Our Partners

The Virginia Festival of the Book is a community-driven effort, and, as such, greatly appreciates the support of these organizations, schools, and groups in helping to develop and present our 2016 programs. This page will be updated with our partners for the 2017 Festival once that schedule is released.

The Festival could not happen without these volunteers, plus many more who assist at our programs.

Office Volunteers and Interns

Will Dozier
Allison Elder
Miranda Gali
Judy Harmon
Douglas Kulow
Emma Larson (UIP)
Cecilia Mills
Bill Nesbit
Anna Patra
Cheryl Ribando

Miller School of Albemarle Interns, 2016-2017

Deja Canter
Ethan Chenault
Francois Dorion
Lexi McCoin
Ben Montes-Bradley
Lilly Nichols
Maria Nimmo
Isabel Woodworth
Jason Nabi, director of Academics

Special thanks to the entire VFH staff who serve as moderators, drivers, readers, planners, and cheerleaders.

2016 Committees

The Festival also thanks these volunteer Committee Members for providing guidance and leadership in planning all aspects of our annual event. If we inadvertently omitted your name, please accept our apologies and let us know so that we can update our lists.

If you would like to become a Book Festival volunteer, just fill out our online form.

Advisory Committee

Kristen Adolfson
Jennifer Alluisi
Jennifer Ayers
Maia Bannon
Josef Beery
Bradley Bodager
Nancy Brockman
Althea Brooks
Roy Cadoff
Sandi Cararo
Blake Caravati
Robert Chapel
Leone Ciporin
Paul Collinge
Ty Cooper
Ellen Crosby
Mary Beth Davis
Rhoda Dreyfus
Chris Engel
Susan Erno
Fran Feigert
Jane Foy
Robert S. Friedman
Patsy Goolsby
Michael Green
John Halliday
Sandy Hausman
Proal Hartwell
Timothy Hulbert
Sibley Johns
Maurice Jones
Jonathan Kates
Jody Kielbasa
Joan Kindig
Deborah Kovarsky
Julia Kudravetz
Jeb Livingood
Ann Mallek
Amy-Sarah Marshall
Charlotte McDaniel
Tim Miano
Rachel Miller
Cecilia Mills
Nancy O’Brien
Ashleigh Owens
Lydia Peale
Jon Peede
Hoke Perkins
Deborah Prum
Leah Puryear
Nicole Rustin-Paschal
George Sampson
Mark Saunders
James Scales
Mary Scott-Fleming
Paul Shepherd
Matthew Slaats
Lisa Russ Spaar
Frank Squillace
Leah Stoddard
Carol Troxell
Tamyra Turner
Mitzi Ware
Aubrey V. Watts
Anda Webb
Brian Wheeler
Josh Wheeler
Roger Williams

Reading Circle

David Alluisi
Jennifer Alluisi
Margot Alluisi
Jordano Bakalian
Ava Baum
Robert Brickman
Susan Brickman
Jim Bundy
Susan Cable
Nate Cantu
Clover Carroll
Rena Conklin
Joanne Foster
Karen Gray
Susan Hamelin
Judy Harmon
Barbarie Hill
Sharon Hiner
Phyllis Hunter
Deborah Kovarsky
Elizabeth Mansfield
Cecilia Mills
Julia Moore
Jason Nabi
William Nesbit
Lilly Nichols
Christine Reider
Casey Sanders
Philip Schrodt
Suzanne Sutherland
Wynn Gravely Toms
Heather Rowland
Mitzi Ware
Paul Yesawich
Zwei Zang
Grace Zisk

Volunteer Steering Committee and Site Coordinators

Diann Bailey
Susan Cable
Rosemarie Calzadilla
Catherine Campagnino
John Campagnino
Nancy Damon
Tish Ritchie Eppink
Peg Gilliland
Marjie Giuliano
Susan Hardie
Deborah Kovarsky
Evette Lamka, co-chair
Bruce Langevin
Karen Langevin
Kim Martin
Wiley Martin
Elizabeth C. Millett, co-chair
K K Pearson
Robert Reynolds
Laura Rydin
Meredith Tennant
Ginny Wardell

