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Ravi Respeto

United Way of Greater Charlottesville
President and CEO
Ravi Respeto joined United Way of Greater of Charlottesville in July 2018 as President and CEO. Her career in nonprofit leadership started as Campaign Manager for Charlottesville Waldorf School with a $3 million-dollar campaign to build an environmentally sustainable school. Her commitment to supporting the environment and sustainability led her to AHIP- Home Repair Nonprofit as Director of Development and Marketing in August of 2010 where the mission is to focus on rehabbing existing older homes for low-income families. Ravi developed their fundraising program from a $50,000 a year revenue stream to $1.1 million over the course of seven years. In June of 2015, Ravi joined Piedmont Family YMCA as Campaign and Marketing consultant to complete a $19-million-dollar Capital Campaign to build a 77,000 square foot facility in McIntire Park. This project supports Ravi’s life-long passion for community health accessibility. Ravi started her career at Whole Foods Market working across the Mid-Atlantic Region on the marketing and community outreach team eventually managing Triangle North Carolina and Philadelphia sub-regions with multi-store marketing campaigns and strategic community funding programs that supported healthy living and social community investment.

Ravi currently serves as Assistant Governor for Area 1 of Rotary District 7610 and is past President of Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club, is a Board of Trustees member for Miller School of Albemarle, and is a Board member of Charlottesville Area Regional Chamber of Commerce. Additional Board work has included chairing the Salvation Army's strategic planning committee and Blue Ridge Home Builders Association's marketing committee. Ravi holds a degree in Communications with a focus in Public Relations as a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society from George Mason University and has completed a certificate in Business Marketing from UVA Darden School of Business.