Premier Sponsor

Major Sponsors

Dominion Energy
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Bank of America
CFA Institute
Charlottesville Airport (CHO)
County of Albemarle, Virginia
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
UVA

Other Sponsors


Bay Ridge
Private Wealth Management Group
of Wells Fargo Advisors

Sponsors & Contributors

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 March 7, 2021 to March 6, 2022. If we inadvertently omitted anyone, please accept our apologies.

$25,000 and up

  • The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation
  • Dominion Energy
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

$10,000 – $24,999

  • Anonymous
  • Michelle and David Baldacci
  • Bank of America
  • CFA Institute
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
  • City of Charlottesville
  • Susan and Norman Colpitts
  • County of Albemarle
  • Renee and John Grisham
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • UVA Office of the President
  • VPM

$2,500 – $4,999

  • Anthology of Charlottesville
  • Antoinette and Benjamin Brewster
  • Candie and Chuck Bruse
  • Linda Alexanderson Butler
  • Bay Ridge Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
  • Betsy and James Greene
  • Catherine and W. Tucker Lemon
  • Macmillan Publisher Services
  • Elsie and Mac Thompson
  • John Shackelford Toms
  • Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge

$1,000 – $2,499

  • Anonymous
  • Nathalie and James Andrews Foundation
  • Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission
  • Sara and Charles Dassance
  • Jane and Tom Davis
  • Joanne and Maynard Davis
  • Marcy and Hunter Sims
  • Terrence Sykes and William Alexander
  • Ting Internet

$500 – $999

  • Ruth Battestin
  • Charlottesville Pride Community Network
  • Susan and Michael Coleman
  • Stephanie and Mark Goodwin
  • Carol Gronstal
  • Mary Huey
  • Karen Kigin
  • McCrea and David Kudravetz
  • Jane and Rick Kulow
  • Diane and Eric Lawson
  • Gretchen McKee
  • Cecilia Mills and Philip Schrodt
  • Daryl and Stephen Nemo
  • Margaret and William Schrader

$250 – $499

  • Donna Bausch
  • Janis and Bob Chevalier
  • Struthers Gignoux
  • Sandi Greene
  • Stephanie Hansen
  • Lindsay Ideson
  • Katherine and John Mallett
  • Sally and Bob Powers
  • Mary Reiman
  • Lossie and Harfe Wilkinson
  • Susan and Paul Yesawich

$100 – $249

  • Anonymous
  • Louisa Barrett
  • Kay Burnett
  • Susan and Louis Cable
  • Beverly and Charles Capone
  • Mary Vee Connell
  • Margaret Cox
  • Mary Virginia Currie
  • Ruth Dailey
  • Shilpa Davé
  • Jean Davis
  • Ellen and André de Nesnera
  • Jane Dittmar and Frank Squillace
  • Karen and Tom Dowd
  • Bette Dzamba and David Sellers
  • Uma and Tom Ferrell
  • Corinne Field
  • Joan and Robert Forrest
  • Elizabeth Fuller
  • Clifford Garstang
  • Maya and Chris Ghaemmaghami
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Sharon and James Harrigan
  • Eleanor Hartless
  • Sharon Hostler
  • Corliss and Joseph Hubert
  • Georgia Joyal
  • Anita Kozakewicz
  • MaryLewis and Dan Meador
  • KL and Mark Megaw
  • Andrew G. Meyer
  • Liza Millett and Lee Lewis
  • Elizabeth and Daniel Nissen
  • Nancy O’Brien
  • Dennis O’Connor
  • Mona and Dick Orange
  • Jeannie and Philip Palin
  • Diana Porter
  • Sue and Reuben Rainey
  • Kim Rendelson and Gabriel Goldberg
  • Carolyn Rude
  • Sprightley Ryan
  • Claudine Schweber
  • Diana Scott
  • Lynn Seuffert
  • Shamim Sisson and Jim Cooper
  • Allison and John Sleeman
  • Chris Sweeters
  • Margaret and Owen Tabor
  • Tori Talbot and Jon Lohman
  • Abigail Turner and Dave Watson
  • Nancy Wasserman
  • Mickey Weatherford
  • Roger Williams
  • Valerie and John Williams

