Thank You to Our Supporters
As a nonprofit organization, St. Mary’s looks to the community for annual support. State and federal funding offsets part of the cost of caring for St. Mary’s residents, but private donations are essential. The Home receives contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations and also is a certified United Way Agency (CFC #10064). Below are just some of the generous supporters that help the children and young adults of St. Mary’s Home.
Dominion invests in communities through programs, volunteer activities and charitable giving, primarily in the states where it provides electricity and natural gas. Dominion is also a long-term supporter of St. Mary’s Home, and recently gave two grants to assist with construction of the Albero House for adults.
St. Mary’s Home has received two Quality of Life Grants from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation — the first for a computerized pressure mapping seating system to help prevent skin-pressure problems and the second for an augmentative communication device to facilitate communication for academic and social purposes.
Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation has been supporting St. Mary’s since 2008 beginning with funding new equipment for our playground; click here to read about the dedication of the playground. We Promise Foundation is currently the sole sponsor of our children’s summer experience with Camp Horizon, a program run by The Up Center on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College.
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation inspires philanthropy and transforms the quality of life in southeastern Virginia. As a regional leader, the Foundation focuses on community needs and initiatives, and impacts the region through strategic grants, scholarships, and high impact philanthropy. St. Mary’s Home has received several grants from the Foundation, including a leadership gift toward construction of the Albero House for adults.
The Amerigroup Foundation works to create healthy communities by fostering access to care, encouraging safe & healthy children and families & promoting community improvement & healthy neighborhoods. This year, the Foundation contributed to local organizations, including St. Mary’s Home, whose goals are aligned with the Company’s mission to serve the financially disadvantaged, seniors & people with disabilities. The Foundation also has sponsored St. Mary’s annual reports.
Portfolio Recovery Associates, ranked in Forbes’ 100 Best Small Companies in America, supports St. Mary’s Home and our mission through funding, through having a presence at our events and by engaging us in their successful United Way campaign. Portfolio Recovery Associates also is the sole sponsor of our 2012 newsletters.
Sentara & the Sentara Health Foundation make a difference to organizations that share the mission of improving the health of the Hampton Roads community. Sentara Healthcare has a long, proud history of providing quality care & investing in the creation of healthy environments, by reaching beyond our hospitals, medical offices & other sites. Sentara made a leadership gift to support construction of The Albero House for adults with disabilities & also is one of our top supporters in the United Way community campaign.
Dominion Enterprises is a media & information services company for the automotive & commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental & employment industries. The affiliated Landmark Media Enterprises & Landmark Foundation specialize in cable television, broadcast television an print & internet publishing. Dominion & Landmark have been long-term donors to St. Mary’s, in particular for construction of The Albero House for adults & the children’s home.