Dan River Nonprofit Network Announces New Executive Director
Dan River Nonprofit Network Announces New Executive Director The Dan River Nonprofit Network, a local organization serving the area’s nonprofit sector since 2013, has announced the selection of Evelyn Riley as its new executive director. Previously facilitated by Samanthe Tiver Belanger, Evelyn was chosen to lead The Network and manage the overall operations for The Network’s programs and growth after a regional search and selection process.
Evelyn, originally from Lexington, VA, received her Master of Arts degree in History from James Madison University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Sociology with a minor in Leadership from Christopher Newport University where she was a Canon Leadership Scholar.
"We are thrilled to welcome Evelyn as our Executive Director," says Amy Farinelli, Program Coordinator for the Dan River Basin Association and Dan River Nonprofit Network Board Member. "She has served other organizations successfully in the past and is committed to our region. We look forward to working with her to bring our vision of a more capable and effective nonprofit community to fruition."
“I look forward to furthering the mission of The Dan River Nonprofit Network to facilitate connections and provide tools to enable nonprofit organization success in the Dan River Region,” remarks Evelyn. “My personal and professional experiences have fostered a passion for helping others and a deep appreciation for the work of their staff members and the integral roles these organizations play in our community, and I am eager to continue serving this region.” Prior to this appointment, Evelyn has worked at The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, the Thomas Day House & Union Tavern, and the Danville Regional Foundation.
The Network is an innovative collaboration of nonprofits in the Dan River Service Area, encompassing the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County in Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. All area nonprofits are welcome to join The Network, which hosts monthly networking and information sessions the first Fridays of the month at the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County offices at 308 Craghead Street in downtown Danville. To learn more information, or to sign up for The Network’s mailing list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-792-3700, extension 226.