"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Corporate and foundation giving

george washingtonThe VHS is regarded as one of the leading historical organization in the country, focusing attention on the role Virginians played in the founding of America, and telling the story of Virginia from its earliest habitation to the recent past. It is a story that has shaped our state, our nation, and our world.

Make history your business. We invite your organization to reach audiences and provide community enrichment while fulfilling your philanthropic and marketing goals, including exceptional public awareness, major marketing benefits, high-profile recognition, and unique hospitality opportunities. We will work with your organization to create a rewarding and successful museum experience for your clients, customer, employees, and thousands of VHS visitor each year.


Corporate and foundation partnerships provide unrestricted operating support to help advance the VHS mission.

In recognition of their commitment to history education, our corporate and foundation partners receive a wide range of benefits, including exclusive educational and travel opportunities, lively event and members-only lectures, discount on purchases from our museum shop and online store, and the ability to host private events in an exceptional museum setting. Benefit packages also can be tailored to meet your organization's specific needs. Become a partner today!

Corporate and foundation partners:
A. Smith Bowman Distillery
Apostolic Christian Church Foundation
Banditos Burrito Lounge
Burford Leimenstoll Foundation, Inc.
The C. F. Sauer Company
Cabaniss Family Charitable Fund +
Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation
Camp-Younts Foundation
Cavalier Land, Inc.
Chesapeake Corporation Foundation +
The Chrisman Family Foundation
Circling Rivers
Communication Design, Inc.
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond
    & Central Virginia
Covenant Woods
CultureWorks & The Arts and Cultural Funding
    Consortium:  City of Richmond, Hanover
    County and Henrico County
Custom Woodwork, Inc.
Daughters of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth
    of Virginia
DeFazio’s Catering
The Overton and Katharine Dennis Fund
E. A. Holsten, Inc.
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation
F. Richard Wilton, Jr. Company
Fenton Foundation
Fi-Tech, Inc.
Harry Frazier III Family +
General Society of Colonial Wars
Glavé & Holmes Architecture
Helen I. Graham Charitable Foundation
Grier Family Foundation, Inc.
H & G Landscape Architects
Homemades by Suzanne at the John Marshall
Emily S. and Coleman A. Hunter Charitable Trust
The Huntly Foundation
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Kiwanis Club of Richmond
Philip W. & Nathalie L. Klaus Fund +
Loehr Lightning Protection Company
Luck Stone Corporation
Massey Foundation
Maury Place at Monument
McKinnon and Harris, Inc.
Gerald and Paula McNichols Family Foundation
Media General, Inc.
Martha Mabel Moore Charitable Trust
Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia Fund +
National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, Inc.
NewMarket Corporation
Owens & Minor, Inc.
The Peyton Society of Virginia
Poindexter Descendants Association
Paul H. Pusey Foundation
Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Foundation

Corporate and foundation partners (continued)
Richmond Capital Management, Inc.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Riggs Ward Design, Inc.
Rouse-Bottom Foundation, Inc.
Kathryn and W. Harry Schwarzschild Fund
Scott & Stringfellow
A Sharper Palate Catering Company
The Short Family Foundation
Shelton H. Short, Jr. Trust
Snead Family Foundation
Society of Colonial Wars in the State of
The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of
Sons of the Revolution
SunTrust Foundation
Barbara J. Thalhimer & William B. Thalhimer,
    Jr. Family Fund +
Thorp Foundation, Inc.
Tilghman Family Fund
Universal Leaf Foundation
UVA Club of Richmond
Valley Proteins, Inc.
Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution
Weinstein Properties
White House Catering

Matching gift companies:
Altria Group
Amerigroup Foundation
Argonaut Group, Inc.
C. B. Fleet Company, Inc.
Caterpillar Foundation
Chubb & Son
Coille Limited Partnership, L.P.
Dell Giving
Dominion Foundation Matching Gift Program
ExxonMobil Foundation
The Freddie Mac Foundation
GE Foundation
IBM Corporation
Macy’s Foundation
Markel Corporation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Norfolk Southern Foundation
PepsiCo Foundation
Pfizer Foundation
Universal Leaf Foundation
USG Foundation, Inc.

Other generous operating support provided by:
County of Henrico, VA

+   Donor Advised Funds of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

Updated February 2013


Invest in Your History, Sponsor a Premier Historical Organization

The VHS mission is to connect people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. We accomplish this by creating dynamic exhibitions and engaging education programs for the communities we serve. Because every company has different objectives, sponsors benefit from a customized package that meets their needs.

Your support lets us provide our exhibitions and programming at low to no cost to our community. Together, we can reach our target audiences to provide them with meaningful experiences and prepare the next generation to participate in a successful democracy.

Become an integral part of the VHS community by sponsoring:

  • Conservation
  • Exhibitions
  • Education
  • Lectures
  • Research Library
  • Special Events
  • Capital Projects

Benefits of sponsorship:

  • Onsite and printed recognition
  • Press and public relations coordination
  • Opportunity to host private events at the VHS
  • Private tours for clients and guests
  • Complimentary tickets and catalogues
Elaine Hagy

Elaine McFadden, senior grants officer

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact me at 804.342.9664 or ehagy@vahistorical.org.

Learn more about gifts of securities and matching gift information

View information on tax information and charitable accountability

Cathy Boe

Cathy Boe, senior gifts officer

Do you have questions about membership and giving?  Do you need help choosing a membership level?  Prefer to join or renew your membership over the phone?  Contact me at 804.342.9657 or cathy@vahistorical.org.