Donor Champions: Mike and Kim Giancaspro
June 22, 2017
MIKE AND KIM GIANCASPRO first heard about UMFS at an informational dinner. They were attracted to the UMFS mission, and almost a decade later, they remain committed to the vital work of the agency.
Mike and Kim both graduated from Virginia Tech and attended VCU for their master’s degrees, where Mike earned an MBA and Kim, a master’s in social work. They are lifelong Hokie football fans. They are also committed to community service. When a family member was diagnosed with mental illness, Mike and Kim became advocates for community mental health services.
Through Charterhouse School and Child & Family Healing Center, UMFS helps children struggling with emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges, and autism or other neurological differences. That resonates with Mike.
“I want to be involved in something that’s a good fit. We understand mental illness and can add that perspective,” he says
Mike and Kim have been faithful UMFS donors since 2007. They feel it’s important to give. “How well we care for the vulnerable members of society is reflective of who we are as a community,” reflects Kim.
In addition to the couples’ monetary contributions, each year Mike donates season tickets to the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball games. As a child, Mike’s father took him to baseball games, and he wants to share that experience. His donation gives local foster care families the opportunity to enjoy family baseball outings together.
Mike joined the UMFS board in 2012. Kim agrees that it’s a great match, “Mike brings compassion for the cause as well as business experience.” Mike is the UMFS board secretary and a member of the executive and investment committees. Mike feels it’s important to experience the mission first hand, so he has also served as a tutor at Charterhouse School.
Thank you Mike and Kim Giancaspro for being faithful UMFS donors and unwavering champions for high-risk children and families!
Donors like Mike and Kim Giancaspro make a critical impact in the lives of highrisk children and families. Join them by making a donation at www.umfs.org/donate.