Jay Shively has been named the new director of development for the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF).
HEF’s mission is to prepare students for college, career and community by connecting philanthropy with strategic initiatives that strengthen public education in Henrico County. Founded in 1993 as a public-private partnership with the Henrico County Public Schools, HEF supports more than 51,000 students and 3,900 teachers in the Commonwealth’s sixth largest school district.
The newly-created director of development position will help HEF reach its goals to grow revenues, increase grant funding and expand the capacity of the organization.
“Jay has a proven track record for building relationships and connecting the interests of donors with funding needs in the community,” said Mike Taylor, HEF executive director.
“He is a strong advocate for public education and brings a tremendous skill set to this new position. He will play an integral role in advancing HEF’s mission by developing donor strategies, increasing fundraising opportunities, and ultimately, helping to close the opportunity gap for Henrico County students.”
Shively has nearly 20 years of non-profit management and fundraising experience. He has an extensive fundraising background that includes major gift solicitation, special events, corporate sponsorships and donor cultivation.
Shively comes to HEF from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society where he served as director of individual giving and leadership events for the Virginia and West Virginia region.
Shively is a native Virginian. He holds an associate’s degree in applied science from Piedmont Virginia Community College, as well as bachelor’s degrees in sociology and education from Mary Baldwin University.