Board of Trustees

  • Melanie Holland Rice Executive Director
  • Darlene Mc Ginnis Treasurer
  • Elizabeth R. Baumer Secretary
  • Chic Grones Public Relations
  • Robert N. Taylor
  • Ann K. Crenshaw Counsel

Steering Committee

  • Besty Brown
  • Ellen Ellis
  • Mary Patrick Gerloff
  • Anne Hillegass
  • Donna Killen
  • Sally Kitchin
  • Tracie Pruden
  • Wanda Sellers
  • Julie Slobodnjak
  • Judy Waller


  • To organize and maintain the beautification of Buff's Garden which is located at the accessway to the beach at 47th Street and Oceanfront Avenue in Virginia Beach, VA.
  • To Foster breast cancer awareness through educational outreach in local area high schools.
  • To coordinate and manage the Buff Foundation Scholarship Fund... "The Gift of Awareness," which provides school supplies to local students whose lives or families lives have been touched by cancer."
  • To promote "The Real Deal = The Truth About Breast Cancer," an award winning cancer awareness video designed for teenagers, produced in partnership with Coastal Traning Technologies.