Support Our Mission

Thanks to the generous support of LMR alumni, community partners, and local corporations, we are able to provide programs and opportunities for community leaders to connect with one another, to increase their understanding of key community issues, and to serve in an impactful manner in our region.


Individual Giving


You have a unique opportunity to make your contribution to LMR go 10% further by
donating through Birdies for Charity!!  This annual event runs now through October 18, 2020. 
Please consider making your gift now!

DONATE ONLINE (Mastercard, VISA, and American Express are accepted, credit card fees apply)

  • Click the link below and enter your donation amount (minimum donation of $25).
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  • Fill out the billing information form. Donations will be processed immediately.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from PGA TOUR Charities that will serve as a receipt for tax-deductions purposes. Gift charges will show as PGA Tour Charities on credit card statement.

DONATE BY CHECK -- Make your check out to PGA TOUR Charities Inc. and write (Leadership Metro Richmond) in the memo line (minimum donation of $25).

  • Mail checks to:

    Dominion Energy Charity Classic
    707 East Main Street, Suite 1025
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    Attn: Birdies for Charity  
  • PGA TOUR Charities Inc. will mail you a receipt for tax-deduction purposes.


  • Log into your Donor Connect portal and select PGA TOUR Charities Inc. for the grant recommendation.
  • Designate Leadership Metro Richmond in the grant purpose section and follow the prompts to complete the request.
  • Community Foundation for a greater Richmond will complete the request by mailing the donation check and grant memorandum to the Dominion Energy Charity Classic office.


* Donors aged 70.5 and older can donate funds from their annual required minimum distribution from an IRA account through Birdies for Charity.

  • Ask your IRA Fund Manager to issue a check in the desired amount to PGA TOUR Charities Inc. and designate Leadership Metro Richmond in the memo line.
  • Mail checks to:

    Dominion Energy Charity Classic
    707 East Main Street, Suite 1025
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Attn: Birdies for Charity

Join the Society of Leadership Advocates (SOLA)

SOLA honors our most generous benefactors, who give $500 or more each year.

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Become a Sustaining Leader

Use the online giving form to set up a recurring monthly gift. This is convenient and customizable, plus it allows us to count on your continuing support all year long!

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Make a One-Time Gift

LMR's purpose is to "transform community leaders". Your gift will help LMR continue to connect, educate, and engage leaders in serving the the Richmond region.

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Create a Lasting Legacy

Scholarship support ensures that diverse community leaders are given the opportunity to participate in LMR’s community leadership development program – Leadership Quest.

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Shop Using Amazon Smile

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to LMR. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

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Designate LMR on Your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card

Link your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card to the Leadership Metro Richmond Kroger Community Rewards account, and Kroger will donate a percentage of everything you spend on groceries to LMR every quarter.

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Sponsorship of LMR events and programs offers an exclusive opportunity to reach the most diverse audience of key leaders, increase visibility among top decision makers, and exhibit a commitment to our region’s leaders. If you would like to learn more about our corporate partnerships and event sponsorships, contact Myra Goodman Smith, President & CEO, to discuss how you can partner with LMR to support community leadership in RVA.

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series

October 13, 2020
November 3, 2020
November 17, 2020
Lora M. Robins Speaker Series is a community-wide, multi-part interactive speaker series that offers business, public, and nonprofit leaders valuable insights and practical knowledge from leading national and regional thought leaders.

LMR Spring Luncheon

This annual event celebrates the LMR network, leaders who are the pulse of our region. Over 200 graduates and guests attend with invitations reaching 2,000. The event features a keynote speaker and honors the recipients of the Ukrop Community Vision Award and the Servant Leader Award.

Leading Conversations: Best Practices in Facilitation

2021 Dates TBD
In partnership with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, LMR hosts a training for community leaders to learn and practice how to facilitate small group conversations.

Leadership Quest Recruitment Reception

Spring 2021
Get in front of the next wave of community leaders at one of our receptions for prospective Leadership Quest participants.

Board Connector

Fall Event: October 22, 2020
Spring Event: 2021 Date TBD
The Board Connector program is designed for mission-driven organizations who are seeking new board members and for community leaders seeking board service opportunities.

For more information about our event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Myra Goodman Smith at or by calling (804) 343-1500.

Corporate Partnerships

As a corporate partner with Leadership Metro Richmond, you will be advancing our mission of strengthening our region by connecting diverse leaders and preparing them to serve.

Please feel free to contact Myra Goodman Smith, President & CEO, to answer questions regarding the right partnership or to customize a proposal that is designed to serve your company’s interest and needs of our community in the best possible way. Email Myra at or call (804) 343-1500.

Corporate Partners

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