June 25, 2007
FERGUSON AND WOLSELEY PROVIDE MAJOR SUPPORT
TO ‘CAMPAIGN FOR JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’
WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—Corporate partners Ferguson of Newport News, Stock Building Supply of Raleigh, N.C., and parent company Wolseley plc based in Reading, England, have contributed $412,000 to “The Campaign for Jamestown Settlement, 1607-2007,” funding programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums.
The gift supports a range of campaign goals, including artifact acquisition, new exhibit features, educational programming at the museums and in classrooms across Virginia, and annual fund resources.
“Our decision to support the ‘Campaign for Jamestown Settlement’ helps to fulfill Ferguson’s mission to provide community support throughout areas in which we do business,” said John Stegeman, Ferguson’s president and chief executive officer. “On behalf of all of our associates within Ferguson and Wolseley’s North American Division, we take great pride in this donation, as it helps to build a strong foundation for historical preservation and educational programs throughout the state of Virginia.”
Ferguson and Stock Building Supply are American subsidiaries of Wolseley plc, the leading supplier of construction products, materials and services across Europe and North America. In recognition of this support, the lobby of the new visitor center at Jamestown Settlement has been named the Ferguson Lobby.
“The Campaign for Jamestown Settlement, 1607-2007” has reached 89 percent of its $24.2-million goal. For more information, call (757) 253-4139 or visit hif.ciniva.net/supportus.