Center Giving Societies

For over 60 years The Center has worked to positively impact the wellbeing of older adults in our community through social engagement, civic engagement, volunteering, lifelong learning and physical fitness To recognize their essential role, members receive special acknowledgement and benefits, including recognition in our annual report, 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 through transfer of stocks, bonds or mutual funds.

To join the 1180 Society, For more information about this important leadership group, please contact philanthropy director Melanie Benjamin at 434.220.9744. 

The 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 providing 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 Assistant Director Emily Evans 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 Emily Evans at 434.220.9743.

The Robey Legacy Society

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

The Society is named in tribute to Frances Jean Robey, who left her entire estate to our 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 philanthropy director Melanie Benjamin at 434.220.9744.