Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • http://www.monticello.org

Mission Statement

The Foundation's mission is two-fold: Preservation - to conserve, protect, and maintain Monticello in a manner which leaves it enhanced and unimpaired for future generations; and, Education - to interpret and present Thomas Jefferson to the widest possible audiences, including scholars and the general public.

Main Programs

  1. Preservation and Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Although physically located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. supports programs and education related to the study of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson, and his enduring ideals on site, online, and internationally.

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Ms. Leslie Greene Bowman

Keywords

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Historic, Preservation, Education, Library, Gardens

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Also Known As

Monticello

EIN

54-0505959

 Number

2832611242

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Many of our past accomplishments are linked to our on-going goals that we seek to attain. We strive to continue the rise of visitation by transforming the visitor experience and engaging visitors with a dialogue of Jefferson's ideas. We continue to focus on our preservation of the landscape of slavery at "Mulberry Row," the heart of plantation activity in Monticello. With further archaeological digging and restoration of the dependencies, we have restored this road scheme to make the invisible world of slavery visible. Due to overwhelming demand we have increased the number of ""Behind the Scenes"" tours going to the second and third floors of the house, including the Dome Room. These tours give visitors a chance to explore Jefferson's three-dimensional autobiography, Monticello. Also, our impact on school children is growing, with more classes participating in our in-depth K-12 study programs. We look towards expanding educational outreach programs to more children, families, teachers and adults.

Programs

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Program 1

Preservation and Education

Perhaps no other home in the United States more accurately reflects the personality of its owner than Monticello. A visit is vital to the understanding of Jefferson, and the Foundation offers a number of tours that range from the intimacy of Jefferson's private suite of rooms in Monticello's main house, to the sensations of his gardens, orchards and vineyards, to the stories of slaves who worked and lived on the plantation. The Foundation has a long history at the forefront of historic preservation. Among the highlights of our restoration projects are the gardens of the East and West Fronts of Monticello in the 1940s, the recreation of Jefferson's innovative Vegetable Garden Terrace and Pavilion, and the complex roof systems of the main house. In all its pursuits, the Foundation relies upon the continual process of research, restoration, conservation and archaeological initiatives to support the accuracy of its programs.

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Service Areas

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International

Although physically located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. supports programs and education related to the study of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson, and his enduring ideals on site, online, and internationally.

Funding Needs

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation's 2016 top fundraising goals include: Continuing preservation of the landscape of slavery at ""Mulberry Row,"" the heart of plantation activity at Monticello. The foundation is restoring this area to make the invisible world of slavery more visible to both our ""real"" and ""virtual"" visitors.Complete restoration of the upper levels of the House and enrich the visitor's experience and understanding of Monticello as a bustling and lively plantation home.Furthering support for Education programming, including funding that would allow inner-city students to come and experience Monticello through our in-depth K-12 study programs.Continuing support for the Monticello Annual Fund, through which the Foundation makes significant strides toward the enhancement and stewardship of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

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THOMAS JEFFERSON FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Leslie Greene Bowman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Donald A. King Jr.

Board of Trustees

Term: Jan 2013 - Jan 2017

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