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

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 Lori O'Toole, Director of Development, to discuss how you can partner with LMR to support community leadership in RVA.

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series

April 28, 2020
May 13, 2020
June 9, 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

April 21, 2020
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.

Coaches RVA

Coaches RVA is a collaborative project with Partnership for the Future. LMR alumni serve as volunteer coaches to high potential students from challenging circumstances, providing guidance throughout their college experience. The program is designed to ensure student success and ultimate graduation from college. Coaching in a college environment provides role modeling for professional leadership and facilitates the development of competencies and stronger interpersonal skills.

Leading Conversations: Best Practices in Facilitation

February 7 & 21, 2020 and March 6, 2020
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 2020
Get in front of the next wave of community leaders at one of our receptions for prospective Leadership Quest participants.

Board Connector

Spring Event: March 25, 2020
Fall Event: 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 Lori O’Toole 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 Lori O’Toole, Director of Development, 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 Lori at or call (804) 343-1500.

Corporate Partners

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