Established January 21, 2021 in honor of Dr. Michael Bedford Priest, a beloved son, brother, champion and friend, The Dr. Michael Priest Charitable Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to charity, philanthropy and scholarship.
Each year The Dr. Michael Priest Charitable Trust will make a substantial donation to such important organizations as St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the Special Olympics, as well as other deserving humanitarian causes.
Beginning Fall 2022, The Dr. Michael Priest Scholarship will be granted to the college-bound Virginia sportsperson who best exemplifies not only outstanding athletic prowess, but also sportsmanship, individual contribution to their team or teams, community involvement, and academic excellence.
1.21.1983 - 11.11.2020
Dr. Michael Priest was more than a star collegiate athlete. He was an academic All-American, a caring physician, and a compassionate humanitarian. Michael never missed an opportunity to help those less fortunate or to raise the spirits and confidence of those around him. Though his life was tragically cut short, the impact of his character and existence will be felt for years to come.
It is an honor and privilege to carry on Michael's legacy through The Dr. Michael Priest Charitable Trust. Helmed by his brothers Berkley and Regan, with the generous support of his parents Dr. James and Mary Eleanor Priest, Michael's altruistic nature and dedication to excellence in all areas of life will be remembered through philanthropic donations to fundamental charities and deserving individuals for decades to come.
heroes get remembered. legends never die.
A $1,000 scholarship given each Spring to a college-bound Virginia sportsperson who exemplifies not only athletic prowess but also academic excellence and a heart for the community. Starts 2022.
Substantial donations given annually to some of
Dr. Priests favorite charitable organizations and/or families/individuals in need of financial assistance. Donations begin Winter 2021. A record of all donations will be publicly available.