About the War Memorial Foundation

Please Support The Virginia War Memorial Foundation

The Virginia War Memorial depends on the generosity of corporations, businesses, military and veteran organizations, civic groups, other foundations, and most especially, individuals like you to fulfill its mission to Honor Veterans, Preserve History, Educate Youth and Inspire Patriotism in All.

Chartered in 2000, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation (VWMF) is the 501 (c) (3) corporation that finances all of the educational and patriotic programs, historic exhibits, documentary films, and student-teacher outreach of the Memorial.

There is no admission charge to tour the Virginia War Memorial and the Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center or to attend virtually all programs and exhibits held here. Donations to the Foundation provide the funds necessary to allow us to remain free of charge and present over 50 programs and events each year.

Donations may be unrestricted through the Foundation’s Annual Fund or directed to support a specific program, need or special project.  Gifts to the Foundation are also tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and are acknowledged as such in writing.

You may donate to the Virginia War Memorial Foundation by check or major credit card by mail or online.  The Foundation also accepts gifts of stocks, bonds and tangible properties. Mail donations should to directed to:

The Virginia War Memorial Foundation
621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220-6504

To donate online, please click on this button.


For more information, please call our Development Manager at 804.786.2069 or email lwilliams@vawarmemorial.org  

Thank You for supporting the Commonwealth’s tribute to its fallen heroes and veterans...today and for generations to come.

How You Can Support The Virginia War Memorial Foundation

Give To Our Annual Fund Campaign

Become a regular contributor to our Annual Fund campaign. In addition to funding the Memorial’s educational and patriotic programs and outreach, the Annual Fund supports the operational needs of the Foundation. Your tax-deductible gift will be acknowledged in the Foundation’s Annual Report.

Rest assured your dollars will be used efficiently. Over 83% of the funds donated to the Foundation are used directly to support the Virginia War Memorial.  The Foundation is audited annually by an independent accounting firm and complies with the strict registration and review requirements of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Guidestar.

Buy A Brick In The Walkway Of Honor

Purchase a brick paver in honor or memory of a veteran, family member, or organization to be placed in the Walkway of Honor on the Memorial grounds. Your brick will be a lasting legacy and is a wonderful gift.  Your purchase is also tax-deductible. For more details, click here.

Donate Stocks, Bonds & Securities

Making a gift of appreciated securities to the Foundation may allow you to receive a tax-deduction for the full market value and avoid other tax liabilities. Check with your tax advisor for details.

To make a gift of securities, please click on this link to access the Notification of a Securities Gift Transfer form. You may also contact us directly for more details.  Securities can usually be transferred directly from your brokerage account to the Foundation’s account.

Be A Corporate Sponsor

Your business, corporation, civic or veterans group or other organization can partner with the Foundation to financially support the Memorial’s events and programs as a sponsor.
As a sponsor, the Foundation will acknowledge your organization and include your logo in all promotional and marketing plans for the event or program. These include advertising, signage and special recognition at the event. Sponsorships can be tailored to your budget and range from direct financial donations to in-kind products and services.

Please contact our Director of Marketing and Communications to discuss available sponsorship opportunities.

Join The Legacy Society

There is no better way to ensure the future of the Virginia War Memorial and assuring that it continue to be a “Living Memorial” than by joining The Legacy Society and including the Foundation in your estate planning.

Planned gifts to The Legacy Society not only give one the satisfaction of supporting the Memorial for perpetuity, they can result in financial benefits for the donor and his or her heirs by helping to reduce tax liabilities. Planned gifts may include:

  • Bequests from wills and trusts
  • Proceeds from life insurance policies, retirement accounts and annuities
  • Gifts of stocks and securities
  • Gifts of real estates and other tangible assets

Please contact the Foundation Executive Director to arrange a confidential meeting to discuss opportunities for planned giving. We recommend that prospective donors may wish to include their estate planners, financial and tax advisors, and attorneys when considering a Legacy Society gift.