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January 24, 2022

Happy New Year!

As we kick off 2022, we are excited to announce two additions to the Chris Long Foundation team.

Nancy Hopkins joined us this month as our new Executive Director, replacing Nicole Woodie who left the Foundation this past November after six years of outstanding contributions.

Nancy has over 25 years of experience in global development and the nonprofit sector. She previously served as Director of Programs for the Presidential Precinct, where she designed, implemented, and evaluated programs that help leaders from all around the world deepen their impact by coming together to learn, exchange ideas, and collaborate. Prior to joining the Presidential Precinct Nancy ran her own consulting practice, providing services to several leading international nonprofit organizations. She served as Director of Program Planning and Assessment and Cambodia Country Representative at the Asia Foundation, and has also worked at Oxfam America and for Ashoka in Bangladesh. As a longtime Charlottesville resident whose two children have attended the Charlottesville City Schools, Nancy is a dedicated PTO volunteer supporting local educational equity. She holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard Kennedy School.

We are thrilled to have Nancy bring her collaborative leadership style, strong commitment to creating meaningful and lasting impact, and organizational development expertise to our work.

Ryan Chambers is the Foundation’s new Director of Development, bringing deep expertise in resource development, marketing and corporate engagement.  Ryan joined us in October from the University of Virginia, where for five years he served as Director of Corporate Sales for UVA Athletics, engaging with a wide range of corporate partners. Ryan came to UVA from the University of San Francisco in a similar role and spent nine years at Georgia Southern University, where he started his career in fundraising, serving as Director of Development concentrating in Major Gifts. He also served as their radio broadcaster, doing live play-by-play commentary for football, basketball (Men’s and Women’s) and baseball, as well as playing host to various TV shows for the school.

Please join us in welcoming Nancy and Ryan to the Foundation – we know you will enjoy getting to know them.

Our core team is rounded out by our fantastic Development Manager Kim Packett, who has been with us since 2019. Nancy, Ryan, and Kim’s collective energy and passion for our mission will serve us well as we expand our work to secure the right to clean water and education through mobilizing resources and enlisting allies in the cause. We have tremendous confidence in them as we look to the future and grow to meet the changing needs of the communities we serve.

Chris and Megan Long


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