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 2019 programs.

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

Office Volunteers and Interns, 2018-2019

Tish Colvin
Judy Harmon
Cecilia Mills
Bill Nesbit
Cheryl Ribando
Rachel Vogus
Liana Tai, Albemarle High School
Caroline Crossman, UVA
Amanda Doran, UVA
Isabella Whitfield, UVA

Miller School of Albemarle Interns, 2018-2019

Connor Benson
Nicole Comte
Jean Paul Dorion
Rheannon Loth
Marta Wegmann
Ben Xu
Ty Yuan
Jason Nabi, director of academics

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

2019 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

Dirron Allen
Jennifer Alluisi
Jennifer Ayers
Marie Coles Baker
Josef Beery
Kendall Bills
Bradley Bodager
Althea Brooks
Jaronda Miller Bryant
Eboni Bugg
Sandi Cararo
AD Carson
Kimberly Price Chambers
Leone Ciporin
Paul Collinge
Ellen Crosby
Marlene Daut
Shilpa Davé
Hashim Davis
Robert S. Friedman
Patsy Goolsby
Deanna Gould
Rob Gray
Michael Green
Clay Hansen
Anne Hemenway
Dan Hennicke
Lester Jackson
Sibley Johns
Lewis Johnson
Leslie Scott Jones
Lindsay Jones
Jody Kielbasa
Deborah Kovarsky
Enid Krieger
Julia Kudravetz
Jeb Livingood
Amy-Sarah Marshall
Janette Martin
Charlotte McDaniel
Rachel Miller Cecilia
Mills
Nancy O’Brien
David Plunkett
Leah Puryear
Paul Reyes
Nicole Robinson
George Sampson
Mark Saunders
James Scales
Mary Scott-Fleming
Paul Shepherd
Lisa Russ Spaar
Catherine Spear
Leah Stoddard
Tony Townsend
Alexander Urpi
Anda Webb
Allison Wright

Volunteer Steering Committee and Site Coordinators

Susan Cable
Rosemarie Calzadilla
Catherine Campagnino
John Campagnino
Nancy Damon
Dana Eastman
Peg Gilliland
Marjie Giuliano
Barbarie Hill
Evette Lamka, co-chair
Zanne Macdonald
Kim Martin
Wiley Martin
Liza Millett, co-chair
Bill Nesbit
Betty Pitt
Laura Rydin
Ellen Soroka
Joan Tepper
Kathy Walmsley
Nancy Weikart

Crime Wave Committee

Meredith Cole
Andy B. Straka

Reading Circle

Jennifer Alluisi
Margot Alluisi
James Andrews
Nin Andrews
Naomi Atkin
Margaret Black
Chuck Bruse
Susan Cable
Elaine Chapman
Margaret Clifton
Ted Coates
Susan Coleman
Victoria Cox
Charles Dassance
Sara Dassance
Mary Ann Dawson
Bettyanne Dicken
David Domkoski
Amanda Doran
Sharon Dudley
Chris Dunne
Karol Forsberg
Joanne Foster
Kay Fracher
Shennel Gironimi
Marjie Giuliano
Diane Grieder
Lisa Grimes
Judy Harmon
Barbarie Hill
Diana Jensen
Samantha Koon
Deborah Kovarsky
Joel Kovarsky
Evette Lamka
Diane Lawson
Eric Lawson
John Lawson
Sarah Messer
Cecilia Mills
William Nesbit
Mona Orange
Richard Orange
Maggie Pearsall
Heather Rowland
Frances Sadler
Kenneth Schmalzbach
Philip Schrodt
Rosanne Simon
Liana Tai
Janice Taylor
Betsy Watson
Nancy Weikert
Julianne Wey
Judith Wilkin
Peter Wilkin
Paul Yesawich

Youth Committee

Sarah FitzHenry
Peter Jones
Joan Kindig
Katherine Plunkett
Debbie Rondeau
Mitzi Ware

Letters About Literature Volunteer Readers

Tish Colvin
Lynda Myers
Mitzi Ware
Isabella Whitfield

Read & Lead Lunch Committee

Robin T. Amato
Althea Brooks
Pat Burnette
Chris Engel
Michael Gaffney
Hal Hurka
Iris Luck
Susan McGinnis
Gary W. Taylor

