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

C. Earl Armstrong, III, Eden, N.C.

Vice President
Dr. Joan Montgomery, Martinsville

Tiffani Underwood, Martinsville

Tyler Carter, Rocky Mount

Board Members
Stacy Barbour, Martinsville
Dr. LeAnn Binger, South Prince George
Cari Clark, Glade Hill
Helen Howell, Martinsville
Tonya Jones, Martinsville
William Kirby, Martinsville
Donna Morrison, Martinsville
Dr. Phyllis Newbill, Blacksburg
Dr. Katherine O'Neill, Roanoke
Dr. Quay Parrott, Staunton
Dr. DorothyBelle Poli, Salem
Len Poulin, Lyndhurst
Greg Preston, Martinsville
Ms. Stacey Reed, Martinsville
Honorable William Roscoe Reynolds, Martinsville
Michael Scales, Martinsville
Mr. James Souter, Martinsville
Guy Stanley, Martinsville
Dr. Lisa Stoneman, Roanoke
Dr. Zeb Talley, Martinsville
Jennifer Thomas, Richmond
Barbara Truman, Martinsville
Edward White, Martinsville

VMNH Foundation Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members
Briggs Andrews
Dr. Michael Barber
Gayle Barts
Manly Boyd
J. Smith Chaney
Elizabeth Cole
Gary Collins
Amanda Witt Cox
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
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.

Go here for a list of previous award winners.

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