Dianna Hayden Ruffin

Dianna Hayden Ruffin is the Development Associate for UNCF Richmond.. She is responsible for coordinating development functions relating to fundraising activities, promotions, special events, record keeping and support for active volunteers.

She has over 30 years of Executive Assistant experience having provided thorough and skillful administrative support to senior executives. She worked as the Executive Assistant of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, where she provided administrative support to the Senior Pastor for 14 years. She was Human Resource Recruiter for over 12 years with Altria Company (formerly Philip Morris USA) and as a Legislative Assistant with the US House of Representatives for over 5 years.

Dianna’s other love is entrepreneurship.  She has owned several businesses from accessory shops to consignment stores in the Petersburg Virginia community. She formerly served as Co-chair on the UNCF Richmond Leadership Council and is currently on the Executive Administrative Team of the Global United Fellowship.

She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Virginia State University, and also attended George Mason University.. She’s also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Dianna is the proud parent of one son, Dante Ruffin.