Our Partners

The Virginia Festival of the Book is a community-driven effort, and, as such, greatly appreciates the support of these organizations, schools, and groups in helping to develop and present our 2017 programs. This page will be updated with our partners for the 2018 Festival once that schedule is released.

The Festival could not happen without these volunteers, plus many more who assist at our programs.

Office Volunteers and Interns, 2016-2017

Will Dozier
Allison Elder
Miranda Gali
Judy Harmon
Douglas Kulow
Emma Larson (UIP)
Cecilia Mills
Bill Nesbit
Anna Patra
Cheryl Ribando

Miller School of Albemarle Interns, 2016-2017

Deja Canter
Ethan Chenault
Francois Dorion
Lexi McCoin
Ben Montes-Bradley
Lilly Nichols
Maria Nimmo
Isabel Woodworth
Jason Nabi, director of academics

Special thanks to the entire VFH staff who serve as moderators, drivers, readers, planners, and cheerleaders.

2017 Committees

The Virginia Festival of the Book could not happen without these committee members, all volunteers, plus many more who assist at the events. If we inadvertently omitted your name, please accept our apologies.

If you would like to become a Book Festival volunteer, just fill out our online form.

Advisory Committee

Kristin Adolfson
Jennifer Alluisi
Jennifer Ayers
Josef Beery
Bradley Bodager
Althea Brooks
Roy Cadoff
Sandi Cararo
Blake Caravati
Robert Chapel
Leone Ciporin
Paul Collinge
Ty Cooper
Ellen Crosby
Chris Engel
Susan Erno
Jane Foy
Robert S. Friedman
Patsy Goolsby
Deanna Gould
Michael Green
John Halliday
Sandy Hausman
Proal Hartwell
Timothy Hulbert
Sibley Johns
Lindsay Jones
Maurice Jones
Jonathan Kates
Jody Kielbasa
Joan Kindig
Deborah Kovarsky
Julia Kudravetz
Jeb Livingood
Ann Mallek
Amy-Sarah Marshall
Charlotte McDaniel
Tim Miano
Rachel Miller
Cecilia Mills
Nancy O’Brien
Ashleigh Owens
Lydia Peale
Hoke Perkins
Leah Puryear
Justin Reid
Nicole Rustin-Paschal
George Sampson
Mark Saunders
James Scales
Mary Scott-Fleming
Paul Shepherd
Matthew Slaats
Lisa Russ Spaar
Frank Squillace
Leah Stoddard
Tony Townsend
Carol Troxell
Tamyra Turner
Ginny Wardell
Mitzi Ware
Anda Webb
Brian Wheeler
Josh Wheeler
Roger Williams
Allison Wright

Volunteer Steering Committee and Site Coordinators

Diann Bailey
Susan Cable
Rosemarie Calzadilla
Catherine Campagnino
John Campagnino
Nancy Damon
Tish Ritchie Eppink
Peg Gilliland
Marjie Giuliano
Susan Hardie
Evette Lamka, co-chair
Bruce Langevin
Karen Langevin
Kim Martin
Wiley Martin
Elizabeth C. Millett, co-chair
Bill Nesbit
K K Pearson
Betty Pitt
Candace Ransing
Robert Reynolds
Laura Rydin
Meredith Tennant
Ginny Wardell

Crime Wave Committee

Meredith Cole
Andy B. Straka
Dave Taylor

Reading Circle

Jennifer Alluisi
Molly Aumack
Ava Baum
Margaret Black
Robert Brickman
Jim Bundy
Susan Cable
Deja Canter
Clover Carroll
Ethan Chenault
Margaret Clifton
Mary Ann Coffey
Susan Coleman
Francois Dorion
Allison Elder
Joanne Foster
Kay Fracher
Carlene Gischel
Judy Harmon
Willow Harrison
Burnley Hayes
Susan Heffner
Barbarie Hill
Phyllis Hunter
Susan Kaufman
Diane Kissell
Evette Lamka
Diane Lawson
Eric Lawson
Jenee Libby
Lexi McCoin
Elizabeth C. Millett
Cecilia Mills
Erika Mitchell
Ben Montes-Bradley
Jason Nabi
William Nesbit
Lilly Nichols
Maria Nimmo
Mona Orange
Anna Patra
Marty Peterman
Paige Peterman
Christine Reider
Debbie Rondeau
Heather Rowland
Philip Schrodt
Martha Stafford
Elizabeth Stark
Isabel Woodworth
Paul Yesawich

Food Committee

Jenée Libby
Martha Stafford
Elizabeth Stark

Youth Committee

Clover Carroll
Agnes Craft
Sarah FitzHenry
Peter Jones
Joan Kindig
Donna Lazar
Maria Lewis
Debbie Rondeau
Mitzi Ware

Letters About Literature Volunteer Readers

Clover Carroll
Will Dozier
Miranda Gali
Peter Hedlund
Lynda Myers
Jeanne Siler
Mitzi Ware

Leadership Breakfast Committee

Robin T. Amato
Althea Brooks
Chris Engel
Michael Gaffney
Timothy Hulbert
Hal Hurka
Iris Luck
Susan McGinnis
Judy Mueller
Gary W. Taylor

Graphic Design and Printed Program

Lucas Czarnecki, 2017 printed program and festival banners
Kristin Adolfson, Still Point Press Design, 2017 logo
Josef Beery, original festival logo
The Daily Progress, printers

100 Black Men of Central Virginia
African American Authors Book Club
Albemarle Baking Company
Albemarle County
Albemarle County Public Schools
Albemarle High School
Albemarle Tourism & Adventure Center
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Phi Omega Chapter
Amnesty International
Audio Publishers Association, Recorded Books
Baker-Butler Elementary School
Barnes & Noble
Bashir’s Taverna
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge Music Center
Blue Ridge Writers Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club
Books Behind Bars at UVA
Broadus Wood Elementary School
Brownsville Elementary School
Buford Middle School
Burley Middle School
Burnley-Moran Elementary School
Bus Lines Community Poetry
C’ville Coffee
Cale Elementary School
Campbell Hall, UVA School of Architecture
Carver Recreation Center
Central JMRL Library
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charlottesville Area Transit
Charlottesville Business Innovation Council
Charlottesville Catholic School
Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated
Charlottesville City Schools
Charlottesville Day School
Charlottesville High School
Charlottesville Offender Aid and Restoration
Charlottesville Opera
Charlottesville Parking Center
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation
Charlottesville Pride Community Network
Charlottesville Radio Group
Charlottesville Reading Series
Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Charlottesville Tomorrow
Christ Episcopal Church
City Council Chambers
City of Charlottesville
CitySpace
Clark Elementary School
Clergy and Laity United for Justice and Peace
Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville
Community Public Charter School
Computers4Kids
Congregation Beth Israel Preschool & Kindergarten
Crozet Community Association
Crozet Elementary School
Crozet JMRL Library
C-VILLE Weekly
Cyberworld Publishing
The Daily Progress
Dominion Energy
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville
Downtown Transit Center
Elk Hill School Charlottesville
Frederick Douglass High School
Free Union Country School
Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Girls of Summer
Greenbrier Elementary School
Greene County JMRL Library
Greer Elementary School
Grit Coffee
Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville
Institute for Environmental Negotiation
International Refugee Committee
Ivy Publications
Jack Jouett Middle School
Jackson-Via Elementary School
James Monroe’s Highland
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Teen Advisory Board
John L. Nau III Center for the Study of the American Civil War, UVa
Johnson Elementary School
Library of Virginia
Lifetime Learning, UVa Office of Engagement
Light House Studio
Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle
M. Revak & Co.
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center
Mary Williams Community Center, JABA
Meadowcreek Center, Region 10
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
Miller School of Albemarle
Monticello High School
Monticello’s David M Rubenstein Visitor Center
Monticello’s Robert H Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
Moseley Critique Group
Mountaintop Montessori
Murray Elementary School
Murray High School
NBC29 WVIR-TV Charlottesville
New Dominion Bookshop
Northside JMRL Library
Oakland School
Oakley’s Gently Used Books
Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Over the Moon Bookstore
Partner for Mental Health
Peabody School
Piedmont CASA
Piedmont Family YMCA at the Jefferson School
Ragged Mountain Running Shop
Rare Book School
Read It Again, Sam
ReadyKids Play Partners Program
Red Hill Elementary School
Renaissance School
Richmond Public Library
SARA – Sexual Assault Resource Agency
Scottsville Elementary School
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Shelter for Help in Emergency
Signature Family Wealth Advisors
Southern Environmental Law Center
Southwood Boys & Girls Club
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
St. Paul’s Memorial Church
Still Mountain Bookworks
Stone-Robinson Elementary School
Stony Point Elementary School
Sutherland Middle School
Tea Bazaar
Telegraph Art & Comics
The Ante Room
The Bridge PAI
The Charlottesville Cooking School
The Covenant School
The Fralin Museum of Art at UVa
The Front Porch
The Paramount Theater
The Prism Coffeehouse
The Rotunda
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
The Wesley Foundation at UVa
The Women’s Initiative
Theological Horizons
Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Tom Tom Founders Festival
Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center
UVa Bookstore
UVa Center for Cultural Landscapes
UVa Clark Hall
UVa Culbreth Theatre
UVa Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
UVa Department of Creative Writing
UVa Department of Drama
UVa Department of Politics
UVa Dialogue Across Grounds
UVa Environmental Sciences
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Health Systems
UVa Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy
UVa Libraries
UVa LGBT Committee
Uva McIntire College of Commerce
UVa McLeod Hall Auditorium
Uva Saturday Enrichment Program
UVa School of Nursing Compassionate Care Initiative
UVa Women, Gender & Sexuality Program
Venable Elementary School
VFH Fellows program
Village School
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Virginia Center for the Book
Virginia Discovery Museum
Virginia Folklife Program
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Virginia Institute for Autism
Virginia Library Association
Virginia Quarterly Review
VSA Charlottesville/Albemarle
Walker Upper Elementary School
Walton Middle School
Waynesboro High School
We Need Diverse Books
Wells Fargo
Western Albemarle High School
WHTJ Charlottesville PBS / WCVE / WCVW
Wildlife Center of Virginia
WMRA / WEMC Public Radio
Woodbrook Elementary School
Worksource Enterprises
WPVC 94.7FM
WriterHouse
WTJU 91.1FM
WVPT Public Media
WVTF Public Radio

