SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We are so touched by how many of you have asked, ”what can I do for the kids at Virginia Home for Boys and Girls?” We’ve put together an Amazon wish list with items that would both delight and help our kids manage their time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using this LINK , you can shop and have the item sent directly to our campus. No personal drop-offs are allowed at this time. The health and welfare of the kids we serve – and our employees — is our top priority and we are processing deliveries per guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We appreciate you for thinking of our kids!
Thank you for deciding to be part of our life-changing organization.
Program fees paid for with public dollars only cover a portion of what is needed to provide the trauma-informed care children in crisis require. With nearly 50% of VHBG’s budget supported by philanthropy and other sources of income, your gift helps make a meaningful impact in the daily lives of Virginia’s at-risk children and helps build strong families in our communities.
If you have any questions, please contact Lionel Bacon, VP Philanthropy, at LBacon@vhbg.org or 804-270-6566 ext. 1150. Thank you!
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity, meeting 20 standards for accountability.
More information about VHBG’s Governance, Programs and Financials, including IRS 990 forms, are available through GiveRichmond.org
The VHBG Foundation Board was created in 2013 and oversees investments and works to ensure VHBG’s assets are managed in the best way to benefit the organization well into the future. Investment funds held by the VHBG Foundation do not meet the legal definition of endowment funds permanently restricted by legal definitions. The VHBG Foundation is a separate legal entity and files its own Form 990. The VHBG Foundation has a distribution policy that allows for an annual distribution of 5% of the rolling three-year average of the fair value of the investments to support operations and responsibly plan for the welfare of children and families in the future.
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls is a 501c(3) charity, EIN 54-0506330. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please consult your advisors when tax planning.
For more information, contact Lionel Bacon, Vice President of Philanthropy at 804-270-6566 ext, 1150 or LBacon@vhbg.org.
Other ways to give include the following:
Many companies have annual fundraising campaigns that allow you to make a contribution through payroll deduction. Please designate your gift to VHBG or Virginia Home for Boys and Girls by using the following codes:
United Way (primary number to use) – 3037
Local Governments & Schools Campaign (for employees of local government and public schools) –you must write in the name VHBG or Virginia Home for Boys and Girls on donation form – 263
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign — 07832
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE OTHER NON PROFITS WITH SIMILAR NAMES. IT IS VERY HELPFUL TO USE OUR FULL NAME.
VHBG is an approved Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program for Education organization. The Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program for Education, administered by Virginia Department of Education, allows individuals or businesses to receive state tax credits – up to and including 65 percent of the qualified donation – for eligible donations made to approved neighborhood organizations. For more information, contact Vanessa Yost, Major Gifts Officer, at (804) 270-6566 x1670 or email@example.com.
Gifts of securities are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Please contact us or have your broker contact Lionel Bacon, VHBG’s Vice President of Philanthropy at (804) 270-6566 x1150, LBacon@vhbg.org to inform us of your contribution.
Below is a list of some of the companies that support nonprofit organizations doing great work in our community. Don’t see your company listed? Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department to see if your company participates in a matching gifts program. You could double your support if your employer or your spouse’s employer participates in a Matching Gift Program.
If you have any questions about VHBG’s Matching Gift Program, please contact Lionel Bacon, VHBG’s Vice President of Philanthropy at (804) 270-6566 x1150, LBacon@vhbg.org.
|Aetna Inc.||James River Insurance Co|
|Allstate||Johnson & Johnson|
|Altria||Kraft Foods Matching Gifts Program|
|AON Foundation||Liberty Mutual Insurance Group|
|AT&T Foundation||Macy’s Foundation|
|Atlantic Election Services||Markel Corporation|
|Bank of America||McGraw Publishing|
|Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, LLC||McKesson|
|Bon Secours Health System, Inc.||MeadWestvaco|
|Capital One||MetLife, Inc.|
|Caterpillar Foundation||Nationwide Insurance|
|The Charles Schwab Foundation||Noland Memorial Foundation|
|Chubb & Son||Norfolk Southern Foundation|
|Coca Cola Co.||Pfizer|
|CSX Corporation||Pepsi Bottling Co.|
|Dominion Digital, Inc.||PNC Foundation|
|Erie Insurance Group||Prudential Foundation|
|Exxonmobil||RBC Wealth Management|
|First Community Bank||Sprint Foundation|
|Franklin Federal Savings Bank||Starbucks|
|GE Foundation||State Farm|
|General Electric||T. Rowe Price|
|Genworth||Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC|
|GlaxoSmithKline||Toyota Dealer Match Program|
|Goldman, Sachs & Company||UBS Foundation|
|Gray Holdings, LLC||Universal Leaf|
|Home Depot||Virginia Credit Union|
|Honeywell Foundation||Virginia Power/NC Power|
|Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)||Walmart Foundation|
An honorary or memorial gift is a wonderful way to recognize and remember those who have impacted your life.
Donors who give a gift in honor or in memory of a family member or friend will receive an acknowledgment of the gift. An acknowledgment notifying this person or their family of your gift will also be sent, when an address and contact information are provided.
To make an online memorial or honorary gift today, please fill out our online giving form. For more information, contact Lionel Bacon, VHBG’s Vice President of Philanthropy at (804) 270-6566 x1150, LBacon@vhbg.org
Leave a legacy of strength by supporting VHBG through your estate plans. Planned gifts not only provide for VHBG’s future, but they may offer current tax benefits and help reduce estate taxes. Donors who designate VHBG in their estate plans are invited to join The Legacy Society, an organization created to recognize these gifts of a lifetime. Legacy Society donors support the safety and livelihood of our children well into the future.
One of the easiest ways to give a planned gift is to place VHBG in your will. Below you will find some sample language that can be used for a bequest to VHBG.
Unrestricted Gift: A gift that can be used where need is greatest.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls in the sum of $_______* for its general purposes.”
Gift for a Specific Purpose: A gift that is to be used for a specific purpose.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls the sum of $_______* to be used for [state specific purpose, program or activity].
Residuary Bequest: Leaves any remainder after all other bequests have been paid.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls _______* percent of the residue of my estate to be used for general operations.”
Contingency Gift: Takes effect only if a primary intention can’t be met.
“In the event that ____________ predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls the sum of $_______* to be used for general operations.”
Unless otherwise designated, all gifts given to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls will be placed in the Endowment Fund for permanent investment, with the interest being used to finance VHBG’s general operations.
VHBG is happy to work with you and your adviser to ensure your gift is arranged as easily and as beneficially for you and your family as possible.
* Rather than leaving a sum certain, you can include language that refers to a percentage of your estate or a description of the property you wish to give. Bequest provisions designated for a specific program or activity require additional language.
Please contact Lionel Bacon, VHBG’s Vice President of Philanthropy at (804) 270-6566 x1150, LBacon@vhbg.org to ensure that your wishes are understood.