Donald N. Blake
Don Blake is a native of Richmond, Virginia and has lived a full and blessed life in his hometown. 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 more than 50 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 (founded in January, 2009). 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 the founding treasurer and board member of Urban Hope, an inner-city ministry. He has twice received awards from The Urban League of Greater Richmond. 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 also served a two-year term representing Henrico County on the Richmond Metro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, now RVA Tourism.
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 15 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 serves the community on various boards.
Don was one of the founding members of the First Landing 1607.com Project. VCA was the umbrella organization for the Project. The April 26, 2023 event has drawn over 1 million visitors to the website and planning is in the works for 2024 and 2025.
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