Up to $99

  • Anonymous
  • Kara Balcerzak
  • Donna Blessing
  • Agnes Bradshaw
  • Joanne Bricker
  • Alice and Jon Cannon
  • Susan Cecala
  • Wilma Dotson
  • Anne Farrell
  • Bette and Charles Flickinger
  • Barbara Hamran
  • Judith Harrison
  • Wendy and Jay Hirsh
  • Theodore Homyk
  • Mary Howard
  • Tammy and Brian Jackson
  • Glenda Kohlhafer-Regan
  • Enid Krieger
  • Marsha and Ivan Login
  • Faye Male
  • Gerald McCarthy
  • Christine and Gary Medlin
  • Virginia and Tim Michel
  • Suzanne Michels and Michael Johnson
  • Pamela and Jonathon Moran
  • Brenda Morris
  • Cheryl Norman
  • Nancy Ottenritter
  • Arlene Page
  • Julie and Jack Perry
  • Jacquie and John Pickering
  • Deborah and Bruce Prum
  • Janus Ramp
  • Ellen and Joshua Rozan
  • Carol and Robert Sacks
  • Maureen Stoetzel
  • Miller and Lee Susen
  • Grace Suttle
  • Teresa and John Thelin
  • Julia and William Tomiak
  • Tom Trykowski
  • Jean Wardell
  • Lynnette and David Wilk

Literary Leaders

The Festival appreciates the generous support of $2,500 or more from each of these Literary Leaders:

  • Anonymous
  • Michelle and David Baldacci
  • Antoinette and Benjamin Brewster
  • Candie and Chuck Bruse
  • Linda Alexanderson Butler
  • Susan and Norman Colpitts
  • Betsy and James Greene
  • Renee and John Grisham
  • Catherine and W. Tucker Lemon
  • Elsie and Mack Thompson
  • John Shackelford Toms

Authors Fund Donors

  • Joanne Bricker
  • Linda Alexanderson Butler
  • Mary Virginia Currie
  • Tammy and Brian Jackson
  • Anita Kozakewicz
  • Gretchen McKee
  • Diana Porter
  • Claudine Schweber
  • Jane-Ashley and Peter Skinner

In Memory of Carol Troxell

Information about our 2022 Carol Troxell Reader can be found here.

  • Louisa C. Barrett
  • Elizabeth Fuller
  • Clifford Garstang
  • Mary Huey
  • Lindsay Ideson
  • Darly and Stephen Nemo
  • Nancy O’Brien
  • Shamim Sisson and Jim Cooper
  • Jane-Ashley and Peter Skinner

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

  • In Memory of John Alexanderson
    • Linda Butler Alexanderson
  • In Memory of Diann Bailey
    • Liza Millett and Lee Lewis
  • In Honor of David Bearinger
    • Susan and Louis Cable
  • In Memory of Boppie
    • Diana Scott
  • In Memory of Carroll Borrowman
    • Jane and Rick Kulow
    • Tori Talbot and Jon Lohman
  • In Honor of Nancy Coble Damon
    • Enid Krieger
    • Nancy O’Brien
  • In Memory of Ted DeLaney, Jr.
    • Jeannie and Phil Palin
  • In Honor of Pamela Jiranek and Robert Jiranek, Jr.
    • Margaret and Owen Tabor
  • In Memory of James C. Miller
    • Christine Sweeters
  • In Honor of Colin Jason Moran
    • Pamela and Jonathon Moran
  • In Memory of Adrienne Radzwiller
    • Ellen and Joshua Rozan
  • In Memory of Mary Scott
    • Diana Scott
  • In Memory of Wynn Gravely Toms
    • John Shackelford Toms

In-Kind Support

  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
  • CODE Building
  • National Book Foundation
  • The Paramount Theater

Media In-Kind Sponsorships

  • Albemarle Magazine
  • Charlottesville Radio Group
  • C-VILLE Weekly
  • The Daily Progress
  • Ivy Publications
  • Radio IQ and WVTF
  • WMRA 90.7FM
  • WNRN 91.9FM
  • WTJU 91.1FM
  • WYPR Baltimore

Volunteers & Committees

The Virginia Festival of the Book is a community-driven effort, and, as such, greatly appreciates the support of these individuals, organizations, schools, and groups in helping to develop and present our 2022 programs.

Office Volunteers and Interns, 2020-2021

  • Tish Colvin
  • Judy Harmon
  • Kerra Photiades, UVA
  • Cheryl Ribando
  • Aaron Rose, UVA
  • Kayla White, UVA
  • Kathy Woodward
  • Melissa Zhu, UVA

Graphic Design

  • Aijung Kim, 2022 poster image
  • Josef Beery, original Festival logo

Advisory Committee

We wish to acknowledge program suggestions, operating counsel, and other advisory support from the following individuals, in addition to an international consortium of book festival directors and directors of affiliates of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.

