The Fund is governed by a board consisting of the ministers of five churches as well as representatives from the Rappahannock community.

The Board of Directors:

  • The Rev. H. Miller Hunter, Trinity Church, Chair
  • The Rev. Kevin Beres, St. Peter Catholic Church
  • The Rev. Walt Childress, Washington Baptist Church
  • The Rev. Jon Heddleston, Reynolds Memorial
  • The Rev. Russ Savage, Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge
  • Ms. Bette Mahoney
  • Ms. Peggy Spillenkothen
  • Mr. Fred Eggers
  • Mr. Harold Beebout
  • Mr. John Kiser

Monthly Meetings: The Benevolent Fund meets the first Wednesday of every month at noon at Washington Baptist Church (180 Gay Street).  The public is invited to attend.

In addition, there is an ad hoc support group that has assisted with fundraising, including the Celebrity Waiter Dinner.  Additional volunteers are always welcome.  To find out more, contact Peggy Spillenkothen at