The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was incorporated in 1923 to preserve and operate Monticello, the plantation home and architectural masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson. Since its founding, the Foundation has dedicated itself to a two-fold mission of preservation and education.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation receives no ongoing government funding for general operations. As a private, nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of donors like you to accomplish our dual mission of preservation and education.

Important Information

Legal name: Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

Tax Identification Number (EIN): 54-0505959.

Financial Statements: For the Years Ended December 31, 2023 and 2022

Board of Trustees

Tobias Dengel, Charlottesville, Virginia, Chair
Molly Hardie, Charlottesville, Virginia, Vice Chair
Christopher J. Toomey, Santa Barbara, California, Secretary

Danielle Allen, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Melody Barnes, Richmond, Virginia
L.D. Britt, Norfolk, Virginia
Peter D. Cook, Bethesda, Maryland
Peter J. Coolidge, New York, New York
Joseph Erdman, Charlottesville, Virginia
Donald A. King, Jr., Keswick, Virginia
David Craig Landin, Keswick, Virginia
Suzi LeVine, Seattle, Washington
J. Michael Luttig, Chicago, Illinois
John L. Nau, III, Houston, Texas
William H. Walton, III, Jacksonville, Florida
Miki Woodard, Austin, Texas

Emeritus Trustees

John H. Birdsall, III, Charlottesville, Virginia
J. F. Bryan, IV, Jacksonville, Florida
Harlan Crow, Dallas, Texas
Fritz R. Kundrun, Keswick, Virginia
Richard A. Mayo, Boston, Massachusetts
Jon Meacham, Nashville, Tennessee
Charlotte Moss, Charlottesville, Virginia
Libby H. O’Connell, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Pamela Reynolds, Richmond, Virginia
Gilbert P. Schafer III, New York, New York

Honorary Trustees

Hunter J. Smith, Charlottesville, Virginia
John Charles Thomas, Richmond, Virginia


Jane Kamensky

President Emeriti

Leslie Greene Bowman (2023 - present)
Daniel P. Jordan (2008 - 2024)

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