J. T. Edwards Legacy Society
LifeSpire of Virginia (formerly Virginia Baptist Homes) was founded in 1949 by Dr. John Thomas Edwards, then pastor at Culpeper Baptist Church. Through the years, we have grown to four campuses across Virginia, but Dr. Edwards’ vision lives on in the benevolent mission of the VBH Foundation.
The J. T. Edwards Legacy Society was established to honor his vision by recognizing donors who have made provisions in their estate plans to leave a gift to the Foundation that will help seniors who need financial assistance to live in a LifeSpire community. Throughout the year, members receive all publications and invitations available to every donor. In addition, Society members receive an annual invitation to meet with Trustees and LifeSpire leadership in a small group setting to ask questions and discuss the state of the organization.
Each year, a list of members of the Society is published in our annual report and exhibited in our communities. Members may choose to be anonymous or to be recognized with the names or wording of their choice.
To belong to the Society, you do not have to reveal the amount of your estate gift. Once you have added the VBH Foundation to your estate plans, you can notify us in writing of your intentions and you will be added to our list of visionaries.
Contact us by email at Pmorris@vbh.org or by mail:
Patricia S. Morris, MPA, CFRE
Vice President, VBH Foundation
3961 Stillman Parkway
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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