Annual Report to Donors
President and Executive Director's Letter
In October 2017, the Jamestown-Yorkton Foundation, Inc., celebrated the victorious completion of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Campaign for Support. The Campaign, which culminated on July 31, 2017, exceeded its $15 million goal to raise almost $17 million in private support to complement the Commonwealth of Virginia’s public investment in the new museum. Read the 2016-2017 Annual Report.
Today the result of that public-private partnership is the most educational and engaging museum imaginable in one of the most significant locations in our nation’s fight for independence. Many people have been instrumental in this success:
Ben Dendy, chairman emeritus of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees,
Sue Gerdelman, the immediate past president of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors,
and Campaign co-chairs Mari Ann and Charlie Banks, whose passion for preserving the stories of the American Revolution inspired others to participate in the Campaign for Support.
The generosity of our donors is humbling. Thanks to the leadership and philanthropy of numerous individuals, foundations, and corporations, this new museum tells the stories of the men and women, the ordinary people living in extraordinary times, on whose shoulders our nation stands. Thanks to you, the Foundation will continue in our role as a leader in history education as we launch educational initiatives that engage our youth and prepare them to be future leaders.
Each of you leaves a momentous legacy for all of our nation’s citizens—thank you.
Clifford B. Fleet Philip G. Emerson
President Executive Director
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation