Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, which produces the Book Festival, gratefully thanks the donors who designated their cash and in-kind gifts to the Festival or Center for the Book. This list includes gifts received from March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015. Those making contributions March 1 or after will be acknowledged in next year’s list. If we omitted anyone, please accept our apologies.


$20,000 and up

  • Dominion


$10,000 – $19,999

  • Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • City of Charlottesville
  • County of Albemarle
  • U.Va. Office of the President


$5,000 – $9,999

  • Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
  • Wells Fargo


$2,500 – $4,999

  • Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
  • Harris Teeter, Inc.
  • Jan Karon
  • LexisNexis


$1,000 – $2,499

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter
  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
  • Rhoda Dreyfus
  • Green Valley Book Fair
  • Evette Lamka and Robert Reynolds
  • Miller School of Albemarle
  • St. Anne’s-Belfield School
  • U.Va. Office for Diversity and Equity
  • U.Va. Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
  • Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Village School
  • Aubrey Watts, Jr.


$500 – $999

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Charlottesville Pride Community Network
  • Charlottesville Tomorrow
  • Susan and Michael Coleman
  • Michael J. Green Philanthropic Fund
  • New Dominion Bookshop
  • Oakley’s Gently Used Books
  • U.Va. Women, Gender & Sexuality
  • Virginia Romance Writers
  • Washington Romance Writers
  • M.C. and Jean Wilhelm


$100 – $499

  • Gigi Amateau and John Sanderson
  • Frances Ashburn
  • Blue Whale Books, Inc.
  • Susan and Louis Cable
  • Nancy and Fred Damon
  • Karen and Tom Dowd
  • Franklin Gilliam Rare Books
  • Carol and David Hogg
  • Sarah and Christopher Honenberger
  • Jane and Rick Kulow
  • Linda McGee
  • G. Andrew Meyer, M.D.
  • Mary and John Miller
  • Daryl and Stephen Nemo
  • Oliver & Co. Books
  • KK and Larry Pearson
  • Prime Meridian: Antique Maps and Books
  • Mary W. Reiman
  • Kim Rendelson and Gabriel Goldberg
  • Gail and Steven Rubin
  • Shelah Keith Kane Scott
  • Zorin and Craigan Shirley
  • Allison and John Sleeman
  • Tori Talbot and Jon Lohman
  • Rachel Unkefer
  • Martha C. and Geoffrey R. Weiss, M.D.
  • Roger D. Williams


Up to $99

  • Sara Lee Barnes
  • Donna Blessing
  • Catherine Bodkin
  • Judy Chalkley
  • Margaret Cox
  • Ellen Crosby
  • Jessie Duff-McLaurin
  • Krista and Pat Farrell
  • Elizabeth Fuller
  • Susan and Marshall Henry
  • Jamestowne Bookworks LLC
  • Jennifer Key
  • James F. McDonald
  • Margaret Medina and Javier Menendez
  • Laura Neidert
  • Jacquie and John Pickering
  • Diane and Michael Solatka
  • Dorothy Terry
  • Winship and Guy Tower
  • Abbey Yates
  • Karen Ann Young

In Memoriam Gifts

The following gifts were contributed in loving memory of friends and family.

  • In memory of James Miller:
    Christine Sweeters
  • In memory of Josephine Conte:
    Margaret Badenhausen and Thomas F. Kelly
    Lucius Bracey, Jr.
    Helen B. Danforth
    Tina De Fazio
    Jane Ferneyhough
    Hantzmon, Wiebel & Co
    Susan and Paul Johnson
    Rudy’s Rug Cleaning
    Jane Vinacour and Allan Schneider

Gifts in Honor of Individuals

  • In honor of James and Alexa Bell, Carolyn and Alex Bell
  • In honor of Nancy Damon, Norma and Laurence Hutner
  • In honor of Dr. Lauren Talman, Marguerite Miller
  • In honor of Robert Vaughan, Diane and Eric Lawson

Flora and Ulysses Books Donated to Area Schools

  • Anonymous
  • Mary C. Brackett
  • Susan and Michael Coleman, in memory of Paul and Lola Parker
  • Joan Schroeder Kindig
  • Candice Michalik, in honor of Sophie and Annabelle
  • Lynda Myers, in honor of Logan and Sydney Brown
  • Kathleen C. Wilson

In-Kind Contributions

  • A Pimento Catering
  • Charlottesville Parking Center
  • Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
  • Peyton and William H. Lewis
  • Read It Again, Sam
  • Still Point Press

Media In-Kind Sponsors

  • CharlottesvilleFamily
  • Charlottesville Radio Group
    WINA, The Corner, Z95
  • Charlottesville Tomorrow
  • The Daily Progress
  • WMRA Public Radio
  • WVPT Your Source for Public Television and More