Kathryn Kahler Vose Elected Secretary of RCCF Advisory Board

Kay Vose was recently elected secretary of River Counties Community Foundation (RCCF) Board, replacing Betsy Hardy. She also serves as chair of RCCF’s marketing committee.

Vose has been active in several local nonprofits. She served as board member and chair of Chesapeake Academy and the Northern-Neck Middlesex Free Health Clinic. She also served as board member and secretary of the Northern Neck Boys & Girls Club shortly after it was founded here. She was a board member Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury and of the Historic Christ Church Foundation. On many of these boards, Vose also served as chair of the marketing or fundraising committees.

She chaired the Grace Outreach Committee for eight years. Currently, she is a member of the Grace Trust Board.

While living in Washington, DC, she was a member of the National Partnership for Women and Girls, a leading advocacy group, for eight years.

“I had a terrific career in New York and DC, first as a journalist and then as a communications and marketing executive,” Vose said. “Now my ‘volunteer career’ is serving local nonprofits. Giving back to the community is so important and necessary. It’s quite fulfilling.”

In between journalist, Vose worked in the Clinton administration as communication director the Secretary of Education Richard Riley. Her transition to marketing came as she served as vice president of communications and marketing for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the leading anti-tobacco organization that worked to reduce tobacco use across the country.

“The quality of our work is dependent on the strength of our board,” said RCCF director Lincoln Boykin. “Kay brings with her expertise, leadership, and involvement in the non-profit sector, enhancing RCCF’s effectiveness in the community.”

Established in 1996 as an affiliate of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, RCCF became part of a national movement to expand the community foundation model into rural communities. To date, the organization has granted over $15 million to local organizations. To learn more about RCCF, please visit or call 804-436-1600.

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