Giving & Investing

Trusted Advisors and Community Foundation Partners

Life’s most extraordinary accomplishments are very rarely ever achieved alone, which is why the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia created the Door Opener Society. This esteemed award honors attorneys, accountants, trust officers, and estate and financial planners who have helped clients achieve their charitable objectives through the Community Foundation. These advisors have helped serve their clients better by working effectively with the Community Foundation to optimize their clients’ gifts to our community. They know that the Community Foundation helps with philanthropic planning, adding value to their practice and client relationships. They know working with the Community Foundation is a win-win.

Door Opener Society Members

The following professional advisors are members of the Door Opener Society.

  • Alexandra K. Champion
    Northern Trust
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    202-303-1721
  • Michelle Cooper
    Merrill Lynch
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    202-659-7434
  • Serena Dupuy
    Merrill Lynch
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    703-464-8819 Free 800-308-8459
  • Mark Friese
    Merrill Lynch
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    202-659-6138
  • Brendan J. Guilday
    Merrill Lynch
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    202-659-7287
  • Rich Harpe
    BDO
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    703-770-6385
  • A. Everett Hoeg, III
    Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP
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    703-896-1153
  • Lisa Hughes
    Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP
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    703-981-9581
  • David Karp
    Pagnato Karp
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    703-468-2700
  • Autumn D. McCullogh
    McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
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    703-934-1191
  • David Mead
    Merrill Lynch
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    P) 703-464-8817
  • Brandon A. Poteet, AWMA
    The Andraos Poteet Group
    Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Inc.
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    703-464-4307
  • Eric Schoener
    Pagnato Karp
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    703-468-2700
  • Catherine F. Schott Murray, Esq.
    Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
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    703-218-2175
  • Joseph Speicher
    Cherry Bekaert
    301.589.9000 #3202
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  • Josh Stillman
    Capitol Financial Consultants
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    703-821-2000, ext. 215
  • Don Strehle
    Sterling Capital Management
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    202-393-1777
  • Karen Tovey
    Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, LLC
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    703-734-4614
  • Bruce D. Vaughn
    VLP Financial Advisors
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    703-356-4360, ext. 701
  • Marc Wishkoff
    Chevy Chase Trust Company
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    240-497-5023
  • John Wolff
    Bronfman Rothschild
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    703-346-6226

If you are a professional advisor interested in the Door Opener Society, or who can benefit from the services available at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Development.