Photo credt: Maria Bryk

The 70th Annual Neighborhood Friends Birthnight Supper and Ball

The 70th Annual Birthnight Supper and Ball marked the culmination of the two-year, Neighborhood Friends $800,000 commitment toward a state-of-the-art fire suppression and prevention system for the Mansion.  We had a record breaking fundraising night thanks to everyone's commitment and generous support of Mount Vernon.  

This pinnacle fundraising event for the Neighborhood Friends of Mount Vernon continues to be sold out year after year. We hosted a record 211 guests this year with a waitlist of even more hoping to attend. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all of our guests, ball sponsors and business sponsors.

Elegant Black Tie Fundraiser

This event featured a seated dinner by one of the D.C. metropolitan area’s premier caterers, Design Cuisine, music and dancing by singer Jason Paul Curtis and his Swinglab Quartet, and a special cake cutting ceremony with General and Lady Washington in recognition of the seven decades of the supper and ball tradition. The evening also included a grand raffle drawing, silent auction and live auction. Congratulations to all of our winners! It was a festive and celebratory evening as we saluted General Washington and his 285th Birthday!

Photo credt: Maria Bryk

This important fundraiser benefited the 2016-2017 Neighborhood Friends sponsored project, a new state-of-the-art fire suppression and prevention system for the Mansion. Updating the current fire sure system is a very costly undertaking. With Phase I funding secured, Phase II is estimated to cost $1.3 million. This is a critical project as the current system is outdated, and recent environmental and structural engineering studies have called into question the current system’s potential effectiveness.

Neighborhood Friends 2016-2017 Sponsored Project: Funding a New Fire Prevention System for the Mansion

All net proceeds will be used to support the Neighborhood Friends Project

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