The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center was made possible by a $24 million donation by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. “The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation’s generous contribution – the largest single donation in our history − enables us to give visitors an incredibly compelling experience at Mount Vernon,” said James C. Rees, executive director of Mount Vernon. “The Museum and Education Center will introduce visitors to the real George Washington by showing the fascinating details of his life.”
“We trust that the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center will enable future visitors to learn more about one of our nation’s most important Americans during their Mount Vernon visit,” said Fred W. Smith, chairman of the board of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. “This new education center promises to become the equivalent of a presidential library for the nation’s first and greatest hero.”
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Reynolds was the founder and principal owner of the Donrey Media Group. When he died in 1993, the company included over 70 businesses, the majority of which were in the communications/media field. Headquartered in Las Vegas, the Reynolds Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States. For more information, please visit online at www.dwreynolds.org.