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

Grand Opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
March 31, 2017

On March 21, more than 200 Campaign for Support donors, board members and special guests attended an exclusive cocktail reception to celebrate the Grand Opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

Tribute to Nick’s Seafood Pavilion at Second Street, an American Bistro

On February 6, more than 100 guests gathered at Second Street, An American Bistro in Williamsburg, which owners John and Mickey Chohany transformed for the night into Nick’s Seafood Pavilion. Guests at this exclusive Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., event enjoyed dishes from the menu of Nick and Mary Mathews’ renowned Yorktown restaurant, re-created with the help of Jimmy and Ann Krikales.

Early in the evening, Phil Emerson, executive director of the Foundation, shared the story of Nick and Mary Mathews, Greek immigrants and patriots who are among the Foundation’s first benefactors. Sue Gerdelman, immediate past president of the Foundation, Inc., announced the launch of The Mathews Society and recognized those who, like Nick and Mary Mathews, have remembered the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., in their estate plans.


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