 

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, which produces the Book Festival, thanks the donors who designated their cash and in-kind gifts to the Festival or the Virginia Center for the Book. This list includes gifts received from February 26, 2016 through February 24, 2017. If we omitted anyone, please accept our apologies.

PRODUCER
$20,000 and up
David Baldacci
Dominion Energy
Renee and John Grisham

BESTSELLER
10,000 to $19,999
Anonymous donor
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Charlottesville
County of Albemarle
UVa Office of the President

BARD
$5,000 to $9,999
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Mitford Children’s Foundation
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Signature Family Wealth Advisors
Wells Fargo

POET
$2,500 to $4,999
Ballyshannon Fund
Clergy and Laity United for Justice and Peace
Friends of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library
LexisNexis
Lifetime Learning, UVA Office of Engagement
Miller School of Albemarle

WRITER
$1,000 TO $2,499
Barnes & Noble
Terry Belanger
Blue Ridge Music Center
J. Charles Bruse
Charlottesville Pride Community Network
Commonwealth Senior Living
GlynnDevins Advertising & Marketing
Green Valley Book Fair
Charles Heiner
W. Tucker and Catherine Lemon
UVa Office for Diversity and Equity
UVa Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost Office for the Arts

READER
$500 to $999
Melvin Buruss
Susan and Michael Coleman
Charles and Sara Dassance
Jane N. and Thomas J. Davis
Michael Jay Green
Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville
Jane and Rick Kulow
Daryl and Steve Nemo
New Dominion Book Shop
Oakley’s Gently Used Books
Sharon Talbot
Tupelo Press
Virginia Tegtmeyer
UVa Department of Politics
UVa Nau Center for Civil War History
UVa Women, Gender & Sexuality Program
The Rare Book School at UVa
The Watterson Foundation
Aubrey V. Watts, Jr.
Wegmans
The Wesley Foundation at UVa

SCRIBE
$100 to $499
American Forum at the Miller Center
Ana Alonso and Rei Berroa
Deborah Banton
James F. Bundy and Ava J. Baum
Mary Lynn and John Temple Bayliss
Karen Bennett
Sumner Brown and Herbert L. Beskin
S. Kay Burnett
Susan and Louis Cable
Mary Case
Carl Chappell
Thomas M. Costa
Mary and J. Blaine Denny III
Clifford Garstang
Renee Grebe
Eleanor Marie Hartless
Mary Jo Dollins Hendricks
David and Carol Hogg
Theodore Homyk Jr.
Georgia L. Joyal
Sally Kaufmann
Karen E. Kigin
Brian B. King
Deborah and Joel Kovarsky
Julia Kudravetz
Kathleen Ladika
Adria J. LaViolette
Carol H. and Walton Lindsay
Robert C. and Letty Ann Macdonald
Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan
Charlotte J. McDaniel
Linda A. McGee
Gretchen McKee
G. Andrew Meyer
Nancy K. O’Brien
John and Jacquie Pickering
James E. Pirkle Jr.
James A. Pollock
Deborah and Bruce E. Prum Jr.
Marilyn Sue Rainey
Nesta Shahrokh Ramazani
Mary W. Reiman
William and Margaret Schrader
Lynn P. Seuffert
Allison M. Sleeman
Lee Smith
Gail South
Tori L. Talbot and Jon Lohman
Barbara Caryl Tobey
Rachel Unkefer and Dan Doernberg
Roger D. Williams
Paul and Susan Yesawich

