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Planned gifts are the foundation upon which the Villa was built. Without our first bequest in the 1890’s from Dr. Daniel Hopkins Gregg to purchase the Villa’s grounds, or our largest bequest from Major James H. Dooley to build a majority of our buildings, the Villa would not have the campus that we know today.

Archways provide safe passage

At St. Joseph’s Villa, children and families are able to pass safely from lives shape by homelessness, mental illness, autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and other challenges to futures of greater independence, capability, confidence and hope.

Archways endure through time

Archways are emblematic of the Villa campus. The historic structures they support have stood the test of time, as has our commitment to helping children and families in the greatest need.

Archways celebrate victory

Our commitment of support empowers our children and families to break down barriers and succeed in ways they may have never thought possible.

Archway Society | St. Joseph's Villa

Major James H. Dooley

Major Dooley’s leadership of various civic endeavors runs as a continuous thread through the history of Richmond, from the early 1870s through the early 1920s. Like his father before him, he was a faithful board member of St. Joseph’s Orphanage for over 50 years.

Major Dooley died on November 16, 1922 at Grace Hospital at the age of 81. Through the many bequests of his will, he became one of Richmond’s greatest benefactors. To St. Joseph’s Orphanage, he left three million dollars, the largest bequest ever received by a Roman Catholic charity in the U.S. up to that time.

Richard J. “Dick” Tarrant, Jr.,

Coach Tarrant, the winningest Coach in University of Richmond Basketball history, and longtime Villa leader and supporter says about his planned gift:

“The way St. Joseph’s helps children in need touches our hearts. We all wish we could do more. Having the Villa in our estate plans enables Joan and me to increase our support beyond our present means. I thought it was the perfect solution.”

Kathleen Burke Barrett

Coach Tarrant, the winningest Coach in University of Richmond Basketball history, and longtime Villa leader and supporter says about his planned gift:

“The way St. Joseph’s helps children in need touches our hearts. We all wish we could do more. Having the Villa in our estate plans enables Joan and me to increase our support beyond our present means. I thought it was the perfect solution.”

Kathy Duke

Kathy first became involved with St. Joseph’s Villa in 2004 when she joined the Board of Trustees. Since then she has remained actively engaged as a donor and volunteer. Having a nephew with intellectual disabilities and behaviors on the autism spectrum, Kathy takes the Villa’s mission to heart, and has made a planned gift.

“Children are the most vulnerable in our society. Giving disadvantaged children a hand up in life is so important for our future. My wish is for them to gain their independence, and ultimately thrive. In doing so, they will have the opportunity to support someone on their journey.”

David Redmond

Coach Tarrant, the winningest Coach in University of Richmond Basketball history, and longtime Villa leader and supporter says about his planned gift:

“The way St. Joseph’s helps children in need touches our hearts. We all wish we could do more. Having the Villa in our estate plans enables Joan and me to increase our support beyond our present means. I thought it was the perfect solution."

Archway Society Members

The Archway Society is a group of forward-thinking philanthropists who have made estate provisions or planned gifts for the benefit of St. Joseph’s Villa.

  • Alan Ace*
  • Robert M. Atack*
  • Kathleen Burke Barrett
  • Mary J. Caliandro
  • John B. Catlett, Jr.
  • Norwood & Marguerite Davis
  • Major James H. Dooley*
  • Majorie E. Drumm*
  • Kathleen C. Duke
  • Elizabeth M. Fairchild*
  • Daniel Hopkins Gregg*
  • Catherine & Brantley Hathaway
  • David & Linda Huffine
  • Beverly Morgan-Williams*
  • Mary Temple Murrill*
  • Margaret A. Peple*
  • Pauline Powers*
  • David D. Redmond
  • Lora Robins*
  • Bobby & Alice Ross
  • Muriel A. Schapiro*
  • Julius E. Stumpf*
  • Most Reverend Walter F. Sullivan*
  • Richard J. “Dick” Tarrant, Jr.

Do you have the Villa in your estate plans?

If you have included St. Joseph’s Villa in your estate plans, please let us know so that we can thank you, ensure your philanthropic intent is honored, and count you among the members of the Archway Society. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact P.J. Shaver, CFRE, at 804.553.3220, or pshaver@sjvmail.net.

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