Throughout the year, we will celebrate our founder, our partners, and the amazing 150 year journey of serving children and families in central Virginia.
March 31st – FRIENDS: A Celebration of History
You are invited to join us for our quincentennial anniversary celebration, featuring comedy, music, and history in a live-stream production for the entire community.
Together we’ll recognize some of our founding partners and hear about the journey that FRIENDS has taken since our founding in 1871.
June 25th – FRIENDS: A Celebration of Family & Community
Join us for a free, community-wide, family-friendly event at Abner Clay Park. We’ll have fun & healthy activities, music, giveaways, community resources, and much more. Together, we will reunite with former FRIENDS students, teachers, staff, volunteers, and community partners. There will be fun for everyone!
August – FRIENDS: A Celebration of Volunteerism
In August, we will unite our corporate, community, and business partners in an effort to support the children and families across central Virginia through volunteerism. To learn more about our vision for volunteerism, or to sign-up your workplace team, please email Steve Traverso, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
November – FRIENDS: A Gala for the Future
In November of 2022 FRIENDS will host our 150th Anniversary Gala, a formal event that raises funds and awareness for our financial reserves and endowment. We’ll celebrate our past and secure our future with help from national %amp; local leaders, VIPs, and descendants of our founder.