Individual Giving

What means the most to you?

  • Honoring and supporting fellow citizens who have served?

  • Understanding their wartime experiences?

  • Educating our community about sacrifice and the military’s role in our democracy?

The Virginia War Memorial offers a rare opportunity for individual citizens to make a difference that is both meaningful and lasting. And you can do it in whatever way is right for you. Donate once or monthly. Participate in fundraising events. Make the Memorial part of your estate plans. Every contribution helps ensure that the lessons of war will not be forgotten.


As a Guardian, your monthly gift demonstrates your commitment to our shared mission as we continue to lead the nation in honoring veterans and educating the public. Your gift elevates and diversifies the exceptional educational and civic programming the Memorial provides throughout Virginia and beyond.

All members of the Memorial guard receive:

  • Memorial Guard membership card
  • A Virginia War Memorial hat for all new Guardians
  • A 10% discount on all merchandise for sale in the Joseph A. Weinberg Memorial Store 
  • The knowledge that you are making the Virginia War Memorial Foundation more sustainable and helping to grow and fortify a resource for future history education.


JOIN NOW or call us at 804.786.2069 to sign up.

The Legacy Society welcomes all those who have included the Virginia War Memorial Foundation in their estate plans.

All planned giving requires a well-thought out strategy, usually with help from a financial advisor. Make sure we know your estate plans so we can recognize your contributions. To share your giving plans with us or to discuss how your planned giving will advance your philanthropic goals, contact Director of Development Mary-Michael Wachur at or 804.786.2074.

Already planning to support the Virginia War Memorial Foundation?

Share your plans with us, so we can celebrate your gift today.

By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.

How do I get my gift matched?

Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers. Most corporate procedures are very simple:

  1. Request a Matching Form from your company.
  2. Complete and submit the form to the Virginia War Memorial Foundation along with your gift.
  3. The Virginia War Memorial Foundation will verify the completed form and return it to the company.
  4. The company issues a matching gift contribution to the War Memorial.
  5. Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:

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

Several of central Virginia’s biggest employers have generous matching gift programs, including but not limited to:

  • Altria
  • Bank of America
  • Capital One
  • CarMax
  • Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • Exxonmobil
  • Genworth Financial
  • Markel Corporation
  • McKesson
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • SunTrust
  • Virginia Credit Union
  • Wells Fargo
  • WestRock