Inspiration Sparked By Stories

Each year, The Virginia Home hosts Stories of Courage & Grace , a fundraiser driven to inspire residents and loved ones through personal stories by one or more celebrity guests, who share his or her story of success despite their hardship or experience.

Since 2011, Stories of Courage & Grace has been held at the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond, Virginia. All proceeds benefit residents of The Virginia Home, who live life with their own special courage and grace.

Stories of Courage & Grace 2024 – An Evening with Brooke Shields


Contact Belinda in the Development Office at 804-254-8825 or email [email protected] if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for tickets. 

6:30 P.M. / Wednesday, April 10, 2024 / The Jefferson Hotel

Brooke Shields has spent her life in the spotlight. At the young age of 14 she was America’s Sweetheart, and by age 16 she was one of the most recognizable faces in the world. However, fame didn’t spare her the difficulties and insecurities faced by so many. In a conversation that deftly navigates between heartfelt and humorous, Shields talks candidly about her career trajectory and life in the public eye, living with an alcoholic parent and her own experiences as a mother. Today, Shields continues her prolific career on screen and stage, as a best-selling author, and an advocate for women and the arts. Audiences will find her story resonates with their own lives as she talks openly about finding the mental and emotional strength to live life to the fullest.

Our evening with Brooke Shields will be moderated by GeNienne Samuels, an Evening Community Anchor for Richmond’s WTVR CBS6, where she loves to engage with the community and share stories from those that don’t always have a platform to do so.

We are grateful to our Presenting Sponsors for the event – Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Niamtu III and NewMarket Corporation.