Who We Are

Patte Koval, Management Support Specialist

Following the death of her beloved husband Barry in 2015, Patte Koval knew she had to start filling some of the empty space from their very busy lives. Supporting their community with time, talent, and treasure had always been important to them collectively and individually. The opportunity to work with The Monument Group came at just the right time and felt like a way to help her complete the circle of nonprofit work she and Barry shared together. For the Monument Group, Patte works primarily on the business side of things as their internal consultant – supporting administrative, marketing, organizational, and technology related functions.

One of Patte’s favorite long-term projects has been working with Richmond Promise Neighborhood (RPN) since its inception in 2010 in various leadership capacities and grass-roots efforts. She is a member of the Advisory Board and worked with RPN on its merger with Peter Paul Development Center in 2014. Since the merger, Patte has been active on the Peter Paul Board of Directors as well. Patte started on the board of Family Lifeline in 2002 and has held many leadership, organizational, and planning positions, including chairing their strategic planning process twice. She was also instrumental in working with Family Lifeline in its merger with CHIP in 2011. Patte is also on the Board of Voices for Virginia’s Children, a state-wide advocacy organization whose mission is to champion public policies that improve the lives of Virginia’s children. She currently serves on the Legislative Committee and the Board Culture Committee. In 2018, Patte was the recipient of the YWCA’s Outstanding Women’s Award for Volunteerism.

Patte also has experience in the funding side of nonprofit management. She is currently the Chair of the Jenkins Foundation Board of Directors and actively engaged as chair of their strategic planning process. She served for several years as a member of The Community Foundation (TCF) Grants Distribution Committee and manages the Koval Family Fund as well as two family scholarships held at TCF. From 2009-2015, Patte was involved with United Way on its Community Building Committee, and she has been involved with Impact 100 since it started in Richmond.

Patte’s creative passion for art, interior design, and all things textile can be seen in BK Wolfe Home, a small home furnishings retail space in Mount Pleasant, SC that she co-owns with one of her best friends.

Patte is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a BA in Government and English. Her professional career includes executive positions as Benefits Manager of both Wheat First Butcher Singer and Hunton & Williams. In more recent years, she earned a certificate in nonprofit management from Nonprofit Learning Point/VCU and is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.