FRIEND
up to $99
Jennifer M. Alluisi
Ariel C. Anderton
Shirley A. and John W. Andrews
Anonymous
Frances L. Ashburn
Diann Bailey
Jennifer Ellen Bates
Lawrence Bechtel
Mary Nelle Buck
Rita M. Carini
Kathy Carr
Eugenia A. Cornell
Margaret Cox
Dorothy Davis
Jessie Duff-McLaurin
Bette Dzamba
Lionel and Rosewita Fernandez
Anne M. Farrell
Naomi E. Fields
Elizabeth L. Franklin
Mary Cooper Gilliam
Clifford and Beth Haury
Marshall and Susan Henry
Jo Ann and Buzzy Hofheimer
Darcia Kelly
Beth and Matt Kenney
Edward Lawler
Judith E. Lesiak
Linda L. Lester
Martha Levering
Fannie Mae Louden
Georgia McKinney
Mary Nissen
Barbara J. Nordin
Nancy Ottenritter
Annette F. Owens
Dudley and Lois Rochester
Carol Sacks
Jocelyn G. Saunders
Gerard Savage
Claudine Schweber
Sara Sgarlat
Alfred C. Shackelford III
Shirley Smith
Diane and Michael Solatka
William and Joanne Speiden
Philip and Martha Stafford
Nancy Swink
John R. Thelin
George Bryson Thomas Jr.
Sam R. Uppala
Nancy D. Waldman
J. Holley Watts
Denise Wilcox
Valerie Williams
Lisa Woolfork
Jean Anne Zearley

AUTHORS FUND
David Baldacci
Mary Lynn and John Temple Bayliss
Terry Belanger
J. Charles Bruse
Rita M. Carlini
Renee and John Grisham
Eleanor Marie Hartless
David and Carol Hogg
Theodore Homyk Jr.
Deborah and Joel Kovarsky
Jane and Rick Kulow
Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan
Mitford Children’s Foundation
Deborah and Bruce E. Prum Jr.
Marilyn Sue Rainey
Nesta Shahrokh Ramazani
Lee Smith
William and Joanne Speiden
Barbara Caryl Tobey
Aubrey V. Watts Jr.

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS
In Memory of Grace Damon
Susan and Michael Coleman
Nancy and Fred Damon
Debby, Mollie, Marcie, Fran, Cathy, Susan, Sharon, Shari, Patty, Claire, and Joanne
Jane and Rick Kulow
Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan
Judith A. Moody
Jeannie Palin
Jeanne A. Siler
In Memory of Rouhollah K. Ramazani
Nesta Shahrokh Ramazani
In Memory of Carol J. Troxell
Barbara Caryl Tobey

GIFTS IN HONOR OF INDIVIDUALS
In Honor of Gerald P. Farrell
Anne M. Farrell
In Honor of Rob Vaughan
William T. Greer Jr.
In Honor of Jane Kulow
John Halliday

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS
A Pimento Catering
Albemarle Baking Company
CalmingPoints Therapeutic Massage
Charlottesville Cooking School
Charlottesville Parking Center
Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
CitySpace
Lucas Czarnecki
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville
Grit Coffee
Read It Again, Sam
Still Point Press
The Ante Room
The Paramount Theater
UVa Department of Drama

MEDIA IN-KIND SPONSORSHIPS
Charlottesville Radio Group
Charlottesville Tomorrow
C-VILLE Weekly
Ivy Publications
NBC29 WVIR-TV Charlottesville
The Daily Progress
WHTJ Charlottesville PBS / WCVE / WCVW
WMRA / WEMC Public Radio
WPVC 94.7FM
WTJU 91.1FM
WVPT Public Media
WVTF Public Radio