About Us


Our Mission
The Henrico Education Foundation strengthens public education by advancing innovative programs and initiatives designed to improve student achievement.

Our Vision
All schools are strong.  All students are prepared

HEF’s three Priorities

  • Serving as a catalyst for innovation in Henrico County Public Schools
  • Preparing students K-12 for success in college, career and community
  • Strengthening educational leadership

Our Approach
Over the past two decades, HEF has played a vital role in meeting the educational needs of our community’s children.  As a foundation, we do more than just provide additional funding for public education, we are innovators working in partnership with parents, teachers and administrators, continually identifying and developing initiatives that improve school performance and student achievement.  Our program and funding priorities focus on implementing research-based initiatives that enhance learning in the classroom, create best practices and complement The Henrico County Public Schools’ (HCPS) improvement plans.  We support all schools in Henrico County, working to provide every student the support and resources they need for success.

Organizational Values
HEF will achieve its mission by directing resources to research-based initiatives and system improvements that enhance learning, complement school improvement plans and are in the best interest of students. Our funding priorities provide substantive opportunities to improve academic and co-curricular excellence for all. HEF strives to ensure that every student in our county succeeds in learning and life.   

HEF believes:

  • Education is the cornerstone for opportunity
  • Every child deserves the best education possible  
  • Educational opportunities should be accessible to all students regardless of their circumstances.            
  • Commitment to best practices, innovation and professional development is essential to providing an excellent education
  • Excellence is attainable

At a Glance
The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is a non-profit foundation that provides grants and resources to Henrico County Public School students and teachers to fill the gap between taxpayer funding and what is required to produce innovation and achievement in our schools and communities.

Board of Directors Contact Information:
President: John Delandro, Merrill Lynch

Vice President: Gerald Britt, Xerox Corporation

Treasurer: Delphine Hartsel, CarMax

Secretary: Robert Nomberg, Richmond Jewish Foundation

Advisory Board Chair: Anne Poates, Retired Educator

Alison Barron, Capital One

Betsy Beamer, McGuire Woods

Tamara Charity-Brown, Associates in Pediatrics

Chris Coplan, Altria

Monica Brinkley Davis, Dominion Energy

Meg Graham, Virginia House of Delegates

Stephen Halsey, Moseley Architects

Veronica Hinckle, Home Care Delivered

Patrice Martin, McKesson

Michael McCullough, Genworth

Joe Mengedoth, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Travis Pearson, Markel

Jack Reasor, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

Jeff Robinson, Robinson Consulting Group

Savon Sampson, EAB

Anne Schaffer, Capital One

Wes Simon, Stuart Simon Law Firm

Russell Singer, Dominion Energy

Randy Sullivan, Hunton & Williams LLP

Diane Tidwell, Gumenick Properties

Randy Welch, Community Volunteer

Henrico Education Foundation
P.O. Box 31413
Henrico, Virginia 23294
Fax:(804) 652-3425

Mike Taylor, Chief Executive Officer
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext: 3

Jay Shively, Chief Development Officer
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext. 1

Scott Williams, Director of Operations – Learning & Discovery Program
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext: 5

Michael Wertz, Senior Site Coordinator – Learning & Discovery Program
Office (804) 652-3869 ext 2

Paula Roop, Program Officer – Educational Initiatives
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext: 4

Aaron Monroe, Program Officer – Community Learning Center 
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext: 7

Robin Rowland, Executive Director – Henrico Mixed-Delivery Coalition
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext: 8

Laverne Wyatt, Administrative Assistant
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext: 0

Gene Raines, Finance Manager
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext: 6


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