JULIA WARREN | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
When Julia Warren was 16, she experienced a profound moment that changed the trajectory of her life. After asking a child she was tutoring how old he was and when he was born - she was met with a simple yet stunning response: “I don’t know. I think I was born when it was cold out.” After grappling with how a child could not know something as simple as their birthday, Julia founded the non-profit, Celebrate RVA, in January of 2013.
She currently serves as the Executive Director and is a firm believer in the power of a celebration and how joy can impact a child’s heart. Passionate about creating meaningful impact, Julia also works closely with corporate and small business sponsors to help create a culture of community giving and philanthropy. She was named one of The Prospect’s 20 Under 20, The Law Firm of Allen & Allen’s 2015 Hometown Heroes, and Richmond Inno’s Top 25 under 25.
Paige sigler | program DIRECTOR
Paige is a party enthusiast with an extensive background in early childhood development. Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, Paige moved to Richmond shortly after earning a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. She has spent the past ten years working with children in various roles. From teaching to coaching, mentoring to tutoring there is no hat she hasn’t worn while serving kids! Eager to give back to the community and make a lasting impact on today’s youth, she followed the confetti trail right to Celebrate RVA!
Celebrate RVA volunteers bring cheery attitudes and help us set up, break down and participate in all the fun activities from balloon animals to potato sack races. Volunteers sing Happy Birthday, make a gift bag and decorate party hats with the kids!
“This was the best birthday because I got to celebrate with you and all my friends. When I blew out my candle I wished for more birthdays.”
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tyler Watkins, WestRock
Vice President, Finance Committee Chair
James Barber IV, Raymond James
Secretary of the Board
Kelsey Leavey, The Hodges Partnership
C. Stinson Mundy, Esq., Linden Legal Strategies
Mary Cabell Sulc, Troutman Sanders LLP
Loren Phillips, Capital One
Caroline Logan, Virginia Tourism Corporation
Chelsea Moring, Illumination Events Studio
Christina Dick, TFB Agency
Ashley Young, Whittington Consulting
We are committed to reaching children wherever they may be. Our partnerships include Richmond Public Schools, Henrico Public Schools, ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, Safe Harbor, The Salvation Army, and more!
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