The Washington Library at Mount Vernon

“I hope that Americans will always keep in mind how much George Washington meant to the founding of this great nation, and how his examples of sterling character and unbiased leadership provide a timeless example for leaders of today and the future.”

Preserving Rare Documents and Nurturing the Next Generation of Leaders

In February 2013, in honor of Washington’s birthday, Mr. Rubenstein made a contribution toward the Washington Library’s construction and endowment. The gift directed funds toward the establishment of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscripts Endowment, enabling Mount Vernon to grow and sustain its collection of original volumes and documents. Mr. Rubenstein also generously provided the seed funding for a new initiative, the Mount Vernon Fellows Program, to bring college students from across the country to Mount Vernon to study Washington’s lessons of leadership. The program is designed to identify and nurture a next generation of leaders.

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