Megan Schowengerdt | Development Director Virginia Hemophilia Foundation

VHF hosted our 15th annual spring fundraiser and inaugural Red Tie Soiree on April 14th! We are thrilled to announce that including sponsorship, donations made that day, and expected matching gifts collectively combined, our event total raised exceeded $37,000! This includes a generous match of $750 from the National Hemophilia Foundation, and a $500 prize for raising the most money in the country out of all the chapters participating in the 2019 NHF Red Tie Campaign. Also, community member and Board Member Daniel Warren shared his powerful story with the crowd during our “Be a Hemophilia Hero” moment, raising over $3,000 in donations directly toward the mission of VHF. A sincere thank you to all our event sponsors, attendees, committee members and event day volunteers who made this event possible.

Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Mosaic Catering, a signature red cocktail courtesy of Belle Isle Craft Cocktails, and red tie cookies from Krecek Kakes all while playing “heads or tails,” bidding on silent and live auction items and having fun with one another! A stop by the step and repeat on the way in or out made for a special afternoon with members and supporters of the bleeding disorders community. Check out our event photos here!

The funds raised will go toward sending kids and teens in your community to summer camp, year-long advocacy efforts for affordable and accessible health care, our scholarship program and much more. Thank you is not enough to express our gratitude!

We are currently looking for volunteers for our host and auction committees to help with next year’s event. Please contact Megan Schowengerdt at for more information on joining our fun!