In many ways, we think it is good that the average person doesn't know of the Williams Family. It is how they would have wanted it, but we can't sit back and let President Hallock and the trustees of the University of Richmond dishonor our family. Their contributions to the University began in 1840. A succession of family members were the largest benefactors in the school’s history at their deaths. Had their contributions all been placed in the school’s endowment at only 80% of historical yearly investment returns, their contributions would exceed $3.6 billion. The Williamses good works extended to many other Richmond philanthropic institutions and landmarks including but not limited to historic gifts to the Medical College of Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Sheltering Arms and Retreat Hospitals and many other organizations and churches. Agecroft Hall, Williams Island and Presquile National Wildlife Center were gifts made by the Williams Family. There were many more, and out of respect for their wishes of anonymity, we will refrain from listing these. By the way, ever hear of the Garden Club of Virginia or wonder why Virginia has such few billboards on its highways? Several generations of Williams women devoted themselves to preserving Virginia’s great beauty.
If you click on the photos below, you will learn more about these individuals and their contributions to the city of Richmond
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