Don Blake is a native of Richmond, Virginia and has lived a full and blessed life in his home town. After receiving a B.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1968, he spent two years in the United States Army.
Don is married to Lisa and has two grown children and four granddaughters. He has had a successful real estate business for 42+ years and has served on many business and community boards over these years. His service on the non-business boards has been his most rewarding.
Don is the founding Chairman of the Virginia Christian Alliance. In recent years Don has been a founding board chairman of the Henrico Youth League and a founding board member of the Henrico Police Athletic League. He was also a founding board member of Urban Hope, an inner city ministry. He served a four year term on the Henrico Community Criminal Justice Board and a five year term on the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Board. Don was the founding vice-president of Henrico Community Partners for 12 years, retiring from that position at the end of 2014. He recently finished a two year term representing Henrico County on the Richmond Metro Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
In 2008 he finished a five year term on the Family Foundation of Virginia Board, after having been a volunteer and supporter since 1992. Don was one of the founders of Pastors for Family Values in 2007 and has spent much time over the last 10 years visiting with pastors around Virginia building relationships and networking. Don has served the church community for many years and has a missionary’s heart. He is a member of a local Baptist church and has traveled overseas on seven church mission trips. Along with his work of building the Virginia Christian Alliance and the Council for Biblical Principles, Don continues to grow his business and represent Henrico County on various boards.