Crime Wave Committee

Meredith Cole
Andy B. Straka
Dave Taylor

Youth and Outreach Committee

Clover Carroll, Youth programs coordinator
Agnes Craft
Jen Davis
Karen Gray
Allie Haddix
Proal Heartwell
Peter Jones
Joan Kindig
Donna Lazar
Maria Lewis
Sarah McGuire
Debbie Rondeau
Mitzi Ware

Leadership Breakfast Committee

Robin T. Amato
Althea Brooks
Chris Engel
Michael Gaffney
Timothy Hulbert
Hal Hurka
Iris Luck
Susan McGinnis
Judy Mueller
Gary W. Taylor
Aubrey V. Watts

Publishing Day Committee

Cecilia Mills, Pub Day coordinator
Robert S. Friedman
Jane Friedman
Jenny Gardiner
Mayapriya Long
Sarah McGuire
Kirsten Miles
Garrett Queen
Fran Slayton
Bella Stander
Rachel Unkefer

Graphic Design and Printed Program

Matt Gaventa, 2016 printed program and festival banners
Kristin Adolfson, Still Point Press Design, 2016 logo
Josef Beery, original festival logo
The Daily Progress, printers

100 Black Men of Charlottesville
African American Authors Book Club
African American Teaching Fellows
Agnor-Hurt Elementary School
Alakazam Toys and Gifts
Albemarle County Public Schools
Albemarle High School
Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch, NAACP
Alliance Française de Charlottesville
Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter
American Forum at the Miller Center
Amnesty International-Charlottesville
Ash Lawn-Highland: Home of James Monroe
B.F. Yancey Elementary School
Baker Butler Elementary School
Barnes & Noble
Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia
Black Graduate & Professional Student Organization at UVa
Blue Ridge Chapter, Virginia Writers’ Club
Brownsville Elementary School
Buford Middle School
Burley Middle School
Burnley-Moran Elementary School
Bus Lines Community Poetry
C-VILLE Weekly
C’Ville Coffee
Cale Elementary School
Carter Woodson Institute at Uva
Carver Recreation Center
Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
Champion Brewing Company
Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries
Charlottesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Charlottesville Area Transit
Charlottesville Catholic School
Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated
Charlottesville City Public Schools
Charlottesville Department of Human Services
Charlottesville Free Clinic
Charlottesville Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Library Committee
Charlottesville High School
Charlottesville High School Parkside
Charlottesville Office of Human Rights & Dialogue on Race
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation
Charlottesville Probation and Parole
Charlottesville Radio Group
Charlottesville Reading Series
Charlottesville Tomorrow
Charlottesville/Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department
City Council Chambers
Clark Elementary School
Community Public Charter School
Congregation Beth Israel
Crozet Artisan Depot
Crozet Elementary School
Cville Pride Community Network
Downtown Transit Center
Encyclopedia Virginia
Field School of Charlottesville
Free Union Country School
Greenbrier Elementary School
Greer Elementary School
Henley Middle School
Herman Key Recreation Center
Hollymead Elementary School
Hospital Drive Magazine
International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville
Jack Jouett Middle School
Jackson-Via Elementary School
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
JMRL Central Library
JMRL Crozet Library
JMRL Greene County Library
JMRL Northside Library
Johnson Elementary School
Legal Aid Justice Center
Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center
Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle
M. Revak and Co.
Mary Williams Community Center, JABA
Meadowcreek Center, Region 10
Mental Health America, Charlottesville-Albemarle
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
Monticello High School
Monticello Reading Council
Monticello Visitors Center
Monticello’s Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
Moseley Writers Group
Murray Elementary School
Murray High School
Nau Center for Civil War History at UVa
New City Commons
New Dominion Bookshop
Offender Aid & Restoration
Omni Hotel
On Our Own
Over the Moon Bookstore and Artisan Gallery
Paramount Theater
Piedmont Council for the Arts
Post High
Project on Lived Theology
PVCC Bookstore
Ragged Mountain Running Shop
Rare Book School
Read It Again, Sam
ReadyKids Play Partners Program
Red Hill Elementary School
Region Ten
Regional Jail-ACRJ
Renaissance School
Scottsville Elementary School
Senior Center Inc.
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Sisters Conquering Cancer
Sojourners United Church of Christ, Racial Justice Committee
Southern Environmental Law Center
Southwood Boys & Girls Club
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Paul’s Memorial Church
Stone-Robinson Elementary School
Stony Point Elementary School
Sweet Briar College
Sycamore Tree
Telegraph Art & Comics
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
The Charlottesville Cooking School
The Colonnades Retirement Community
The Covenant School
The Daily Progress
The Haven
The Lodge at Old Trail
The Nelson Lectures on Southeast Asia, under the auspices of the UVa Asia Institute
The Project on Lived Theology
The Runner’s Clinic at UVa
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
The Wesley Foundation at UVa
The Women’s Initiative
Theological Horizons
Third Thursdays at The Lodge at Old Trail
Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE)
Thomas Jefferson Area CIT
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Thrive (AIDS/HIV Services Group)
Tupelo Press
Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center
University Baptist Church
University Medical Associates
UVa American Studies Program
UVa Bookstore
UVa Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities
UVa Clark Hall
UVa Culbreth Theatre
UVa Department of Creative Writing
UVa Department of Environmental Sciences
UVa Department of History
UVa Department of Politics
UVa Department of Religious Studies
UVa Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium
UVa Lifetime Learning, Alumni and Parent Engagement
UVa Master of Public Health Program
UVa McIntire Department of Art
UVa Minor Hall
UVa Newcomb Hall
UVa Office for Diversity and Equity
UVa School of Law
UVa School of Medicine
UVa School of Nursing
UVa Women, Gender & Sexuality Program
UVa Women’s Center
UVa Young Writers Workshop
V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College
Venable Elementary School
VFH Community Programs
VFH Fellows Program
VFH Virginia Indian Program
Village School
Violet Crown Cinema
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center
Virginia Center for the Book
Virginia Center for the Study of Religion
Virginia Discovery Museum
Virginia Folklife Program
Virginia Library Association
Virginia Organizing
Virginia Quarterly Review
Virginia Romance Writers
VSA Charlottesville/Albemarle
Walker Upper Elementary School
Walton Middle School
Washington Romance Writers DC
Western Albemarle High School
WHTJ Charlottesville PBS
Whurk Magazine
Wildlife Center of Virginia
With Good Reason Radio
Worksource Enterprises


Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, which produces the Book Festival, thanks the donors who designated their cash and in-kind gifts to the Festival or VFH Center for the Book. This list includes gifts received from March 1, 2015 through February 25, 2016. If we omitted anyone, please accept our apologies.

$20,000 and up
Anonymous donor
David Baldacci
Dominion Resources
National Endowment for the Humanities
Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative

10,000 to $19,999
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Charlottesville
County of Albemarle
UVa Office of the President

$5,000 to $9,999
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Wells Fargo

$2,500 to $4,999
Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Harris Teeter, Inc.

$1,000 TO $2,499
Charlottesville Pride Community Network
Charlottesville Tomorrow
Green Valley Book Fair
Miller School of Albemarle
Oakley’s Gently Used Books
The Project on Lived Theology
Wynn Gravely Toms
UVa McIntire Department of Art
UVa Office for Diversity and Equity
UVa Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts
Paul and Susan Yesawich

$500 to $999
Barnes & Noble
Darrell & King, LLC
Michael Jay Green
Jane and Rick Kulow
Junior League of Charlottesville, Inc.
W. Tucker and Catherine Lemon
Cecilia Mills and Philip Schrodt
Daryl and Steve Nemo
New Dominion Bookshop
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
Sharon Talbot
The Bridge P.A.I.
Tupelo Press
Rachel Unkefer and Dan Doernberg
UVa Department of Politics
UVa Nau Center for Civil War History
UVa Women, Gender & Sexuality Program
Village School
Virginia Center for the Study of Religion

