Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union

  • Mount Vernon, VA
  • www.mountvernon.org

Mission Statement

The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association mission statement is "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."

Main Programs

  1. Historic Estate
  2. National Library for the Study of George Washington
Service Areas

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National

Although Mount Vernon is located in the Washington, DC metro area, George Washington's estate is held in trust by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association for all Americans, as well as thousands of international visitors each year. We welcome more than one million visitors annually to the estate from around the nation and across the world, and more than 80 million visitors have come through our gates since we opened to the public in 1860.

ruling year

1938

Principal Officer since 2012

Self-reported

Mr. Curtis G. Viebranz

Keywords

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museum, history, library, education, preservation, restoration, Founding Father, founding era, military, war, George Washington, president, leader, character, leadership, teacher training, Virginia

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EIN

54-0564701

 Number

5587106782

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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IMPACT - Completed the restoration of the ""New Room"" of the Mansion (formerly known as the Large Dining Room) - Opened new changing museum exhibition called ""Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon"" - Launched a new online virtual tour of the estate at www.mountvernon.org/virtualtour GOALS - Run inaugural year of Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program for rising college juniors - Raise funds for a new fire suppression system for the Mansion - Complete restoration of the Nelly Custis Bedchamber in the Mansion- Launch fundraising and complete final design plans for a new Slave Life museum exhibition to run from Fall 2016 - Fall 2018

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Historic Estate

ESTATE AND GARDENS: We welcome more than one million visitors each year to the estate and offer them an unforgettable educational and aesthetic experience with a mansion tour, museum, orientation and education centers, and numerous indoor and outdoor exhibits and interpreters. EDUCATION: Education is a primary component of all Mount Vernon programs, whether we are presenting information on George Washington's presidential and military career, his farming and entrepreneurial achievements, or the elements of his childhood that led to the development of a national hero. PRESERVATION, RESTORATION AND COLLECTIONS: Along with education, preserving Mount Vernon is the primary mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Since taking possession of the property in 1860, the Ladies have sought to preserve and restore the historic structures and the landscape to their eighteenth-century appearance, with the Mansion the centerpiece of the Association's restoration efforts. Today, ongoing research and advances in preservation technology continue to guide our efforts to restore the house to its appearance during Washington's life.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Budget

$22,075,313.00

Program 2

National Library for the Study of George Washington

Presidential library, education, leadership, and research center

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    GOALS - Open the new National Library on September 27, 2013 - Complete the restoration of the Large Dining Room - Raise funds for the restoration of the Mansion's four staircases - Open new changing museum exhibition called George Washington, The Reader. In addition, the following projects are priorities for 2013 and beyond: - Rare Books and Manuscripts Acquisition for the National Library - Endowment for the maintenance of the Mansion House (up to $5 million) - Endowment for Changing Exhibitions in the Museum (up to $5 million) - Archaeology Projects to be conducted in the Historic Area around and near the Mansion House, including additional archaeology study of our slave cemetery ($250,000) - Restoration and Refurbishment of Nelly Custis' bedchamber in the Mansion House ($275,000) Please contact the Mount Vernon Development Office for information on funding needs at 1-703-799-8647.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
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  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Although Mount Vernon is located in the Washington, DC metro area, George Washington's estate is held in trust by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association for all Americans, as well as thousands of international visitors each year. We welcome more than one million visitors annually to the estate from around the nation and across the world, and more than 80 million visitors have come through our gates since we opened to the public in 1860.

Funding Needs

Please contact the Mount Vernon Development Office for information on funding needs at 1-703-799-8647 or specialgifts@mountvernon.org(mailto:specialgifts@mountvernon.org) . - Fire Prevention & Suppression for the Mansion ($1,105,000) - 2016-2018 Slave Life Exhibit in Museum ($645,000) - Revolving Land Fund for Viewshed Protection ($2,000,000) - Rare Books and Manuscripts Acquisition for the National Library ($5,000,000) - Washington Papers Comprehensive Family Edition ($1,250,000) - Mansion Roof Refurbishment ($300,000)

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THE MOUNT VERNON LADIES' ASSOCIATION OF THE UNION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Curtis G. Viebranz

BIO

Mount Vernon's longtime President and CEO Jim Rees retired due to health reasons in the summer of 2012. In September of 2012, Curtis G. Viebranz was named the 10th chief executive of Mount Vernon. Curt brings to the Association a proven business and entrepreneurial track record, combined with a passion for history and public service. Educated at Middlebury College and the Harvard Business School, he comes to Mount Vernon with more than twenty years of experience at major global Internet and media enterprises, including successful tenures as president of HBO International, Time, Inc. Multimedia, Time, Inc. Europe and HBO Video. Curt has also helped launch and grow several media-related start-ups and has been a leader on boards of many nonprofit organizations.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Benjamin F Lucas II

No Affiliation

Term: Oct 2013 - Oct 2016

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