George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon) is pleased to announce Joe Bondi as its new Senior Vice President for Development. Joe joins Mount Vernon after more than 15 years of fundraising at George Washington University (GW), his alma mater, where he most recently served as Assistant Vice President for Development, Campus & Community. In this position, Joe led the development strategy for university-wide initiatives and played a key role on the Vice President for Development’s leadership group during the university’s $1 billion Making History Campaign. He previously served in other development and alumni relations roles at GW including running the university’s fundraising efforts in New York and as the chief development officer for the Graduate School of Political Management.
As Senior Vice President for Development, Joe will join Mount Vernon’s management team in shaping the strategic direction for Mount Vernon’s future success. He will oversee the planning and execution of the philanthropic strategy supporting the preservation and maintenance of George Washington’s beloved home. This work will build on momentum that began with the 2012 arrival of President Curt Viebranz, under whose direction Mount Vernon launched the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, developed innovative academic, educational, and public events, and expanded its digital outreach.
Mount Vernon is the nation’s most visited historic estate, located on the banks of the Potomac River, roughly 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. Mount Vernon’s mission is to preserve and manage George Washington’s beloved home and to educate people throughout the world about his remarkable life and legacy. It is owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA), a private 501(c)3, founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham.