HJ973: Celebrating the life of Anne B. Shumadine.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 973
Celebrating the life of Anne B. Shumadine.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 18, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 23, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Anne B. Shumadine, a quiet and thoughtful Norfolk businesswoman, philanthropist, and advisor, died on July 24, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Anne Shumadine grew up in Norfolk and went to Norfolk Public Schools, graduating as valedictorian from Granby High School, where she was included in the school's Hall of Fame; she was also the first recipient of the Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Achievement Award; and

WHEREAS, after graduating from Wellesley College, Anne Shumadine's first job was teaching mathematics at Nashoba Country Day School in Concord, Massachusetts; upon returning to Norfolk, she became active in community work and started her first entrepreneurial venture as a minority owner of the Par 3 Ski Shop; and

WHEREAS, at age 37, Anne Shumadine enrolled at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at The College of William & Mary, where she graduated first in her class and was editor of the law review; she began her legal career with the predecessor firm of McGuireWoods before forming her own firm, which became Shumadine & Rose, where she was recognized for her expertise in tax and financial planning; and

WHEREAS, recognizing a need to counsel her clients in thoughtfully and properly passing on their wealth to their heirs and charitable institutions, Anne Shumadine founded Signature Family Wealth Advisors in 1994, serving as chair until her passing; and

WHEREAS, Anne Shumadine served the community as trustee and president of the Norfolk Day Nursery Association, a predecessor to Children’s Harbor; trustee and president of the ACCESS College Foundation; rector of the board of visitors of Old Dominion University; board director of CENIT Bancorp, Inc.; trustee of the Old Dominion University Educational Foundation; rector of the board of visitors of Eastern Virginia Medical School; trustee of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; trustee and chair of the Chrysler Museum of Art; trustee and chair of the investment committee of Virginia Wesleyan University; and as a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of her community involvement, Anne Shumadine was awarded the Safe Harbor Anchor Award by Children’s Harbor in 2001; in 2011, she received the LEAD Hampton Roads Visionary Award, the Baron F. Black Community Builders Award from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, and the Citizen Lawyer Award from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at The College of William & Mary; in 2014, she was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Anne Shumadine will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her husband, Conrad; her sons, John and James, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Anne B. Shumadine, Norfolk businesswoman, philanthropist, and advisor; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Anne B. Shumadine as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for her memory.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 973

Offered February 14, 2019
Celebrating the life of Anne B. Shumadine.
Patron-- Jones, J.C.

WHEREAS, Anne B. Shumadine, a quiet and thoughtful Norfolk businesswoman, philanthropist, and advisor, died on July 24, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Anne Shumadine grew up in Norfolk and went to Norfolk Public Schools, graduating as valedictorian from Granby High School, where she was included in the school's Hall of Fame; she was also the first recipient of the Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Achievement Award; and

WHEREAS, after graduating from Wellesley College, Anne Shumadine's first job was teaching mathematics at Nashoba Country Day School in Concord, Massachusetts; upon returning to Norfolk, she became active in community work and started her first entrepreneurial venture as a minority owner of the Par 3 Ski Shop; and

WHEREAS, at age 37, Anne Shumadine enrolled at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, where she graduated first in her class and was editor of the law review; she began her legal career with the predecessor firm of McGuireWoods before forming her own firm, which became Shumadine & Rose, where she was recognized for her expertise in tax and financial planning; and

WHEREAS, recognizing a need to counsel her clients in thoughtfully and properly passing on their wealth to their heirs and charitable institutions, Anne Shumadine founded Signature Family Wealth Advisors in 1994, serving as chair until her passing; and

WHEREAS, Anne Shumadine served the community as trustee and president of the Norfolk Day Nursery Association, a predecessor to Children’s Harbor; trustee and president of the ACCESS College Foundation; rector of the board of visitors of Old Dominion University; board director of CENiT Bancorp, Inc.; trustee of the Old Dominion University Educational Foundation; rector of the board of visitors of Eastern Virginia Medical School; trustee of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; trustee and chair of the Chrysler Museum of Art; trustee and chair of the investment committee of Virginia Wesleyan University; and as a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of her community involvement, Anne Shumadine was awarded the Safe Harbor Anchor Award by Children’s Harbor in 2001; in 2011, she received the LEAD Hampton Roads Visionary Award, the Baron F. Black Community Builders Award from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, and the Citizen Lawyer Award from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary; in 2014, she was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Anne Shumadine will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her husband, Conrad; sons, John and James, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Anne B. Shumadine, Norfolk businesswoman, philanthropist, and advisor; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Anne B. Shumadine as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for her memory.