Amy Turcotte has been placed as the new Senior Director of Development at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA.
Amy will head Mount Vernon’s leadership giving, annual, major, and principal gifts side. She will manage a team of four, establishing and implementing a best practice major gifts program at Mount Vernon. Amy will be responsible for cultivating and soliciting major and individual gifts from her own donor portfolio, leading the volunteer donor group known as the Connoisseur Society, and representing the Mount Vernon Estate externally. Reporting to Joe Bondi, Senior Vice President for Development, Amy will work in concert with the SDOD of Annual Fund and Development Services.
Amy brings to Mount Vernon a range of management experience and a strong record of raising individual and institutional gifts for cultural organizations. Since 2015, Amy has solicited significant major gifts for National Geographic Society in Washington D.C, most recently as the Director of Major Gifts. Amy began her well-established career in major gifts work at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. Beginning as a Campaign Associate, over the next ten years Amy held a series of roles with increasing leadership and management, and finished her work with the organization as the Director of Leadership Giving.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon), the home and estate of America’s first President, is the Nation’s most visited historic home. Located on the banks of the Potomac River, roughly 15 miles south of Washington, D.C., and eight miles south of Alexandria, Virginia, Mount Vernon’s mission is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.