Thank you for registering to attend the 75th Annual Birthnight Supper & Ball on February 20, 2022. We are pleased you will be joining us for this black-tie gala celebrating the birth of our founding father, George Washington. Each registered guest must complete the pre-event check-in process.

Valet parking, compliments of Ourisman Automotive of Virginia, will be available in the Mount Vernon Circle in front of the Shops at Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Inn. You will retrieve your car at the end of the evening where you left it.

The vaccination policy is mandated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Out of consideration to the hosts, please submit verification in advance of your event date. Please note that the staff is not authorized to change the policy or issue exemptions.

All net proceeds from the night will support the restoration and preservation of George Washington’s Mansion.

If you have any questions, please contact Kara Hershorin at 703.799.8658 or khershorin@mountvernon.org.

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Location

Ford Orientation Center

George Washington Birthnight Supper and Ball

Hosted by the Neighborhood Friends

Gala supporters will enjoy a cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner, auction, entertainment and dancing. A highlight of the celebration includes a birthday toast delivered to General Washington.

As Mount Vernon’s longest running fundraiser, proceeds from the 75th annual Ball are essential to supporting the restoration and preservation of George Washington’s beloved home.

The annual Birthnight Ball has grown to be a sold out event. Please see below for information on sponsorship and ticket opportunities. Mount Vernon receives no funds from either state or federal government and your support is truly what makes this event and fundraiser so successful.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lead - $25,000
Two tables at the Ball

Platinum - $10,000
One table at the Ball

Gold - $5,000
Reserved seats for 10 guests

Silver - $2,500
Reserved seats for 6 guests

Bronze - $1,500
Reserved seats for 4 guests

Patron - $750
Reserved seats for 2 guests

Ticket - $375
1 Ticket to the Ball


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Event Proceeds

Proceeds from this year’s Ball will support the restoration and preservation of George Washington’s Mansion. This historic landmark is one of the most iconic 18th-century homes in America.  However, the Mansion exterior is exposed to the extremes of weather and wear put on by more than one million visitors each year. Our preservation efforts are ongoing, and through your support we can restore and maintain the Mansion’s weather-tight exterior.  This will ensure that future generations will see Mount Vernon just as Washington did.

A Long-Standing Tradition

The first annual Birthnight Ball was held in 1947 and was hosted by the Mount Vernon Citizens’ Association, a neighborhood organization that sponsored colonial fairs and other fundraisers. The original concept was a costume ball and dinner with period dancing and skits meant to represent Washington’s last birthday celebration in 1799 when his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, married Nelly Parke Custis. The balls were held at several locations including Collingwood, Woodlawn Country Club, and Belle Haven Country Club until it finally came to the Mount Vernon Inn in 1974. Proceeds from the dinner were given to support Mount Vernon.

The Mount Vernon Citizens’ Association continued the tradition until 1995 when the Neighborhood Friends took over planning and organization of the ball. It has become one of Mount Vernon’s most anticipated yearly events and our longest running fundraiser.

2019 Birthnight Supper & Ball

View Photographs from the Event

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Mount Vernon Thanks Our Event Sponsors

Platinum

Julia Gluck

Gold

John and Stavroula Alachnowicz
Cricket Bauer and Tim Messman
Dick and Janice Crosby
David McCallum and Victoria Grady
Rachael C. Glaws Pinedo and Joshua Pinedo
Jim and Jo Carol Porter
Joseph and Ann Somerset

Silver

Eric and Danae Delman
Matt and Audra Gannon
John and Ruth Huber
John H. Kerby and Theresa Thompson
Greg and Melissa Prunchak

Bronze

Stephen Fahy and Marjorie Roddy
David and Mary Giachetti
Holliday Hurd and Gus Polichron
Barry and Tracy Hutchison
Michael and Magda Patrick
Andy and Katie Rogers
Peter and Anne Rogers
Kate Shuster

Patron

Peter Aliferis and Anna Schalk
Leslie Beavers and Damien Donavan
Jonathan and Mary Biegel
Daniel K. Chandler and Neysa M. Slater-Chandler
Ms. Jeanne M. Defliese and CAPT. James D. Huck, USN (Ret.)
Alan Edmiaston
Dan and H.J. Fleming
Ms. Rozalyn Goettsch and Mr. David Bass
Lynn and LexaLynn Hooper
Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman
Dr. Megan Laabs
Emma Lopo-Sullivan and Daniel Sullivan
Chris and Elizabeth Massey
Nelson and Peggy McCouch
Fritz and Suzanne McDougall
Paul and Jan Mikolashek
Wanda and Roger Monthey
John and Nancy Myrick
Mark Platt and Julia McLellan
The National Society of Washington Family Descendants
James Reed
Gregory and Kristin Try
Jack and Pat Veatch
Darren Zic
The National Society of Washington Family Descendants

Safety Measures

Protecting the health and well-being of Mount Vernon’s guests and staff is our highest priority. We follow the guidelines for events set forth by the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the event, is required to attend the 2022 Birthnight Ball.

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