News & Updates

The Amazing Raise 50/50 Early Bird Challenge – Let’s do it!!

We need your help to win the 50/50 Early Bird Challenge.  Starting at 6 a.m., Wednesday, September 17, the first 15 organizations to receive 50 unique gifts of $50 or more will receive a grant prize of $2,500!!  If you are up at that early, please make your donation at 6 a.m. sharp.  Tomorrow we will post the link that will take you directly to our donation page for The Amazing Raise.

If you are not an early bird, we would still appreciate your donations of $50 or more throughout the 36-hours.  To find out more about The Amazing Raise, go to https://theamazingraise.org/.  Thank you in advance!

Four Days to Go Until The Amazing Raise!!

amazingraise-1406833799_8063-amazing-raise-high-res-logo-signThe Amazing Raise is only 4 days away and we look forward to this 36 hour “give-a-thon.” I hope you read all about it in our fall Gray Matters.  The biggest question tied to The Amazing Raise is always, “What is a unique gift?”  Let me explain.

A unique gift is a donation of $50 or more made by one individual. For example, if Mr. Smith and his wife donate $100 on one credit card for both, it only counts as one unique gift. But, if Mr. Smith donates $50 on his credit card and then Mrs. Smith donates $50 on her credit card, it counts as two unique gifts.  The goal is to get as many different people as you can to donate.  And once you have made your donation of $50 or more, you are counted as one unique gift and will not be counted again if you make another donation during The Amazing Raise.  So in general, it is a whole bunch of different people donating unique gifts to the organization of their choice.  And we hope that you choose The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond.

These unique gifts count towards prizes of grant money given by the Community Foundation throughout the 36 hours. Follow this link to see the list of prizes:  https://theamazingraise.org/#prizes.

So get your whole family involved, like I did. If they have a credit card, their donation can be counted as a unique gift too!  There will be a direct link to The Shepherd’s Center’s donation page here on our website that will be active at 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 17th.  You can find out more about The Amazing Raise at www.theamazingraise.org.

If you have any questions, please post them here, e-mail me at jadams@TSCOR.org or call me at 355-7282.  Let’s have an amazing, Amazing Raise!     – Julie

New slate of officers and new board members for our new year!

We are in the Metro Business section of the Times-Dispatch today…announcing new officers and new board members.  The online copy has no pictures but the print copy does – take a look!  Following is the announcement:

New officers of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond are: president, Ralph H. Graner; vice president, Suzanne P. Wiltshire; secretary, Penny Dorschel; treasurer, Sally Youngs; and immediate past president, Art Gunlicks. New board members are: Kenneth Hoen, Grayson Miller and Bernie Henderson.

New Executive Director Appointed

Julie Adams-Buchanan

The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Adams-Buchanan as its Executive Director. Julie has had the position of coordinator of volunteer services at the Center for the past six years, interviewing prospective clients and overseeing the hundreds of volunteers who provide transportation and other help for seniors.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors I am delighted to welcome Julie as our new Executive Director,” said Board President Art Gunlicks. “She brings a great deal of experience in the area of volunteer services and is enthusiastic about the Shepherd’s Center and the people we serve. We look forward to her leadership in the years ahead.”

Bill Blake article in the RTD!

One of our wonderful volunteer teachers (and past president and board member) was featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch this last Saturday. We love Bill Blake, who has written The Shepherd’s Center a couple of his great songs (one of which we have on video – to be posted at a later date – grin!).  Take a look at the article:

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/vcu-professor-emeritus-mix-of-preacher-and-teacher/article_0a398e2d-f3d8-5697-b34a-1ac1aa7557f3.html