Our volunteer Board of Trustees develops and directs the vision, policies and goals of the MCV Foundation.

By providing fiduciary oversight, managing the endowment and overseeing the disbursement of restricted and unrestricted funds, our board serves to advance the mission of the foundation and the medical center.

Board members are chosen for their exemplary leadership in the community and in business, for their professional expertise and for their devotion to our mission. Members serve a minimum of three years and may choose to renew their terms. 

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About the Chair

Harry R. Thalhimer

Chairman of the Board

Harry R. Thalhimer has been a Trustee of the MCV Foundation since 2009 and is excited to serving as Board Chair for the next two years.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Harry began his career in retailing with Marshall Fields in Chicago and returned to Richmond in 1978 to work for Thalhimers. In 1997 he purchased AJD, a leading headwear manufacturer, and launched Thalhimer Headwear. Over the past 20 years, the company has continued to manufacture casual headwear for leading brands in the retail, fashion, corporate and outdoor markets across the United States, Europe and Scandinavia.

Harry’s involvement at VCU spans 30+ years and includes his work on the MCV Campus, the School of Business, the Institute for Contemporary Art, VCU’s Fashion Department, VCU Athletics and the BrandCenter. Other community involvement includes work with the Jewish Community Federation, VMFA, Goodwill Industries, the Richmond Symphony and more.

Harry and his wife Marcia have been married for 37 years. They have two sons, Michael (Alyson) and Andrew, and recently welcome their first grandchild, Rose.

Board of Trustees 2016-2017

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