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"Counselors are the Foundation, Everyday!"

Adele Walker-Blue
VCA Foundation President
Adele Walker-Blue

Virginia Counselor Association Foundation has just marked its 20th year supporting counselors in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Our Board of Directors includes a hard working, energetic, and seasoned veterans of the counseling profession, who are very committed to the Foundation and to enhancing the counseling professions. However, the practicing professional counselor makes the difference everyday, to help build and support the counseling profession of the future.

In Memoriam:
Dr. John R. Cook

Dr. John R. Cook

Dr. John R. Cook was the founder and primary benefactor of the VCA Foundation, and a nationally recognized pioneer and staunch advocate of the counseling profession. He died peacefully on December 24, 2013.


Memorial Service in Richmond on Feb. 8.

More about Dr. Cook

Pete WarrenDr. Pete Warren, a beloved and admired friend of professional counselors in Virginia, passed away on Friday March 22, 2013.

Giving Back and Paying Forward

The VCA Foundation is committed to VCA and its Chapters and Divisions, and to all Professional Counselors in Virginia.   We hope that your generous donations will allow us to undertake the ambitious goals we have set for this year, as we try to revitalize a dynamic organization, that will be more responsive and inclusive in acknowledging the value of the important work  of the professional counselor.  We also invite our friends in the community who have benefited from the good work of their local counselors to contribute to our cause of supporting counselors.

VCAF Circles of Support

VCA Foundation Student Fellows


Student Fellows

Foundation Grants

John Cook

John Cook Award:

Michele Dowdy and Sandy Hite, John Cook Award recipients 2013.
Michele Dowdy and Sandy Hite


Michelle Dillon & Karen Carlson

VCA Foundation Supports VASC -
New Organization for School Counselors

In an effort to endorse the initiative and the drive of VCA organization for school counselors, the Virginia Alliance for School Counseling(VASC), the Foundation has purchased the domain name and the web hosting plan for the next two years.

VASC LeadersLearn More about VASC


Congratulations to Michelle Dillon Smith, new VASC President and the new Board of Directors!

Michelle Dillon Smith, with VASC President-Elect, Karen Carlson.

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