$100 to $499
Altrusa International
American Forum at the Miller Center
Ariel C. Anderton
Frances L. Ashburn
Mary Lynn Bayliss
Karen Bennett
Blue Whale Books, Inc.
J. Charles Bruse
James F. Bundy and Ava J. Baum
Susan and Louis Cable
Sheila A. Carrico
Joan D. Carris
Janet and Charlie Cheeseman
Susan and Michael Coleman
Thomas M. Costa
Nancy Coble Damon
Charles and Sara Dassance
Maynard and Joanne Davis
Don and Mary Helen Detmer
Deborah M. DiCroce
Bette Dzamba
Dorothy S. Etchison
Robert and Joan Forrest
Franklin Gilliam Rare Books
Susan P. Garrett
Lydia Csato Gasman Foundation Inc.
Gabriel Goldberg and Kim Rendelson
Charity and Richard Haines
Dana B. Hamel
Eleanor M. Hartless
Priscilla and John Hesford
Jean T. Hodges
Sally Kaufmann
Karen E. Kigin
Brian B. King
Donald and Mary Kirwan
Deborah and Joel Kovarsky
E. Janice Law
Eric and Diane Lawson
Les Yeux du Monde
Peyton and William Lewis
Marilyn Mars and Thomas Davidson
Charlotte J. McDaniel
Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan
Linda A. McGee
G. Andrew Meyer
Juliana Morgan
Melody Nichols
K.K. and Larry Pearson
Reuben and Sue Rainey
Jane and Champe Ransom
Mary W. Reiman
Steven and Gail Rubin
Carolyn D. Rude
Richard Ryan
Tori L. Talbot and Jon Lohman
Temple Beth Israel
Barbara Caryl Tobey
Anne and John Townsend
Roy Wagner
Nancy D. Waldman
Jean C. Wheby
Justin Wiley
Jean and M.C. Wilhelm
Roger D. Williams

up to $99
Judy Amery-Ryland
Ariel Catheryne Anderton
Carolyn L. Barrette
Jennifer Ellen Bates
Donna Blessing
Pierre Blondel
Karen A. and Warren C. Boeschenstein
Carl Briggs
Henry J. Browne
Julie A. Campbell
Rita M. Carini
Clinch Mountain Press
Teresa Lee Coffey
Mary Hill Cole
Barbara M. Collins
Thomas M. Costa
Margaret Cox
Elizabeth Creamer
Joy Levick Cross
Emmy K. Dennison
Iva Lee and Russell Davis
Teresa Dellapietra
Jessie Duff-McLaurin
Jo Ellen and Kirk Dunklee
Sharon Ekstrand
Krista and Pat Farrell
Debra Fisher
Gerald P. Fogarty
Cynthia A. Gibson
Sonia and Yacov Haimes
Clifford and Beth Haury
Marshall and Susan Henry
Sarah Honenberger
Carol M. Jackson
Dale Lorretta Johnson
Deborah P. Johnson
Joan H. Kammire
Penny G. Keiter
Beth and Matt Kenney
Ellen Clair Lamb
Sarah Lawson
Karen Janine Lee
Linda L. Lester
Wilbert and Joyce Lewis
Fannie Mae Louden
Stephanie Griffith Lyman
Margaret R. Medina and Javier F. Menendez
Eileen Moyer
Maureen C. Nichols
Barbara J. Nordin
Peter W. Ochs
Annette F. Owens
John and Jacquie Pickering
Barbara P. Price
Frances C. Sadler
Gerard Savage
Claudine Schweber
Gail Shirley-Warren
Allison M. Sleeman
Carol W. Stevenson
John R. Thelin
George B. Thomas Jr.
Laura M. Troy
Tom Trykowski
Varian Medical Systems
J. Holley Watts
Brenda M. Welch
Charles W. White
Lisa Woolfork
Grace and Burt Zisk

A Pimento Catering
Arley Cakes
Cardboard Safari
Charlottesville Parking Center
Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Susan and Michael Coleman
Gearharts Fine Chocolates
W. Tucker and Catherine Lemon
Peyton and William Lewis
Milli Joe Coffee Roasters
Read It Again, Sam
Relay Foods
Route 11 Potato Chips
Still Point Press
The Book Room
The Paramount Theater
The Pie Chest
UVa Department of Drama

Charlottesville Radio Group WINA, The Corner, Z95
Charlottesville Tomorrow
C-VILLE Weekly
NBC 29
The Daily Progress
Whurk Magazine
WMRA Public Radio
WVPT/Virginia Public TV

In Memory of Judy Dorris
Deborah and Joel Kovarsky
In Memory of Gerald H. Rozan
Deborah and Joel Kovarsky
In Memory of Elaine Stone
Deborah and Joel Kovarsky
In Memory of Wynn Toms
James and Vivian Donahue
Cynthia Murray
Susan and William Pannill
John Shackelford Toms
May Toms
Charles Trocano
Katherine and Craig Winn

In Honor of Jane Kulow
Eric and Diane Lawson