We want to help all entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality

Since our founding in 2008, the Staunton Creative Community Fund has been dedicated to helping small businesses.  We serve as the local hub for entrepreneurial innovation and bring together the talent, creativity, information, funding, and resources that grow a vibrant local economy.

Starting a business is challenging. The Fund can help you navigate the pitfalls, detours, highs, and lows of starting or expanding a small business. In a world of cold calculations and high-interest loans, we are a safe place for dreamers and schemers to imagine the possibilities, ask questions, and get the funding they need in order to succeed. We are your team.

While based in Staunton, we’ve continued to grow and now serve the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Through the amazing support of our staff, board members, volunteers, and donors, SCCF is able to provide programs and services that reach entrepreneurs all over the Shenandoah Valley. Each individual that works with SCCF is passionate and committed to helping entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.

· Meet Our Staff ·

Debbie Irwin

Executive Director

Rachel Haddad

Program & Development Director

Alex Andrew

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder – South

Ryan Hall

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder – North

Joyel Allen


Elena Rogers


· Meet Our Board of Directors ·

Ellen Brock

Board President

Juan Pablo Berrizbeitia

Board Vice President

Dalton Campbell

Board Treasurer

Marlena Hobson

Board Secretary


Amanda DiMeo

Board Member

John Gorra

Board Member

Gretchen Long

Board Member

Sarah Lynch

Board Member

Peyton Wright

Board Member

Yolanda Shields

Board Member