St. Paddy’s Palooza and St. Baldrick’s Event Update!
Here is a picture of Team Highwoods at the St. Baldrick’s Charity Event. Steve Lacey, Steve Winfree, Brian Menditto, and Joey Menditto
Congratulations to Team Highwoods and all who came out to Innsbrook’s annual St. Paddy’s Palooza benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on March 18! Also, we thank and recognize every volunteer, sponsor and shavee who helped the event to be such a success. We raised much needed funds that will go a long way for research through this day of fun for the whole family, rooted in a great cause with The St. Baldrick’s Foundation as our charity partner. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and giving survivors long and healthy lives.
We would like to recognize and thank everyone who volunteered to be “shavees” for the event to bring the slogan, “Going Bald For A Cure,” to life. These volunteers collected donations for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support cancer research. In exchange for the funds, volunteers agreed to have their heads shaved to show solidarity with children who lose their hair during cancer treatment.
There are many children and families in our area affected by cancer, like Beckett Wyatt, who was honored at this year’s St. Paddy’s Palooza.
Growth continues in Innsbrook’s Central Business District with the recent announcement that Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners signed a 135,000 square foot lease with Virginia Premier Health Plan Inc., a managed care insurance organization owned by VCU Health, set to occupy the entire Liberty Plaza II building at 10800 Nuckols Road.
With the announcement of this lease, Innsbrook is extending its healthcare-related footprint. This healthcare nonprofit has ties to VCU, and is extending its downtown operations to Innsbrook. Welcome Virginia Premier Health Plan Inc. and VCU to the Innsbrook landscape. Scheduled for move in 2017.
The Safety Alliance Meeting usually takes place on the second Thursday of every month from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. However, once each quarter, it will be held on the first Thursday of the month as a lunch meeting from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All meetings are FREE. See details, information and special dates below.
Why Do We Meet? -Information sharing
-Henrico County Community News
-Innsbrook Community News
-Safety and security awareness
Who Is Invited To Attend -Property managers
-Human resource managers
-Neighborhood association members
-Property owners or designers
Topics For Discussion -Safety and security in Innsbrook and Henrico County
-Fire Department services
-Emergency preparedness plans
-Henrico County administration
-Allied universal security—trends/tips
-Current events impacting safety/security/roads
Morning meetings (8 a.m. – 9 a.m.) -Second Thursday of each month
-Location: 4600 Cox Road Salon A
-Breakfast treats to be served
Lunch meetings (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
-Location: 4600 Cox Road Salon A
-March 2nd – Credit Card Skimmers: Allied Universal/Henrico Police Department
-June 1st – Allied Universal/Henrico Emergency Management
-September 7th – Henrico Conty Public Works/Roads
-November 2nd – Holiday Season Tips; Allied Universal/Henrico Police Department
Communications And Marketing Venues -Innsbrook.com and iTimes
-Security meet and greets
-Property management organizations
-Human resource organizations
-Small business organizations
-Henrico County News
-Home owners associations
“The power of your giving is amplified in Innsbrook because of the many great venues we have for successful event presentations. Throughout 2016, over 70 events took place in Innsbrook and 2.2 million dollars were raised for local charities”
The spirit of giving back has been an integral part of Innsbrook’s culture from the beginning. We send out a big thank you to all of the Innsbrook Foundation’s extended partners, volunteers, event staff, board members, and all of those who have been involved as our 2016 sponsors. It is through their generous support that the foundation is capable of launching so many worthwhile events that contribute to community causes. Because of our sponsors, we are able to give back and contribute to causes greater than ourselves.
The Innsbrook Foundation is a non-profit organization that is excited to present the many 2016 charities that benefitted from Innsbrook’s spirit of giving.
• St. Baldrick’s Foundation
• Young Life – Richmond West End
• United Nation of Organ Sharing
• Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
• VCU’s Parkinson and Movement Disorder Center
• National Multiple Sclerosis Society
• Virginia Tech Richmond Alumni Scholarship Fund
• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
• Autism Society
• March of Dimes
• American Cancer Society
• Jack and Abby Neonatal Foundation
• Henrico Christmas Mother
• St. Joseph’s Villa
• Special Olympics Virginia
• American Diabetes Foundation
• Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
• National Alliance on Mental Illness
• Kidney Foundation
• Alzheimer’s Association
• Toys for Tots
Estimated amount raised for charities in Innsbrook: $2,233,241.
