Xavier R. Richardson

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation


Xavier Richardson joined the Foundation Board of Directors in 2018.

Richardson, a native of Fredericksburg, is the senior vice president and chief development officer for Mary Washington Healthcare. In this capacity, he also serves as president of Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and president of Stafford Hospital Foundation.

Previously, Richardson served as an assistant director of the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. for nine years, and worked on Wall Street for five years. Prior to that he was employed by McKinsey & Company in New York.

He is also the founder and executive director of The Partnership for Academic Excellence which has assisted over 5,650 minority students over the past 29 years in their quest for a college education. He is also well known in the community for work with mentoring young adults as well.

Richardson is a member of numerous local, state, and national boards, including the boards of Fredericksburg Academy, ArtsLive, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the Moss Free Clinic, the Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Home Society of Virginia Foundation, the University of Mary Washington Foundation, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Foundation.

Richardson was appointed by Governors Tim Kaine and Bob McDonnell as a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington. Governor McAuliffe named him to his Higher Education Transition Team, the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

Richardson has received numerous honors, including the first James Farmer Distinguished Lecturer Award by the University of Mary Washington. He was also awarded The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare System’s Meritorious Service Award for outstanding contributions to the community and healthcare industry and, in 2008, he was the recipient of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce's highest honor, the Prince B. Woodard.


B.A., Princeton University (magna cum laude)
M.B.A., Harvard Business School
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Saint Paul’s College