The van Beuren Charitable Foundation was established in 1986 by John A. “Archie” and Hope H. “Happy” van Beuren.
Early conversations around the family kitchen table formed the principles that continue to guide vBCF today: encouraging family involvement, developing firsthand knowledge of the community, and operating with integrity, intelligence, and imagination.

Having contributed over $76 million to the Newport region since its inception, the Foundation has emerged as a strategic partner to like-minded charitable organizations and remains committed to strengthening the community in its priority areas of interest.




Hope H. van Beuren
Founder and Chair Emerita

Archbold D. van Beuren,  Chair

Archbold D. van Beuren, Chair

Andrea van Beuren,  Vice Chair

Andrea van Beuren, Vice Chair

Stephen L. Glascock,  Treasurer

Stephen L. Glascock, Treasurer

Roger E. Kass,  Secretary

Roger E. Kass, Secretary

Barbara van Beuren

Barbara van Beuren

Helene B. van Beuren

Helene B. van Beuren



Elizabeth R. Lynn  , Executive Director

Elizabeth R. Lynn, Executive Director

Grace Loughborough   ,  Grants & Admin. Assistant

Grace Loughborough, Grants & Admin. Assistant

Kim L. Dame  , Grants & Business Manager

Kim L. Dame, Grants & Business Manager

Thomas Brendler  , Senior Program Officer

Thomas Brendler, Senior Program Officer