Designer House Raises $200,000

Richmond, VA – January 15, 2015: The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League is pleased to announce that the Hampton Manor, our 2014 Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House, raised just over $200,000 for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. A check for $100,000 will be presented on stage at the Masterworks concert to the Richmond Symphony on January 17, 2015 as a first installment of this $200,000 fund-raising effort.

The 2014 Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House featured 24 interior designers that transformed both interior and exterior spaces in a new home constructed by Richmond area luxury homebuilder Bel Arbor Builders, Inc. in the East West Communities neighborhood of Hallsley in Midlothian, Virginia. The home was open for tour from September 15 through October 13, 2014. Money was raised through sponsorships, a VIP Gala, raffle tickets, Thirsty Thursdays, special events, boutique sales, cafe sales, and general admission ticket sales. Proceeds from this year’s Designer House break all previous Designer House fund-raising efforts, netting approximately $200,000 to be donated to the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

The president of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League, Susan Williams said, “Our organization is volunteer-based and was formed in 1958 to raise funds for the Richmond Symphony. We commit $100,000 annually to the Richmond Symphony.  The bi-annual Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House is a huge part of our success in making this commitment.

Chair of the 2014 Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House, Sally Wood, commented, I had not been involved with the Designer House in the past with the exception of helping to sell raffle tickets. The advantage of my being a novice was that I had a fresh eye for the inner workings of this already well organized league. The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League has a loyal volunteer staff that worked extremely hard making this year’s home a resounding success. We were also blessed with having several generous sponsors, including Kroger and Richmond Magazine. And, I can’t thank Bel Arbor Builders and East West Communities enough for all of their support and contributions that made it possible for this to be our most profitable Designer House ever!

The Hampton Manor is the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s 16th Designer House since 1984. The Designer House is only held every other year with the next Designer House planned for September 2016. For more information, please visit our website at www.rsol.orgTo see photos of the 2014 Designer House in Hallsley click HERErichmondsymphonydesignerhouse8_700.