GiveInvestors Circle

Investors Circle recognizes lead donors who generously support the VCU School of Business. These alumni, recent graduates, faculty, and community and business partners choose to invest in the school with a one-time or cumulative unrestricted gift to the School of Business Annual Fund, School of Business Merit Scholarship or Opportunity Scholarship Funds, or the Dean’s Impact Fund

Each year, members of Investors Circle are invited to participate in two or more events to recognize alumni, recent graduates, faculty and community and business partners. 

Recognition Levels and Benefits

  • Chairman: $25,000 and up
    • Director level benefits plus invitation to custom engagement opportunity.
  • Director: $10,000 - $24,999
    • Executive level benefits plus exclusive invitation to a small group networking opportunity hosted by School of Business leadership or key faculty.
  • Executive: $5,000 - $9,999
    • Partner level benefits plus a ‘season pass’ of invitations to additional networking events and department-focused events. These activities are a combination of in-person and virtual events, which are published annually - typically in the fall. Donors at this level also qualify for the VCU President’s Club
  • Partner: $2,500 - $4,999
    • Associate level benefits plus invitations to additional networking events (ex: networking reception with other involved Business community members and students, networking event with strong social component, designated Center for Corporate Education professional learning opportunity with networking component).
  • Associate: $1,000 - $2,499
    • Invitation to two annual events – an in-person networking-focused event and one virtual c-suite level speaker event. 
  • GOLD Associate*: $500 - $999
    • Invitation to two annual events – an in-person networking-focused event and one virtual c-suite level speaker event. 

*Only undergraduate Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) and current faculty and staff are eligible to become GOLD Associates at the $500 level.

Investors Circle Honor Roll

 

  • Altria Group Inc.
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
  • Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Liz Parrish Keller and Dennis Elwell
  • Nancy Everett and Rob Blandford
  • Linda Foley
  • Rhonda and Billy Gifford
  • Autumn and Vann Graves
  • Pati and Rich Krafcik
  • Marsha Ginther Revocable Trust
  • Quad/Graphics, Inc.
  • Vickie and Tom Snead
  • Universal Corporation
  • Virginia Credit Union, Inc.
  • War Heroes Initiatives Fund
  • Patty and Steve Worley
  • Chris and Fred Bell

  • Charlotte and Dans Callans

  • Colonial Downs Race Track

  • EY Foundation

  • Kathy and Ron Garstka

  • Valerie and Ed Grier

  • Ann and Bob Henley

  • Hull Foundation

  • Vicki Hughes-Hung and Berwyn Hung

  • Keiter CPAs

  • Tania and Jeffrey Kornblau

  • Tara Silver Malyska and Bob Malyska

  • Kathie and Steve Markel

  • Markel Corporation

  • Martin Agency

  • McKesson Medical-Surgical

  • Susan and David Monday

  • Katherine and Jack Nelson

  • Nowak Endeavors, Inc.

  • Marsha and Chip Phillips

  • Shirley and John Seibert

  • Sherice Torres

  • Sandra Sizemore

  • Elizabeth and Alan Stewart

  • Team One Advertising

  • Virginia Housing

  • Jane C. Wait

  • Linda and Art Warren

 

  • Cathy Denton and Peter Aiken

  • Alfa-Laval, Inc.

  • Suzanne and Joe Becht

  • Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group LLC

  • Stephanie and Greg Burton

  • Caley and Sean Cantrell

  • CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc.

  • Central Virginia Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • Larissa and Mike Chaney

  • DeMond Chapman

  • Lizzie and Peyton Cox

  • Patricia and Don Dame

  • Davenport and Company, LLC

  • Melina Davis

  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

  • Jake Dubs

  • Shannon Duvall

  • FCCI Services, Inc.

  • Gibrall Foundation

  • Google

  • Green Dragon Six Consulting, LLC

  • Jennifer and Jeff Gronning

  • Amber Guild

  • Rebecca and Glenn Harris

  • Linda Hines

  • Irene Burlock and Joe Holicky

  • Akia Jackson

  • Kim Cosby and William Johnson

  • Karen R. Evans Trust

  • Wanda and Allen King

  • Lambda Zeta Alumni Association

  • Landry's, Inc.

  • Katie and Mark Lareau

  • Carrie and Erwan LeCrom

  • Beth and Ricky Mason

  • Jana and Jason McQuaid

  • Ann and John Monger

  • Katherine and Kevin Nicholson

  • Peloton Headquarters

  • David Peters

  • Joel Phillips

  • Stacy and Joshua Pucci

  • Gautam Ramdurai

  • Heather and Rich Reinecke

  • Mike Rhoades

  • Valerie Lane-Sanson and Michael Sanson

  • Melinda and Bob Sledd

  • Mary Ann and Richard Steiner

  • Rodney Taylor

  • The Townebank Foundation

  • Jayne and Bobby Ukrop

  • Verizon Foundation

  • Tom Vines

  • Stephanie and Brad Welles

  • Ali Wysong

  • Ting Xu

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Sally and Charles Ayers
  • Brand Federation, LLC
  • Jonathan Castaneda
  • Continental Underwriters, Inc.
  • Josée and Bill Covington
  • Curbell
  • Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Foundation
  • Alyssa Fea
  • Karin Fine
  • Janice and Bob Freed
  • Michelle Gluck and John McGurl
  • Glenn Gray
  • Cara Griggs
  • Frances and Preston Herrington
  • IBM International Foundation
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • Kinsale Management, Inc.
  • McCann Realty Partners, LLC
  • Carol McCoy
  • MEDARVA Foundation
  • Kathleen and E.G. Miller
  • Natalie and Mark Newfield
  • Carolyn Norman and Stephen Dickinson
  • OCO Consulting, LLC
  • Cristy and Kelly O'Keefe
  • Paychex HCM Services
  • Sharon and Baxter Phillips
  • Ann and Jim Phlegar
  • Judy Planzer
  • Lisa Ruggles
  • Chandra and Sumitra Shrestha
  • Synergy Technical, LLC
  • Ukrop's Homestyle Foods Foundation
  • USI Insurance Services, LLC
  • Virginia Women's Center, Inc.
  • Virginia Chapter - RIMS
  • WestRock
  • Peggy and Dennis Allen
  • Joshua Alloway
  • Alan Ashworth
  • Kathie and Steve Atkinson
  • Frances and Franklin Aylor
  • Will Bates
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Christine and David Berdish
  • Jim Bosiljevac
  • Cynthia Martin and Joey Broussard
  • Julie Brown
  • Claire and Ed Burdett
  • Maggie Caddell
  • CarMax Foundation
  • Regina and Eric Cevis
  • Roslyn Chapman
  • Charities Aid Foundation of America
  • Marjorie Smith Charles
  • ChemTreat, Inc.
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Richmond, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Homes, LLC
  • Cornerstone Valuation LLC
  • Robyn and Craig Corrieri
  • Tiffanie Couts
  • Fran and Ron Duvall
  • Eliza and Mark Eversole
  • Christie and Peter Farrell
  • GEICO Companies
  • Yvonne and Dan Gill
  • Marsha and Bill Ginther
  • Barbara and Gene Grecheck
  • Frances Griggs
  • Susan and Bob Griggs
  • Gwendolyn and Gerald Hagen
  • Lindsay and Brent Halsey
  • Grant Heston
  • Dolly Hintz
  • Michael W. Housden
  • Charlie Howe
  • Ken Huber
  • James River Insurance Company
  • Rosemary and John Jenkins
  • John F. Vanderhyde & Associates, Inc.
  • Michael Johnson
  • Angie Newman Johnson
  • James Kao
  • Kelsey Kearney
  • Laura and Nathan Kottkamp
  • KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Juanita and Daniel Leatherberry
  • Jerrine Lee
  • Kathy and Ken Lemelin
  • Donald Lind
  • Katie Long and Craig Erlandson
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • Karen and Richard Martin
  • Kelly Mcanally
  • Michele and Larry McCauley
  • McGarrah Jessee
  • McGriff Insurance Services
  • Shannon Mitchell and Maxim Engers
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Neil Murphy
  • Alex Nguyen
  • John Nicol
  • Gwendolyn and Brian Nowak
  • Katherine and Kenneth Overby
  • Claudia and Tom Phillips
  • Ann and John Phipps
  • Ginger and Doug Pridgen
  • Buddy Rorrer
  • Eric Rowsey
  • Kathy Sagan-Salandro and Dan Salandro
  • Debra and Chris Saneda
  • Marc Sartori
  • Ben Seawell
  • Oscar F. Smith
  • Erin and Michael Soroosh
  • Monirom Southakakoumar
  • Paul Sterbenz
  • Marchell Stovall
  • Susan Stratton and Christopher Gilmore
  • Pete Stuart
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Travelers Companies
  • Truist Financial Corp
  • VCU Health System
  • Virginia BioTechnology Research Park
  • Virginia Premier
  • Patricia Wallace
  • Dan Walsh
  • Mrs. Jane G. Watkins
  • Jane and Bill Weirich
  • Wells Fargo
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Rich Whalen
  • Raymond Wierzbicki
  • Frances and Shawn Wilkinson
  • Valerie and Dannie Williamston
  • Paula and Jim Willis
  • Donna Wilson
  • Rebecca and James Wright
  • Joel Yaffe
  • Mi Zhou
  • Etti and Steve Baranoff
  • Sandy and Randy Barker
  • Katy Beisheim and Alex Feygin
  • Brock Berenato
  • Dan Cherkis
  • Sally and Joe Cipolla
  • Austen Gouldman
  • Andrea and Glen Groat
  • Emory Gunn
  • Betty and George Hoffer
  • Suzanne Makarem
  • Kellie Masters
  • Carolyn McCrea
  • Mayoor Mohan
  • Danny O'Brien
  • Rajeswari and Nanda Rangan
  • Joe Ruiz
  • Wendela Shannon
  • Susan and Wayne Slough
  • Ashley Sommardahl
  • Shamera Stewart
  • Melissa and Robert Taylor
  • Beth and Van Wood

Investors Circle News

How practicing integrity helped Owens & Minor thrive during the pandemic

How practicing integrity helped Owens & Minor thrive during the pandemic

Friday, October 29

At the latest Investors Circle meeting, Owens & Minor leader Ed Pesicka shared how the health care company continued to make personal protective equipment for its customers throughout the pandemic.

Investors Circle: we asked, you responded, we listened

Investors Circle: we asked, you responded, we listened

Thursday, May 20

The School of Business recently surveyed 510 current and recent Investors Circle members as we considered changes to the donor society levels and benefits.

Investors Circle speaker highlights education as an economic driver

Investors Circle speaker highlights education as an economic driver

Tuesday, December 3

Stephen Moret, president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, shared his personal experience.

VCU's Investors Circle Learns the Business of the Richmond Symphony

VCU's Investors Circle Learns the Business of the Richmond Symphony

Wednesday, May 8

Lead donors to the VCU School of Business were treated to a behind-the-curtain look at the Richmond Symphony.

Cavallo and Graves Demonstrate Creativity at Work to Investors Circle

Cavallo and Graves Demonstrate Creativity at Work to Investors Circle

Monday, November 5

Kristen Cavallo and Vann Graves sparked ideas and offered new insights during a fast-moving Q&A session.

Investors Circle speaker heralds change in aging

Investors Circle speaker heralds change in aging

Thursday, April 19

“Your age,” insisted AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, “is only a number.” Yet over 10,000 people turn 65 every day.

Prior Speakers

  • Carly Fiorina, Committed philanthropist, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
    and Chair, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Stephen Moret, President and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • David J.L. Fisk,  former Executive Director, Richmond Symphony 
  • Kristen Cavallo, CEO, The Martin Agency 
  • Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
  • Tony Simmons, President and CEO, McIIhenny Co.
  • Craig Dubitsky, Founder and CEO, Hello Products 
  • Grady Rosier, CEO, McLane Company, Inc.
  • Forrest E. Mars. Jr, Retired President, Mars, Incorporated 
  • Victoria Mars, Chairman of the Board, Mars, Incorporated