The mission of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond is to improve the quality of life for children in the metropolitan area of Richmond, Virginia by contributing the time and talents of the membership and the financial resources of the Club in an atmosphere of caring, service, fellowship, and learning.
The Club boasts approximately 175 members who meet at noon on Mondays at the Virginia Historical Society for fellowship, food and learning from a fantastic array of diverse speakers from our community and beyond. We support several long-term service projects with Richmond Public Schools and several established Richmond-area nonprofit organizations, and we also volunteer at community events like the Richmond Marathon and Monument Avenue 10K.
We welcome visitors or prospective members to attend an upcoming meeting; just email the Kiwanis office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 804-447-3769 so that we can arrange for someone from the Club to greet you at the meeting and show you our Kiwanis hospitality! You can also learn more about the Club by perusing our website (although, like most websites, it is a work in progress).
Below is a list of our Luncheon Lectures, service opportunities, and other events:
Chris Beach, Exec. Director, Relationship Foundation: Get Relational
Virginia Historical Society -
428 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA, 23220
November 27, 2017 -
12:00 to 13:20
A native Virginian, Chris spent the first part of his career teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. Inspired by his students, he coordinated fundraisers that helped shed light on the challenges they were facing. After several successful events, it led him out of the classroom and into the non-profit world. More than six years later, Chris draws from his experiences as an educator, a father to four boys and a loving husband to lead the Relationship Foundation of Virginia. In the short time with the agency he has received recognition as one of Style Weekly's Top 40 Under 40, graduated from the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program and was chosen for the Stettinius Outstanding Nonprofit Leader Award which allowed him to participate and graduate with his Executive Certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. If you didn't know him before, you do now.
The Relationship Foundation of Virginia, formerly First Things First of Greater Richmond, recognizes that the strength of our community and the future of our city lies in the health of the family.
When our families and relationships are healthy, life is richer and more fun. Without strong, lasting relationships, life can be harder, feel emptier and lead to more challenges – not only for us, but for our communities.
As our name suggests, Relationship Foundation of Virginia is dedicated to building the fundamental element of strong communities: healthy relationships and families.