A special night in support of Mount Vernon's education and historic preservation mission.

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Thank You to Our Generous Event Supporters

Mount Vernon thanks the 19th Annual Spirit of Mount Vernon’s sponsors and contributors! We particularly want to thank our event co-chairs and leadership, including Michelle Korsmo, Mike Sommers, Brett Loper and Daniel Eubanks. 

This successful evening raised over $590,000 for Mount Vernon’s mission of education and historic preservation. We are grateful for all who participated and supported this wonderful evening.  

Please save-the-date Thursday, October 7, 2021 for the 20th Anniversary of the Spirit of Mount Vernon. It will be a special night honoring the history and leadership of this annual event and the legacy of George Washington and his beloved home. 

The Spirit of Mount Vernon Event

This spectacular evening hosts guests from the Washington, D.C. corporate, association, and government affairs communities, along with Capitol Hill.

Being mindful of the new normal, we were pleased to be able to hold this annual event on the beautiful historic grounds of Mount Vernon utilizing the best social distancing practices with a more casual reception and picnic-style dinner during the evening. We continued with the event’s history of spectacular fireworks and patriotic pageantry.

This event complies with Congressional and Administration ethics rules.

Sponsor Benefits

Sponsor benefits include event participation and recognition, as well as estate benefits that can be utilized throughout the year.

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Event Proceeds

The proceeds from the Spirit of Mount Vernon supports our mission to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.

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2020 Event Co-Chairs

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

Michelle Korsmo, President & CEO

American Petroleum Institute

Mike Sommers, President & CEO

American Express

Brett Loper, Executive Vice President, Global Government Affairs


Daniel Eubanks, Senior Manager, Federal Government Relations

2020 Gold Sponsors

American Express American Petroleum Institute Corn Refiners Association Ford Motor Company International Dairy Food Association Intuit Investment Company Institute National Association of Chain Drug Stores National Retail Federation PNC Bank Financial Services Group Virginia Distillery Co. Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington’s skill as a general helped secure our independence. His leadership as our first president shaped this new nation. His enduring legacy continues to inspire us.

After falling into disrepair following his death in 1799, this historic property was rescued by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. They opened it to the public in 1860. It is now the most visited historic home in America.

As a private non-profit organization, Mount Vernon does not accept government funds. On-site sales and donations allow us to pursue our mission to teach the world about George Washington and preserve his beloved home for future generations.


Please contact us at spiritofmv@mountvernon.org

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