The Virginia Holocaust Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  We use the Holocaust to educate people on the dangers of intolerance.  Thanks to the generous donations we receive each year we are able to offer free tours and programming for everyone who visits the Museum.   

Become A Member

Are you committed to tolerance, respect, and understanding? Do you believe that education can combat prejudice? Are you willing to act on your convictions? If so, please join the Virginia Holocaust Museum.  In that way, you will be supporting the Museum's mission to teach Tolerance Through Education.  

Become A Member


Passing on the lessons of the survivors is our solemn obligation and an immense challenge.  By donating to the Museum, not only will your tax-deductible gift be used for a great cause, but you will be helping spread the word about the work of the Virginia Holocaust Museum.  

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Planned Giving 

The Virginia Holocaust Museum works with the Richmond Jewish Foundation to create planned giving opportunities for those who are interested in creating a legacy.  By following the links below, you will find information about ways you can make a gift to us and enjoy valuable benefits such as lifetime income and tax savings. 

How to Give: Learn how to make a gift that provides tax benefits and even life income. 

What to Give: Find out what type of assets make the best planned gifts. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property.

Donor Stories: Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.

Penny Campaign

The Virginia Holocaust Museum began its Penny Campaign in 1999 to honor the 6 million Jews whose lives were taken during the Holocaust. Conceived by Richmonder Penny CampaignRachel Rosenbaum, then a high school senior, the campaign was designed to create a visual representation of the sheer number of lives taken during the Holocaust. 

As of April 2015, schools have donated 4.2 million pennies to the Museum.  The current top supporters are:

  • Meadowbrook High School (114,417) 
  • Elko Middle School (100,000)
  • Elizabeth Davis Middle (98,483)
  • Churchland High School (75,000)
  • New Kent County High School (75,000)
  • Robious Middle School (72.600)
  • John Rolfe Middle School (70,000)
  • Alta Vista High School (56,689)
  • Louisa County Middle School (53,200)
  • James River high School (47,697)

To learn more about how your school or organization can contribute to the campaign, please contact Matt Simpson.