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Courage Independence Liberty

December 10, 2018


The story of America is the story of Williamsburg and the people who lived and worked in this once bustling colonial capital. Some of the nation’s most famous leaders—Washington, Jefferson and Madison—walked these streets and made lives for themselves right here. But our story is so much more than just these nation builders. Our story is one of hope, courage and perseverance.

Members of the enslaved community were forced to make tough decisions regarding their safety and well-being and that of their families. What exactly did Independence mean for them? Women who normally weren’t encouraged to have their own thoughts and opinions took on more responsibilities when their husbands, fathers and brothers were sent off to war. Colonial Williamsburg tells all of these stories, no matter how difficult, because it is important to keep them alive for future generations. We all can find our own story here in Williamsburg.

But we need your help to tell these stories. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and does not receive state or federal funding. The Foundation relies instead on individual charitable donations. As the year draws to a close, we hope you will consider making a gift to Colonial Williamsburg.

Your generosity allows us to succeed in our mission to feed the human spirit by sharing America’s enduring story in so many ways. From caring for our animals and preserving our original buildings to maintaining the beautiful landscapes and creating dynamic programming—your support is needed now more than ever.

Gifts made by midnight, December 31, may be counted as charitable contributions on your 2018 tax return.

WAYS TO GIVE

ONLINE

Make a gift online using our secure form.

BY TELEPHONE

Call us Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 1-888-293-1776.

BY MAIL

Send a signed check to:
The Colonial Williamsburg Fund
PO Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776

BY TEXT

Text HISTORY to 20222 to make a one-time $10 donation* (text and data rates may apply)
Text GiveCW to 20222 to make a $5 ongoing (monthly) gift** (text and data rates may apply)
Text CWF to 20222 to make a one-time $25 gift*** (text and data rates may apply)

Thank you for investing in our mission and preserving this special place for years to come.

*A ONE-TIME DONATION OF $10.00 WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE BILL OR DEDUCTED FROM YOUR PREPAID BALANCE **AN ONGOING (MONTHLY) DONATION OF $5.00 WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE BILL OR DEDUCTED FROM YOUR PREPAID BALANCE ***A ONE-TIME DONATION OF $25 WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE BILL OR DEDUCTED FROM YOUR PREPAID BALANCE ALL DONATIONS MUST BE AUTHORIZED BY THE ACCOUNT HOLDER. ALL CHARGES ARE BILLED BY AND PAYABLE TO YOUR MOBILE SERVICE PROFICER. USER MUST BE AGE 18 OR OLDER OR HAVE PARENTAL PERMSISION TO PARTICIPATE BY TEXTING YES. THE USER AGREES TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ON MOST CARRIERS. MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY. DONATIONS ARE COLLECTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION BY THE MOBILE GIVING FOUNDATION AND SUBJECT TO THE TERMS FOUND AT WWW.HMGF.ORG/T. YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME BY TEXTING STOP TO 20222. TEXT HELP TO 20222 FOR HELP.