Receiving this message in a Western Union Telegram from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. ("David's father"), Reverend W.A.R. Goodwin was secretly given permission to purchase the Ludwell-Paradise House (the "antique") for eight thousand dollars, the first of many real estate purchases necessary to restore Williamsburg. Since the time of Reverend Goodwin's vision of a restored colonial capital, careful planning has been a critical factor in making Colonial Williamsburg a reality for future generations.
We encourage you to consider joining a very special group of Colonial Williamsburg supporters - W.A.R. Goodwin Society members. Society members are those friends who express their support for the future of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation by including a bequest or other life income gift for the Foundation in their estate plan. Members also include friends who have bequeathed antiques, folk art, and other objects to the Foundation for our collections.
Membership in the W.A.R. Goodwin Society
Friends who include a bequest or other type of deferred gift for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in their personal financial planning are eligible for membership in the W.A.R. Goodwin Society.
The types of gifts that qualify for membership are:
- A Bequest in Your Will - Outright bequests through a will (or trust) of specific property, a dollar amount, or a percentage of your estate.
- A Life Income Gift:
Benefits of Membership Include:
- An 18th-century style "broadside" or certificate of membership printed by hand at the Print Shop in the Historic Area and mounted on marbleized paper at the Bindery.
- Access to the St. George Tucker House Donor Reception Center
- Recognition in the Foundation's Annual Report (of course, requests for anonymity will be respected).
- Participation in W.A.R. Goodwin Society meetings and related festivities.
For more information please call
the Planned Giving Office at 1-888-CWF-1776
or email [email protected]