Ways to Give

Annual Giving

Help the Library of Virginia preserve and share Virginia’s history, spark curiosity with exhibitions and programming, and encourage understanding of Virginia’s diverse cultures for the millions it reaches each year.

$100 – $249

– One-year print subscription to Broadside magazine

– 10% discount at the Virginia Shop

– Invitations to private events, lectures, and exhibition previews

– Recognition in the Library’s annual list of donors in Broadside magazine

– Opportunity to join one of the Library’s affinity groups

– LVA window decal NEW

$250 – $499

– Benefits listed above, plus

– One free Library workshop per year

– Recognition in the Library’s annual list of donors on the lobby monitor

$500 – $999

– Benefits listed above, plus

– One-time 30% discount at the Virginia Shop

– Complimentary print reproduction of your choice from the “Print-On-Demand” catalog (available upon request)


Donors whose gifts total $1,000 or more during the Library of Virginia Foundation’s fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) are recognized as members of the Semper Virginia Society and receive special recognition and event invitations.

$1,000 – $2,499

– Benefits listed above, plus

– Recognized as a member of the Semper Virginia Society

– Priority registration for LVA Travel Experiences

– Early access to tickets for the Virginia Literary Awards

– Invitation to the Semper Virginia Society Dinner NEW

$2,500 – $4,999

– Benefits listed above, plus

– Opportunity to insert an LVA named bookplate into a book in the Virginia Author’s Collection (as agreed upon) NEW

– Private tour of the Library’s Special Collections for up to eight people


– Benefits listed above, plus

– Personalized research support (available upon request) NEW

Special Projects

The Library of Virginia’s conservation, education, public programming and research initiatives are made possible by support from donors like you. Please call 804.692.3592 to learn more about Special Projects and funding opportunities.

Adopt Virginia History

Help the Library of Virginia conserve the treasures of the Commonwealth. By adopting an item for conservation in your name, or as a gift to honor others, your fully tax-deductible donation will keep Virginia’s history accessible and alive for generations to come!

Stock Gifts

The Library of Virginia Foundation accepts gifts of appreciated stock and other securities. Please contact the Foundation at 804.692.3813 if you wish to make a gift of stock or other securities.

Account Title: Library of Virginia Foundation 

Contact Name: R. Scott Dodson 

Receiving Institution Account No.: 9168-9965 

Mailing Address: 6641 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Receiving Instituition: Charles Schwab

DTC Number: 0164

Other Ways to Give

IRA Charitable Contribution
You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as the Library of Virginia Foundation without having to pay income taxes on the money. Foundation EIN: 54-1298764.

In Honor Of or In Memory Of Gifts
If you have a loved one who has been inspired by the Library of Virginia, making a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of the Library.

Give a Gift
Know someone who loves learning new things and celebrating knowledge as much as you do? Give access to a world of Virginia’s history and culture.

Gifts to the Library’s Special Collections
The Library’s Special Collections continue to grow through the generosity of individuals and organizations who donate rare historic items, assuring that the collections represent diverse experiences and backgrounds in Virginia history. Other donors provide funding to purchase rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, prints and ephemera for the Library’s Special Collections.

The Library of Virginia determines whether a collection gift will be accepted based upon the Library’s collection plan. If an item fits into the Library’s collecting needs, it can be accessioned following approval from the Acquisitions Committee. Inquiries about gifts of collections may be emailed to specialcoll@lva.virginia.gov.

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