VAIS appreciates all of our 2022- 2023 Corporate Supporters. Thank you for providing products and services to our schools and helping to underwrite our programs. 


CCS Presentation Systems provides industry-leading products and installation services for thousands of AV products in order to ensure you can work more efficiently and effectively. We understand you are looking for a partner – not a transaction.

Our excellent relationship with our audio video vendors enables us to provide our customers with the best-level pricing, priority product allocation, priority technical support, and customized offerings.
For more information, please contact
Jean Meares


ConnectOne Bank means we value the connections we have with you, our loyal clients. You challenge us every day to find the right products and solutions that secure and foster your financial goals. We help with Financing of campus renovation and expansion financing including ground-up construction and real estate acquisition. Our ultimate goal is to create life-long partnerships with you by making sure that each day, ConnectOne Bank focuses on a singular objective… to be “a better place to be.”

For more information, please contact:
Mark CardoneFirst Senior Vice President | Business Development Team Leader

Established in 1995, Creative is the region’s premier workplace interiors and technology provider, serving clients in the corporate, education, healthcare, and government sectors. Creative mission is to advance the way people live, learn and work. It achieves this by combining deep insights into human behavior with leading technology, furniture, and architectural products to create inspiring, uplifting, and beautiful spaces. Creative is the area’s authorized Steelcase dealership.

For more information, please contact:
Debbie Lennick, CEO+Owner, 804-329-0400

Educators Benefit Services (EBS), a wholly owned corporate subsidiary of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS), is committed to providing high quality, affordable employee benefits and management support services to schools and similar organizations.

EBS has been enormously successful for more than thirty years – in fact, it is one of the most successful independent school health insurance groups in the country. That success has been built upon favorable pricing; outstanding service both to schools and individual policy holders; and exceptionally low overhead costs, reflecting the nonprofit nature of the EBS mission.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Vassar, President


Family Insights is dedicated to the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders through evidence-based interventions and service programs. We serve children, adolescents, families and adults in our intensive in-home and mental health support programs. We also serve children with Autism through our Behavioral Therapy (ABA) services. Our staff includes counselors, clinicians, nurses, and mental health professionals who utilize each client’s unique strengths and support resources to develop individualized treatment plans.

For more information, please contact:
Randy Wilson


Frost Law can assist with a wide range of legal issues, including tax controversy, business, litigation, estate planning and bankruptcy. With offices in Virginia, we're conveniently situated to meet you when and where you need us most. Frost Law also has a focus on obtaining Employee Retention Credit refunds for organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, please contact:
Matt Eddleman, Enrolled Agent


George Mason University's Independent School Leadership Program is an asynchronous graduate school program informed by the ICAISA Standards and built upon the expertise of education, business, and nonprofit thought leaders.  Program candidates can pursue a master's degree or take non-degree course offerings through a curriculum designed to meet the specific learning needs of educators who aspire to engage school teams in mission-driven work with students and families in independent schools.   If you have a leadership vision, a commitment to excellence, and an entrepreneurial disposition, contact us for more information.  

For information, please contact:
Regina Riggs, 703-993-3633

MISBO exists to support your school through savings from the products and services you already buy, by providing independent school leaders with fantastic professional development, and unmatched networking among colleagues. 

An independent school association, MISBO has three rules: lead with empathy, make it easy, no more than one battle per day.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Kavanagh, Executive Director

OneDigital is an independent, employee-owned investment advisory firm dedicated to providing our clients with unparalleled service in the handling of their financial affairs. Since our founding in 1970, we have gained extensive experience serving high net worth and institutional investors in a fully discretionary, fiduciary capacity. Our firm pursues a holistic approach to asset management, providing financial advice that extends well beyond the management of investment assets. Each relationship is a collaborative partnership.

For more information, please contact:
Matthew Hedley, CFP, Investment Team

Pentegra was founded in 1943 and we are a 3(16) fiduciary administration provider. Pentegra runs some of the largest MEPs in the U.S. With every opportunity, our goal is to create retirement plans that run with less risk, greater efficiencies and improved outcomes. We’ll take on complex responsibilities that others won’t.  We accept a higher level of responsibility and offer a greater degree of protection.

For more information, please contact:
Peter DAngio


RCM&D is ranked among the top independent insurance advisory firms in the United States. Founded in 1885, we leverage our 135+ years of experience and strong local, national and global reach to meet clients business objectives. Our innovative approach and comprehensive array of solutions go far beyond what you can expect from a traditional broker. RCM&D offers commercial insurance brokerage, employee benefit brokerage and retirement plan consulting. 

