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Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/05/2014: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: MOUNT VERNON LADIES ASSOCIATION OF THE UNION

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Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/05/2014: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: MOUNT VERNON LADIES ASSOCIATION OF THE UNION

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Physical Address: Mount Vernon, VA 22121 0110
EIN: 54-0564701
Web URL: www.mountvernon.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A54 History Museums
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
Ruling Year: 1938 


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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."

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Mr. Curtis G. Viebranz

Term:

Since Sept 2012

Profile:

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.

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Budget:
$22,075,313
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Female Adults

Program Description:

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.

Program Long-Term Success:

In addition to welcoming more than one million visitors to Washington's home, we opened the new Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, providing an enormous array of offerings for adults and children that have increased dramatically the amount of time visitors spend at Mount Vernon and the amount they learn about George Washington while here.

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Program Description:

Presidential library, education, leadership, and research center

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

IMPACT - Raised funds to complete the new National Library for the Study of George Washington - Acquired at auction the Acts of Congress, which was George Washington's personal copy of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and laws passed by the First Congress of the United States. -Raised funds for the complete restoration of the Mansion's Large Dining Room 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.
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