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Each calendar year, the VBA Foundation supports charitable and educational pursuits of The Virginia Bar Association.

Recent donations to the nonprofit, tax-exempt VBA Foundation benefited these programs:

  • Law School Councils (advancement of education)
  • Legal Food Frenzy Project
  • LPMD Education Programs
  • Pro Bono Programs
  • Young Lawyer Programs

Hundreds of VBA members expand the reach of VBA programs by becoming annual patrons of The VBA Foundation. They are recognized for their crucial support throughout the year they make their gift. Please consider donating every calendar year. Your generosity enhances your chosen profession.

Gifts in memory or in honor of colleagues, friends or family members provide a living, continuing tribute, and are welcomed by The VBA Foundation.

The VBA Foundation is registered as a charitable agency with the Virginia Department of Consumer Affairs.

Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in § 170 Internal Revenue Code.

Donors receive:

  • a patron ribbon at the Annual and Summer meetings,
  • a lapel pin (optional),
  • a special letter of thanks from the VBA president,
  • recognition on the VBA website, and
  • special recognition in VBA publications.

2019 Donor Contribution Levels

To donate online by credit card for 2019 during the calendar year, select the category of your gift and complete the secure online donation form:


OR donate via Mail or Fax (PDF)

Top 2019 The VBA Foundation Donors

Your support means so much to the VBA. Thank you! The list of 2019 contributors in the top two categories, as of March 7, follows:


L. Steven Emmert

1888 Society

The Hon. Rudolph Bumgardner III
Hugh M. Fain III
Richard E. Garriott Jr.
John S. Shannon
Frank A. Thomas III
Thomas M. Winn III

Additional 2019 Contributors

The VBA takes care in updating these lists. However, in spite of our sincere efforts to avoid errors, they sometimes do occur. If your name has been inadvertently omitted, listed in the wrong place, or misspelled, we hope you will accept our apologies and advise us of the mistake.


The Virginia Bar Association Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Please consult with your tax adviser regarding allowable deductions. The Virginia Bar Association Foundation is registered as a charitable agency with the Virginia Department of Consumer Affairs.

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