An anonymous donor has generously pledged to match $1 million on a one-to-one basis for three mini-campaigns in support of Colonial Williamsburg’s infrastructure priorities. These projects are critical to the Foundation’s operations, employee and guest experiences and ultimately, the pursuit of our educational mission.
“We’re grateful for this generous pledge to match $1 million in gifts supporting Colonial Williamsburg’s infrastructure priorities,” said Cara Sisson, Interim Vice-President of Development. “By design, some of these modern projects aren’t always visible to guests, but they are critical to employees, to the guest experiences, and, ultimately, to the pursuit of our educational mission. We greatly appreciate our supporters’ consideration of this proposal and their commitment to this critical institution.”
We welcome contributions of any size toward our goal of raising $1 million, which will help ensure that these behind-the-scenes needs are met and Colonial Williamsburg remains an extraordinary place to visit.To receive the matching funds, we must meet the goals by December 1, 2018.
Make your contribution by calling 1-888-293-1776 or visiting www.history.org/challengematches.
Electricity, boilers and the HVAC systems that regulate building environments are crucial mechanical elements that are required every day of the year. Funds donated to this mini-campaign will support the replacement of mechanical systems at the James Anderson House (site of the Armory), the Bindery and the Levingston Kitchen, as well as the Raleigh Tavern. We must raise $537,500 to fulfill this mini-campaign.
Funds donated to the building improvements mini-campaign will be used to replace the roofs of the Lightfoot Tenement, the Raleigh Tavern Kitchen and the Raleigh Tavern Laundry, and to renovate the Robert Carter Brick Quarter interior. We must raise $137,500 to fulfill this mini-campaign.
Updating key portions of the Historic Area streetscape and landscaping will make it safer for guests and residents, and will help preserve iconic structures by reducing the amount of grit and gravel that is tracked into our buildings. Funds contributed to this mini-campaign will be used to improve the landscaping and access paths on the Capitol grounds, restore the deteriorating bulkhead of the Governor’s Palace canal and revitalize the streetscape from Palace Green to Merchants Square. We must raise $325,000 to fulfill this mini-campaign.