About Us

​​​​​​​​Our Mission and Vision

​Our Mission: Making a​ Great Community Better

The Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation supports the City to:
  • ​Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Protect our coastal environment
  • Improve existing facilities to ensure maximum quality 
  • Ensure access to Parks & Recreation programs for all residents, regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances

What We Do

The Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation is an organization that exists to support the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Department by raising funds, accepting gifts and providing other resources to enhance existing programs, services, facilities and technology. We do this by working with donors, volunteers, and leaders in our community who want to help us improve the quality of life for all Virginia Beach residents and visitors.

Board of Directors

Pete Striffler, P.E. | Chair of the Board
Mechanical Engineer, Vansant & Gusler, Inc.

Nick Anoia | President
President, Anoia & Associates, Inc.

Susie Walston | Vice President
Deputy City Manager, City of Virginia Beach, Retired

Ron Kaufman, Treasurer
Adjunct Faculty, The National Graduate School of Quality Systems Management; U.S. Coast Guard, Retired​

Barbara Duke
Board Member, City of Virginia Beach, Retired

Daniel D. “Dan” Edwards
City of Virginia Beach School Board, Naval Officer, Small Business Owner & Virginia Beach School Board Chair, Retired

Michael Fentress
President, Virginia Beach Golf Management

Joyce Hearn
Chief Operating Officer, Coastal Virginia Building Industry Association, retired

Mindy L. Hughes, APR
Principal/Strategic Counselor, Hughes Communications & Consulting

Gwynn Milikian 
Board Member

Claire Yoder, RN, JD 
Board Member, VP Healthcare Initiatives LLC