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Donor Events

Donors to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation enjoy a special relationship with our museums. Throughout the year, the Foundation offers donors a variety of educational, cultural and social events, including private receptions during museum special events and exclusive travel opportunities.

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Recent Events

Mathews Legacy Society first annual luncheon
May 2, 2018

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., hosted the first annual gathering of the Mathews Legacy Society to honor and celebrate those who have helped secure our future by including the Foundation, Inc. in their estate plans. After a formal luncheon on the Gerdelman Family Mezzanine at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, members were given an exclusive tour of the galleries to hear firsthand the impact of their philanthropy on our mission.

Campaign for Support celebration picnic
October 16, 2017

More than 130 donors to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Campaign for Support gathered at the museum on October 16 to celebrate the Campaign’s victorious conclusion. Lead donors attended a VIP (Very Important Patriots) reception before joining guests in the galleries and outdoor exhibits to experience the impact of their philanthropy and to toast the Campaign’s success. The evening concluded with a unique film-and-live-action presentation that highlighted the legacies of the Campaign. Yorktown. (Photos by Kim Kiely Photography)


‘Pocahontas Imagined’ special exhibition reception

On  September 12, 2017, 129 guests attended a reception at Jamestown Settlement that featured the ‘Pocahontas Imagined’ special exhibition. Guest speaker Ashley Atkins Spivey, Ph.D., director of the Pamunkey Tribal Resource Center, spoke on the significance of Pocahontas. Reception guests toured ‘Pocahontas Imagined’ and also got a glimpse into the plans to update the permanent galleries to incorporate new research and technology.


To support the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and receive invitations to special donor events, contact Christina Dominguez, at or (757) 253-4139.