Nuckols and Pharmacy

MCV Society Members Samantha and Mike Nuckols pictured here with Louie Correa and Joe DiPiro, Pharm.D., dean of the VCU School of Pharmacy. Photos: Tyler Trumbo

MCV Society Members

The event brought together MCV Society members in person for the first time since 2019. New members like Pete and Paige Ashby, Susan Craik and Jeff Kling enjoyed the reception for the first time.

MCV Foundation Leaders at MCV Society

Margaret Ann Bollmeier, MCV Foundation President and CEO, enjoys the reception with Lee Krumbein, J.D., a member of the foundation's Leadership Council, and Susan Kornstein, M.D., a current trustee.

MCV Society Members

MCV Society members enjoyed the opportunity to catch 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.


Marla and Bill McAllister enjoyed the annual MCV Society reception at Virginia House.

Neifields and Chelmows from SOM

MCV Society Members Ramona Neifeld and Jim Neifeld, M.D., pause for a photo with Fay Chelmow and David Chelmow, M.D., interim dean of the VCU School of Medicine, during the reception.

Virginia House Archway

MCV Society members enjoyed a spring reception in the gardens of the historic Virginia House. Formerly an English manor house, Virginia House was relocated to Richmond in 1925. The home is now owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society, the parent organization of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. 

MCV Society Celebrates Power of Planned Giving

On an early spring evening this month, more than 130 guests gathered at the historic Virginia House to celebrate the generosity and impact of donors who have made a planned gift in support of the MCV Campus. It was the first time since 2019 that this event occurred in person, and it was a great reminder of the impact that gift planning has on the research, education and patient care missions at VCU Health.

“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Margaret Ann Bollmeier, president and CEO of MCV Foundation. “We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate and thank our MCV Society donors for their generous commitments to support the MCV Campus.”

The MCV Society was founded in 1994 to recognize individuals who have included an MCV Campus school or unit in their estate plans. The group is the largest giving society to benefit the MCV Campus, and its members are often alumni, retired faculty or staff, and grateful patients who want to ensure future support for the causes they care about most.

The momentum for this type of support has proven consistently strong.

“Each year, membership in the MCV Society continues to grow,” Bollmeier said. “We have already welcomed 17 new members this year, and total membership in the society now exceeds 600 people. It’s a group large in number, generous in heart and incredible in impact.”

Since July 1, 2021, new planned gifts from the MCV Society represent nearly $10 million that will provide future support to a wide range of causes across the MCV Campus. The total value of documented planned gifts to benefit the campus exceeds $100 million.

“Our MCV Society planned giving donors are some of our most loyal and devoted supporters,” said Ellen Spong, chair of the foundation’s board of trustees. “Their generosity will touch every area of the VCU Health enterprise, and it is because of donors like them that the MCV Campus will continue to flourish in the decades to come.”

If you would like to learn more about how to make a planned gift to support the MCV Campus, please contact Ann Deppman, VCU assistant vice president for gift planning.

Flowers at MCV Society Event