The Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to Leadership Berks program alumna/alumnus in recognition for distinguished volunteer service and support of Leadership Berks programs. The award recipient’s personal and professional accomplishments exemplify excellence in leadership at work, extraordinary commitment to community engagement, and service to others.
Distinguished Alumna: Virginia Dodge, Class of 2010
Virginia Dodge is founder and co-owner of VA Productions, Inc. a Berks County based, multi-faceted, full-service production company committed to delivering the highest quality Video Production, Audio Visual Services and Meeting & Event Planning Services to businesses worldwide.
An accomplished professional at work and in her community, Virginia is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Berks who continues to be very active in the community. Virginia is past Social Committee Co-Chair of Leadership Berks and continues to serve the organization as Recruitment and Promotions Committee Chair.
In addition to her engagement with Leadership Berks, Virginia is very active in several other community organizations. She is Past President, of the Rotary Club of Reading where she currently serves a Board Member and on the Clubs’ Casino Night committee, and in 2011, she was awarded the Distinguished Rotarian and Public Image Awards.
An avid supporter of the Olivet Boys and Girls Club, Virginia participated in the organization’s annual Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser in 2012. She earned the title of top fundraiser by organizing a campaign that generated $63,000 in contributions. Virginia is also involved in Berks Women in Crisis as a Peace Trust 100 member and volunteer with the Reading Civic Theatre and the YMCA of Reading and Berks County.
In 2012, Virginia was awarded the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce’s Rising Star Award in recognition for her professional and community involvement.