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 Four Priorities

  • Prepare students K-12 for success in college, career and community
  • Strengthen educational leaders and celebrate success
  • Develop strong community relationships that impact school success
  • Serve as a catalyst for innovation in the Henrico County Public Schools

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 strives to ensure that every student in our county succeeds in learning and life. To accomplish this task, HEF will seek input from the superintendent, school board, principals and teachers in order to continually develop initiatives that improve school performance and student achievement. Our funding priorities support projects and programs that:

  • Enhance student learning
  • Fund academic programs that are in the best interest of students
  • Complement school improvement plans
  • Support research-based initiatives
  • Have support from each school, the district and community

At a Glance
Created in 1992, 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: Veronica Hinckle, Community Volunteer

Vice President: John Delandro, Merrill Lynch

Treasurer: Jeff Robinson, Robinson Consulting Group

Secretary:  Michael McCullough, Genworth

Advisory Board Chair: Betsy Beamer, McGuire Woods


Gerald Britt, Xerox Corporation

Tamara Charity-Brown, Associates in Pediatrics

Alison Crehore, Stratford University

Monica Brinkley Davis, WestRock

Stephen Halsey, Moseley Architects

Delphine Hartsel, CarMax

Lori Krenik, Krenik Court Reporting

Monica Manns, Educational Consultant

Bob Michie, Presidio

Robert Nomberg, Richmond Jewish Foundation

Anne Poates, Retired Principal, Douglas Freeman High School

Jack Reasor, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

Savon Sampson, McKesson Medical-Surgical

Anne Schaffer, Capital One

Wes Simon, Stuart Simon Law Firm

Russell Singer, Dominion Energy Services, Inc.

Randy Sullivan, Hunton & Williams LLP

Randy Welch, Retired Community Volunteer

Henrico Education Foundation
P.O. Box 31413
Henrico, Virginia 23229
Fax:(804) 652-3425

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

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

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

Courtney Baytop, Operations Assistant
Office: (804) 652-3869 ext: 2

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