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August 15, 2003

Colin and Nancy Campbell Receive 2003 Swan Award Colonial Williamsburg Couple Recognized by Cheekwood Museum of Art for Work in Preservation

Colin Campbell, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and his wife Nancy, recently received the 2003 Swan Award at the annual Swan Ball, one of the premier annual charity balls in the United States.

The Swan Award is presented by the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, Tenn., to an individual or individuals who have distinguished themselves in the arts or the humanities. The Campbells were honored for their work in historic preservation. Past recipients have included American business executive and CEO of Occidental Petroleum Armand Hammer, philanthropist and American diplomat the Hon. Walter H. Annenberg, and director of the National Gallery of Art J. Carter Brown.

Nancy N. Campbell is chairman emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and recently served as chairman of the National Trust’s Campaign for America’s Historic Places. She is a former chairman of both the National Trust’s Board of Advisors and the Heritage Society. She served on the White House Millennium Committee to Save America’s Treasures, is a trustee of the Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy in New York and of Historic Hudson Valley, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.

Colin G. Campbell currently is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum. He has served as president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, as president of Wesleyan University in Connecticut for 18 years, as vice president of the Planning and Government Affairs Division of the American Stock Exchange, and as an associate at the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood of Stamford, Conn. He is immediate past chairman of PBS and a trustee of the New-York Historical Society.

This year’s Swan Ball was dedicated to the late Guilford Dudley Jr., a former American ambassador to Denmark, whose wife Jane founded the event in 1963.

Proceeds of the Swan Ball benefit the Cheekwood Museum’s botanical gardens and art museum.

Cheekwood was the private home and estate of Leslie Cheek and his wife Mabel Wood. The beautiful 55-acre property opened to the public in 1960. The Museum of Art is located in the former Cheek mansion and is a fine example of Georgian style architecture. It recently re-opened following an extensive renovation.

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