CARITAS and Partners Honored by Local Philanthropy Organization

Sue Gravino and successful volunteers

The life changing work at CARITAS is possible because of individuals, companies and organizations who donate their time, talents and resources to support our mission.  We are incredibly grateful and proud to call so many of you our partners.

On November 17, Ledbury and the The Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Fund at VNHC will both be recognized for their contributions to our work at National Philanthropy Day hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Virginia Chapter.

Ledbury (pictured here) earned the Small Business Philanthropist of the Year Award for their support of CARITAS. Employees of Ledbury facilitate and lead the “Dress for Success” sessions during each CARITAS Works class.

Ledbury gives every student in the CARITAS Works program two luxury men’s shirts, totaling more than 600 dress shirts valued at $90,450 since the program began! Ledbury doesn’t just provide clothing, their team members and their clothing helps build confidence.

Read this story in Richmond Magazine highlighting Dress for Success day at CARITAS Works. 

This year’s awardee for Foundation Philanthropist of the Year is The Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Fund, nominated by CARITAS and ACTS. The Fund has been a source of support for many nonprofits dedicated to making meaningful impact on the Richmond community. The Fund was created in 1990 and supports 57 local organizations representing a variety of critical needs in the community, ranging from improved housing, human services, workforce skill development, and community partnership.

The Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Fund has made a particularly large impact on the issue of homelessness in the region. Along with recognizing the importance of policy making, prevention, shelter, and affordable housing, the Schabergs also understand the importance of operational aspects of nonprofits and readily support these items. This commitment to supporting strong communities through building capacity at dynamic nonprofits makes a truly meaningful impact.

Click here for information about the 20th anniversary celebration of National Philanthropy Day in Central Virginia.