MCV Society

The Annual MCV Society Reception honors the more than 600 donors who have made a planned gift to support the MCV Campus. Photos: CSI Studios

Brian Thomas with Ginny and Charles Crone

Brian Thomas, the MCV Foundation’s vice president and chief development officer, greets Ginny and Charles Crone before the event.

Members at Reception

MCV Society members like (L to R) Sydney Fleischer, M.D., Wyatt Beazley III, M.D., Mason Beazley and Kay Clary enjoyed catching up in person during the event, which featured a string quartet and brief remarks about the power of planned giving's support for the MCV Campus.

MCV Society Members

MCV Society Members attending the event included (L to R) Donna and Roger Robertson, Jeff Kling, Ann Deppman, VCU’s assistant vice president for planned giving, and Susan Craik.

Qureshis and Dr. Art Saavedra

MCV Foundation trustee Gir Qureshi, M.D. (left), and his wife, Mary Jo, meet Art Saavedra, M.D., the new dean of the VCU School of Medicine.

Brockenbrough, Starkey and Johnson

L to R: Peggy Brockenbrough, Judith Forehand Starkey and Gail Johnson connect during the reception.

Celebrating a Record Year of Planned Giving

On a crisp spring evening, more than 100 guests gathered at Maymont’s Westover House to celebrate the generosity and impact of donors who made a planned gift in support of the MCV Campus.

“This is among our favorite events of the year,” said Ellen E. Spong, chair of the MCV Foundation Board of Trustees. “We always look forward to the opportunity to celebrate with and thank our MCV Society donors for their commitment to the MCV Campus. This is a group of friends both notable in number, huge in heart and incredible in impact.”

Each year, membership in the MCV Society continues to grow. Spong shared she is proud to be among the 35 new members the foundation welcomed this year into the society. Total MCV Society membership exceeds 640 individuals, making it the single largest giving society to benefit the MCV Campus.

The society was founded in 1994 to recognize and thank those who have expressed their loyalty and gratitude to any of the MCV Campus schools or units by including them in their estate plans.

The impact of planned giving for the MCV Campus is truly remarkable. This year alone, new documented planned gifts and realized bequests reached a record $27 million. These generous gifts will provide future support to a wide range of causes across the MCV Campus. Total value of planned gifts documented for the MCV Campus exceeds an astounding $100 million.

“Our MCV Society planned giving donors are some of our most loyal and devoted supporters,” Spong said. “Through their generosity, they have made a significant investment in the future of health care that will touch every area of this campus. Because of them, the MCV Campus will continue to flourish, and we cannot thank them enough for all that they do.”

If you would like to learn more about how to support the MCV Campus with your retirement account, please contact Ann Deppman, J.D., assistant vice president of planned giving for Virginia Commonwealth University.