Piedmont Housing Alliance’s CEO Grosch Named Board President for Girls on the Run of Central Virginia


Girls on the Run’s Central Virginia Council has named Frank Grosch, CEO of Piedmont Housing Alliance its board president. An active board member for more than a year and a half, Grosch was instrumental in bringing the Girls on the Run program to Friendship Court in Charlottesville.

“Every week we see the tremendous impact the Girls on the Run program has in our communities,” said Mary Hansen, council director for Girls on the Run of Central Virginia. “Frank’s enthusiasm, connection to the communities we serve, and ability to lead our nonprofit board in fundraising and community building is invaluable to us.”

PHA-Frank-Grosch-CEO“I’m delighted to take a more active role in this inspiring organization,” said Grosch. Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit with regional councils, including Central Virginia.

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd – 8th grade girls that has served over one million girls across the country. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The 10-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

For additional information about Girls on the Run of Central Virginia, please contact Mary Hansen, 434-528-3767, or girlsontheruncenva@verizon.net.