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May 25, 2007

Glenn Williams named CW's vice president of development

Glenn Williams has been named vice president of development for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. In this position, Williams will have responsibility to manage and provide strategic direction for Colonial Williamsburg’s fund-raising programs and activities. He reports to Colonial Williamsburg President Colin G. Campbell.

Williams oversees a team responsible for raising support for both programming needs and endowment funds. “During his tenure with the Foundation, Glenn has made many important contributions, including his efforts as a key member of the team that recently completed the successful Campaign for Colonial Williamsburg,” said Campbell. “Glenn has been providing leadership to the development program since his appointment as executive director of development earlier this year.”

Williams joined the Foundation in July 1999 as director of major gifts with principal focus on the western region of the United States. In December 2004, he became director of campaign strategy with a goal of raising the last $100 million of the Campaign for Colonial Williamsburg. In August 2006, he was named director of principal gifts with responsibility for increasing the number of $1 million and over donors to the Foundation.

Prior to joining Colonial Williamsburg, Williams was on the development staff of his alma mater, Washington State University, in Pullman, Wash. He worked in several different capacities, including director of development and campus advancement for the Richland campus where he cultivated major and planned gifts; assistant director of development at the College of Business and Economics where he focused on cultivating endowment gifts; and development coordinator, Intercollegiate Athletics/Cougar Club with responsibility for the annual giving program.

Williams’ wife, Lori, is a products manager in Colonial Williamsburg products division.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, call toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg on the Internet at

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