Building an Active Future Campaign

Building an Active Future is Sports Backers’ 2017-2022 Development Campaign focused on inspiring and creating a more active community for everyone in the greater Richmond community.  Sports Backers is looking to raise $2.5 million in multi-year pledges. An investment in the Building an Active Future campaign will benefit the region by:

  • Expanding economic impact of sports tourism through Sports Backers owned and operated events and other organizations’ athletic events supported by Sports Backers
  • Continuing advocacy to significantly increase the amount of bike and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Increasing accessible fitness programs in underserved communities
  • Strengthening active living partner network in the region

A strategic gift to the Building an Active Future campaign provides residents of Greater Richmond with access to safe and affordable active living opportunities. As a result, our region will be a healthier and more vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Any gift to Sports Backers during this Fiscal Year (prior to July 1, 2018) will count towards the campaign. For more information about the Building an Active Future campaign, please contact Will Dixon, Director of Sponsorship and Development, at [email protected] or 804.285.9495 x233

Special thanks to the following foundations, individuals, companies, and jurisdictions who have already committed to Building an Active Future.

Building an Active Future Donors
Benjamin & Maureen Ackerly
Altria Companies Employee Community Fund
Anthem Foundation
Brittney Antozzi
Apex Systems
Ashton Armistead
Brad Armstrong
The Robert Leroy Atwell and Lucy Williams Atwell Foundation
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Susan & Padraic Baxter
BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
The Beirne Carter Foundation
Dave & Amelia Belde
Bill & Lauri Berry
Norbert M. Bliley
Liz & Bob Blue
Bon Secours Health System
J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.
Turner & Andrea Broughton
Tom & Daisy Byrd
The Cameron Foundation
Capital One
Megan & Nick Capito
Chesterfield County
City of Richmond
Andy & Jennifer Clark
Kelly & Danny Clark
Tammy Clements
Commonwealth Event Company
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia
Earl Cox
Bryan & Kay Cram
Paul & Jennifer Croston
Cushman & Wakefield |Thalhimer
Beverley M. Dew
Brie and Will Dixon
Dominion Payroll Services
Draper Aden
EnTrust Records Management
John Fergusson
Woody & Susan Fowler
Don & Betsy Garber
Suzanne Gardner
Daniel A. Gecker & Elizabeth A. Gibbs
Matt & Kirsti Goodwin
Lawrence & Freddie Gray
Roy & Charlotte Grier
GroundForce IT
Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust
County of Hanover
Rob & Gloria Hargett
The Wilbur Moreland Havens Charitable Foundation
Henrico County
Faith & O. Hecht
Henrico County
J.R. & Candy Hipple
Hirschler Fleischer
Hourigan Construction
Mary Catherine Hoyt & Robbie Kemp
Hunton & Williams
Shannon & Tyler Hutchens
Marcos & Adrienne Irigaray
John Randolph Foundation
Molly Johnson
Susan & Lennart Freeman
Ron & Dorothy Jaeckle
Darius A. Johnson
Joy & Reggie Jones
Nancy Jo & Chris Kantner
Kemper Family Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
Dick Kemper
Burke & Gay King
Courtlin & Chaney LaReau
Christopher Little & Victoria Goodloe
Gillian & Jon Lugbill
Luke Family Fund
David Lyons
Chris Mackay
Lenora Mariner
Markel Corporation
The Steven and Katherine Markel Foundation
Massey Foundation
John L. McElroy III
Boodie McGurn
Memorial Foundation for Children
Mark Merhige
Lauren & Blake Millard
Robin & Barry Newland
NewMarket Corporation
Sam & Heather Mintz
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Mary Lloyd & Randy Parks
James A. Paul III
Courtney Moates Paulk
P.D. Brooks Traffic Control
Mr. and Mrs. Cotesworth Pinckney
Mr. and Mrs. E. Bryson Powell
Mark & Maria Purcell
Retail Merchants Association
Brian & Andi Redmond
Lin Rehak
Dee Ann & Jim Remo
RCS Moving
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Richmond Region Tourism
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Walter & Susan Robertson
Robins Foundation
G.M. Rosenthal
Doug & Carrie Roth
Bill & Pam Royall
S.B. Cox, Inc.
Dan Schmitt
Scott & Karen Schricker
Megan & Wilson Schultz
Sidney Buford & Susan Bailey Scott
Rosemary & Cullen Seltzer
Shamin Hotels
Ken Shepard
Sledd Family Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
Ashlee & Travis Snider
Don & Pia Steinbrugge
Mary Gray & Wally Stettinius
Beth & Buck Stinson
Barry & Elizabeth Taylor
Ethan Tobin
Trowser Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
Jim & Bobbie Ukrop
Jayne & Bobby Ukrop
Rob & Shannon Ukrop
Ted & Katie Ukrop
Ukrop’s Threads
Universal Leaf
UPS Foundation
VHB, Inc.
Tom Vozenilek & Betty Baugh Harrison
Anne Waleski
Lee & Margie Warfield
MaryLou & Stan Wellman
Wells Fargo
Chrissy Wengloski
Taffy & Greg Williams
Lindsay & Coley Wortham
Worth Higgins & Associates
Sam Young
Ken Zaslav & Erica Mindes