ROWA 2023 Dionne Henderson [Final]

Dionne Henderson is a native of Richmond, VA, and a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Virginia where she double majored in English and African & African American Studies. Dionne was named President & CEO of Partnership for the Future in November 2020, a role that is very personal to her as over twenty years ago she was a Partnership for the Future student. 

Dionne has spent her entire career serving under resourced and historically marginalized communities in the Richmond area.  Her vast nonprofit experience includes small, medium, and large local and national nonprofits. She brings with her a unique perspective and passion for helping youth change the trajectory of their lives. Dionne’s greatest career accomplishment is having the opportunity to do both life changing and lifesaving work.   

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dionne is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and serves on the board of the Central Virginia Basketball Officials Association where she has been a high school basketball official for over 10 years. Dionne is married to Brian Henderson, a teacher and Boys Varsity basketball coach at Hermitage High School. They have two young children, Kingston (5) and Nia (4). In her free time Dionne enjoys traveling, spending time with her young children, officiating basketball games, and supporting her husband and his team.

Learn more about Dionne’s leadership with Partnership for the Future by visiting: 



Facebook: Partnership for the Future | Glen Allen VA ( 

Instagram: @partnershipforthefuture