For more information, please contact:
James Shewey


RSG Building Solutions is a manufacturer's representative sales firm with a passion for our products and over 30 years of quality service is what you'll find with RSG Building Solutions. We are an experienced group of construction professionals that have discovered the merits of and become advocates for the most innovative products in the building envelope industry. Our model for RSG Building Solutions is based on providing quality products and services to the construction industry through personal attention to each customer.

For more information, please contact:
Greg Myracle, Sales Representative

Founded in 1902, Southern Teachers is the oldest educational recruitment agency in America. Southern Teachers help independent schools in the South hire teachers, administrators, and head of school search services so that member schools may offer the best possible education to their students.

For more information, please contact: 
Carey Goodman, President, (434) 295-9122


TIAA was founded in 1918 to help teachers retire with confidence. That mission grew to include those in healthcare and more, creating reliable income for their futures while they work to make a difference today. Our commitment to be the change for our clients, associates, and communities has never wavered and it's what motivates us to deliver lifetime income for all with investment that build a better world.

For more information, please contact: 
Eva Lee, Managing Director


University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS) offers degree and certificate programs, enrichment opportunities, professional education and summer programs to part-time and non-traditional students of all ages. Our education program encompasses undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure, graduate degrees and certificates, and professional development coursework for licensed teachers. Regardless of your academic or professional goals, our classes are conveniently scheduled and located — on campus during after-school hours, hybrid or online.

For more information, please contact: 
Kris Waikart, Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, Graduate Education Program


Virginia Business Systems has a rich 65+ year history of providing the latest in quality imaging technology with top notch managed services and document management, making it one of the largest and oldest independent office equipment companies in North America. We offer technology from some of the best-known names in the office equipment industry, backed by knowledgeable professionals and the latest in digital technology. We pride ourselves in delivering fully integrated work environments to meet the demands of today’s businesses with dedicated people, high-performance products, customized solutions, and award-winning service to keep our clients productive and profitable. Advance your business with Fast Forward Document Solutions and satisfying results.

For more information, please contact:
Monica WilmoreVP of Sales, IT and Solutions


Brown Edwards offers knowledgeable accounting, assurance, tax, and management advisory services. With a firm-wide staff of more than 350 professionals, our accounting firm is one of the largest independent CPA firms in the Virginia / West Virginia / Tennessee region.

For more information, please contact:
Melissa Stanley, Partner
Jim Fries, Partner


With more than 4,000 dedicated employees, eight regional centers, numerous satellite offices and site-based locations, The Budd Group delivers facility solutions to customers in all types of facilities and industries throughout the Southeast.  We have extensive experience providing solutions for all types of facilities, from educational institutions and government facilities to corporate offices and manufacturing.

The Budd Group has been awarded CIMS Certification with Honors as well as CIMS Green Building Certification with Honors by ISSA. The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) is designed to assist organizations in establishing a management system that ensures quality, efficiency and overall customer satisfaction.

For more information, please contact 
Katie McConnell, Vice-President of Business Development

  CCS Fundraising is a strategic fundraising firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change. Every year, CCS helps hundreds of nonprofits plan and manage capital, endowment, and comprehensive campaigns. We advance campaigns of all scopes and sizes, from efforts with six-figure goals to multi-billion level initiatives.

For development teams with already busy schedules, managing an extraordinary campaign is no easy feat. We don’t just advise our partners; we help assess, analyze, plan, and manage the day-to-day activity of your fundraising campaigns. Our consultants work shoulder-to-shoulder with your organization to provide the dedicated focus and strategic guidance your campaign demands.

For more information, please contact:
Kurt McKinley, Senior Vice President

Founded in 1999, TowneBank remains one of the largest banks ever chartered in Virginia. Named in 2022 as the #9 Best Bank in America by Forbes, the success of TowneBank is rooted in our commitment to the core values established by our founders more than twenty years ago.  

TowneBank started in 1998 with a big dream in a two-car garage in Portsmouth, Virginia. It was there that the original founders met and created the vision that would become TowneBank: a community-oriented bank focused on key principles that include a commitment to recruiting the very best employees, creating a family atmosphere, engaging local board members, and delivering the ultimate in customer service while providing quality, upscale banking facilities that house the most efficient technology available 

For more information, please contact:
Kevin Laing, Executive Vice President | Real Estate Loan Officer