Graphic Design and Printed Program

Lucas Czarnecki, 2019 printed program and festival badges
Lana Lambert, 2019 poster image
Josef Beery, original festival logo
The Daily Progress, printers

Access Arts Charlottesville/Albemarle
African American Authors Book Club
African American Programs at Virginia Humanities
Agnor-Hurt Elementary School
Albemarle Baking Company
Albemarle County Public Schools
Albemarle High School
Albemarle Magazine
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards presented by the Cleveland Foundation
Baker-Butler Elementary School
Ballyshannon Fund
Barnes & Noble
Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia
Black Professional Network
Books Bound2please
Brasserie Saison
Buford Middle School
Burnley-Moran Elementary School
Bus Lines Community Poetry
Carol Troxell Fund
Carver Recreation Center
Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
Central JMRL Library
Charlottesville Area Transit
Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated
Charlottesville City Schools
Charlottesville High School
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation
Charlottesville Pride Community Network
Charlottesville Radio Coop
Charlottesville Radio Group
Charlottesville Reading Series
Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission
Charlottesville Tomorrow
Charlottesville Wine & Country Living
CharlottesvilleFamily
City Council Chambers
City of Promise
CitySpace
Clark Elementary School
Common House
Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Beth Israel Preschool
Crozet Elementary School
Crozet JMRL Library
C-VILLE Weekly
Dominion Energy
Downtown Transit Center
Economic Hardship Reporting Project
Elk Hill School
First Presbyterian Church
Flanders State of the Art
Forward Adelante
Frank and Jenn Winslow
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at UVA
Free Union Country School
Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Gordon JMRL Library
Green Valley Book Fair
Greenbrier Elementary School
Greene County JMRL Library
Green Valley Book Fair
Greer Elementary School
Grit Coffee
Henley Middle School
Hold the Line
Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville
Ivy Publications
Jack Jouett Middle School
Jackson-Via Elementary School
James Monroe’s Highland
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Johnson Elementary School
Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle
M. Revak & Co.
McGuffey Art Center
Meadowcreek Center, Region 10
Monticello
Monticello High School
Monticello’s David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center Murray Elementary School
National Book Critics Circle
National Book Foundation
New Dominion Bookshop
Northside JMRL Library
Oakley’s Gently Used Books
Old Dominion Capital Management
Omni Hotel
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
On Our Own
Over the Moon Bookstore
Peabody School
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Portico Church
Ragged Mountain Running Shop
Randolph College MFA
Red Hill Elementary School
Renaissance School
Robert H Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello
Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary
Scottsville Elementary School
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Signature Family Wealth Advisors
Southern Environmental Law Center
SPAIN arts & culture
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
Stone-Robinson Elementary School
Stony Point Elementary School
Terrence Sykes
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Pulitzer Prizes in support of “Democracy and the Informed Citizen”
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
The Carter G. Woodson Institute at UVA
The Daily Progress
The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation
The Keuter Family
The Lodge at Old Trail
The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA
The Paramount Theater
The Women’s Initiative
Third Thursdays at the Lodge at Old Trail
Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless
Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
TJACE@PVCC
Unity of Charlottesville
University of Virginia Gamma Knife Center
University of Virginia’s Executive Vice President & Provost’s Office
UVA Bookstore
UVA Center for Politics
UVA Clark Hall
UVA Contemplative Sciences Center
UVA Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
UVA Department of Creative Writing
UVA Department of English
UVA Department of Religious Studies
UVA Dialogue Across Grounds
UVA Environmental Sciences department
UVA Garrett Hall
UVA Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff
UVA Nau Center for Civil War History
UVA Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts
UVA Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
Vault Virginia
Venable Elementary School
Village School
Virginia Center for Creative Arts
Virginia Center for the Book
Virginia Center for the Book’s Frank Riccio Fund
Virginia Discovery Museum
Virginia Film Festival
Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities
Virginia Humanities
Virginia Humanities Fellows program
Virginia Public Access Project
Virginia Quarterly Review
W. Tucker Lemon, Virginia Humanities Board member and advocate for Reading Under the Influence
Walker Upper Elementary School
Walton Middle School
Waynesboro High School
Wells Fargo
Wesley Foundation at UVA
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
Western Albemarle High School
Williams Sonoma at Stonefield
WMRA/WEMC
WNRN 91.9FM
Woodbrook Elementary School
Worksource Enterprises
World Edition Books
WTJU 91.1FM
WVPT WHTJ PBS
WVTF Radio IQ
Yelp Charlottesville
Young Gifted and Black Academy / UVA Office of African American Affairs

 

Virginia Humanities, which produces the Virginia Festival of the Book, thanks the donors who designated their cash and in-kind gifts to the Festival. This list includes gifts received from February 15, 2018 to February 14, 2019. If we inadvertently omitted anyone, please accept our apologies.

