in total giving in fy 2016-17
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product at a time. Starting with the opening of his first store in 1956 in the town of Sonoma, Williams oversaw the growth of Williams-Sonoma into its current role as leader in the industry. Williams once said his life’s purpose was to “share with others the pleasure of cooking.” And with his death in 2015, at age 100, his generous contribution to The Bancroft Library will, in turn, help the Library share its vision. “Mr. Williams’ gift is a wonderful affirmation of the role The Bancroft Library plays in preserving and sharing the historical record of the American West for present and future generations,” says Elaine Tennant, director of The Bancroft Library.
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