The Friends of the Foundation was started in 2017 to fund the administrative and operational costs of successfully running the Suffolk Foundation, ensuring that more unrestricted funds are available to use for community grants.

Become a Friend

To become a Friend of the Foundation, we ask that you make an annual gift of $100-$1,000 to our Friends of the Foundation Operating Fund. Gifts to the Operating Fund keep the Suffolk Foundation fiscally sound and will ensure the sustainability of our work in the community.

Those who wish to give at a higher level may want to consider the Next Step Campaign, our Operating Endowment campaign. See below.

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Next Step Participation Levels

Here are the participation levels for the Next Step Operating Endowment Campaign :

  • Take a Step = $1,000 – $10,000 (single gift or 3-year pledge)
  • Take a Jump = $10,001 – $25,000 (single gift or 3-year pledge)
  • Make a Leap = $25,001 – $50,000 (single gift or 3-year pledge)
  • Make a Bound = $50,001 and up (single gift or 3-year pledge)

Every donation helps us to build a better community!

The Suffolk Foundation is most appreciative of the following individuals and organizations, and proud to count them as our Friends

2020-2021 Friends of the Foundation

(names in bold/italics denote Sustaining Members of the Friends of the Foundation – those who have given annual Friends gifts since 2017)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baker, III
The Honorable and Mrs. Leroy Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Cabell Birdsong
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Birdsong
Mr. and Mrs. George Birdsong
Mr. and Mrs. McLemore Birdsong, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas BradshawMr. and Mrs. R. Scott Carr
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cross, III
Mr. and Mrs. John Eure, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Felton
C. Gerard and E. Diane Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. L. Taylor Harrell
Mr. and Mrs. Chet Hart
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Henderson, III
Mr. and Mrs. William Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Holly

Mr. and Mrs. Robert House, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. David Love
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Martin
Mr. John Monroe

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nurney, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Hunter Odom, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Pack
Mr. Charles Persons
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Raines, Jr.
The Honorable and Mrs. P. Ward Robinett
Mr. and Mrs. Marc J. Rosenberg
Mr. and Mrs. W. Corey Russell
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Scott
Mr. Henry Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Singleton
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Spain
Dr. Elizabeth Taraski and Mr Paul Fisher
Mrs. Elizabeth Turner
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Upton, III
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Webb
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Webb, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. James White
Margie and Mark Wiley
Mr. Win Winslow
Mr. John M. Woleben

2020 Friends of Foundation Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Cross III

2020 Corporate Friends of the Foundation

Birdsong Peanuts
Lawrence Trailer Service, Inc.
Nansemond Insurance Agency, Inc.
Taylor Orthodontics, PLCC

Next Step Donors

ADS Management Group
Atlantic Terrazzo Distributors, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barry, III
Birdsong Charitable Foundation
Birdsong Peanuts
Mr. and Mrs. George Birdsong
Butler Paper Recycling
Mr. and Mrs. James Butler, III
Mr. and Mrs. George Cornell
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cross, III
Ms. Lydia Duke
Mr. and Mrs. John Eure, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Farris, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Les Hall
Mr. and Mrs. O. Kermit Hobbs
Mr. and Mrs. David F. Host
Johns Brothers Security, Inc.
Mary and Louis Haddad Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. David Mitnick
Mr. John Monroe
Mr. Charles Persons
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pond, III
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Rauchenberger
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rawls
Mr. and Mrs. David Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Saunders
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Schaubach
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Singleton
Tile & Terrazzo, LLC
TowneBank Foundation
Mrs. Sarah Walden
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie White, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs Deran Whitney
Mr. B. J. Willie

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