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Our Story

The mission of the Medical College of Virginia Foundation is to inspire and steward philanthropic resources to our MCV Campus partners at VCU Health.

Since 1949, we have been supporting the MCV Campus, a nationally-recognized urban academic medical center in downtown Richmond. The MCV Campus has grown exponentially since its founding in 1838 into what is now VCU Health. VCU Health represents the five health sciences schools of VCU, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center, Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians and Virginia Premier Health Plan. While VCU Health has expanded into multiple locations throughout Virginia, the central location of the MCV Campus and the legacy of the MCV tradition are honored in our name.

We currently manage $500 million in assets to ensure that VCU Health remains at the forefront of excellence and innovation in patient care, education and research. Through our 1,500 funds, we provide scholarships, professorships, research and program funds to support the life-saving work occurring here every day.

We support our MCV Campus partners in achieving their fundraising goals. As an independent entity, we collaborate with school, care and research centers throughout the campus to help them achieve their development objectives, working to ensure that the impact of every invested dollar is maximized. 

We deliver timely communications about the cutting-edge research, education and patient care that happens on our campus every day. We are passionate about bringing the important work of our MCV Campus partners to ever-expanding audiences within and beyond our community.

We are committed to the wise stewardship of gifts in support of our MCV Campus partners. We foster meaningful, long-term relationships with donors, and donors can trust that their gifts are nurtured through our proven investment and financial management strategies. The Foundation is devoted to the highest level of fiduciary duty in all aspects of our daily work.

We sustain a community of leadership with our MCV Campus partners by building strong relationships and supporting an active board of trustees and staff. Our strong collaborative partnerships with colleagues across VCU Health and VCU inform our ability to achieve shared goals. 

To serve the long-term growth of VCU Health, the Foundation provides a critical link between the community and the campus. The same commitment to greatness in patient care, research and education that has driven this institution for more than a century drives it forward every day.

We are here to help people discover that greatness.