The Life Guard Society draws its inspiration from an elite group of 150 officers responsible for ensuring the safety of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Today, the society is dedicated to generously supporting the mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

Members of The Life Guard Society hold fundraising events twice a year to support specific projects at Mount Vernon and also supports the estate through personal contributions. Membership in the Life Guard Society is not considered an honorary role, but rather a call to action – members give generously of time, talent, and resources to help with a wide variety of signature projects focused on Mount Vernon’s mission for preservation and education.

The Life Guard Society hosts two events each year at Mount Vernon: a spring reception and a fall gala. The next event will be the spring reception on the Mansion piazza scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015. All proceeds from the events benefit the current sponsored project. Details for the spring 2015 event will be added as they become available.

Membership in The Life Guard Society is by invitation only. To learn more, please contact Andy Morse at or (703) 799-8639.

Recently Sponsored Projects


  • 2014 – Development of Mount Vernon Mobile & Web Applications (Fall)
  • 2014 – Research on Plantation Life and the Enslaved Community (Spring)
  • 2013 – Gardens & Groves Museum Exhibition (Fall)
  • 2013 – Student Learning at Mount Vernon (Spring)
  • 2012 – Large Dining Room Restoration and Conservation (Spring and Fall)
  • 2011 – Hoecakes & Hospitality Museum Exhibition (Fall)
  • 2011 – Upper Garden Endowment (Spring)
  • 2010 – Archaeology Collections Online (Fall)
  • 2010 – Character Interpretation on the Estate (Spring)
  • 2009 – George Washington & His Generals Museum Exhibit (Fall - only 1 event due to 2009 ABG conflict for spring event)
  • 2008 – Presidential Entertaining & Dining Museum Exhibit (Fall)
  • 2008 – Character Interpretation Program – Billy Lee Staff (Spring)
  • 2007 – Washington’s Gardens & Landscape Support
  • 2006 – Conservation of Collections Objects
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