Virginia Capitol Foundation

Richmond, VA   |  www.virginiacapitol.gov

Mission

The Virginia Capitol Foundation is the private-sector advocate for the Capitol and Executive Mansion, enhancing the educational, cultural, and economic potential of Capitol Square's historic treasures through program development, fundraising, and marketing. 

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Ms. Colleen Dugan Messick

Main address

P.O. Box 396

Richmond, VA 23218 USA

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Formerly known as

Virginia Capitol Preservation Foundation

Foundation for the Preservation of Virginia's Executive Mansion

EIN

65-1210653

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Virginia Indian Monument

In recognition of their lasting legacy and contributions, as well as to ensure the endurance of their rich and inspiring stories, the Indian monument will pay tribute to Virginia's original inhabitants. Oriented to the earth, Mantle creates the shape of a Nautilus shell by combining three integrated spiral elements. A five-foot wide winding footpath will follow the outline of the monument; rising from and returning back to the earth. In addition to the path, there will be a continuous wall, also serving as a bench, to allow for gathering and meditating. A selection of perennial native plant species will constitute the natural style landscaping around the monument. Traversing the space will be a man-made stream, paying homage to the integral role water plays in the culture of Virginia Indian tribes. Stones from sites throughout the Commonwealth, with significance to Virginia Indians, will be placed in the stream bed. 

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The Virginia Women's Commission is leading the much anticipated effort to commemorate and celebrate the achievement of women in Virginia. Thought to be the first of its kind in the nation recognizing the full range of women's achievements, the monument will take the form of a garden plaza featuring 12 bronze sculptures of important female figures from Virginia, including both well-known women and those unheralded in the history books. The women selected represent over four centuries of Virginia history and diversity, reflecting various spheres of influence and geographic areas of the Commonwealth. Additional women of achievement will be named on the wall of honor surrounding the plaza and important milestones in women's history will be enumerated on a timeline. A metaphor for the many unrecognized, and often invisible, female voices that have been responsible for shaping our culture, country, and Commonwealth, Voices from the Garden will spark inquiry and encourage educational endeavors highlighting Virginia women's accomplishments. 

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Funding for the development of programs and interactive experiences aimed at educating current and future generations on the ideals of liberty, representative government, and civic engagement. In addition, the projects will remind visitors of the pivotal role Virginia has played in the founding of America's form of government. Focus areas will include significant milestones in Virginia history, representative government in action, and the compelling stories of influential, though often less celebrated, individuals. Educational tools under consideration include an expanded tour experience, enhancement of the exhibit gallery and Capitol outreach through an updated website and new mobile applications.  

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Virginia's Executive Mansion is the oldest governor's residence in the United States which continues to serve its original purpose. Every day, the mansion welcomes groups, ranging from school children, who explore its historic spaces, to international dignitaries, who meet to conduct business with the Commonwealth. Two initiatives will enhance the presence and complete the story of the Mansion. The kitchen dependency, constructed in 1813, and adjacent to the Mansion, will be furnished with implements appearing on an 1818 inventory of the kitchen, with the intention of using the space to tell the stories of the individuals, including enslaved persons, who served governors and their families in the 19th century. In addition, the dependency will provide a space for educational programs on both food and sustainability and nutrition. While the state provides the funding for the day-to-day functioning of the residence of the Governor and the First Family, private funds will enable the conservation of period furniture and fine art as well as the acquisition of pieces for the public spaces, better reflecting the rich history and prosperity of our Commonwealth. 

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Virginia Capitol Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/26/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Susan B. Allen

Former First Lady of Virginia/Community Volunteer

Term: July 2017 - June 2019


Board co-chair

Charles H. Selheimer, Jr.

Sotheby's International Realty Corporation

Term: July 2017 - June 2019

Joseph Montgomery

Wells Fargo

Susan Schaar

Clerk of the Senate of Virginia

Sidney Scott

Scott & Stringfellow

Charles Seilheimer

Virginia Country Properties, Inc.

Brian Moran

Consultant

G. Nardo

Clerk, House of Delegates

Adrienne Hines

Community Volunteer

Anita Poston

Attorney

Richard Arenstein

Arenstein and Associates

Patricia Loughridge

Community Volunteer

Susan Allen

Community Volunteer

Margaret Hager

Community Volunteer

Florence Lee Wellons

Community Volunteer

Harry Byrd IV

The Scott Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Leslie Giles

James River Realty

Keyanna Conner

Commonwealth of Virginia