VMNH Foundation

The Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to support the mission and programs of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

VMNH Foundation Board

Mary Handy, Martinsville

Vice President
C. Earl Armstrong, III, Martinsville

James Tobin, Martinsville

Honorable William Roscoe Reynolds, Martinsville

Board Members
Dr. LeAnn Binger, South Prince George
Tyler Carter, Martinsville
Cari Clark, Glade Hill
Helen Howell, Martinsville
Tonya Jones, Martinsville
William Kirby, Martinsville
Valerie Lawrence, Greensboro
Dr. Joan Montgomery, Martinsville
Donna Morrison, Martinsville
Dr. Katherine O'Neill, Roanoke
Dr. DorothyBelle Poli, Salem
Len Poulin, Lyndhurst
Greg Preston, Martinsville
Michael Scales, Martinsville
Irma Smart, Axton
R. Gene Smith, Brookneal
Guy Stanley, Martinsville
Dr. Lisa Stoneman, Roanoke
Jennifer Thomas, Richmond
Tiffani Underwood, Martinsville
Edward White, Martinsville

VMNH Foundation Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members
Briggs Andrews
Gayle Barts
Manly Boyd
J. Smith Chaney
Elizabeth Cole
Gary Collins
Amanda Witt Cox
Masha Edelen
Lisa Fultz Wilson
Elizabeth Harris
Barry Jarrett
Bradley Johnson
Dr. David Jones
Dr. Mervyn King
Jim Lockman
William Mayer
Monica Monday
Edwina (Didi) Pancake
Edwin (Trippi) Penn
Mike Pensinger
Jeffrey Perkins
Stacey Reed
John Ross
James Severt II
Jermaine Shelton
Gail Smith
Cindy Summitt
Ellen Wood

VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson Awards

Every year, the VMNH Foundation host its Thomas Jefferson Awards Ceremony. This statewide ceremony serves to honor individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education. More information about the 2022 awards ceremony, including the nomination process, will be announced soon.

Go here for a list of previous award winners.

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