Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library

Our Library – Our Future

While local governments cover our library’s general operating costs, funding from the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation helps our library achieve a level of excellence by adding to its collections, supporting new programs, and investing in special projects. The Friends envision a Williamsburg Regional Library that has everything it needs to dream big. The Friends has around $3.1 million in endowment and other invested funds which generate over $80,000 annually in income.

The Endowment is conservatively invested under the supervision of the Friends of WRL Foundation’s Finance-Endowment Committee. Only the earnings are spent, keeping the principal intact. The Friends of WRL Foundation’s Board of Directors allocates funding based on the library’s strategic priorities and in keeping with the wishes of our donors.

You can donate to any of the endowment funds listed below and ensure that our library’s collections, programs, and services continue to grow in perpetuity.

Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation Endowment

Our Library – Our Future

  • General Fund -This endowment is used for the areas of greatest need.
  • Collections Fund – This endowment supports all aspects of our library collections.
  • The Next Generation Fund: Children and Teens – This endowment not only supports collections, programs, and services for children and teens, but also allows us to create new programs that support reading readiness for children, as well as discovery and experimental learning.
  • Community Engagement Fund – This endowment supports all aspects of our library programs and services, from funding traveling library exhibitions to educational programs and outreach into our community.
  • Technology Fund – This endowment allows us to meet the growing demand for digital content; to make investments in technology at the library; to expand our collection of audiobooks, e-books, DVD’s, and music; and to subsidize our technology classes and seminars.
  • Named Fund – For a minimum investment of $10,000 you can establish a named endowment fund for the purpose of your choice. For more information please contact Dr. Benjamin J. Goldberg, CFRE, Library Development Officer, 757.741.3390.

Give to the Endowment

Louis and Carolyn Weeks