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 a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to support Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation 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

Chair of the Board

Pete Striffler, P.E. - Mechanical Engineer, Vansant & Gusler


Nick Anoia - President, Anoia & Associates, Inc.

Vice President​

Susie Walston - Deputy City Manager, City of Virginia Beach, Retired​


Jeff​ Breeser - Attorney, Willcox & Savage, P.C.


Fred Kirschbaum - Chief Financial Officer, Ch​eckered Flag​


Kevin Bonniwell - Executive Vice President, TowneBank

Walter T. Camp - Attorney, Mediator, CMA & Consultant​​

​Barbara Duke - ​City of Virginia Beach, Retired

Daniel D. "Dan" Edwards - City of Virginia Beach School Board​

Michael Fentress - President, Virginia Beach Golf Management​

Tracey Fink - Insurance Agent, Members Assurance

Ron Kaufman - Adjunct Faculty, The National Graduate School of Quality Systems Management; U.S. Coast Guard​, Retired
Diana Richardson - Project Manager, iPublish Media Solutions