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Leadership Giving Societies

Mount Vernon has a variety of active leadership groups filled with enthusiastic donors who join us in our efforts to educate the world about George Washington and preserve his estate. Membership in the following annual giving leadership groups provides special privileges to donors, including invitations to unique evening events and other educational and social occasions:

Mount Vernon One Hundred

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 qualify donors for the Mount Vernon One Hundred.

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Washington Council

Gifts ranging from $10,000 to $24,999 are recognized with membership in the Washington Council.

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The 1732 Society

Donors of $25,000 or more are recognized each year on a plaque in the Ford Orientation Center.  Our highest recognition level, the 1732 Society is named for the year in which George Washington was born.

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Lifeguard Society

Named after the elite group of approximately 150 officers responsible for insuring the safety of George Washington, today's members of The Life Guard Society offer generous support, wise counsel, and enthusiastic interest in the mission of Mount Vernon.  This invitation-only group holds fundraisers to support specific projects at Mount Vernon and supports the estate through personal contributions as well.

The Founders, Washington Committee for Historic Mount Vernon

The Founders Committee is an invitation-only, volunteer support group comprised exclusively of women based in or nearby Washington, DC.  For the past three decades, they have devoted themselves to a wide variety of Mount Vernon initiatives supporting projects through fundraisers and personal contributions. 

The Connoisseur Society

Members of The Connoisseur Society have a specific interest in fine and decorative arts and are enthusiastic supporters of Mount Vernon's collections.  The generosity of this invitation-only group supports the acquisition of new objects as well as the conservation of existing pieces of our collection.

If you are interested in more information about any of Mount Vernon's leadership groups, please contact the Development office at 703-799-8647 or e-mail

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Lauryn Gibbs
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