William W. King Selected as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Congratulations to William W. King, Board Trustee, for being selected as this year’s “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Hampton Roads Chapter.
Mr. King is well known throughout the community for his volunteerism as he dedicates himself tirelessly to several area non-profits. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Chesapeake Bay Academy for 22 years, is Chairman of the Advancement Committee, and Co-Chair of the $3M Transformation Capital Campaign.
Upon graduation from the University of Virginia, Mr. King served for 22 years in the United States Navy, retiring in 1984 as a Captain. Thereupon, he served on the Board of Directors of Norfolk Collegiate School, becoming Headmaster in 1988 and is now an Honorary Trustee Emeritus and helps as a volunteer fundraiser for current projects.
One of his greatest accomplishments came as Co-Founder of Horizons Hampton Roads in 1999 where he continues to serve on the board. He is integral to the program’s success for over 400 public school students. He has been on the Board of the Future of Hampton Roads, Inc., Executive Director of the Virginia Hermitage Foundation, member of the Norfolk Rotary Club, served as President of the Norfolk Forum, and is assisting with fundraising for the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation. Sill active in education, he served on the board of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and is currently a state field consultant of AdvanceED, leading several accreditation team visits in the Commonwealth and other states.
It is impossible to list the many organizations that Will has assisted, but Judy Jankowski, Ed.D., Head of School at Chesapeake Bay Academy, sums up the key to his success, “Will is deeply devoted to the causes that he serves and that is what makes him such a successful fundraiser. His dedication is overwhelmingly apparent and that makes donors willing to commit to supporting those same causes. That fact, coupled with his encyclopedic knowledge of virtually every family in Hampton Roads for the past two hundred years, makes Will easily accessible and very charming, besides. One of Will’s incredible strengths is his ability to tell a story. He can spin a year about pretty much any subject, engaging his listener with warmth and humor. By the end, there is no one that can refuse Will and his wonderful way. Chesapeake Bay Academy is blessed to have the commitment of this tremendous gentleman and fundraiser.”