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 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: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

Tax Identification Number (EIN): 54-0505959.

Financial Statements: For the Years Ended December 31, 2019 and 2018


Leslie Greene Bowman

Board of Trustees

Jon Meacham, New York, New York, Chairman
Melody Barnes, Richmond, Virginia, Vice Chair
Molly Hardie, Charlottesville, Virginia, Secretary

John H. Birdsall, III, Charlottesville, Virginia
L.D. Britt, Norfolk, Virginia
Peter J. Coolidge, New York, New York
Tobias Dengel, Charlottesville, Virgina
Joseph Erdman, Charlottesville, Virginia
Annette Gordon-Reed, Cambridge, Massachusetts
David C. Landin, Richmond, Virginia
E. Charles Longley, Jr., Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlotte Moss, New York, New York
Sarah Perot, Dallas, Texas
Pamela Reynolds, Richmond, Virginia
Gilbert P. Schafer III, New York, New York
Michelle Smith, Arlington, Virginia
William H. Walton, III, Jacksonville, Florida

Emeritus Trustees

J. F. Bryan, IV, Jacksonville, Florida
David R. Goode, Norfolk, Virginia
Donald A. King, Jr., Keswick, Virginia
Fritz R. Kundrun, Keswick, Virginia
Richard A. Mayo, Boston, Massachusetts
Libby H. O’Connell, Lloyd Harbor, New York
John Charles Thomas, Richmond, Virginia

Honorary Trustees

Richard Gilder, New York, New York
Brenton S. Halsey, Richmond, Virginia
David McCullough, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Hunter J. Smith, Charlottesville, Virginia

President Emeritus

Daniel P. Jordan

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