$25,000 and up
CFA Institute
The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation
Dominion Energy
Renee and John Grisham
UVA Office of the President

$10,000-$24,999
Anonymous
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
CHO Airport
City of Charlottesville
County of Albemarle

$5,000 to $9,999
The Ballyshannon Fund
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Pulitzer Prizes
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Signature Family Wealth Advisors
UVA Gamma Knife Center
Wells Fargo

$2,500 to $4,999
Astraea
Antoinette and Benjamin Brewster
Katherine Brooks and George Beller
Candie and Chuck Bruse
Diana and Melvin Burruss, Esq.
Friends of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library
Betsy and James Greene
Charles Heiner
LexisNexis
Miller School of Albemarle
Katherine Neville
Old Dominion Capital Management Inc.
Lifetime Learning, UVA Office of Engagement
Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
Susan and Paul Yesawich

$1,000 to $2,499
The Nathalie & James Andrews Foundation
Barnes & Noble
Terry Belanger
Charlottesville Pride Community Network
Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission
Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA)
Sara and Charles Dassance
Thomas and Jane Noren Davis
Green Valley Book Fair
McCrea and David Kudravetz
Catherine and W. Tucker Lemon
Terrence Sykes
John Shackelford Toms
UVA Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost Office for the Arts

$500 to $999
Linda Butler
Susan and Michael Coleman
Carter G. Woodson Institute at UVA
Cary Brown-Epstein and Steven Epstein
Michael Jay Green
Jo Ann and Buzzy Hofheimer
Mary Huey
Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville
John L. Nau III Center for the Study of the American Civil War, UVA
Brian King
Jane and Rick Kulow
George Leamon
Daryl and Stephen Nemo
Mary Susan Payne
Mary Reiman
Sharon Talbot
UVA Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality
UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
Carole Weinstein
Jennifer and Frank Winslow
Peggy and Fred Wolf

$250 to $499
Anonymous
Joanne Blakemore
Sheila and Garry Carrico
Jody Hesler
Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton
Karen E. Kigin
Evette Lamka and Bob Reynolds
Diane and Eric Lawson
Charlotte McDaniel
Peggy and Bill Schrader
Sarah Kate Stephenson

$100 to $249
Deborah Banton
Louisa Barrett
Tommy Lee Bogger
Sumner Brown and Herbert Lee Beskin
Susan and Louis Cable
Carl Chappell
Janet and Chuck Cheeseman
Janis and Robert Chevalier
Teresa Coffey
Nancy and Fred Damon
Jane De Simone Dittmar and Frank Squillace
Barbara Dougherty
Janie and Roger Dowdy
John C. Ellis
Robert and Joan Seaver Forrest
Joanne and James Foster
Virginia and Stephen Gardner
Clifford Garstang
Elizabeth Gay
Struthers and Frederick Gignoux III
Doniphan C. Guggenheimer
Richard Haines
Peggy and John Halliday
Susan Ford Hammaker
Barbara Hamran
Jerome S. Handler
Eleanor Marie Hartless
Mary Jo and Alan Hendricks
Jean Hodges
Karen Johnson
Georgia Joyal
Sally Kaufmann MD
Gary and Evelyn Kessler
Karen and Scott Knierim
Beatrix Ost-Kuttner
Paul and Mary Legrand
Karen Long
Sharon and Charles McCurdy
MaryLewis and Daniel Meador Jr.
Christine and Gary Medlin
Andrew Meyer MD
Elizabeth Michel
E. Clorisa Phillips
Carol and James Pollock
Panthea Reid
Kim Rendelson and Gabriel Goldberg
Hillary Reyl
Aleene and Robert Rose
Select Equity Group LP
Aileen Selmeczi
Allison Sleeman
Abigail Turner
Sam Uppala
Frank Venuti
Varian Medical Systems
Lucie Voget
Karen Whitehurst
Duncan Whittome
Roger Williams

