Altria receives philanthropy award

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Richmond-based Altria Group Inc. was named Corporate Philanthropist of the Year by the Central Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Altria is the parent company of Philip Morris USA.

Also, the Foundation Philanthropist of the Year award was presented to Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. The foundation, started in 1970 as Richmond Memorial Hospital Foundation, changed its name after Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center opened in Hanover County in 1998.

The awards were among seven given by the group at its National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Wednesday.

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