While Lead Virginia participants pay tuition to take part in the class, that tuition only accounts for half of the funding needed to sustain the program. Lead Virginia exists thanks, in large part, to the generosity of its donors. The new Lead Virginia Society is a way for the program to formally recognize those donors and their investment in our current and future leaders.
With a one-time gift of $5,000 or more, as well as a $1,500 commitment for each of the next two years, donors can become Founding Members of the Lead Virginia Society. Founding Members will play a pivotal role in establishing the Lead Virginia Society — which will sustain and enhance the program. These generous donors will be recognized for their investment toward advancing the mission of Lead Virginia for years to come. Ninety percent of each Founding Member’s gift will directly support the Lead Virginia program — including sessions, operations and recruitment. The other ten percent will support the Lead Virginia Endowment Fund to ensure long-term economic sustainability.
Ways To Pledge
Founding Member $5,000 + $1,500 two year commitment
Donors will receive recognition with a reception featuring a guest of distinction, and their name included on the Founding Members Wall of Honor in the Lead Virginia office, recognition as a Founding Member in all Lead Virginia publications, a customized Lead Virginia Society journal, and a Lead Virginia Society Founder’s pin.
Commonwealth Circle $1,500 or more
Donors will receive recognition as a Commonwealth Circle Member with a donors reception, recognition in all Lead Virginia publications, and will receive a customized Lead Virginia Society journal and a Lead Virginia Society Commonwealth Circle pin.
Regional Circle $1,000 – $1,499
Donors will receive recognition as a Regional Circle member with a donors reception, recognition in all Lead Virginia publications and will receive a Lead Virginia Society journal and a Lead Virginia Society pin.
Community Circle $500 – $999
Donors will receive recognition as a Community Circle member in all Lead Virginia publications and will receive a Lead Virginia Society pin.
Neighborhood Circle $100 – $499
Donors will receive recognition as a Neighborhood Circle member in all Lead Virginia publications and will receive a Lead Virginia Society pin.
*Payment plan options are available
Matching Gifts are Available
Matching Gift Programs can double or triple your contribution. Please contact your employer for the appropriate forms and let us know if gift matching is offered.