announced Brock had made the university’s largest-ever gift: $15 million to construct a convocation and events center that will also be the home of the university’s basketball teams, to be named the Joan Perry Brock Center.
Longwood has a special place in Joan Brock’s heart but her philanthropic support carries well beyond Farmville, Virginia. She has won several national awards including the National Outstanding Philanthropists by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 2015 and the Darden Award for Regional Leadership from the Norfolk-based CIVIC Leadership Institute for her philanthropic efforts in the Hampton Roads area.
Nadine is President & CEO of Children’s Home Society of Virginia (CHS), a nonprofit agency which has served Virginia’s vulnerable children since 1900. Nadine’s connections to CHS run deep – she has provided legal counsel to adoptive families, served on its board of directors and ultimately adopted both of her children from the agency. Prior to CHS, Nadine practiced law for several years at the civil rights law firm of Hill, Tucker & Marsh. She also served as the Executive Director of Volunteer Families for Children.
Nadine is a trustee on the Longwood University Board of Visitors and a proud Longwood mom. She is also a member of the Virginia State Bar Association. In 2018 she was selected as the Pat Asch Fellow for Social Justice and focused her research on equity in philanthropy. Nadine was also selected as a Hull Fellow in Philanthropy by the Southeastern Council of Foundations.
Nadine has served in a variety of nonprofit leadership capacities, including as a Trustee of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation and a gubernatorial appointee on the Family & Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia. Nadine has been a board member for several organizations, including the National Network for Youth Policy Council, the Mid Atlantic Network for Youth, the Old Dominion Bar Association, Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT) and Virginia Premier Health Plan. She was also on the President’s Council of UNOS and an Executive in Residence for Nonprofit Learning Point. Nadine served a brief tenure on the Richmond City Public Schools Board.
Nadine has a J.D. from T. C. Williams Law School and has served on its alumni association. She has a B.A. Degree from the University of Richmond where she served on the Westhampton College Alumni Board. Nadine is a member of Cedar Street Baptist Church of God, has two children (Kaitlyn and David III) and one grandson (Robert IV).
Better2gether RVA began when close friends had ill children at the same time.
One child was diagnosed with cancer; the other with a rare lung disease.
Both children started treatment plans at the same hospital system; yet there was a striking difference in the non-medical support services available to their families. At that time, no family support services existed in Richmond for children with complex medical illnesses.
Better2gether RVA was born from both mothers’ desire to ensure that all families — regardless of the diagnosis — receive the support they need.
Sue Vilic Carter: An immigrant from Bosnia & Herzegovina, this Longwood University Alumna (B.S. 2006, M.S. 2010) is employed with Hampden-Sydney College as Director of Human Resources. She has also recently served as Adjunct Professor of Sociology at her Alma Mater. Since 2013, Sue has been a committed Rotarian on local, district, and international levels.
Locally, she held multiple board positions with Rotary Club of Farmville, was the club's President in 2017/18, and has received many awards for her service to the community. Upon conclusion of her Presidential term, Sue became a Paul Harris Fellow and has since joined the Paul Harris Society too. On July 1, 2019, Sue became Rotary District 7600 Assistant Governor for Area 8, and shortly thereafter, she signed up for a humanitarian trip to Ghana to deliver a Global Grant to build a Junior High School in Adadease on behalf of Rotary International and District 7600. Sue is also a local Lion, member of Chamber of Commerce, Associate Member of Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department, and an avid supporter of many other local charities, non-profits, causes, and volunteer opportunities. When not working or volunteering, Sue is more than likely training for Marine Corps Marathon, traveling, or reading her favorite authors, all alongside her exceptionally supportive husband Nat and dog Merrily.
Megan Clark, a native Prince Edwardian, is a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of Longwood University, where she obtained her BA in Communication Studies with a minor in Spanish. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. Megan is a career prosecutor who largely focused on domestic violence and crimes against children before being elected as the first female and first African American Commonwealth's Attorney for Prince Edward County. Since returning home, Megan has thoroughly enjoyed serving her community in a number of ways through various boards and volunteer opportunities. Megan is currently finishing her first term in office, and gearing up for re-election in November.
Kathleen Holroyd is a 1996 graduate of Longwood University where she studied Sociology, was initiated into her beloved Kappa Delta Sorority, and served as Senior Class Secretary. Currently, she is the Director of Admissions at Linton Hall School, a private K-8 school in Bristow, VA and the co-founder of an annual event called The Big Give. She is married to the funniest guy on earth who also happens to be a Longwood graduate. They have two children, Julia (19) and Kevin (16) and they bring so much happiness and laughter into their lives. Fun fact, Julia is now a sophomore at Longwood studying Athletic Training.
Jeris Hill Johnson received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in English with the Longwood College Class, of 1988. After spending over 20 years working within the genetic testing industry, she currently serves as the Associate Site Manager for a major pharmaceutical company in Research Triangle Park, NC.
It has always been very important to Jeris to give back to her community and she is honored to have had the unique privilege of serving others through her roles within her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., serving on the boards of several youth sport leagues and working with several non-profits towards helping them achieve their goals. Her mantra is "Focus, endurance, tenacity, determination and faith, step by step, day by day."
Jeris is the mother of 3 young adults and is celebrating 29 years of marriage to Darryl. S. Johnson, Longwood College, Class of 1989.
Amanda Lloyd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and History from Longwood University, a Master’s degree in Humanities from Old Dominion University, and currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Higher Education Management at Hampton University. She is the Director of the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence for Workforce Solutions at Tidewater Community College since January 2017. As an avid and passionate volunteer in the community, she serves on various nonprofit & government boards such as; President of Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, City of Norfolk-Norfolk Public Library Board of Trustees, TCC Women’s Center Advisory Council, Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium Board of Directors, and recently appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Historical Records Advisory Board.
Haleigh Pannell is a senior honors psychology major and neuroscience studies minor. During her sophomore year at Longwood, she saw a need for a student-based club that focuses on mental health and suicide awareness, which lead to the creation of Promise16. By giving students the ability to talk to and learn from each other, the club and awareness for mental health grew. Haleigh has involved herself in as many organizations as possible to continue the trend of giving time, energy, and service to ensure the ideal campus climate for her peers. Now, as the first woman of color to be SGA President, she wants to help the next set of Lancers continue a legacy of service.
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