Do you have questions about your end-of-year giving? Our Philanthropic Services staff has the answers.
Molly Dean Bittner
Sr. Vice President, Philanthropic Services
Molly spends her time aligning the philanthropic interests of donors with needs in the Greater Richmond region. She has a gift for connecting people while discovering what individuals hope to accomplish through their philanthropy.
“I truly have the best job in Richmond because my main focus is to help people build their philanthropy," Molly says. "I enjoy helping donors think through the technical parts of giving, and I really love talking with them about what motivates them and where they would like to make an impact, so we can create connections to accomplish their philanthropic goals.”
Vice President, Philanthropic Services
Amy works with individuals, families and businesses to create funds that help achieve their philanthropic goals. She works closely with professional advisors in Richmond and shares information about the Foundation’s services that can be helpful to their clients. Additionally, Amy meets with current donors who have established funds at the Foundation to share information about community initiatives and ways to engage with the Foundation to create a more vibrant region.
“I always tell people I have the best job!" Amy says. "I get to meet so many interesting people who have a variety of different interests and goals for their giving. I enjoy learning more about their passions and discussing ways the Community Foundation can help.”
Sr. Philanthropic Advisor
Focus: Professional Advisors
Brandon helps charitably-inclined individuals realize their philanthropic goals by helping them give in a manner that is both meaningful and efficient. Specifically, he assists professional advisors, working to ensure that the advisor community is knowledgeable of the Community Foundation and the charitable tools available to assist their clients.
“I find great meaning in the careful stewardship of what others have entrusted to me,” Brandon says.
Sarah Arenstein Levy
Focus: Donor Engagement
Sarah regularly meets with current and prospective donors and families to help them achieve their charitable goals, offering knowledge and guidance to match donors with educational and funding opportunities that align with their interests. She also oversees our work to engage donors and ensure they’re getting the most out of their philanthropy.
"I’m inspired by helping donors connect with their passions and give back with purpose," Sarah says. "Matching donors with opportunities that achieve their goals but also makes an impact in the community is a win for everyone."
Focus: Legacy Giving & Endowment Funds
Curtis regularly meets with current and prospective donors and families to help them achieve their charitable goals, and he stewards donors who’ve decided to create a legacy of philanthropy through estate gifts. He also assists local nonprofits with managing their endowment funds at the Community Foundation.
“I think it’s universal to want to do as much good as one can in the time we have here, and I enjoy helping to effect the innate goodness we all have," Curtis says. "Matching good people with good causes is really fulfilling.”
Tiffany provides administrative support to the Foundation’s Philanthropic Services department, including careful review of our gift and grant processing. She also coordinates logistics, catering and calendar scheduling for Foundation events, including those with SisterFund and the Giving Black: Greater Richmond study.
“My work gives me a chance to connect to the missions I grew up with," Tiffany says. "I love how we are bringing the concepts ‘Richmond’ and ‘RVA’ together and examining them carefully to see how we can help everyone, and I really enjoy getting insights into nonprofit organizations that I otherwise might not know about.”