Levels of Support

Honor Roll of Donors

Virginia Humanities is very grateful for the support we receive from donors at all levels and recognizes all gifts in our Honor Roll, published each fall in Views ».

Humanities Cabinet

Members of the Humanities Cabinet make gifts of $2,500 or more in a given fiscal year.

Humanities Associates

Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499


Gifts of $500 to $999


Gifts of $250 to $499


Gifts up to $249

Program Patrons

Each year, Virginia Humanities programs benefit tremendously from the generosity of individual donors, some of whom make gifts of considerable note. We are pleased to acknowledge Virginia Humanities Program Patrons, who make restricted gifts of $1,000 or more to a specific Virginia Humanities program or programs in a given fiscal year.


Corporate and Foundation Gold Circle

The Virginia Humanities Corporate and Foundation Gold Circle recognizes the generous support Virginia Humanities receives from corporations, foundations, and other organizations at the $3,000 level or above in a given fiscal year. We are very grateful for these contributions.


Gifts In-Kind

Each year Virginia Humanities recognizes in-kind contributions from donors and friends who have hosted events, contributed artwork to the VABC Raucous Auction, provided goods and services for programs, and promoted Virginia Humanities programming. Their contributions allow us to expand our reach throughout the Commonwealth by promoting our work, underwriting expenses, and helping to secure additional funding.


Giving Societies

Cardinal Society

A society for consecutive giving

Virginia Humanities is fortunate to receive support from a very special community of committed, long-term donors, and we recognize their loyalty through the Cardinal Society. Members of the Cardinal Society make a financial contribution to Virginia Humanities for three or more consecutive years. There is no dollar threshold or minimum requirement.

We recognize Cardinal Society members in our Annual Report. Benefits include invitations to special events, notification of activities of interest happening in the donor’s area, and a small gift on anniversary years.

Cornerstone Society

A society for donors of planned gifts

The Cornerstone Society recognizes donors who have made provisions for Virginia Humanities in their wills or through another planned giving vehicle. Because these are long-term, income-producing gifts, they serve as the cornerstone for future growth and contribute to the expansion of public humanities and scholarship throughout Virginia.

Friends of Folklife

We invite corporate and individual donors to become a Friend of Folklife by making a gift of $1,000 or more to the Virginia Folklife Program. Donations support five interconnected program activities, which provide direct services to Folklife masters, apprentices, students, and audiences of all ages, across the state. Donors who match five $1,000 gifts with a donation of $5,000 will become a gold circle member of the Friends of Folklife and receive additional benefits.