Restricted Contributions and Sponsorship

Each year the Foundation receives many contributions from individuals, companies, and private foundations designated for specific purposes. If you wish that we use your support for a particular exhibit or program, or place your contribution into endowment, see options below.


Restricted Contributions

By creating a permanent endowment, or contributing to an existing endowment, you help shape the Foundation’s work now and well into the future. Endowments provide the Foundation with a source of much-needed, annual income in perpetuity. In addition, the Foundation’s staff will work with you to craft guidelines for the use of annual income from your endowment. You can create an endowment with one or more current contributions. Contact our offices for more information 540 332-7850.



We rely on the generosity of sponsors, through their cash contributions and gifts-in-kind, for each of our many fundraising events and other activities. In addition to the fundraising events noted above, you may also wish to consider sponsoring our Winter Lecture Series, May Day Festival, summer day camps, Teachers Institute, Lantern Tours, and much more. Contact or offices for more information about Sponsorship Opportunities.