Published June 21, 2018

For twenty-nine years, the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities has presented, documented, and celebrated new and traditional cultures of Virginia, preserving treasured cultural traditions for future generations and reaching audiences across Virginia. From gospel singing to Mongolian mask making, from bluegrass banjo playing to oyster shucking, and from square dancing to soul food cooking, Virginia Folklife inspires the deepened understanding and continued creation of culture in our Commonwealth.

To share and sustain this dynamic cultural legacy, in 2018 Virginia Humanities created the Friends of Folklife annual giving circle. We sincerely thank the following “Founding Friends of Folklife” whose recent investments launched this important source of funding for the cultural life and connectivity of Virginia.

Anonymous Donor, Gold Circle
Steve and Sally Herman, Gold Circle
Stuart E. Houston, Gold Circle

Susan Parker Coleman
Susan and Norman Colpitts
Lauren Foster and Greg Frank
Lora Bottinelli and Brian Gilliland
David and Catherine Glover
Buzzy and Jo Ann Hofheimer
Kirkland Molloy Kelley
Julia McCrea Kudravetz
Tucker and Catherine Lemon
Marc Lipson and Ellen Climo
Laura and Morry Lohman
Henry Luhring
Tom Mansbach
Lissa Merrill
Jennifer and Edward Mullen
Michelle and Chris Olson
Quantitative Investment Management
Sharon Talbot
Elsie and Mac Thompson
Dennis and Donna Treacy
UVA Community Credit Union

Join these generous supporters and become a Founding Friend of Folklife today! Learn more»

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