Donors Provide Generous Support
Making a strong statement of appreciation for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's educational and living history mission, the number of annual donors in 2002 surpassed the 100,000 mark for the first time. The foundation also reported record levels for the Colonial Williamsburg Fund, a core component of the institution's fund-raising efforts. The fund set two records as the number of donors climbed to almost 103,000, or 6 percent higher than the 2001 figure of 97,000, and annual donations rose to $11.6 million, 8 percent higher than the $10.7 million of 2001. Colonial Williamsburg ended the year with a near-record total for gifts and grants of $46 million, 18 percent above 2001 and just $700,000 shy of the record established in 2000. By year's end, the Campaign for Colonial Williamsburg, the foundation's comprehensive multiyear fund-raising effort, totaled $300 million, 60 percent of the $500 million goal.