up to $99
Shirley Anne Andrews
Lawrence Bechtel
Phyllis Binder
Betsy and Thomas Bloom
Julie Campbell
Alice and Jonathan Cannon
Dorothy Carney
Jane Christensen
Ann Cornell
Eugenia Cornell
Margaret Cox
Ellen Crosby
Margaret Downing
Sharon and Emmett Dudley Jr.
Chris Dunne
Anne Farrell
Krista and Patrick Farrell
Cary and Dean Ferguson
Charles Flickinger
Marjie Giuliano
Edith Brodhead Good
Margaret Grove
Priscilla and John Hesford Sr.
Shari Heywood
Helen and David Hibbitts
Wendy and Jay Hirsh
Susan T. Hitchcock
Theodore Homyk Jr.
Christopher Honenberger
Corliss and Joseph Hubert
Patricia Johnson
Penny Keiter
Enid Krieger
Marsha and Ivan Login
Faye Male
Mary Nissen
Helen and Charles Oliver
Nancy Ottenritter
Lydia and John Peale
Jacquie and John Pickering
Rosemary and Rick Postle
Deborah and Bruce Prum
Janet and Haydon Rochester Jr.
Hubert Roop
Christine and Eric Rosenquist
Carol and Robert Sacks
Jocelyn and Bruce Saunders
Claudine Schweber
Jeanne Siler
Katherine Slaughter
Janet Smalley
Diane and Michael Solatka
Catha Stroupe
Barbara Tobey
Mary E. Warren
Krista Weih
Judy Weiss
Katherine Welch and Lee Freudberg

LITERARY LEADERS
The Festival appreciates the generous support of $2,500 from each of these inaugural Literary Leaders in honor of the Festival’s 25th anniversary.
Astraea
Antoinette and Benjamin Brewster
Katherine Brooks and George Beller
Candie and Chuck Bruse
Diana and Melvin Burruss, Esq.
Betsy and James Greene
Charles Heiner
Katherine Neville
Susan and Paul Yesawich

AUTHORS FUND
Lawrence Bechtel
Candie and Chuck Bruse
Julie Campbell
Dorothy Carney
Brian King
Judy Weiss

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS
In Memory of Alvin Egbert
Penny Keiter
In Memory of Charity Haines
Richard Haines
In Memory of David Taylor
Nancy and Fred Damon
In Memory of Wynn Gravely Toms
John Shackleford Toms

GIFTS IN HONOR OF INDIVIDUALS
In Honor of Nancy Damon
Enid Krieger
Jeanne Siler
In Honor of Maggie Guggenheimer
Doniphan C. Guggenheimer
In Honor of Jo Ann and Buzzy Hofheimer
Peggy and Fred Wolf
In Honor of Jane Kulow
Peggy and John Halliday
In Honor of Read It Again, Sam’s
Barbara Tobey
In Honor of Robert C. Vaughan III
Susan Ford Hammaker
Jerome S. Handler

Carol Troxell Fund—celebrating voracious reading
The Festival appreciates the generous outpouring of support for the Carol Troxell Fund.
Louisa Barrett
Phyllis Binder
Candie and Chuck Bruse
Clifford Garstang
Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton
Mary Huey
Hillary Reyl
Select Equity Group LP
Jeanne Siler

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS
2nd Act Books
A Pimento Catering
Albemarle Baking Company
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards presented by the Cleveland Foundation
Brasserie Saison
CitySpace
Common House
Congregation Beth Israel
Lucas Czarnecki
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville
Flanders State of the Art
Grit Coffee
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
McGuffey Art Center
National Book Foundation
New Dominion Bookshop
Portico Church
SPAIN Arts & Culture
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
The Paramount Theater
Unity of Charlottesville
UVA Contemplative Sciences Center
Vault Virginia
Village School
Virginia Film Festival
Williams Sonoma at Stonefield
Cauline Yates

MEDIA IN-KIND SPONSORSHIPS
Albemarle Magazine
Charlottesville Wine & Country Living

CharlottesvilleFamily
Charlottesville Radio Coop
Charlottesville Radio Group
Charlottesville Tomorrow
C-VILLE Weekly
Hold the Line
Ivy Publications
The Daily Progress
Virginia Quarterly Review
WMRA / WEMC Public Radio WNRN 91.9FM
WTJU 91.1FM
WVTF Radio IQ
WVPT / WHTJ PBS Community Idea Stations
Yelp