Foy recognized for tenacity by DAR
By Briana Williams
Wilder School staff member, Laura Foy, received the Demonstrating Tenacity award from the VCU Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) at their Recognition Awards and Staff Meeting on December 9.
DAR awarded individuals for their achievements that reinforce its core values. Demonstrating tenacity as defined by DAR is to "consider every challenge as an opportunity to work with an open mind, a flexible attitude, and an innovative mindset."
Foy recently celebrated her two-year anniversary as the Development Coordinator at the Wilder School. Her work includes working to expand alumni outreach, donor relations, and engagement events to support fundraising initiatives at the Wilder School.
“I strive to overcome challenges while being flexible, staying positive, and working to create solutions,” said Foy. “This award means a lot to me and I'm grateful to be here at the Wilder School and VCU.”
Other core value awards included Act with Integrity, Champion Inclusivity, Demonstrate Tenacity, Recognize Success, and Pursue Excellence. The other award recipients included:
- Betty Palmer (Compliance Coordinator with Gifts and Records Management, DAR) - Act with integrity
- Erin Lucero (Director of Development Communications, School of Medicine and Health Development) - Champion inclusivity
- Laura Foy (Development Coordinator, Wilder School) - Demonstrate tenacity
- Kathie Spraggins (Development Assistant, School of Medicine and Health Development) - Recognize success
- Priscilla Wiggin (Interim Director of Major Gifts, VCU School of Medicine) - Pursue excellence
- Brendan Hood (Assistant Director of Constituent Marketing, DAR) - Unsung Hero
“I'm proud to be the only person from the Monroe Park Campus to be recognized - there are so many awesome DAR folks!” said Foy.