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Become A Member

Becoming a member is the easiest way to support the Valentine! Plus, there’s plenty of perks. All memberships and annual giving donations directly support ongoing operations, programs and exhibitions of the Valentine. Through your generosity, we can continue our role as the only organization committed to the collection, preservation and interpretation of Richmond’s past, present and future.

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to show your support to the Valentine’s mission. Become a partner in preserving and interpreting Richmond’s history in the following ways:

Annual Giving
Annual Giving donations directly support ongoing operations, programs and exhibitions at the Valentine.

Memorial Giving
Celebrate the life and legacy of a loved one with a memorial gift.

Planned Giving
A Planned Gift is a simple, effective way to support the Valentine well into the future.

Stock Gifts
The Valentine can benefit from your gifts of appreciated securities, and you can enjoy tax benefits.

Matching Gifts
Matching Gifts from corporations can easily multiply your contribution.

Corporate Giving
Corporations can support the Valentine and their community through sponsorships and annual gifts.

The Valentine Moment Campaign

The Valentine Moment Campaign is a multi-year, $16 million effort to strengthen our understanding and presentation of Richmond’s significant history. The campaign includes a strategic plan to renovate our storage facilities, create a new public reading room, and review the 1.6 million objects in our collection to make sure each object tells an important Richmond story.

For more information or if you would like to make a donation to the Valentine Moment Campaign, please contact:

LaChelle M. Lewis, PhD
Director of Development
(804)649-0711 ext. 339

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Help us to grow our collection by donating an object that has a Richmond story. The Valentine accepts objects, archival materials and textiles related to the history of the Richmond region. Once accepted, donations become part of our accessioned or non-accessioned collections and may be used in exhibitions, programs and research.

Learn More About Donating An Object