Growing the Endowment
Mount Vernon’s annual budget is heavily dependent on revenues from strong and steady visitation. We rely on an income stream that is vulnerable to climate, economic, and social factors largely beyond our control.
To maintain a position of financial strength, mitigate risks, and safeguard our assets, our endowment must also grow.
A larger endowment will enable us to:
- Sustain the excellent stewardship of our collection and the acquisition of original objects and manuscripts.
- Support scholars and leaders in preservation, horticulture, and education.
- Secure funding for both residential and regional education programs.
- Support research and programming around Washington’s legacy.