Excellence in Education Dinner


We’re excited to announce that we had 416 attendees and raised $308,790 thanks to the incredible work of our Vice Chairs and the generosity of our amazing sponsors and attendees. Thank you Henrico for supporting our public schools!

HEF’s 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Dinner took place on October 28, 2021 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. This high-impact fundraising event was an opportunity to pay tribute to the vast network of generous philanthropists, business leaders, volunteer leaders, local corporations and elected officials who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Henrico school children and their families.

In addition, the event recognized and honored the Facebook Henrico Data Center and was Co-Chaired by Brian Houston – Henrico Data Center Site Manager and Mark Damico – Henrico Data Center Construction Project Manager. Located in Eastern Henrico’s White Oak Technology Park, the Henrico Data Center opened in 2020 as Facebook’s eighth U.S.-based data center. Facebook selected Henrico for its data center location due to its highly skilled workforce, access to renewable energy, and Henrico’s pro-business environment. The data center is expected to greatly contribute to the region’s continued economic vitality that makes Henrico one of the best places in the nation to do business and raise a family.

Thank You 2021 Dinner Sponsors!