Revenue, support up at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial WilliamsburgThe Colonial Williamsburg Foundation says revenue at the historic area increased in 2013 and donor support significantly outpaced the previous year. Officials say ticket revenue increased by about $370,000, or 2 percent. That’s because it saw higher sales of single-day, multiday and annual passes. The Richmond Times-Dispatch report that the foundation also announced Thursday that it will begin looking for someone to succeed CEO Colin Campbell. Officials also said gift commitments in 2013 totaled $74.7 million, a 17 percent increase over 2012. Its endowment ended 2013 with a value of $780 million, a $45 million increase over the previous year. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates and maintains the preserved 18th century site as an educational and tourist venue.