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Meet the Development Team

From left: Bre Schroth, Cami Best-Jones, Doug Rashkind, Kelli James

Cami Best-Jones, Director of Development
Cami oversees CBA's development and fundraising programs including the Annual Auction & Gala, Golf Classic, annual giving, planned giving, scholarship tax credits, sponsorships, and campus tours for donors and community members. Cami explains what she loves about CBA: “The support our students, faculty, and families receive from the Hampton Roads community is amazing. I am constantly surprised at the connection so many community members have to our school. CBA may be small, but we are mighty!”

Bre Schroth, Special Events Coordinator & Development Assistant
Bre coordinates special events including Grandfriends Day, the Chairman's Reception, Golf Classic, silent auction, and CBA Fun Run. You may see her on campus setting up for an event, or out in the community collecting donations for the auction. We asked Bre what she enjoys most about being part of the development team at CBA: “As a member of the CBA Development team I have the honor of being a part of an organization that embraces all individuals and has to power to change their lives every single day. It is a real treat to interact with donors who are as passionate about CBA as I am!”

Kelli James, Development Assistant
Kelli works directly with businesses supporting CBA events and programs through donations and sponsorships. Kelli works primarily off campus part-time as she pursues her Master’s degree. We asked Kelli what it's like to work with community businesses on behalf of CBA: “The excitement from local businesses is truly inspiring. The partnerships we have help support our mission of preparing students for their careers and life as a member of the Hampton Roads community after CBA.”

Doug Rashkind, Alumni Relations Coordinator
Doug coordinates alumni socials, homecoming activities, senior class alumni-in-training, and keeps up with alumni after they leave campus. He develops relationships with our students that create a lasting connection with CBA. This comes naturally for Doug as he, too, is an alumnus. We asked Doug what he enjoys about working for his alma mater: “I can relate to each of our graduating students. I hope it is comforting to alumni to know that I am available to help them as they navigate their own paths to success and offer advice along the way.”