“The power of your giving is amplified in Innsbrook because of the many great venues we have for successful event presentations. So far through November 2017, over $1.5 million has been raised for local charities. 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 2017 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 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
For the second year in a row, Capital Ale House helped to bring the Taste of Virginia festival (TOVA) to Innsbrook. Also for the second year in a row, TOVA was a one of a kind event with good food, delicious wine, craft beer, margaritas, great music, and a grand fireworks finale!
All those in attendance on July 1 were winners but several of the restaurants were given special recognition. Taking the premier prize, “Taste of Virginia”, was Nacho Mama’s with the best tacos and margaritas around. Taking home “Le Chic Suite” was Richmond Marriott, and winning both “Best Presentation” and “Virginia’s Sweetest” was River City Chocolates with their addicting cheesecake. The final award, “People’s Choice Award” was hard fought for and in the end Richmond Marriott took the gold. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for voting for the People’s Choice Award!
Think someone else should have won? Show your support for them by visiting their restaurants when you’re out and about. In case you’re craving the delicious food from the festival, here is a list of the wonderful restaurants that helped to support this event: Continental Divide, Elephant Thai, Gelati Celesti, Gregory’s Grill, Grapevine, The Halligan Bar and Grill, Kona Ice, Nacho Mama’s, River City Chocolates, Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Strawberry Street Café, Two Kings Concessions, Tarrant’s West, and Whole Foods Market.
For those who were unable to make Taste of Virginia, or left before the end, here’s what you missed. Heated corn hole competitions in front of the Capital Ale House booth, a high flying bounce house for the kids, wonderful music from Whiskey Rebellion, Soul Expressions turning the field into a dance floor, and Silver Bullets leading the count down to the best fireworks in town. Thank you to all those who graced this event with your presence and persevered through the sweltering heat.
A hearty thank you to our volunteers. More than 200 people from our community came out and helped us put on this event, including folks from the Rotary Club of Innsbrook and other areas, Key Club of Deep Run High School, Innsbrook After Hours volunteers, Christmas Mother, Innsbrook Foundation and our charity partner, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). They came out and gave their time, talent and sweat equity to make sure attendees received a generous helping of extraordinary customer service. We are grateful for our volunteers who continually create great experiences for the people who attend the many events that are presented by the Innsbrook Foundation throughout the year.
We would be remiss if we did not thank every amazing sponsor that made this event possible. Thank you to Capital Ale House, Whole Foods Market, Highwoods Properties, RTS Labs, LLC, Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Chesapeake Bank, Colliers International, Silver Diner Innsbrook, Markel Corporation, Brown’s Distributing, Commonwealth Bookkeeping Services, TowneBank, Le Bleu, Michael & Son Restoration, MLH Asset Management, Bacon Insurance, Brightview, Green Top, Summit Media, Style Weekly and NBC 12.
We were so fortunate and honored to make a donation to our TOVA charity partner, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). In total, $14,022 was raised on behalf of NMSS.
Thanks to all the sponsors:
Congratulations to Markel Corporation on being named “The Third Stock to Reach $1,000 This Year” by the Wall Street Journal on July 3, 2017.
Markel Corporation is one of Innsbrook’s initial startup companies, around since 1986 that helped shape Innsbrook’s future, to become named one of Richmond’s Fortune 500 companies in 2016. Today, Markel can seem like a complex organization, but their main operation is insurance with 60 offices in 20 countries, and to think it all started right here in Innsbrook. We would like to recognize Markel on reaching another milestone as a part of the Innsbrook Community.
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.
READ MORE about Beckett’s story.
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?
-Henrico County Community News
-Innsbrook Community News
-Safety and security awareness
Who Is Invited To Attend
-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
Many Hands Make Light Work
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!