A native Virginian, Meg Carter has lived in numerous places in the southeastern U.S. along her husband’s career path, and has enjoyed finding purpose by serving communities in a host of roles and responsibilities through volunteerism and professional work. She assists small business owners and executives with strategy and workforce optimization through her consultancy, ThoughtFull, LLC.
Carter has spent nearly 30 years in the non-profit space. She has served in every role from volunteer to board chair, and even co-founded a non-profit literacy program. Specializing in fund development and philanthropy, she focuses her work on the arts, literacy, and child welfare.
Carter has championed countless non-profits in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. She has served in various capacities on the boards of the Taubman Museum of Art, Carilion Children’s, The Community Youth Program, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, St. John’s Endowment Board, Roanoke Valley Reads, The American Red Cross, and Mill Mountain Garden Club, as well as serving on event committees for the Roanoke Women’s Foundation, The Roanoke Symphony, Mill Mountain Theater, and Restoration Housing, and The Making Foundation. She also played a key role in the founding and launching of The Society of 1918, a giving circle designed to foster and increase women’s philanthropy at her alma mater, The College of William and Mary.
Carter resides in Roanoke with her husband, Frank. When she isn’t volunteering or working, she enjoys running, hiking, biking, cooking, reading, gardening, art, travel, music, yoga, and anticipating the next visit with her two daughters and two new sons-in-law.