THE SUCCESS FOUNDATION OF VA: Making a Difference in the Lives of Young Adults 


Our Roots

Here at The Success Foundation of Virginia, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2018, co-founders Gary Powers and Don DeLaney have been determined to make an impact in the Richmond Va (RVA) community. The core of our mission is to bring our team’s passion and expertise to develop a foundation of success for the young adults we mentor who have come through the foster care system and need assistance in order to be ready to live independently. 
The Success Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization. Following are the organizations officers: Gary S. Powers, Executive Director, Sarah B. Williams, Board Chair, Don F. DeLaney, Vice Chair and Treasurer, and J. Gordon Rawles MD, Recording Secretary. DeLaney '75, Powers '75 and Williams '76 were contemporaries at W&M (DeLaney and Powers were likewise classmates at Benedictine High School '71). Emily Martin (W&M '17) joined the TSF team in July 2020 while Renee Walker (SVP with Atlantic Union Bank) joined as a mentor in August 2020.


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Bringing positive change to the lives of young adults who have come through the foster care system.





TSF meets the young adults where they are: identify their gifts, past job and educational experiences, job and career aspirations.

TSF helps the young adults by developing an individualized plan.

Reinforcing our commitment by conducting small group workshops.

At The Success Foundation, we are a dedicated team whose primary goal is to make a difference in the lives of the young adults we mentor. We start by having one on one meetings with the young adults so we can review their prior job and educational experiences, help them identify their gifts and skills, discuss job and career aspirations and help them learn how to build a foundation to succeed.

Once the young adult completes any required assessment tools, and TSF has a good understanding of their aptitude and interest, as well as job and career aspirations, TSF prepares an individual plan utilizing all available community resources. TSFs ultimate goal with designing and executing the plan is for the young adult to earn a sustainable living and career wage to be able to live independently.

With our organization’s mission always in mind, TSF supports the individualized work we do by conducting Soft Skills (i.e. life skills) workshops and Financial Literacy Training.

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James



Richmond Va 23226


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