The Washington House Challenge
The Washington House Challenge (WHC) is a visionary commitment from an American family who have a particular interest in the patriotism, sacrifice, and honor George Washington embodies. It is this family’s intention that George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm stands uniquely and perpetually as a symbol of these characteristics and invaluable educational resources, for children and life-long learners alike, around the world.
The Washington House Challenge will help The George Washington Foundation complete Phase 1 development of the historic landscape at Ferry Farm, preserving this national treasure and providing a powerful backdrop to tell the story of young George and his family's home. The first phase includes construction of the Washington house and dependencies—interpretive structures that will inspire and serve as stages for educational programming—as well as vital infrastructure and a safer entrance/site access.
- The WHC will provide up to $3,000,000 to match new commitments, $1 for $1, from donors to The George Washington Foundation including individuals, foundations, and corporations.
- Gifts of $5,000 or more received between March 1, 2014, and March 1, 2016, are eligible for the WHC match.
- Commitments toward the WHC may support annual operating, capital, or endowment projects within the parameters established by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
To learn more about this unique giving opportunity, please contact us at (540) 373-3381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.