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Williamsburg Health Foundation Celebrates Bill Pribble’s 20 Years of Dedication and Commitment

October 13, 2023

The Williamsburg Health Foundation (WHF) is pleased to honor and celebrate the remarkable two-decade career of its Vice President of Programs, Bill Pribble.  Today, we recognize Bill’s extraordinary contributions to WHF as well as his unwavering dedication in supporting countless community partners over the past 20 years.


Bill joined the Foundation in 2002 as a Grants Administrator shortly after graduating from Virginia Tech, when WHF was still a part of Williamsburg Community Hospital. In 2003, he was instrumental in the transition of WHF to a private foundation, and in 2010 he was promoted to Program Officer.  Later, he rose to Senior Program Officer, and finally, as of April of this year, he was appointed to Vice President of Programs, where he is responsible for overseeing the awarding of nearly $5 million annually to local nonprofits and government agencies.   


Throughout his remarkable career, Bill has:


  • Championed Our Mission: He has been a strong advocate for the mission of the Foundation and has consistently worked to improve access to healthcare, promote wellness in the community, and advance our philanthropic efforts. Bill has been particularly involved in managing the Foundation’s grants portfolio in the healthy eating and active living area.
  • Built Partnerships: Bill has been instrumental in forging meaningful partnerships with local healthcare organizations, nonprofit organizations, and leaders in the community, who are focused on improving the health and wellbeing of people in our community. Over the years, he has managed partnerships between the Foundation and Avalon, Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, Center for Child and Family Services, Child Development Resources (CDR), Colonial Community Corrections, Community Housing Partners, FISH, Grove Christian Outreach Center, Virginia Health Care Foundation, Virginia Legacy Soccer Club, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, and the Williamsburg-James City County School’s School Health Initiative Program (SHIP), among others.
  • Inspired Others: With his affable demeanor and historical knowledge of the Foundation’s work, Bill has been a tremendous colleague, friend, and mentor to those individuals and organizations associated with the Foundation throughout the years.


Deanna Van Hersh, WHF President and CEO, expressed gratitude for Bill’s contributions, saying, “Twenty years is an incredible milestone, and Bill has and continues to make a tremendous impact on the Foundation’s work and throughout the community. I am deeply grateful for his commitment and look forward to many more years of working together.”


Congratulations on 20 years at the Williamsburg Health Foundation, Bill!


The Williamsburg Health Foundation has a corpus of over $135 million and distributes an average of $5 million in grants annually in the Greater Williamsburg Area. The Foundation also convenes agencies to address health-related challenges that cannot be solved by one organization or sector alone. For more information on the Williamsburg Health Foundation, visit