Donate and Support History


The Edwin Washington Society (the former DFV (Diversity Fairs of Virginia) is a 501©(3). Therefore, donations are tax deductible!   However, purchases of products like the Bulletin are not tax deductible.

We fund projects for people at risk, perceived “to be different” and also sponsor community discussions on how to reduce prejudice.  Much of our work also involves the exploration of history, especially in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Our largest effort is the Edwin Washington Project, which documents segregated education in Loudoun County from 1865 to 1968 through the examination and preservation of rare documents that were lost for decades, as well as through interviews and other means.  We do this in partnership with the Loudoun County Public Schools..  In addition, to exploring segregation, we also are exploring how the school system was used to help the public in general, regardless of race.  We also own the Bulletin of Loudoun County History,  which explores history of all sectors of our society.  The John Rust Archives explores the personal papers of John Rust, a former elected official from the Lovettsville region of Loudoun.  The U.N. project offers opportunities for  interaction with the international community on civil rights matters.  To help us, please make a contribution of any amount from $100 up.   You can also sponsor your own projects through us, if they are non-partisan and support diversity and equality.  Projects have been as simple as buying a sign for a financially-challenged minority church or as complicated as setting up an expert panel on how to fight various forms of discrimination.

Send donations to the Edwin Washington Society, 26128 Talamore Drive, South Riding, Virginia 20152. You can also use PayPal to send donations to  Donate to the Project.   The Edwin Washington Society is a registered (501) (c)(3), incorporated in the State of Virginia.  EIN. 47-1765605.

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