Thanks to a very generous opportunity presented by the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, all gifts received towards the Mary Washington Monument site will be matched 1:1, up to a combined total of $100,000!
Our "First Mother" led a life that is relatable to many - facing loss as an orphan and then a young widow, she was a single mother left to raise five children. In her elder years, she faced an agonizing battle with breast cancer. Despite these hardships, she raised a son who would become our first president.
WHM will honor her memory as we preserve the Mary Washington Monument site for future generations. Giving online is secure and quick, whether you set up a recurring gift or make a one-time donation.
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Washington Heritage Museums welcomes new members and active volunteers! Attend one of our upcoming events or educational programs to meet our enthusiastic members, enjoy learning about our colorful history and see how you can become an active part of promoting and preserving our local heritage.
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MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES & BENEFITS
SCHOLAR MEMBER - $25
Free year-round admission for you and one (1) household member. A 10% discount on select museum store items.
*Available only for educators and students.
FRIEND MEMBER - $50
Free year-round admission for you and three (3) household members. A 10% discount on select museum store items.
CONTRIBUTING MEMBER - $100
All benefits of the "Friend" membership level plus two (2) one-time passes to give to other guests.
LEWIS CIRCLE - $250
All benefits of the "Friend" and "Contributor" membership levels plus four (4) one-time passes to give to other guests.
MERCER CIRCLE - $500
All benefits of the "Friend", "Contributor" and "Lewis" membership levels plus a 10% discount on site rental.
WASHINGTON CIRCLE - $1,000
All benefits of the "Friend", "Contributor", "Lewis" and "Mercer Circle" membership levels plus a 25% discount on site rental.
FOUNDER'S CIRCLE - $2,500
Benefits of all other membership levels plus a 50% discount on site rental.
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Washington Heritage Museums counts on donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses to maintain and preserve our priceless historic properties and provide for their daily operation, offer community programming and educational events, and to continue our legacy and commitment to our nation’s historic heritage.
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Washington Heritage Museums is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible.
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OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
Thank you for considering a gift to Washington Heritage Museums.
In addition to cash and credit card, WHM also accepts gifts of stock, mutual fund shares, or other appreciated assets.
Please contact our Executive Director at (540) 373-5630 or ADarron@WashingtonHeritageMuseums.org with questions or to notify us of your donation. Unless otherwise noted, all gifts will be used for unrestricted purposes in support of our mission.
Gifts of securities such as stock, mutual fund shares, or other appreciated assets can be a tax-efficient tool for making a donation. Please consult with your tax preparer or financial advisor, but in most instances, you may be able to take a tax deduction for the full fair market value of a gift of securities, avoiding capital gains tax.
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Gifts can be wire transferred directly to Washington Heritage Museums.
So that we may acknowledge your gift promptly, please include both your name and the Washington Heritage Museums in your transfer instructions.
If you must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRRA, talk to your financial advisor about how you can donate directly to WHM. You can support WHM while reducing your taxable income through a qualified charitable distribution to Washington Heritage Museums from an eligible retirement account. This special gift supports our mission while reducing your taxable income. Contact your retirement plan administrator or financial advisor for additional information. Thank you for supporting our American history with your gift to Washington Heritage Museums!
Washington Heritage Museums expresses its sincere thanks to our 2023 Bourbon and Boxwood Sponsors. It was an enjoyable and beautiful evening that generously supported all our museums.
Make Plans to Join us in 2024!
Washington Heritage Museums hosted its eighth Bourbon and Boxwood fundraising event on September 30. We are excited to return in 2024 for this iconic event at the Mary Washington House, which sells out annually! It has been an exciting year for Washington Heritage Museums as we recently assumed the stewardship of the Mary Washington Monument and Caretaker’s Lodge. Bourbon and Boxwood, in addition to being an enjoyable community event, is an outstanding and fun way to support all five Washington Heritage Museums properties as well as the enriching programs and events we offer throughout the year.
Washington Heritage Museums is funded entirely by museum admissions, grants, memberships, sponsorships, and donations. As the organization does not receive continuing city, state, or federal funding, we are truly grateful for our donors and sponsors.