In November, approximately 200 of VMP’s founders, supporters, program partners, and friends gathered at the Hofheimer Building in Scott’s Addition in Richmond for a cocktail reception to celebrate VMP’s 25th anniversaryand to recognize “Champions of Mentoring” – longstanding partners and supporters who have made significant contributions to the mentoring movement over VMP’s history, including founders, board members, staff, trainers, partner organizations, and donors .
The evening featured a variety of celebratory treats for guests, including appetizers, cocktails, music, desserts, and a wine pull raffle. The program included remarks from David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
, and a heartfelt presentation from former VMP staff member Bekah Kendrick and her mentee, Madelaine. Click here to check out photos from the evening
, courtesy of Taylor Dabney Photography. VMP would like to extend many thanks to our variety of corporate, professional, in-kind, and individual sponsors, board members, vendors, and staff for their support and efforts in making this milestone event so memorable.
Since 1993, VMP has trained more than 40,000 mentors for young people and has delivered services and support to more than 800 organizations in every region across the commonwealth. We are deeply grateful for our champions who have helped elevate Virginia Mentoring Partnership to a statewide organization, building capacity, promoting quality and raising awareness of youth mentoring.
Thank you to our corporate partners for helping to make this a special event!