I wrote fundraising letters to individuals and corporations on behalf of the Robert and Mary Anderson Charitable Organization, a small non-profit that provides rice, clothing, and computers, as well as medical assistance and educational scholarships to needy individuals and organizations in Liberia.  I also submitted applications that resulted in a “Point of Light” recognition for the organization and a YWCA of Greater Richmond “Outstanding Woman” award for the founder.  Please click on image to view most recent letter.

Photo credit: Comfort Y. Anderson-Miller

In Summer 2008, I taught a creative writing workshop to fourth and fifth grade students at the Peter Paul Development Center.  The outreach and community center serves children from an inner-city Richmond community that is one of the ten poorest in the nation.  The stories and artwork created in her workshop were collected into a journal for the children and their families.  Please click on image to view sample pages from the journal.

Photo credit: Sandra Shelley

I have conducted grantwriting and research for a number of non-profits, including Virginia Commonwealth University’s First Novelist Award, the William Byrd Community House, Jake’s Reindeer Race, and the Billy Austin Sidewalk Project.

Photo credit: VCU First Novelist Award