Close at Heart Fund

The Close at Heart Fund was created to formally celebrate the importance of the human-animal bond while at the same time recognizing the fundamental link between animals and good health.

The Close at Heart Fund is intended to pay tribute to the beloved pets who join our families, and to honor those who define their lives by a love of animals.

Donations may be made in honor or in memory of people, pets, and organizations. 

Once your gift has been received, a personalized letter will be sent to the honoree you are celebrating. Your gift will also be recognized in the Close at Heart Tribute Book, which remains on display in The Center for Human-Animal Interactions offices. For gifts of $1,000.00 or more, a plaque with the name of the honoree will be prominently displayed in the reception area of The Center for Human-Animal Interaction.

To make your tax-deductible gift to The Close at Heart Fund, please follow the link below:

Donate Now

Or make checks payable to:

MCV Foundation and be sure to enter Center for Human-Animal Interaction on the memo line

mail to:

Virginia Commonwealth University

Gifts and Records Management

Box 843042

Richmond, VA 23284-3042