"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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george washington The 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!

These generous corporate and foundation donors make it possible for the Virginia Historical Society to tell the unparalleled story of Virginia. We extend our sincere gratitude for their support.

Corporate and foundation partners:

Apostolic Christian Church Foundation
Atlantic Constructors, Inc.
BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
Brent Johnson Design, Inc.
Burford Leimenstoll Foundation, Inc.
Byrd Family Foundation
C&K Systems, Inc.
Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation
Camp-Younts Foundation
Capital Interior Contractors, Inc.
Capital Janitorial Supply
Cavalier Land, Inc. 
The Charles Fund, Inc.
Chesapeake Corporation Foundation Fund +
The Chrisman Family Foundation
Circling Rivers
Louise B. Cochrane Charitable Foundation
Communication Design, Inc.
The Community Foundation Serving
    Richmond & Central Virginia
CultureWorks & The Arts and Cultural
    Funding Consortium: City of
    Richmond, Hanover County
    and Henrico County
DeFazio’s Catering
The Overton and Katharine Dennis Fund
Digital Documents LLC
Dillard’s, Inc.
E. A. Holsten, Inc.
The Richmond, Virginia, Branch of the
   English-Speaking Union
Fenton Foundation
Fi-Tech, Inc.
Jane and Arthur Flippo Foundation
Harry Frazier III Family +
General Society of Colonial Wars
Glavé & Holmes Architecture
Helen I. Graham Charitable Foundation 
Garland and Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation +
H & G Landscape Architects 
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. 
History Matters, LLC
Emily S. and Coleman A. Hunter Charitable
The Huntly Foundation
J. W. Enochs, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Richmond
Philip W. & Nathalie L. Klaus Fund +
Loehr Lightning Protection Company 
Lowe, Brockenbrough & Company, Inc.
Massey Foundation
McKinnon and Harris, Inc.
Gerald and Paula McNichols Family
Media General, Inc.
Martha Mabel Moore Charitable Trust
Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia Fund +
National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars,
NewMarket Corporation
Owens & Minor, Inc. 
H. O. Peet Foundation 
Harry and Mary Perrin Fund
The Peyton Society of Virginia
Poindexter Descendants Association
Printing Services, Inc.
Paul H. Pusey Foundation 


Corporate and foundation partners (continued)

RECO Foundation
Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Foundation
Richmond Capital Management, Inc.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Rouse-Bottom Foundation, Inc.
Kathryn and W. Harry Schwarzschild Fund
Sheridan Family Charitable Fund
Society of Colonial Wars in the State of
The Society of the Descendants of the Signers of
   the Declaration of Independence
Sons of the Revolution
Spacesaver Storage Solutions 
The Steele Group
SunTrust Foundation
Barbara J. Thalhimer & William B. Thalhimer,
    Jr. Family Fund +
Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, LLC
Tilghman Family Fund +
Tolley Electrical Corporation 
Total Wallcovering, Inc.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginia
Universal Leaf Foundation
Valley Proteins, Inc.
Virginia Credit Union 
Virginia Highlands Community College 
Wiley H. and James C. Wheat, Jr. Foundation
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Williams Mullen 
One Anonymous

Matching gift companies:

Altria Group
The Boeing Company
Caterpillar Foundation
Chubb & Son 
Citgo Petroleum Corporation 
Coille Limited Partnership, L.P. 
Dominion Foundation Matching Gift Program
ExxonMobil Foundation
Franklin Federal Savings Bank
The Freddie Mac Foundation 
Gray Holdings, LLC
IBM Corporation
Macy’s Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Norfolk Southern Foundation 
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Texas Instruments Foundation
UBS Foundation
Universal Leaf Foundation

Other generous operating support provided by:

County of Henrico, VA


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

Updated July 2015


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.

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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.