With the adage in mind that “many hands make light work,” we journeyed into the uncharted territory of renovating the Innsbrook Foundation Office to create an atmosphere that would better reflect the rich history and pristine beauty of Innsbrook. Our adventure quickly proved to be an extraordinary opportunity to tell Innsbrook’s story through the introduction of elm accent walls representing the elm trees that once lined the entrance of Innsbrook. These unique walls now provide a creative anchor for the reclaimed lettering from the original Innsbrook monument sign. Lining other walls are photos of the signature events of Innsbrook that help us bring the members of our community together and partner with generous sponsors and local charities that benefit from these events.
We have many to thank for our beautiful, new home. Hank Robertson, Director of Operations for Highwoods Properties, worked tirelessly to create a plan and layout for the new offices. With the assistance of Planning and Design Manager, Christie Terry and Interior Designer, Kayla Newton, the Highwoods Design Gallery was able to innovate our work space into a more functional, brighter and more up-to-date and professional environment. Without Hank’s and Christie’s donation of time and talent, the renovation would simply not have been possible. Heartfelt thanks also to Bruce Kay, Vice President of Markel Corporation, for the provision of a temporary work space during the renovation and the generous donation of beautiful glass framing and furniture to the office. Special thanks to Joanne Miller, Account Manager for Shaw Contract Group for their generous donation of handsome commercial flooring for the entire office suite. The carpet and tiles provide a professional yet stylish interior for our suite. We also received a flat screen television from Carter Marchant, General Manager of Hilton Garden Inn, which put a nice finishing touch on our new board room. Elm wrap around on the reception desk, elm accent walls and an endless waterfall elm table for the board room were all designed and created through a most amazing donation of time and talent from Hank Robertson and Tim Jancsics of Highwoods Properties. Their master carpentry skills added a unique flavor to our office that will leave you breathless! Come visit us so we can create meaningful partnerships with you for the new year! Many thanks to the Innsbrook Foundation Board and staff members who came together to paint during the renovation: Carter Marchant, Bruce Kay, Dave Cummings, Brian Menditto, Patricia Hogan, Matthew Turner, Sandy Kuhn, Jeffrey Tuck, and Sharhonda Scott, Director of Security for Allied Universal Patrol at Innsbrook.
The foundation of our partnerships and friendships can make amazing things happen for all of us in the new year!
Wishing you and yours the special joys of the holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Gear up for the upcoming Innsbrook After Hours concert series. Innsbrook After Hours is Central Virginia’s premier outdoor concert series. Running from May to October, the concert series has at least 22 concerts each year. Buy a season pass and enjoy outdoor concerts all season long. The upcoming 2016 concert schedule is bigger and better than ever.
See the growing schedule and purchase tickets for your favorite concert here!
Exciting things are coming to the Innsbrook Shoppes! This Spring, the Shoppes are teaming up with BeSocial Richmond for a cornhole league and bar game night. We can’t get enough cornhole! For more info be sure to check out www.BeSocialRichmond.com.
It’s All About Caring, Sharing & Giving Around The Holidays
The Innsbrook Foundation is grateful to be partnering with all our 2015 sponsors and over 250 volunteers. We work hard to appeal to the business networking, wellness, education, recreation and social needs of the community. By partnering with local charities and procuring community and corporate sponsors, we are able to create a critical connection with the Innsbrook Greater Richmond community. A heartfelt Holiday thank you to all our 2015 foundation sponsors.
We are thankful for the many helpful hands in the form of sponsors, the many charitable initiatives, hundreds of volunteers, event staff and supportive Innsbrook board that work behind the scenes through both large and small contributions that come together to make a huge impact. Together as a community, we have raised $1,762,288 in 2015 for charity. And that’s the best “Thank You” card we could imagine.