Christa Bennett, MA
Founder, Community Well
I founded Community Well to offer community-building consulting services to nonprofits and political advocacy organizations.
The daughter of a teacher and an ethics professor-turned-pastor, I grew up with a strong sense of social interconnectedness, which continues to motivate me to support communities where all have opportunities to thrive. I call it community wellness: taking care of our selves and taking care of each other.
To that end, I work with nonprofits that provide health, education, job, and housing services and with initiatives that promote progressive public policies. I create and implement communication and development strategies and am adept at securing corporate partnerships, institutional giving, grassroots and major donor funding, and other sources of philanthropy and revenue generation.
I hold a master’s degree in international relations from King’s College London. I am particularly interested in how public policy can serve the wellbeing of women and children. I have worked with organizations in Europe, Africa, and North America.
I am the proud parent of two children, both of whom attend Charlottesville City Schools. I am passionate about supporting students and teachers, and I am a member of the CCS School Health Advisory Board. I recently led a successful grassroots initiative, A Playground for Walker, to build a playground at our local upper elementary school. I enjoy practicing yoga, counting leaves, listening to good podcasts, and camping and hiking with my Eagle Scout husband (we will never be stranded without food or fire!) and our kiddos.