It is our pleasure to announce that Ben Grove has been appointed director of development for Virginia Cooperative Extension and associate director of development for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In this position, Ben will further develop and implement fundraising efforts for all VCE program areas, working closely with Ed Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Vernon Meacham, director of development for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
As director of development for VCE, Ben will be primarily responsible for major gift fundraising to support extension programs, activities, and positions. Additionally, he will work collaboratively with the college’s development staff, University Development personnel, the Virginia Cooperative Extension Leadership Council, the Virginia 4-H Foundation Board, and VCE faculty, staff and volunteer groups to oversee all aspects of philanthropic support for VCE. Ben will also continue in his role as a major gift officer for CALS.
Please join us in congratulating and supporting Ben in this new role.