Opportunities to make a meaningful impact.

With the business world rapidly evolving, creative thinking and innovation are in high demand. At the VCU School of Business, we prepare our graduates to invigorate companies, solve real-world problems, develop powerful connections and make an impact globally and locally.

Now is the time to invest in making this exciting vision a reality. By making a gift to the VCU School of Business Foundation, you’ll help us drive the future of business through the power of innovation.

Investors Circle

Investors Circle recognizes lead donors who generously support the VCU School of Business. These alumni, recent graduates, faculty, and community and business partners choose to invest in the school with a one-time or cumulative unrestricted gift to the School of Business Annual Fund, School of Business Merit Scholarship or Opportunity Scholarship Funds, or the Dean’s Impact Fund

Each year, members of Investors Circle are invited to participate in two or more events to recognize alumni, recent graduates, faculty and community and business partners.

Learn more about Investors Circle

How to give

Direct gifts

Make an immediate gift in three ways:

  • Mail: Send a check payable to the VCU School of Business Foundation to:

School of Business Foundation
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 843042
Richmond, VA 23284-3042

  • Phone: Call us at (804) 828-6552.

Payroll deduction

VCU employees can give directly from their paychecks. Sign up through the secure online form on the School of Business payroll deduction page or the Brandcenter payroll deduction page.      

Stock gifts

To give the VCU School of Business Foundation stock, let your broker know which holding you wish to give and provide them with the following information:

DTC Participant #2039
Account Title: VCU SOBF - Gift Clearing
Receiving Account #: FFC Truist Bank / Account #7045259
Donor Name:  Your name

Ask your broker to contact Truist Bank at (804) 782-7787 24 hours prior to confirm delivery of DTC-eligible security. Also notify Angela Waite at the VCU School of Business at

The gift date for tax purposes will appear on the receipt you receive from the foundation. Consult your tax adviser regarding the timing of any deduction you claim for a charitable gift.

To make a paper certificate stock gift or for securities not eligible for DTC delivery, contact Angela Waite at

Corporate matching gifts

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, visit VCU’s online matching gifts directory. Completed matching gift verification forms can be mailed to:

Virginia Commonwealth University
Gifts Processing
P.O. Box 843042
Richmond, VA 23284-3042

Planned gifts

You and your financial adviser can work with us to explore opportunities such as:

  • Life income gifts
  • Gift annuities
  • Pooled income funds
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Retained life estates
  • Donor advised funds
  • Bequests

To discuss planned giving opportunities, contact Ann Deppman at       

Corporate giving

The School of Business Foundation works closely with corporations to match them with their area of greatest interest. Contact Sandy Turnage at (804) 827-2007 or

Areas to Support

Annual Fund

Annual gifts are essential to running the School of Business, as they are unrestricted and can be used to support the areas of greatest need.

Here are some recent initiatives supported by annual fund gifts:

  • Black & Gold Academy events for career preparation
  • Headshots for students to use on LinkedIn 
  • Professional kits including resume paper, portfolio, business cards, etc.
  • Mindful Mornings workshops and podcasts
  • Skills assessment and coaching for student development
  • Visits from business executives in the classroom
  • International initiatives such as the International Consulting Program
  • Student scholarships


Scholarships make it possible for many deserving students to attend VCU and help attract the brightest students to the university. Endowed scholarships are created with a minimum $50,000 gift. The principal is invested and the interest of 4 percent is used each year for student support. These named, endowed scholarships last in perpetuity.

For information on scholarships, contact Katy Beisheim at

Support for faculty

Show your support for faculty with gifts to specific departments or programs. These can be annual, unrestricted gifts to the department, or established as an endowed faculty fund. Endowed faculty funds are used to support distinguished teachers and researchers in strategic areas of the university’s curriculum. The principal is invested and the interest of 4 percent is used each year for faculty support. These named, endowed funds last in perpetuity.

For information on endowments, contact Joey Broussard at

Giving News

Investors Circle: we asked, you responded, we listened

Investors Circle: we asked, you responded, we listened

Thursday, May 20

The School of Business recently surveyed 510 current and recent Investors Circle members as we considered changes to the donor society levels and benefits.

Spreading creativity through coffee, cooking and dance

Spreading creativity through coffee, cooking and dance

Thursday, March 5

School of Business creativity czar Elena Olson encourages faculty and staff to approach their industry in new ways.

Ting Xu endows VCU's inaugural Female Founders Speaker Series

Ting Xu endows VCU's inaugural Female Founders Speaker Series

Monday, February 10

Xu partnered with VCU to showcase entrepreneurial female role models to inspire female students to pursue their dreams.

Competition teaches students that it pays to be ethical (literally!)

Competition teaches students that it pays to be ethical (literally!)

Tuesday, December 3

Behind the scenes of VCU's second annual Ethics Competition.