Our Story

The Medical College of Virginia Foundation inspires, seeks, secures and stewards philanthropic resources for VCU Health. We are built on the belief that when we have our health, we have the building blocks for a wonderful, joyful life.

Since 1949, we have supported the MCV Campus, which is now home to VCU Health, a nationally recognized academic health system anchored in downtown Richmond with satellite locations across the region. As the top safety net hospital in Virginia, VCU Health works to ensure that everyone, regardless of circumstances, has access to the best care.

Through fundraising, stewardship and communications, the MCV Foundation serves as a resource and partner for seven academic and health care entities at VCU Health:

  • VCU College of Health Professions
  • VCU School of Dentistry
  • VCU School of Medicine
  • VCU School of Nursing
  • VCU School of Pharmacy
  • VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • VCU Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals and clinics

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 manage more than $900 million in assets to ensure that VCU Health remains at the forefront of excellence and innovation in patient care, education and research. Through more than 2,000 funds, we provide scholarships, professorships, research funding and program resources to support the lifesaving 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 happen on our campus every day. We are passionate about bringing the important work of our 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 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. 

When giving to the MCV Foundation in support of VCU Health, you can make an impact on exactly what you’re are passionate about in health care, research or education. It’s all up to you, and know that when you join us, you can help build a healthier tomorrow for us all.