  • Erica Barnes
  • Josef Beery
  • Althea Brooks
  • Eboni Bugg
  • Roy Cadoff
  • Carol Coffey
  • Meredith Cole
  • Paul Collinge
  • Tish Colvin
  • Abby Cox
  • Shilpa Davé
  • Andrea Douglas
  • Robert Dunnenberger
  • Catalina Esguerra
  • Krista Farrell

  • Sarah FitzHenry
  • Alan Goffinski
  • Patsy Goolsby
  • Michael Green
  • Julia McRae Hoppe
  • Sibley Johns
  • Janet Kaltenbach
  • Rebecca Kendall
  • Leigh Keniston
  • Jody Kielbasa
  • Enid Krieger
  • Jeb Livingood
  • Iréne Mathieu
  • Jenny Mays
  • Mack McLellan

  • Ryan McPherson
  • Carolyn Merrick
  • Cecilia Mills
  • Cameron Mowat
  • Abby Palko
  • David Plunkett
  • Leah Puryear
  • Lizzy Ramey
  • Justin Reid
  • Jalane Schmidt
  • Frank Squillace
  • Jenny Wales
  • Brendan Wolfe
  • Lisa Woolfork
  • Allison Wright

Reading Circle

  • Marilyn Austin
  • Mildred Best
  • Kristina Reid Black
  • Matt Black
  • Susan Cable
  • Elaine Chapman
  • Eric Chapman
  • Susan Coleman
  • Hugh Colvin
  • Tish Colvin
  • Shilpa Davé
  • Sharon Dudley

  • Chris Dunne
  • Leah Esslinger
  • Isabelle Fang
  • Cary Speh Ferguson
  • Lisa Grimes
  • Jean Guignard
  • Judy Harmon
  • Barbarie Hill
  • Lia Keyes
  • Cecilia Mills
  • Mona Orange
  • Dick Orange

  • Katie Plunkett
  • Justin Reid
  • Philip Schrodt
  • Chris Sweeters
  • Janice Taylor
  • Jennie Taylor
  • Peter Waldron
  • Judy Wilkin
  • Peter Wilkin
  • Sarah Williams
  • Kathy Woodard

Volunteer Committee

  • Liza Millett, chair
  • James Burch
  • Susan Cable
  • Nancy Damon
  • Dana Eastman

  • Liz Freshwater
  • Peg Gilliland
  • Marjie Giuliano
  • Barbarie Hill
  • Kim Martin

  • Judy Moody
  • Jeannie Palin
  • Mike Pegan
  • Joan Tepper
  • Kathy Walmsley

Community Partners

  • 1455 Literary Arts
  • African American Authors Book Club
  • Alabama Center for the Book
  • Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
  • Bibliographical Society at UVA
  • Black Millennials for Flint
  • Black Women Stitch
  • Bluebird Bookshop
  • Book No Further
  • Books and Crannies
  • Books on Bikes
  • Building Goodness Foundation
  • Cardinal News
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards
  • Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
  • Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated
  • Charlottesville Now
  • Charlottesville Pride Community Network
  • Charlottesville Tomorrow
  • Charlottesville Women in Tech
  • City of Charlottesville, City Council Chambers
  • CODE Building
  • Colorado Humanities
  • Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition
  • Creative Writing Department at Hollins University
  • Crime Writers of Color
  • Dairy Market
  • Descendants of the Enslaved Community at UVA
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company
  • Division of Perceptual Studies at UVA
  • Excellence in Children’s Early Language and Literacy (ExCELL)
  • Fitz Between the Shelves

  • Fountain Bookstore
  • Furious Flower
  • Humanities DC
  • Illinois Humanities
  • Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville
  • Ivy Creek Foundation
  • James Monroe’s Highland
  • James River Writers
  • Jefferson Madison Regional Library
  • Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
  • Kentucky Center for the Book
  • Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA
  • M. Revak & Co.
  • Mapping Cville
  • Maryland Humanities
  • Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA
  • Monticello
  • Montpelier Descendants Community
  • Mystery Writers of America
  • Network2Work @ PVCC
  • New City Arts
  • New Dominion Bookshop
  • OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVA
  • Randolph College MFA
  • Side by Side
  • Sisters in Crime – MidAtlantic
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Stone Soup Bookstore
  • The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
  • The Center at Belvedere
  • The Center for Nonprofit Excellence
  • The Democracy Initiative at UVA
  • The Equity Center at UVA

  • The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History
  • The Little Bluestem Collective
  • The Lodge at Old Trail
  • The Muse Writers Center
  • The Women’s Initiative
  • TJACE@PVCC (Thomas Jefferson Adult Career Education)
  • University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE)
  • UVA Bookstore
  • UVA Center for Health Humanities & Ethics
  • UVA Corcoran Department of History
  • UVA Creative Writing Program
  • UVA Department of Environmental Sciences
  • UVA Department of Urban and Environmental Planning
  • UVA Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff
  • UVA Library
  • Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Virginia Film Festival
  • Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Virginia Library Association
  • Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Virginia Run Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Watershed Lit Center at GMU
  • Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
  • With Good Reason Radio
  • WriterHouse

Thank you!

Virginia Festival of the Book staff, volunteers, partners, and attendees appreciate all of our sponsors. It is their crucial support, along with individual donors, that allows us to present the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book almost completely free of charge.

Partner With Us

To explore opportunities to partner with us, learn more about sponsorship opportunities here and contact Jane Kulow for more details.