Margaret Thaxton.Margaret Thaxton serves as the Director of Development for the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Ms. Thaxton has been a fundraiser since 1978 and worked with nonprofits, foundations, association political action committees and a presidential campaign. Prior to her current role raising private funds, obtaining grants and creating partnerships with the Park Foundation, Ms. Thaxton worked for two nonprofits whose missions are to improve the lives of homeless and at-risk families and individuals.

Ms. Thaxton, a thirty-five year Fairfax County resident, is a community activist who has served on a county advisory board, elementary/middle/high school PTAs, and community pool board. Ms. Thaxton holds a BA in History from the University of South Carolina.