Friends of VHC


The Virginia Handbell Consort, a non-profit community handbell ensemble, is fortunate to own and transport all of its own equipment. Our program's growth is dependent on the generosity of corporate and individual donors from our community.

The focus of the VHC's Friends program is to support the purchase of new equipment and commission music that will expand our current repertoire and enhance the musical experience of our audiences. As we are a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible. VHC thanks you for your support of our ensemble.

2021 Donors

Gold Donors

[contributed more than $100]

Marie Blair

Macy Coffey

Joyce Easter

Norman Elton

Linda Ferguson

Jerry Hoddinott

Karen Lee Kudlinski

Cindy Lewis

Kathleen Packard

Karen Simons

Roy Waller

Corporate & Organizational

Many thanks for Corporate and Organizational Support to:

  • First Presbyterian Church, Hampton,VA  for rehearsal and storage space

  • Ann Lloyd, CPA, Newport News, VA

Silver Donors

[contributed up to $100]

Linda Anderson

Emily Boone

Dan and Janet Burdette

James Dyer

Sharon Fallacara

Barbara Fleming

Patti Grayson

Carol Howard

Johanna Keefe

ND Kimsey

Kathleen Michel

Harvey and Nikki Morris

Joanna Pierce

Lacey Ward

Chimes, Bells, 
and other Designated

VHC is deeply grateful to:

  • ~ Kiwanis Club of Suburban Norfolk, for 2 octaves of additional Schulmerich bells

  • ~ Friends and family of Rod Von Ohlson, for 5 1/2 octaves of Schulmerich Melody Chimes

  • ~ Friends and family of Martha Mallory Thumm, for 3 octves of Petit and Fritzen bells

  • ~ Friends and family of Joan Monroe, for additional Schulmerich treble bells

  • ~ Marjorie Setnicky, for 1 octave of bass Melody Chimes

  • ~ Ernie and Lynn Dash, for 3 octaves of Malmark Chimes and the F2 bell given in memory of Lenore Johnson, Lynn's grandmother

  • ~ Wayne Hicks, for C3-F3 Chime Rack given in memory of his mother, Charlotte Ann Hicks

  • ~ Friends and family of the late Jack Reese, father of Al Reese, for additional bass Malmark chimes

  • ~ Tom and Maria L. Scalorn, for Eb Bass chime in memory of Vincente and Victoria Labrador

  • ~ Cindy Lewis, for the fourth octave of Malmark chimes in memory of her mother, Audrey Salzman.

  • ~Karen Simons, for the 5th Octave Add-On set of Malmark chimes given in honor of her parents Sidney and Glenys Scales and in memory of her granddaughter Delaney Walsh

  • Tammera Missel and her father Buzz Cooper-Buzz Cooper Memorial Fund

  • Joyce Easter- Equipment Travel Case funding