Center Giving Societies

For over 60 years, The Center has worked to positively impact the well-being of older adults in our community through social engagement, civic engagement, volunteering, lifelong learning, and physical fitness. To recognize their essential role, members of The Center's giving societies receive special acknowledgement and benefits, including recognition in our annual report and invitations to round-table discussions and other special events. 

1180 Society

Leadership giving at The Center takes many forms, including participation in our 1180 Society. Named in honor of the home we built together at 1180 Pepsi Place in 1991, the 1180 Society is a circle of philanthropic leaders who have made outstanding personal commitments to the mission of The Center by making unrestricted gifts of $1,180 or more annually. Members of the 1180 Society are a driving force behind our programs.

Gifts may be made in monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual installments as well as through transfer of stocks, bonds or mutual funds.

To join the 1180 Society please contact Philanthropy Director Lynn Divers at 434.220.9745.

Sustainers Circle

The Sustainers Circle is a special group of friends who sustain the mission of The Center by making monthly contributions. Members of the Sustainers Circle provide crucial underwriting to promote healthy aging through social engagement, physical well-being, civic involvement, and lifelong learning.

Giving monthly is an easy way to support The Center. Your gift will be automatically charged each month to your credit or debit card, and you can change or cancel your monthly commitment at any time by contacting Philanthropy Manager, Anna Grey Hogan, or by calling (434) 220-9743.

As a Sustainers Circle member you will receive a yearly tax statement summarizing your annual giving.

To join the Sustainers Circle, click here or contact Anna Grey Hogan at 434.220.9743.

Robey Legacy Society

The Robey Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have named The Center as a beneficiary in their will, estate, financial plans, or other deferred gift arrangements.

The Society is named in tribute to Frances Jean Robey, who left her entire estate to The Center. Although Jean was not a Center member, she was touched by the stories a friend shared about The Center’s impact on her life and the community. Jean’s legacy and story inspires others to include The Center in their estate plans.

Planned gifts to The Center can be made in many forms. If you have named The Center as a beneficiary of your estate or if you are interested making a planned gift to The Center, please contact Executive Director Melanie Benjamin at 434.220.9744.