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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

  • Larissa and Mike Chaney
  • Estate of Mr. Irvin J. Farmer, Jr.
  • EY Foundation
  • Billy and Rhonda Gifford
  • Vann and Autumn Graves
  • Joe Holicky and Irene Burlock
  • Berwyn Hung and Vicki Hughes-Hung
  • Gail and Kevin Johnson
  • Tom and Karen Johnson
  • Rich and Heather Reinecke
  • Sandy Sizemore
  • Tom and Vickie Snead
  • Alan and Elizabeth Stewart
  • Universal Corporation
  • Verizon Communications Foundation
  • Virginia Credit Union, Inc.
  • Linda and Art Warren
  • Steve and Patty Worley
  • Ting Xu
  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Peter Aiken and Cathy Denton
  • Altria GroupInc.
  • BioMech, LLC
  • Brad Blondes
  • Caley Cantrell
  • Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Jay Collier
  • Phyllis Cothran and Arnie Stolberg
  • Dominion Energy
  • Shannon Duvall
  • Nancy Everett and Rob Blandford
  • GoHappy Labs, LLC
  • Ed and Valerie Grier
  • Kelvin Hanson
  • Bob and Ann Henley
  • Pat Hull
  • Interpublic Group
  • Lumber Liquidators, Inc.
  • Robert and Tara Malyska
  • Markel Corporation
  • Martin Agency
  • Ricky and Beth Mason
  • MetLife, Inc.
  • Jack and Katherine Nelson
  • Chip and Marsha Phillips
  • Baxter and Sharon Phillips
  • Retail Data
  • John and Shirley Seibert
  • Mary Ann and Richard Steiner
  • Team One Advertising
  • Virginia Housing
  • Jane Wait
  • AGA Service Company
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Greg and Stephanie Burton
  • CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc.
  • Central Virginia Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Kim Cosby-Johnson and Bill Johnson
  • CoStar Group
  • Peyton and Lizzie Cox
  • Don and Patricia Dame
  • Melina Davis
  • Deloitte Foundation
  • Carolyn Norman and Steve Dickinson
  • Jake Dubs
  • Jim Evans
  • Ron and Kathy Garstka
  • Genworth Financial
  • Michelle Gluck and John McGurl
  • Allen and Wanda King
  • KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc.
  • Mark and Kathryn Lareau
  • Carrie and Erwan LeCrom
  • Markel Eagle Partners, LLC
  • Carol McCoy
  • McKesson Medical-Surgical
  • Chuck McLane
  • Jana and Jason McQuaid
  • MillerCoors
  • John and Ann Monger
  • Motleys Asset Disposition Group
  • Kevin and Katy Nicholson
  • David Peters
  • Peter and Alexa Quinn
  • Gautam Ramdurai
  • Richmond Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • Christopher and Debra Saneda
  • Michael Sanson and Valerie Lane-Sanson
  • Sephina Spirits
  • Chandra and Sumitra Shrestha
  • Bob and Melinda Sledd
  • Robert and Jayne Ukrop
  • Jayaraman and Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar
  • Virginia Biotechnology Research Partnership Authority
  • Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance
  • Brad and Stephanie Welles
  • The Wilton Companies
  • Ali Wysong
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ayers, Jr.
  • Sally and Charles Ayers
  • Bank of America
  • Brand Federation, LLC
  • Jan and Stephen Branum
  • C&F Bank
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Richmond, Inc.
  • Commonwealth of VA State Lottery Department
  • Dr. and Mrs. William Covington
  • Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer
  • Brenna and Tim Doherty
  • Dennis Elwell and Liz Parrish Keller
  • Joseph and Charlotte Evans
  • Don and Wanda Fauth
  • Alyssa Fea
  • Robert and Janice Freed
  • Kirk and Lynn French
  • Google
  • Laura and Nathan Kottkamp
  • Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners
  • Loughridge & Company, LLC
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • McCann Realty Partners, LLC
  • Carolyn and Josh McCrea
  • E.G. and Kathleen Miller
  • Shannon Mitchell and Maxim Engers
  • OCO Consulting, LLC
  • Kelly and Cristy O'Keefe
  • Paychex HCM Services
  • Richard Bland College Foundation, Inc.
  • Richmond Real Estate Group
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Signature Consultants, LLC
  • SunTrust Bank Atlanta Foundation
  • The Townebank Foundation
  • Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
  • Urbancore Construction LLC
  • WestRock
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Dennis and Peggy Allen
  • Atlantic Real Estate Capital, LLC
  • Franklin and Frances Aylor
  • Baker Properties LP
  • Will Bates
  • Joe and Suzanne Becht
  • Katy Beisheim and Alex Feygin
  • Fred and Chris Bell
  • David and Christine Berdish
  • Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group LLC
  • Jim Bosiljevac
  • Shawn and Tennille Boyer
  • Carolyn and James Bradley
  • Dr. and Mrs. J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.
  • Joey and Cindy Broussard
  • Edward and Claire Burdett
  • CBRE
  • Chubb
  • City of Richmond Department of Finance
  • Clancy & Theys Construction Company
  • Commonwealth Architects, P.C.
  • Continental Underwriters, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Homes, LLC
  • Katharine and David Crowl
  • Dominion Realty Partners, LLC
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
  • Christie and Peter Farrell
  • FCCI Services, Inc.
  • Financial Planning Association of Central Virginia
  • Dan and Yvonne Gill
  • Eugene and Barbara Grecheck
  • Cara GriggsBob and Susan Griggs
  • GRS Title Services LLC
  • Gumenick Management Corporate LLC
  • David Harris
  • Danjile and Tony Henderson
  • Preston Herrington
  • HHHunt Homes Richmond
  • Highwoods Properties
  • Lisa Hilbert
  • Dolly Hintz
  • Anne Hogge
  • David and Sharon Hunt
  • Anne Hussey
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • James River Insurance Company
  • John and Rosemary Jenkins
  • Michael Johnson
  • Russell and Harriet Johnston
  • Don and Laura Jones
  • Ken and Mary Kay Kahn
  • James Kao
  • Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC
  • Kinsale Management, Inc.
  • Juanita and Daniel Leatherberry
  • Kathleen and Ken Lemelin
  • Donny Lind
  • Katie Long and Craig Erlandson
  • Dick and Karen Martin
  • Kellie Masters
  • Jean and Willis McCauley
  • Michele and Larry McCauley
  • Motorsports Charities Inc.
  • Chip and Nina Myers
  • Kris and Mary Neal
  • Mark and Natalie Newfield
  • NorthMarq Capital, LLC
  • Gwendolyn and Brian Nowak
  • Kenneth and Katherine Overby
  • Stuart Parkin
  • Michael Peoples
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Tom and Claudia Phillips
  • Phillips Realty Capital of Virginia, LLC
  • John and Ann Phipps
  • Joshua Pucci
  • The Rebkee Company
  • Richmond CPCU Society
  • Richmond Riverfront Plaza, LP
  • The Richmond Association of Realtors, Inc.
  • RiverFront Investment Group, LLC
  • Buddy Rorrer
  • Eric Rowsey
  • S. L. Nusbaum Realty Company
  • Dan Salandro and Kathryn Sagan-Salandro
  • Elizabeth and Doug Sandler
  • Sands Anderson PC
  • Owen Seaton
  • Gaurav and Megan Shrestha
  • Rod and Susie Smyth
  • South State Bank
  • Sparkin, LLC
  • Spotts Fain, P.C.
  • Marcia and Harry Thalhimer
  • Ken and Pat Thomas
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Connie Tran
  • Bobby and Elisabeth Turnage
  • Union Bank
  • David and Regina Urban
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Virginia Chapter - RIMS
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies
  • Dan Walsh
  • Jane Watkins
  • Weinstein Properties
  • Jane and Bill Weirich
  • Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program
  • Margaret and Mark Westlake
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Rich Whalen
  • Williams Mullen Clark and Dobbins
  • Valerie and Dannie Williamston
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Marty and William Wilson
  • Carl and Andrea Woo
  • James and Rebecca Wright
  • Mike Andrews
  • Randy and Sandra Barker
  • Michaela and Trey Bearden
  • Sara Bendrick
  • Sidney Bostian
  • Lee Brooks
  • Julie Brown
  • Dan Cherkis
  • Joe and Sally Cipolla
  • John and Rebecca Clarke
  • Brendan Dwyer
  • Eliza and Mark Eversole
  • Glenn and Dru Gilbreath
  • Austen Gouldman
  • Andrea and Glen Groat
  • Manu Gupta and Shivani Langer
  • Dan Han
  • George and Betty Hoffer
  • Bruce Huhmann
  • Suzanne Makarem
  • Mayoor Mohan
  • Daniel and Shaun Mortensen
  • Katherine Oliver
  • Doug and Nicole Pugh
  • Joe Ruiz and Carla DeMayo-Ruiz
  • Brett Shankles
  • Wendela Shannon
  • Wayne and Susan Slough
  • Hawley Smyth
  • Shamera Stewart
  • Marchell Stovall
  • Robert and Melissa Taylor
  • William Taylor
  • Greg and Pat Wingfield
  • Van and Beth Wood
  • Dr. D. Robley Wood, Jr.

Investors Circle News

Investors Circle: We asked. You responded. We listened. [View Image]

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 [View Image]

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 [View Image]

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 [View Image]

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 [View Image]

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

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