Visionaries for Change

Visionaries for Change is a new giving circle of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Black business and civic leaders come together to leverage their donations to make the region better. They donate money to a pooled fund, and together they provide support for charitable causes in the Black community.

Why become a Visionary?

Develop solutions for Black communities, especially those experiencing economic distress. Leverage the power of endowment and collective philanthropy--the giving of time,expertise and resources.Invest in organizations that build a healthy community, increasing everyone’s opportunity for success.

Join Us

Founding Members - Leadership Circle

  • L. D. Britt, MD, MPH*
  • Tony Brothers and Kimberly Jenkins*
  • Kim and Valerie Brown*
  • Brittany Dortch*
  • Sharon and Bernard Goodwyn*
  • Sandra Lewis (Chair) and Lemuel Lewis*
  • Shirley Liverman*
  • Dr. Angela D. and Carl Reddix*
  • Audrey Settle*
  • F. Blair and Jane S. Wimbush*
  • Randy Williams (Vice-Chair) and DeAnne Williams*

Founding Members - Individuals and Couples

  • Hon. Angelia Allen*
  • Gilbert T. Bland*
  • James and Keisha Brown*
  • Kimberly Michelle Brown*
  • LaKeisha and Don Carey III*
  • Nan and Gary Edgerton
  • Robin Foreman-Wheeler*
  • Maurice Jones and Lisa Smith*
  • Robert and Elsie Goodrum*
  • Hon. Jimmy Gray*
  • Anthony Jones*
  • Kevin and Shevette Jones
  • Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols*
  • U.S. Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott*
  • Lateacia and Terard Sessoms*
  • Hon. Jerrauld Jones and Hon. Lyn Simmons*
  • Dr. Linda Kirkland-Harris*
  • Sharon and James Harrington III*
  • Shannel Lundy and Kieara Lundy*
  • Angela M. Mercer, MD*
  • Mavis and Wayne McKenley*
  • Fredericka and Gabriel Morgan Sr.*
  • Cherise and Richard Newsome Jr.*
  • Jesse and Barbara Oden*
  • Rosa Oden*
  • Vivian Oden*
  • Dwight and Jennell Riddick*
  • Ruth Rose*
  • Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond*
  • Dr. Hope Sinclair*
  • Kevin and Wanda Turpin*
  • Dr. Kawanna Ward*
  • Dr. Yvette B. Williams*
  • Dr. Edith G. White*
  • Maria P. Williams-Giddens*
  • Martha Williams*

*Denotes Founding Member

Join Us

(If you do not want to sign-up online, then download this form and mail it to us at Hampton Roads Community Foundation, 101 W. Main Street, Suite 4500, Norfolk, VA 23510.)

Leadership Level: $5,000 annually (Three-Year Commitment):

  • Invitation to an exclusive event with an Insider’s Briefing
  • Development of grant guidelines and make grant decision
  • Black Philanthropy Month ambassador
  • Selection of volunteer activities with area nonprofits
  • Recruitment of philanthropic leaders
  • Recognition on website and publications
  • Access to online giving portal
  • Recognition on website and publications

Individuals: $1,000 annually and Couples $1,500 annually

(Three-Year Commitment for all levels):

  • Invitation to Black Philanthropy Month activities
  • Participation in grantmaking process
  • Opportunity to volunteer with area nonprofits
  • Recognition on website and publications

Ways to pay:

  • With a check payable to Hampton Roads Community Foundation
  • By credit card online here
  • With securities(e.g. stocks, bonds or mutual funds)
  • With Individual Retirement Account
  • Through my donor-advised fund

Meet some of the Founding Members and learn why they joined Visionaries for Change.