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Who We Are

Celebrating the victories - Recognizing the brave - Honoring the fallen

Virginians For Veterans (V4V) is a 501(c)(3) charity formed by a group of Richmond business leaders to raise funds for specific local and regional veteran support groups.  Over the past 12 years we have raised over $3,000,000 to aid our vets.

With your help, we can further our mission and continue to support those who have given us so much. Annually, our primary support is directed towards The Fisher House, Rick's Place, Operation Healing Forces and Liberation Veteran Services. Our remaining funds are used for the benefit of smaller requests from local military families in need and/or 501(c)(3) active/veteran charities within the the greater Richmond area.

All of the charities that we support return a minimum of 83% of donations to the troops.
100% of the operating expenses for V4V are paid directly by our directors.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families.

Virgians for Veterans has been classified under IRS section 501(c)(3) as a public charity. V4V cannot provide advice on the potential deductability of your gift. Please consult your tax advisor.

Success Stories!

Meet our national community ambassador

Brian-Lee Donarski a.k.a. Ski grew up in Roseau, Minnesota graduating from Roseau High School in 1987.  He enlisted and served 10 ½ years in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1998. On September 11, 2001, Ski waived his VA benefits, and ultimately re-enlisted in the United States Army in 2004.

Brian is the recipient of many awards and decorations for his service, including the Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge for his actions in combat. Ski utilizes golf as a source of healing and helping others through charity work. He has won many tournaments and placed successfully in others. Having success at the Warrior Open invitational hosted by President Bush in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is recognized with his true courage in George W. Bush’s book Portraits of Courage.

Brian’s involved with numerous non-profit charities.  He serves as the National Community Ambassador for Virginians For Veterans (V4V), mentors and conducts inspirational speeches which includes Hope For The Warriors, advocate for Military Service Initiative (MSI) at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Team43 among other organizations, and assists disabled children at specialized camps. These efforts directly support wounded service members, their families and children with special needs.

Success Stories!

Fundraising Facts

Our work to date



$3.1 Million



Operational cost covered by directors