Band Together



Hurricane Florence has caused us, for the first time in history, to cancel our Band Together fundraiser.

We are most grateful to everyone who purchased a ticket and will convert your purchase into a 100% tax-deductible contribution to VHBG. We’ll send you a tax receipt for your donation.

As you may know, VHBG relies on donations for nearly 50% of our budget. All proceeds from Band Together benefit children in need of a loving, supportive home, a specialized school, and therapeutic resources. Most of the children we serve have experienced a stormy childhood with multiple tragic events leaving them traumatized.

As Hurricane Florence makes landfall causing many to suffer personal loss, please remember that you have made a difference in the life of a child who has also experienced great loss. Every day, children served at VHBG rely on your philanthropic support that covers therapeutic services such as an art program, a reading specialist, career training, mentoring, off-campus outings, and a therapeutic neighborhood setting where hope and healing can flourish. Facilities, grounds upkeep, and special programs also rely on philanthropic dollars.

We’re very sorry for this unavoidable event cancellation and appreciate your concern for children in crisis by supporting VHBG financially.

We’d like to thank our incredible Band Together committee members, led by Kenna Rash, who have spent countless hours planning this event. We’d also like to express our appreciation to our sponsors (listed below) for supporting VHBG.

We especially thank you.

Our thoughts are with you and our entire country as everyone comes together to support those affected by disaster…just as you have ‘banded together’ to help children at VHBG.


Band Together was created in 2008 by community leaders Kelly and Tiff Armstrong to help raise funds for Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. While the event was originally held at the Armstrong residence, it is now held at an exclusive country club located at 6031 St. Andrews Lane, Richmond. Band Together offers live music from The Whiskey Rebellion band, dancing, gourmet food, specialty drinks, and a silent auction. Come enjoy an evening with friends who share your passion for helping children. Click here to buy your tickets!

Band Together 2018 Guitar Graphic

Kenna & Matthew Rash
Jessica & Mike Dyer
Elizabeth & Jed Donaldson
Katherine & Matt Guise
Julie & Mason Antrim, Brooke & Hayden Barnard, Lile & Rob Benaicha, Åsa & Chris Burnham, Aly & Marshall Croft, Millie & Ty Denoncourt, Katie & Lucian Durham, Mary Catherine & David Endom, Nada & Jay Golden, Muffy & Noah Greenbaum, Taylor & Jeff Kopocis, Emily & Kyle Laux, Anne & Eric Logue, Blair & Patrick McDuff, Rebekah & Eric McKay, Caroline & Trey Packard, Nikki & Brandon Powell, Anne & Brian Rider, Lauren & Nathan Robertson, Kimberly Jonas Shumadine, Kristen & Josh Spain, Erin & Kasey Sutton, Elizabeth & Barrow Turner, Kate & Whit Wall, Allison & Rob Whittemore

For additional information, contact Edilia Bendel at 804-270-6566 ext. 119 or

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Heartwood Wealth Advisors
BE A MENTOR SPONSOR: New Market Foundation, Weinstein Properties, Laura & Howard Willard
GIVE A CHILD HOPE SPONSORS: Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild, CSC Leasing, Estes Express Lines, JP Morgan
HELP A CHILD LEARN SPONSORS: The Beran Group, Frontier Investment Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow, Harris Williams, Hirschler Fleisher, McGuire Woods, St. Clair Homes, Wheless Family Stewardship Fund
CHAMPION A CHILD: Fidelity Bank Mortgage