Dare to Care Sponsors


The Saved by Science and Humanism: Dare to Care conference would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Greater Richmond Humanists and Washington Area Secular Humanists thus offer our sincere thanks to . . .

Dare to Care Sponsors & Supporters


American Humanist Association
Major Sponsor

The American Humanist Association strives to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life. We are accomplishing this through our defense of civil liberties and secular governance, by our outreach to the growing number of people without traditional religious faith, and through a continued refinement and advancement of the humanist worldview.


Fredericksburg Secular Humanists
Major Sponsor

Fredericksburg Secular Humanists (FSH) can trace its beginnings to the the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg (UUFF) and the Unitarian Universalist Infidels (UUI). In the fall of 2002, a group within the Infidels formed FSH. The group began meeting in the local library, determined to form an independent group which would be separate from any religious organization. The Fredericksburg Secular Humanists (FSH) were pleased to be accepted as the eighth chapter of WASH in 2006

This sponsorship was made possible by Fred McCoy, a long time FSH member and former WASH Board Member.

American Atheists

Since 1963, American Atheists has protected the absolute separation of religion from government, raised the profile of atheists and atheism in our nation’s public and political discourse, and educated Americans about atheism.



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Pitchstone.jpgEver wonder why the world seems so irrational, and whether anything can be done about it? Want to see fewer appeals to religion and faith in the public sphere, and more appeals to science and reason? So do we. Pitchstone is an independent, interdisciplinary press committed to publishing books that shed light on the human condition and that promote civilizational advancement through a naturalistic, scientific, and humanistic perspective. 

We would also like to thank Dusty Sabourin for lending us her artistic talent and Curtis Herrera Smith for his promotional efforts and for setting up a preconference Meet and Greet on Friday, April 12th.


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Finally, we would like to thank the First Unitarian Universalist Church (which has served as Greater Richmond Humanists' home for years and helped support us with an annual budget) and Diversity Richmond. Beyond their hosting of our conference on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, we appreciate the longstanding efforts both groups have made to foster a more humane society.
First Unitarian Universalist Church - 1000 Blanton Ave, Richmond, VA 23221
Saturday's venue

Diversity Richmond - 1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
Sunday's venue