- General Collection Giving
- Perpetual Book Funds
- Online Giving Venues
- Named Gift Options
- Planned Giving
- Essays on Giving
The library is an institution that does not discriminate. The library provides resources and programs that educate, enrich, entertain and inform the entire community, children and adults alike. It is an institution that is worthy of your support. Please explore some of the ways you can contribute to the library.
Here are some of the many giving opportunities at the Williamsburg and James City County Libraries
A great library is built book by book. The Perpetual Book Fund program offers a means for the community to build our library. With the help of generous donors, this innovative approach can expand the Williamsburg Regional Library’s collection in perpetuity. Download this brochure for more information.
Contributions totaling $1000 or more can establish a named endowment to purchase an item for the library’s collection as interest becomes available. New materials are recognized with a book plate in a name designated by the donor. A Perpetual Book Fund can be endowed to honor a special event, a person, a pet, or an organization.
Click "read more" for a listing of all established Perpetual Book Funds and the topics that they support.
The Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation can accept your on-line donation through the nonprofit web sites networkforgood.org and Justgive.org. Simply click and follow the instructions. Thank you for your generous support and for investing in one of the best used resources in the Greater Williamsburg area community.
The Williamsburg Regional Library receives funds toward the costs of operating from James City County and the City of Williamsburg, based on circulation by residency. The library also receives funds from York County. However, support from private donors helps the library offer resources and programs to the greater Williamsburg community that otherwise would not be possible. Because of this combination of public and private support, the Williamsburg Regional Library system remains one of the busiest and best in Virginia. The following list of gift opportunities are available for your support. The list is divided into giving at the $10,000 level and above and opportunities under $10,000. Opportunities that are specific to a particular library facility are indicated by the JCCL (James City County Library) and WL (Williamsburg Library) designations on the left margin. Thank you for your support.
Benjamin Goldberg, Director of Development, will be happy to discuss all giving opportunities with you. We also welcome your on-line contribution or your pledge. Visit our major donor's lifetime giving page to see how private donations help make a great library even better.
Imagine how your community will benefit from your charitable bequests to the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation (tax id number 54-1639135). Your planned gift to the Library Foundation will help the library continue offering excellent collections and programs that inform enrich, strengthen our community.
Click here to Learn more about the importance of having a will or download Sample Bequest Language for the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation
Percival Bisland Legacy Society Membership
The Percival Bisland Legacy Society is a list of those who have named the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation (WRLF) as the beneficiary of any type of planned gift and who choose to be listed. The dual purpose of the Society is to recognize your generous support and to encourage others to make similar gifts.
These short essays, originally published in the Williamsburg Regional Library newsletter Ex-Libris, have a common theme - Supporting the Library. Written by Library Development Officer Benjamin Goldberg, they discuss types of support, ways to give, why to contribute, and general charitable motivations.
- Current Gifts
- Join the Friends of WRL
- Online Pledge Form
- Summer Reading Donors
- Annual Individual Donors
- Annual Institutional Donors
- Major Donors
Contributions received in September by the Williamsburg Regional Library and the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation.
Annual Appeal – Sincere Reader
- Joseph D. Brown III
PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED PERPETUAL BOOK FUNDS
Richard and Isi Dawson Perpetual Book Fund
- Bertie and Robert De Lorey (in honor of Mrs. Ishilde Dawson’s birthday)
Click here to join Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library
Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library is an organization dedicated to making the library a better place for users. It is run by a volunteer Friends Board responsible for promoting interest in our libraries, sponsoring cultural programs for the community, and providing funds for special services and grants.
The 2014 Summer Reading donors helped make the Williamsburg Regional Library's summer programs educational, enriching, entertaining, and informative for all who particpated. The generosity of the business and individuals listed below make the library's summer programs possible.
Generous contributions from the community allow us to continue many programs and services. The following individuals made donations to the Williamsburg Regional Library and/or the Library Foundation during 2013. We thank you all for your support.
Generous contributions from the community allow us to continue many programs and services. The following institutions (companies, foundations and organizations) made donations to the Williamsburg Regional Library and/or the Library Foundation during 2013. We thank you for all your support.
Private giving is an important supplement to the support the Williamsburg Regional Library receives from local government. This list includes donors whose lifetime giving reflects their dedication to and generosity on behalf of library.