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Leadership giving

If you have a passion for history, please consider joining one of our leading groups of donors who make it possible to tell the unparalleled story of Virginia in all of its remarkable variety.


Founders ($15,000)

The VHS is pleased to acknowledge outstanding leadership contributions from our Founders.  The support from this group of generous donors is helping tell Virginia's story in ways that will excite, inspire, and inform our growing global audience for years to come, and ensure that Virginia's priceless historical legacy is not forgotten. Make your contributions to history education today.

John Marshall Council ($10,000) and James Madison Council ($5,000)

The John Marshall Council honors Chief Justice John Marshall, the society's first president, and the James Madison Council honors President James Madison, who was elected an honorary member at the society's first meeting. Make your contributions to history education today.

Battle Abbey Council (Senior Fellow-$2,500, Fellow-$1,000, Associate-$500)

Established in 1985, the Battle Abbey Council has a long history of supporting the educational mission of the Virginia Historical Society. Make your contributions to history education today.

VH WeddingFounders and Council members also receive:

  • exclusive educational opportunities to travel to other history sites, locally and abroad
  • priority notification of lectures, events, and VHS sponsored travel opportunities
  • use of VHS facilities or Virginia House to host their own private event in an exceptional museum setting
  • four tickets to special exhibitions, such as Dressing Downton:  Changing Fashion for changing Times, and select fee-based programs, VHS members at these levels enjoy invitations to exhibition openings, travel opportunities, and other exclusive events.

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Cathy Boe

Cathy Boe, Senior Gifts Officer

Do you have questions about membership or making a charitable contribution to the VHS? We offer a number of ways you can support our educational mission. For more information, please contact me at 804.342.9657 or cathy@vahistorical.org.





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