Advancement Associate

Mary Jo (MJ) Fanning has been the administrative point person for VBF’s Roanoke office since 2021. Her knowledge stems from a degree in church management (and elementary education) from Carthage College. “Every day, I see the foundation’s impact through clients they serve and ministries they help,” she says. “I’m beyond happy to take part in such meaningful work.” MJ is the Northerner of the VBF team, having grown up outside Chicago where she cheered on the Bears, Bulls, Cubs and Blackhawks. She also welcomes the chance to volunteer, spend time with friends and take road trips with her husband, Michael. MJ’s church home is Rosalind Hills Baptist.