The Wonder of Will Campaign

Building on the legacy of Henry and Emily Folger, the Folger Shakespeare Library will construct a new pavilion to share our peerless collection with 21st-century audiences. New engaging galleries and inviting public spaces will make our exhibitions more accessible and expand our reach.

The Wonder of Will campaign will raise $50 million to support this effort as well as the Folger’s many programs that bring Shakespeare and his world to life for scholars, students, enthusiasts, and you.

The campaign will provide $38 million in support for the capital project, $8 million in funding for Folger public and scholarly programs, and $4 million in unrestricted support to address the greatest needs of a public-facing Folger.

THE CAMPAIGN WILL

  • fund the construction of a New Pavilion and improvements to the Folger’s historic Cret building;
  • deliver new and innovative experiences to larger, more diverse audiences who will engage with our collection, exhibitions, productions, and programs in Washington, DC, online, and around the globe; and,
  • provide flexibility for the Folger to respond to emerging needs and opportunities.