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The Library of Virginia Foundation

Mission

OUR VISION The Library of Virginia will inspire learning, ignite imagination, create possibilities, encourage understanding, and engage Virginia's past to empower its future. OUR MISSION As the Commonwealth's library and archives, the Library of Virginia is a trusted educational institution. We acquire, preserve, and promote access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture and advance the development of library and records management services statewide.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Scott Dodson

Main address

800 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219 USA

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EIN

54-1298764

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Archiving Virginia's History and Culture: Past, Present and Future

The Library of Virginia Foundation provides needed resources to fund acquisition of new titles for the Library's collection.  This includes not only titles newly published, but also rare books, maps and documents that trace the 400+ year history of our Commonwealth. Materials are selected to expand our resources in areas such as Virginia history and culture, southern history, and genealogy, and to complement our archival, manuscript, and special collections. We acquire scholarly works that place Virginia within the context of the wider world, and collect a variety of publications that showcase the commonwealth's literary and cultural life, both historically and in the present. Some items circulate outside the Library building and may be borrowed with a Library of Virginia borrower's card or via interlibrary loan.

Population(s) Served

The Library of Virginia's Exhibitions program is an access point to Virginia history and culture for tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Each exhibition is designed to highlight a particular aspect of our shared culture. They provide an engaging and educational format, not only to showcase items we hold in trust for the people of Virginia, but also to encourage visitors to use our collection to answer questions of their own.  The program supports the Library’s mission to preserve Virginia’s rich legacy by making the collections accessible to the public through the exploration of topics related to Virginia culture and history.  Based on the Library’s unparalleled resources, exhibitions enhances the Library’s educational mission by offering new insights into Virginia history to a broad audience and to the commonwealth’s K-12 students.

Population(s) Served

Each year, thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Library of Virginia Foundation is able to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to stabilize, conserve and protect delicate artifacts from the Library's collection.  The Library is fortunate to have an in house paper conservation lab and relationships with top conservation labs around the country, allowing us access to top quality restoration experts. Our conservation staff works with the most up to date techniques and materials to ensure that our collection is safe and accessible to the general public.  Each year hundreds of rare and unique maps, documents and artifacts are stabilized, pieces that would otherwise be unavailable to the general public.

Population(s) Served

The Library's educational programs inspire students of all ages to learn more about where they came from.  It is our goal to remind everyone that the are making history everyday.  Some signature programs include (but are by no means limited to):
- Virginia Women in History & Strong Men and Women in Virginia History, poster programs showcasing Virginia women  and African Americans who have changed the course of Virginia history over the last 400+ years. These programs reach into every K-12 school in Virginia and travel to libraries throughout the Commonwealth.
- The Anne and Ryland Brown Teaching Fellowship and Teacher Training Conference, designed to give Virginia's teachers new tools to inspire the next generation of Virginians to learn more about their history and culture.
- Summer Reading Program, working with local libraries throughout the Commonwealth to keep children and teens reading during the summer, improving their chances of starting school ready to learn.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ConnectRichmond 2010

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce 2010

Virginia Association of Museums 2010

Financials

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The Library of Virginia Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Lucia Anna (Pia) Trigiani

Community Volunteer

Term: 2021 - 2023

Sandra Treadway

Library of Virginia

Lucia Trigiani

Mercer Trigiani

Corynne Arnett

Dominion

Julia Marsden

Community Volunteer

Joseph Papa

Equality Virginia

Lara Wulff

St. Catherine's School

Wendy Auerbach

Community Volunteer

Paul Brockwell

MCV Foundation

Jack Catlett

Atlantic Union Bank

Suzette Denslow

Former House Clerk of Virginia

Jeffrey Dreyfus

Bushman Dreyfus Architects

B.K. Fulton

Soulidifly Productions

Carol Hampton

Community Volunteer

Jordana Kaufman

Owen & Owens

Lou Marmo

Community Volunteer

Brad Parks

Author

Charlotte Porterfield

Community Volunteer

Lynn Rainville

Historian, W&L University

Bessida Cauthorne White

Attorney

Matt Williams

Brand Federation

R. Scott Dodson

Executive Director, Library of Virginia Foundation

Shareef Tahboub

Park Street Senior Living

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/10/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/10/2023

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.