About The Friends ...

On June 9, 2008 the Booker T. Washington National Monument was incorporated as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) to form FRIENDS OF BOOKER T. WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Since that time, via a formal cooperative agreement, the Friends have grown into the Monument's primary partner supplementing the overall well-being of the Park. The purpose of this group is to support the Park in areas where federal shortages can not support programs, events and personnel.


The Friends, unencumbered by Federal regulations, seek to provide the means for additional porgramming, community outreach, advocacy and financial assistance. In addition to volunteer time. The Friends implement an annual program for membership, and raise funds and awareness for the Park.


Thank you to the founding members: Lillie and Wilbert Head, Penny Blue, Kathleen and John Tully, Sandy and Don Kelso, George and Linda McGlaughlin, Sue Joyce, Jean and Lonnie Hines and Carla and John Whitfield


MISSION STATEMENT: To support the preservation of Booker T. Washington National Monument and its mission through volunteerism, financial support advocacy and increased community involvement. To promote public awareness and appreciation of the legacy of Booker T. Washington. (Bylaws are available upon request.)


Monthly Board meetings are held at 5 PM at the Park on the second Tuesday of each month. All are invited to participate.


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