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Corporate and Foundation Giving

Welcome to the Business Forum

The Business Forum is Colonial Williamsburg’s corporate donor society. Its members provide critical annual support to aid in the general operations of this precious national historic treasure. In appreciation, members receive a number of exclusive benefits and privileges.

Business Forum has three giving tiers, each commemorating a well-established 18th-century Williamsburg entrepreneur:

Greenhow Circle ($1,000 or more) – named for John Greenhow, whose general store sold all manner of goods

Prentis Circle ($750-$999) – named for William Prentis, whose shop in the Historic Area is the best surviving example of a colonial period store

Tarpley Circle ($500-$749) – named for James Tarpley, who apprenticed to a merchant before opening his own store in 1755.

Business Forum membership advantages include:

  • Invitations to special events throughout the year
  • A one-year subscription to the Foundation’s quarterly journal, Trend & Tradition.
  • Complimentary Historic Area passes (6 for Greenhow Circle, 4 for Prentis Circle and 2 for Tarpley Circle)
  • Recognition in the Foundation’s donor registry and on its website
  • Assistance with dining, lodging, golf and spa reservations at the Colonial Williamsburg Hotels and Resort by calling the VIP line at (877) 293-8477

For More Information:

Ms. Sophia Crysler Hart
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
P.O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Telephone: (757) 220-7272

Email: shart@cwf.org

Become a Business Forum Member

Matching Gifts Program

Matching gifts are an easy way to maximize your support of Colonial Williamsburg. To determine if your company has a matching gift program, please visit our Matching Gifts search engine.

Colonial Williamsburg Business Forum

Greenhow Circle

Business Forum members of the Greenhow Circle contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Colonial Williamsburg Fund.

  • Canon Virginia, Inc.
  • Compass Wealth Strategies
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Enspire Energy, Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • The Fife & Drum Inn
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Kaufman & Canoles
  • MEB
  • Mottahedeh and Company, Inc.
  • Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia Fund
  • Sentara Health
  • Short and Short
  • Strategic Investment Group
  • TCV Trust & Wealth Management, Inc.

Prentis Circle

Business Forum members of the Prentis Circle contribute $750-999 annually to the Colonial Williamsburg Fund.

  • Owens-Illinois

Tarpley Circle

Business Forum members of the Tarpley Circle contribute $500-749 annually to the Colonial Williamsburg Fund.

  • Aireco Supply, Inc.
  • Grey Hare Restaurant Group
  • Guernsey Tingle Architects
  • H.J. Holtz Company
  • Jeta Corporation
  • W.M. Jordan

Become a Business Forum Member