Liberty is the founding ideal of our nation. And nowhere is the struggle to retain the individual rights and liberties granted to the colonists more vivid than at historic St. John’s Church. Here at the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775, Patrick Henry’s masterful argument summoned Americans toward independence with the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death.” In recognition of its significance to our heritage, St. John’s Church was declared a National Historic Landmark.
Our educational programs bring to life the dramatic protests that led to the American Revolution. A Richmond school teacher recently wrote that “when the guide told the students they occupied the space Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Richard Henry Lee and other famous Americans had occupied, the students were in awe!”
Your gift is meaningful and makes it possible to:
- Teach young Americans about the founding principles of democracy.
- Bring history to life through thrilling performances of Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech for students and adults.
- Preserve historic St. John’s Church, a unique, irreplaceable National Historic Landmark, as a tangible connection to the struggle to retain our individual rights and liberties and the founding of our nation.
- Contribute to the economic vitality of our region through heritage tourism.
Annual Fund Campaign
There are several levels of giving through which donors can support the mission of St. John’s Church Foundation. To contribute to the Annual Fund Campaign, you can download the form:
Please mail the form to:
St. John’s Church Foundation
2319 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
NEW!! You can now donate online and complete the transaction with your credit card or Paypal account through Paypal’s secure online payment gateway. You will receive an email receipt from both Paypal and the St. John’s Church Foundation. It’s easy and it’s green!
Endowment and Planned Giving
Gifts to St. John’s Church Foundation through your estate or directly to our Endowment Fund, ensure that you will have the satisfaction of contributing to the education of hundreds of students and improving the quality of life of the region, state, and the nation. Donors can be honored during their lifetimes for what they do, and they will leave behind a legacy of philanthropic support.
Charitable bequests can take a variety of forms. They can be made outright and specify either a certain amount or a percentage of your estate. They can be restricted to a specific purpose, and they can even be delayed if you believe one of your beneficiaries may need more support. To learn more about how you can provide a charitable bequest to St. John’s Church Foundation, download the pdf:
Volunteers Make a Difference
Volunteering with St. John’s Church Foundation is a fun and rewarding experience! We have volunteer opportunities to help out with our educational programs, summer reenactments, and in marketing. Download the Volunteer Form: