Speaker Date Topic
Susan U. Moffett, M.P.A May 24, 2022
City of Charlottesville Public Assistance and Social Services Programs

Sue Moffett has worked in the social services field for more than 35 years, primarily in the Charlottesville area.    Her undergraduate education was at the University of Virginia. Like many Hoos, she fell in love with the area, and quickly returned here to raise her family.  She holds a BA in History, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.   She is currently serving as the Director at the Charlottesville Department of Social Services, where she oversees the administration of all public assistance programs, and adult and child welfare service programs. 

Robert Gray & Derek Rush Jul 26, 2022
Uhuru Foundation Entrepreneurship Presentation

Robert Gray is a visionary, businessman, brand strategist and social entrepreneur with a passion for criminal justice reform and economic empowerment. As a native of Albemarle County, VA who was born in Charlottesville, he was able to experience firsthand both the opportunities and gaps that existed for the communities that raised him. As a result, he fostered a strong determination to operationalize socio-economic mobility as a means for building generational wealth and knowledge, especially among marginalized communities. His lifelong mission is to educate and empower all people socially, politically, and economically.

Derek Rush is a native of Albemarle County, VA. He attended Southern Virginia University where he studied business and was a member of the Lacrosse and Football team. He is the President of the Richmond Lacrosse Academy, a program which aims to introduce the sport of lacrosse to inner-city youth with an aspect of mentoring. Rush has worked as a counselor for an enrichment program with Albemarle County, and as the Vice President of Doyen Stalwart, a Class A contracting company.

Bill Crutchfield Sep 27, 2022
The Crutchfield Story

Bill Crutchfield (William G. Crutchfield, Jr.) was born in Charlottesville, graduated from the University of Virginia in 1965, and served as an officer in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  In 1974, with only $1,000 in capital, he founded Crutchfield Corporation in his mother's basement.  Since then, Crutchfield Corporation has grown into one of the nation's largest specialty direct retailers. In 2022, Virginia Business ranked it as the 18th largest privately-owned company in the state.  Based on its superior level of customer satisfaction, Crutchfield has received BizRate Insight’s highly coveted Platinum Circle of Excellence Award for the past twenty-two consecutive years.  From over 4,700 online retailers surveyed, Crutchfield is the only one that has achieved this distinction.  Other prestigious rating services have rated the company as the number one online consumer electronics retailer in the nation.


In 2021, the magazine listed Bill as one of the 500 most powerful Virginians.


For more information on Crutchfield, please visit: www.crutchfield.com