In 1990, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation chartered the Monticello Cabinet to recognize those individuals whose enlightened philanthropy ensures and enhances our dual mission of preservation and education with annual gifts of $6,500 or more.

Thomas Jefferson’s private study inspired the name. The Cabinet, the heart of Jefferson’s sanctum sanctorum, evokes his role as visionary statesmen, scientist, philosopher, and architect.

Today, the Monticello Cabinet is the heart of philanthropic support for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Participants in the Cabinet find their greatest reward in the knowledge that they are assuring Jefferson's legacy, advancing important educational initiatives, and ensuring the preservation of Monticello, one of the world's greatest treasures. Special opportunities for engagement, fellowship, and learning are year-round, through seminars on Jefferson and Monticello, special tours and events both on and off the mountaintop.

The Trustees and Staff of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation invite individuals, corporations, and foundations to participate in the Monticello Cabinet with an annual gift of $6,500 or more. The Monticello Cabinet recognizes gifts of cash or property for all Foundation priorities.

If you have a passion for advancing the legacy of Thomas Jefferson, please contact 
Danielle Grieser, Senior Development Officer, at:

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Post Office Box 217
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 984-7595

Monticello Summit

The Monticello Summit is an important branch of the Cabinet, honoring donors who make unrestricted annual gifts of $25,000 or more. Participants in the Monticello Summit are leaders in their extraordinary commitment to supporting the Thomas Jefferson Foundation's mission of preservation and education. Summit participants enjoy opportunities for in-depth scholarship and experiential learning in small group settings, on the mountaintop and beyond.