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Why Make a 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.”

–Richard J. “Dick” Tarrant, Jr., winningest Coach in University of Richmond Basketball history, longtime Villa leader and supporter.

A planned gift impacts the lives of the children and families we serve for generations to come. The Villa has endured nearly two centuries by adapting to meet the changing needs of children, families and the community. Our Endowment enables us to look beyond the immediate costs of programs and anticipate the needs of the future.

Since our doors first opened in 1834, we have relied on individual philanthropy to sustain our mission. We provide integrated support services to the most vulnerable and underserved children and families, every minute of every day. Your generosity will enable our doors to remain open long into the future.

An 1890s bequest funded the purchase of the Villa’s grounds, and a 1920s bequest built most of our buildings. These and other bequests have literally altered the course of the Villa’s history. Planned gifts today will set the course to the Villa’s future.

We invite you to learn about the lasting impact your planned gift will have at St. Joseph’s Villa, and how we can help you achieve your philanthropic goals. Please call Jenny Friar, Chief Advancement Officer, at 804-200-1618 or email for more information. All contacts are confidential.

Legal Language & Information

If you wish to name St. Joseph’s Villa in your estate plan, click here for legal information.

Methods of Giving

Bequests are the most popular way to make a planned gift, but there are others. Learn more about other simple methods of giving that can offer tax or estate advantages.

Archway Society

The Archway Society celebrates friends whose estate plans provide lasting support for children, youth, adults and families as they discover more hopeful futures at St. Joseph’s Villa.

Learn more about the members of the Archway Society and how you can join them in spanning lifetimes for stronger lives.

About the St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation

The St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation receives outright and planned gifts, and prudently invests and manages them to provide reliable funding that supports the Villa’s mission. The Foundation provides donors the opportunity to connect some of their life assets with the life-changing work of the Villa

Learn more about the Foundation and its board members.

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