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May 16, 2008

 WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 16, 2008 – A gift of $150,000 from Cynthia Collings Andrews of Hampton will establish an endowment for educational programming at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in honor of her late husband Hunter B. Andrews, who served 32 years in the Senate of Virginia and 29 years on the Foundation Board of Trustees, four as chairman.  He was chairman emeritus from 1996 until his death in 2005.

“Senator Andrews had an instrumental role starting the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation endowment in the early 1980s and in transforming Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center into world-class museums with a distinctly educational mission,” said Philip G. Emerson, executive director of the Virginia state agency that operates the two history museums.  “Under his leadership and for the duration of his service on the board, he remained steadfastly committed to protecting and building the endowment and to broadening the Foundation’s educational reach.”

 Proceeds from The Hunter B. Andrews Endowment for Education will support Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation educational programs, including outreach, distance learning and teacher training.  Others may honor Senator Andrews by contributing directly to the endowment.

“We are very grateful to Mrs. Andrews for her generous commitment to perpetuating Senator Andrews’ legacy,” said A. Marshall Acuff, president of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., which supports private fund development in support of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation programs.  “Her gift will have a profound impact on the future of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s educational programming.”  
 For more information about supporting The Hunter B. Andrews Endowment for Education and other programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, call (757) 253-4139 or visit