Connections Gathering

Leading Through Change

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
University of Richmond, Carole Weinstein International Center

211 Richmond Way


Every year, the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) invites community partners of the University of Richmond to gather for food, fellowship, and shared learning.

This year, we'll explore leadership and how social impact organizations have reimagined their work in the past four years. Whether leading the organization as a whole, leading specific initiatives within the organization, guiding change from inside or outside of organizations, we all have important roles to play in how the work of social impact organizations moves forward even as the world shape shifts around us.

Join us to hear successes and challenges from different perspectives on this work, share your own successes and challenges with others, and perhaps leave with new ideas and a renewed commitment to leading from where you are through the changes we are all experiencing.

Free parking is available adjacent to the building, but please submit a visitor vehicle registration form in advance.


8:30–9 a.m.  Breakfast & Networking
9–9:20 a.m.  Welcome & Kickoff Remarks by Rachael Deane
9:20–10 a.m.  Panel Conversation
10–10:45 p.m.  Table Conversations & Closing Remarks

Speaker & Panelists

Rachael Deane

Rachael Deane
Chief Executive Officer
Voices for Virginia’s Children

Julie Farmer

Julie Farmer
Director of Change Management
University of Richmond

Judy Pryor-Ramirez

Judy Pryor-Ramirez
Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service
New York University

Independent Research Consultant

Hannah Wittwer

Hannah Wittwer
Director of Volunteer and Education Services
Shalom Farms