Penny Harrison

School Administrator

Penny has more than 25 years in nonprofit management. She founded and directed a national nonprofit education organization for 18 years and has consulted for more than a dozen groups. She currently serves on two nonprofit boards. As a fundraiser, Penny has raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations and managed a 12-year US Centers for Disease Control grant. Her specialty is in capacity-building and managing small to mid-sized organizations. “I have to believe in what I do and that tends to draw me to the nonprofit sector.” Penny developed the first strategic plan for TCF and streamlined the communications process with a current focus on grants and corporate sponsorships. She has worked extensively on the TCF website, marketing, and guiding the board of directors and volunteers. Among other skills, Penny has produced television specials, Emmy Award-winning Public Service Announcements, an international internship program, and a scholarship program. Penny attended the American University in Washington, DC, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) with a focus on marketing and arts management, in addition to hundreds of hours of fundraising courses. Penny lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, musician and guitar instructor Joe Latham, and a chocolate lab called Indie. Her oldest son, Charles, works at Duke University and performs with a local band in Durham, and her youngest son, Robert, is also a musician. Penny is a Reiki Level II practitioner and received B1 training in Ireland in 2016. She is a multi-media artist with a special focus on watercolor. She can be reached at

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