FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION

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

2019 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)

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Aston, Jr.
Mrs. Nita Bagnell
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baker, III
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barclay, IV
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barlow, Sr.
Mrs. Maxine Barnett
Mr. Patrick Belcher
Mr. and Mrs. Cabell Birdsong
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Birdsong
Mr. and Mrs. George Birdsong

Mr. and Mrs. McLemore Birdsong, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. McLemore Birdsong, III
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Birdsong, III
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bradshaw
The Honorable and Mrs. Richard Bray

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Brown
Mr. and Mrs. James Butler, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott Carr

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Claud
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Council

Ms. Sandra Councill
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coxe
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cross, III
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cross, IV
Mr. Hugh Cross and Dr. Lynn Cross
Nancy J. Cross and W. Vincent Pair, Jr.
The Honorable and Mrs. E. Dana Dickens, III
Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Distasio, II
Linda and Michael Doland

Jessica and Chad Drake
Ms. Thomasine Draper
Ms. Lydia Duke
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Duman

Mr. and Mrs. Kittrell Eberwine, III
Mr. and Mrs. David Eure
Mr. and Mrs. John Eure, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Felton
Ms. June Fleming
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gartman

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Gersbach
Ms. Dawn Glynn
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Greene
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gutshall
Drs. Whitney and Ryland Gwaltney

Mr. and Mrs. James Habel, III
Mr. and Mrs. L. Taylor Harrell
Mrs. Pearl Harrell
Richard Harrell and Nora Butler
Mr. and Mrs. Chet Hart
Mr. Robert Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Henderson, III
Mr. and Mrs. Pretlow Henderson
Mr. and Mrs. William Hill
Col. Lula Holland, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert House, Jr.
Mr. Edward King
Mr. and Mrs. David Love
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Martin
The Honorable and Mrs. James Mathews

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Minnix
Mr. John Monroe
Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Naismith
The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Nelms
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nurney, Jr.
Ms. Cheryl O’Connor

Mr. and Mrs. H. Hunter Odom, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Pack
Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Payne
Mr. Charles Persons
Mr. and Mrs. Christaan Pond

Mrs. Lila Pretlow
Mrs. Mabel Raines
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Raines, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Rauchenberger
The Honorable and Mrs. P. Ward Robinett
Dr. and Mrs. Dixon Rollins

Mr. Clint Rudy
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Sasser

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Schaubach
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Scott
Mr. Henry Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Spain
C. Gerard and E. Diane Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Towler
Mrs. Elizabeth Turner

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Upton, III
Mrs. Sarah Walden
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Webb
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Webb, Sr.
Rev. Gillian Weighton

Margie and Mark Wiley
Mr. Win Winslow

2019 Friends of Foundation Sponsors

ABNB Federal Credit Union
ADS Management Group

Allfirst
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Birdsong
Birdsong Peanuts
Cross Realty
Mr. and Mrs. O. Kermit Hobbs
Mr. and Mrs. David Host

Mary and Louis Haddad Foundation
Scott Bradshaw & Rawls, P.C.

Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Inc.
Wanchese Fish Co. (In Kind sponsor)
Mr. and Mrs. Joby Webb

2019 Corporate Friends of the Foundation

Cornerstone Private Practice, P.C.
Heriford and Heriford, D.D.S., P.C.
Hook Law Center, P.C.
Identity Marketing & Promotional LLC
Lawrence Trailer Service, Inc.
LW Lawn Service
Nansemond Insurance Agency, Inc.
Nansemond Pre-Cast Concrete Co.

Sound Anesthesia Care, LLC
Suffolk Iron Works

Next Step Donors

Allfirst
Atlantic Terrazzo Distributors LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barry, III
Birdsong Charitable Foundation
Birdsong Peanuts
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Birdsong
Mr. and Mrs. George Birdsong
Butler Paper Recyling
Mr. and Mrs. James Butler, III
Dr. 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 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

2018 Friends of the Foundation Event Photos