Ways to Give

Make a gift. Change a life.

Everyone deserves a chance at a happy and purposeful life. Yet people with intellectual disabilities face doubt, barriers and low expectations.

For many, Special Olympics is the only place where they find an opportunity to participate in their communities, develop belief in themselves, and feel like champions.

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Give Monthly and Make a Difference

Special Olympics training and competitions happen every day. Monthly giving is easy, convenient and will make a difference all year long. Sign up for monthly giving here.

Tributes & Memorial Gifts

Celebrate a friend or pay tribute in memory of a loved one with a donation to Special Olympics in their name. Tribute and memorial gifts can be made by completing and mailing this form or through our secure, online giving portal.

 Gifts of Stocks & Bonds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization. You can accomplish this by contacting Roy Zeidman for instructions on how you can transfer stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to Special Olympics Virginia or download our easy-to-use form here.

Bequests & Estate Gifts

Consider including Special Olympics in your estate plans and make a lasting impact. For more information, visit our planned giving page, or contact Roy Zeidman, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Development, at rzeidman@specialolympicsva.org or 804.726.3022, for more information.

Donate by Mail

Please complete this form to make your donation, and mail it to:
Special Olympics Virginia
3212 Skipwith Road, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23294

Donate by Phone

Contact us by phone to make your secure contribution to Special Olympics Virginia toll-free at 1.800.932.4653. For Corporate donations, contact Katie Botha, Vice President of Development & Communications, at kbotha@specialolympicsva.org or 804.726.3024, or for Individual gifts, contact David Thomason, Vice President of Advancement, dthomason@specialolympicsva.org or 804.726.3033.

Personal Fundraising

Use our firstgiving fundraising portal to set up your personalized fundraising page and reach out to friends encouraging them to support your favorite charity. Questions about starting your own online fundraiser? Contact Aliza Tekavec, Development & Donor Experience Manager, at atekavec@specialolympicsva.org or 804.726.3031.

Double Your Impact with Matching Gifts

Many companies will match your contributions to charity. See if your employer will match your gifts to Special Olympics Virginia. Contact Kim D’Errico, Vice President of Finance and Administration, kderrico@specialolympicsva.org, for more information or to submit paperwork to confirm your match-eligible gift.

   Workplace Giving

Many employers offer payroll deduction contributions to charities. It is easy to support Special Olympics Virginia at your workplace by giving through the Employee Giving Programs listed below:

  • Combined Virginia Campaign – This campaign is for state employees. Please make sure you choose the designation code 3844 to have your donation support Special Olympics Virginia. For more information visit the Combined Virginia Campaign website.
  • Combined Federal Campaign – Federal employees can support us through the Combined Federal Campaign. Please choose the appropriate designation code listed below:
    • National Capital Area: 33420
    • Direct to Special Olympics Virginia from the rest of the state: 13641
  • United Way – Special Olympics Virginia is eligible to receive funds from most United Way campaigns. For many you can write in "Special Olympics Virginia" to designate your contribution to our program. For more information visit, your local United Way website. For United Way of the National Capital Area, please use the code 8416.

Other Unique Ways to Give

  • Donate used clothing and household goods by scheduling a free home pickup, conducting a FUNDrive or donating items at two drop off locations in Northern Virginia (Falls Church & Woodbridge). In Central and Southeast Virginia, you can donate used clothing, shoes and books in specially marked donation bins. To request a tax receipt for goods donated in one of our bins, please click here.
  • Donate your Auto, Boat, Yacht, Truck or RV that's no longer needed to Special Olympics Virginia! Receive the maximum legal tax deductions and possibly a partial cash payment. Click here for a no obligation evaluation of your potential donation thanks to our partnership with Action Donation Services.
  • Share your wedding day! Give special meaning to your wedding day with a tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics. In lieu of traditional wedding favors, make a donation in honor of your wedding guests. Guests will receive elegantly embossed cards that read: “On this special occasion, a generous donation has been made to Special Olympics in your honor.” Click here to place your order today!

Contact Us

Join our network of donors by contacting a member of our development team:

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Development
Roy Zeidman
rzeidman@specialolympicsva.org
804.726.3022

Vice President of Advancement
David Thomason
dthomason@specialolympicsva.org

804.726.3033

Vice President of Development & Communications
Katie Botha
kbotha@specialolympicsva.org
804.726.3024