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Donor Societies

Gates of Capitol Building Members of Colonial Williamsburg's donor societies aid us in preserving the heritage of eighteenth-century Williamsburg and play a leading role in perpetuating the restored city, which was a training ground for a remarkable group of our country's founders.

Gifts from members of the donor societies help the Foundation achieve its mission to preserve the historic buildings of the colonial capital and to inspire and inform visitors about its role in the founding of our democratic republic and citizen responsibilities for maintaining it. Your support is vitally important to preserving our past and securing our future. The future of Colonial Williamsburg depends upon your support.

In addition to receiving our quarterly history magazine Trend & Tradition and a 24-karat gold-finished collectible ornament, donors of $250 or more receive special benefits, including access to the St. George Tucker House Donor Reception Center.

Save the date

We are pleased to announce the dates of the Colonial Williamsburg Donor Societies meetings for 2020.

Raleigh Tavern Society: Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3 or Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4
Colonial Williamsburg Associates: Thursday, October 8 through Friday, October 9
Colonial Williamsburg Burgesses: Saturday, April 4 or Saturday, October 31
The W.A.R. Goodwin Society: Friday, October 30
Friends of Colonial Williamsburg Collections: Friday, September 11

Learn more about donor benefits and restrictions at all levels.

Important tax information for donors who give through IRA gifts, Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations

Donors are invited to join one of our donor societies:


Join a Donor Society

Special Donor Society members are invited to travel with Colonial Williamsburg to destinations near and far, where friends of the Foundation grant special access to private collections, exclusive properties, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Contact the Donor Societies Office